Mark-Ye-Well Wins Armour; Ohio Derby to Traffic Judge: Two Duel Stride for Stride in Stretch Run of Arlington Race; 25,954 View Program, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Mark-Ye-Well Mark-Ye-Well Wins Wins Armour; Armour; Ohio Ohio Derby Derby to to Traffic Traffic Judge Judge Calumet Farm Runner Noses Out Wise Margin in Thriller Two Duel Stride for Stride t In Stretch Run of Arlington Race; 25,954 View Program By HUGH J. McGUIRE ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 25. In a bang-up finish that saw seven of the 10 rivals in close contention on the wire, Calumet Farms Mark-Ye-Well drove between horses to eke out a nose decision in the third running of the Laurance Armour Memorial Handicap that topped the card here today. Battling stride for stride, with the winner on the outside, was Samuel Tufanos Wise Margin, while down on the inside after having been driven through a narrow gap on the rail, came Walmac Farms Hasseyampa, who was a half .length away and a similar distance before Hasty House Farms favored and fast finishing Mister Black. The success of the Calumet silks marked the first time that stable has won a stake in the Chicago area since Real Delight accounted for the Arling Matron in 1953. The winner was energetically handled by Dave Erb and covered the nine furlongs on the main track in 1:49. Winner-Earns 6,500 The program was witnessed by ah excellent crowd of 25,954 patrons under ideal weather conditions that found a cooling breeze making for their comfort. By his victory the winner earned 6,500 of the gross purse of 8,025. Following the running a presentation was made by Mrs. Laurance Armour, widow of the first Chicagoan to invest in the construction of this track and, long-time presiden "ie Post and Paddock Club, and her sou ance Armour, Jr. Benjamin F. Lindneier was also in the winners enclosure as was George R. Carr, current president of the Post and Paddock Club. Fractions for the distance were :23, :46, 1:10;" 1:36. The Jinal time was better than the 1:49 registered by Mister Black in his victory in this" stake last year but fell short of coaltowns track standard of 1:48. Mister Black was highweight of the field under 124 while his stablemate, Sea O Erin, carried only one pound less as he set the early pace. The winner shouldered only 111. From an even start, Sea O Erin was hustled to the front and showed the way into the back lane before Bugledrums and Pelouse, but the latter elected to take over after a half mile and raced head and head with Sea O Erin down, the back lane and into the far turn, where he eased away Continued on Page Fifty-Four MRS. GENE MARKEY Mark-Ye-Well carried her Calumet Farm colors to victory in the Armour Memorial at the Arlington Park course. Armour Memorial To Mark-Ye-Well Calumet Ace Noses Out Wise Margin as 25,954 Look On at Arlington Continued from Page One into what looked at that stage like a commanding: lead of three lengths by the time he had reached the furlong marker. Meanwhile, Mister Black had trailed the field, accompanied by Hasseyampa, as the eventual winner was being rated about midway between the leader and the trailers. Late in the home lane Pelouse was unable to keep up and the real racing began. Hasseyampa had secured room on the inside to save ground and he surged up on the rail while Mark-Ye-Well, who had been in rather close quarters on the far turn, found his legs to drive up between horses. Wise Margin had raced just a little closer than the winner, but his move was made on the outside. As late as the turn into the home lane, Johnny Adams still had Mister Black in last place but the merging field forced him to go to the outside of the others. It was nip and tuck for Mark-Ye-Well and Wise Margin as the finish line was reached, but the son of Bull Lea Mar-Kell was able to prevail and Hasseyampa held on stubbornly to thwart the late bid of the. favorite. Smackover Beats Van Crosby Van Cr.osby, co-holder of the seven-furlong track record here, was installed as favorite in the sixth race and flashed some of his old-time speed in leading into the stretch, but succumbed to Smackover, an outsider, in the final yards. Smackover carried the silks of Mrs. Herbert Herff arid ridden by John Adams, won going away, with Van Crosby doing his best to save second place from Lori-Jane. It was Adams third win of the day and the distance was five and one-half furlongs on the turf. Adams won both the first and third races. He was aboard Blackamoor, the public choice, in the opener and that one disposed of a ten-horse field. Johnny came back in the third to ride Lianal, extreme outsider, to victory over Ciderman. Both Blackamoor and Lianal are owned by W. J. Schmidt.

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