On the Trot: Record Mile Run Marred by Spill Match Among Big Four This Week Seven Hit Wire Almost on a Line, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-28


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On the Trot I Br MORRIE KURLANSKY 1 Record Mile Run Marred by Spill Match Among Big Four This Week Seven Hit Wire Almost on a Line SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., June 27. The eagerly awaited- encounter between Mr. Dean, a double victor at this meeting, B Haven and Queens Adios, co-holders of the fastest mile record over a Chicago area track with their "2:01 efforts at Maywood Park a few weeks ago, Jay Wel-lers classy Red Dominion, the six-year-old gelding, like Lorraines Boy making his seasonal debut in Fridays featured 12- class pace stake, and Glenn Riffes front-racing Honors Truax, although resulting in a new track record established by the latter, was marred by an unfortunate incident in the final turn when B Haven stepped into Fred Bachs sulky wheel thus eliminating Queens Adios from the race and forcing Jack Aldrich to take up Mr. Dean sharply to avoid a serious accident. Living- up to his reputation, Honors.. Truax immediately took the track at the start and, followed by Red Dominion, reached the first quarter in 29 seconds. At the half mile, Honors Truax and Red Dominion had opened up a wide gap between them and the rest of the field. Wilbur Long, realizing the danger of let- ting the two get away too far, pulled l B Haven out of fifth place to make a bold bid" for the lead, which in turn caused Fred Bach to join in the chase, replacing Lorraines Boy in third position. Approaching the far turn, Honors Truax was two lengths ahead of Red Dominion with Queens Adios another one and a half lengths back and B Haven a close-up fourth. B Haven began to move, but in the heat of battle Longs charge got too close to Queens Adios sulky and, stepping into it, smashed a wheel. Mr. Dean, just a length behind, ! was taken up by Aldrich to avoid another spill, while Lorraines. Boy trailed the field by 10 lengths. Meanwhile, Honors Truax continued at a fast clip and, leaving Red: Dominion four and a half lengths behind in the stretch, crossed the finish line timed in 2:02, flat, to post the track record. While it is a matter of conjecture if any of the big three, Mr. Dean, B Haven and Queens Adios, had been able to catch -Honors Truax without the incident and maybe even improved the Indiana stallions time, the eight-year-old son of His Honor rewarding his few backers with a 5.40 win mutuel, proved once more that he cant be overlooked even in the classiest company and while racing best in front is able to carry his tremendous speed the full distance. , It. was announced that the victor, B Haven, Mr. Dean and Red Dominion will be matched in a special race this week for the purpose of determining the best pacer in Chicago and at the same time trying to break the newly set track record. If any of the quartet should succeed to win the race in two minutes or better, he would receive, in addition to his share of the purse, ,000, offered by Chicago Downs for the first horse to accomplish this extraordinary feat over this Cicero halfmiler. - Fridays sixth race, a conditioned B-class pace, produced the best finish seen here this season when the first seven horses came under the wire almost on a line, only three-quarters of a length separating the winner. Tycoon Mel Harm-ening, from Dusty Cecil Billy Rouse in seventh place, while the only other horse in the race lacking racing room was but two lengths behind the spread-out field. It was the fifth victory out of nine starts this year for the greatly improved Tycoon, who came from fifth place at the head of the stretch to outgame Marthacy and Zepher Boy in the last few strides, while Easy Adios and Wayreign finished in a dead heat for fourth. Rilmas Widower, an old Chicagoland favorite, annexed the nightcap, defeating Art Berrys highly regarded Victory Counsel with a mighty burse of speed in the final 50 yards to give his youthful reinsman, Del Cronk, his second victory this week. The Californian earlier this week reined Beulah Counsel, a half sister to the outstanding distaff trotter of the past few seasons, Katie Key, to victory in a C-cIass pace. Ozark Gals Chicago debut was too bad to be true, the Eddie Havens filly being beaten 21 lengths by Jerry Baiers Selkas ! King in a three-year-old pace. Meeting members of her own sex and age Friday, : Ozark Gal, with her owner-trainer Robert Byrne, in the sulky, displayed the form that enabled her last season to win nine of 11 races, among her triumphs a heat of the two-year-old pacing division of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stake. Taking the ; ; lead from Sandy Win at the half-mile mark, Ozark Gal drew out for an easy three-length score in 2:08 to reduce her two-year-old record by one second.

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