On the Trot: Libbys Boy in Junior Free For All; Paced Mile in 1:59 2/5 at Good Time; Faces Sherrys Honor in Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Troti On the Trot i By HOJtRIB KURLANSKY 1 1Libbys Libbys Boy in Junior Free For All Paced Mile in 1 59 at Good Time Faces Sherrys Honor in Feature MAYWOOD PARK Maywood HI May 4 An extraordinary treat awaits Chicago land harness fans on Saturday night at May wooa rane wn Libbys Boy one of the nations outstand ¬ ing sophomore pacers last season makes his seasonal debut in the featured junior free forall pace The four yearold colt by Worhty Boy sire of world champion trot ¬ ter Stars Pride and Ladys First the May wood Park trottinpr track recordholder among other dis ¬ tinguished campaigners out of the fine producer Libby Scot by Scotland was a big hit from the very outse tof his racing career in 1954 As a twoyearold Libbys Boy who is owned by the Peter Pan stable 01 wasiungLon ra won eigiit rauet ami earned in excess of 35000 His stake vic ¬ tories as a juvenile include the Allentown Fair Stake and the Hoosier Futurity at Indianapolis while he placed in the Little Pat Stake at Springfield SpringfieldThe The Worthy Boy colt started his threeyearold campaign with a record of 202 but lowered this mark con ¬ siderably before the season was many weeks old At the Hazel Park five eighths track Libbys Boy set a track record when he defeated an outstanding field in 2005 He was driven by Joseph Ugrhthill currently one of the leading drivers here He was then shipped to New York where Del Miller drove him to a 201 victory at Roosevelt Race ¬ way During Hambletonian week at Goshens Good Time track Clint Hodgins reined the excellent sophomore for a stake victory in 159 At the end of the 55 season Libbys Boy was credited with 12 victories including triumphs in the AmericanNational Stake at Sedalia Mo a Slake that will be raced at Sportsmans Park this season the Geers Stake at Goshen N Y and placings in the Horseman Futurity Orange County Cup and Reading Fair Futurity while his earnings topped 42000 for the The colt has been carefully brought along by trainer Houston Stone With plenty of slow miles during the winter months in Florida Libbys Boy came well prepared to Maywood Park where his training schedule was stepped up to miles around 210 of late His task on Friday night however requires a fit and sharp horse for among his rivals will be the cur ¬ rent leader of the Maywood Park pacing division Lester Fletchers excellent mare Sherrys Honor as well as the Santa Anita stakes winners Freeman Hanover and King Gaines The field is rounded out by Dr Ji Howard Youngs Plutocrat this En ¬ sign Hanover fouryearold colt also a member of the twominute brigade and former halfmile track world champion gelding Peter Vangundy VangundyBoth Both Plutocrat and Peter Vangundy have started already this season and are credited with praiseworthy efforts Plu tocrat finishing twice second to Sherrys Honor while Peter Vangundy was nosed out by Hundred Proof two weeksjago weeksjagoWhile While there is little doubt that Stone would not start his outstanding colt if he were hot up to do battle with such formid ¬ able opponents but whether Libbys Boy will be able to beat them without the bene ¬ fit of a tuneup race remains to be seen Sherrys Honor won her last three starts in superior style Her young driver Dwayne Fletcher in each case depended on Sherrys Honors tremendous late speed to dutf inish the likes of Plutocrat Hundred Proof Blue Goose and King Gaines Freeman Hanover started only once here after his victory in the Calif ornian at Santa Anita and showed an even effort The bulky Dean Hanover stallion is quite capable of beating Fridays field if there is enough early speed This is very likely to come to pass as Peter Van ¬ gundy drew the outside post position and this fiveyearold gelding likes to go wing ¬ ing from the outset and races best in front frontIn In the supporting feature an AA class pace sucli accomplished campaigners as Hank W Honor Roll Blue Goose Dickie Frost Victory Scott and Buffalo Street will compete in what can be described only as a wide open race where racing luck may be the deciding factor factorIn In an interesting B class race Sherrys Honors stablemate fouryearold pacing gelding Plantation Chief rectified his re ¬ cent defeat to soundly trounce the highly regarded Lois Scott with a mighty stretch charge from the eighth pole to chalk up his third victory of the season Glenn Kid well driving in excellent form this season steered his customery winner in Thursdays first race when he guided the Wisconsin pacer Flashy Dusty to victory in 210 Flashy Dusty made his seasonal bow and seemed well trained as his stable mate Dusty Commodore winner of her first out ¬ ing the night before Harry Burright j the busiest driver on the grounds including Thursday nights races he has smarted 99 times here once more figured in a spill in front of the stands but escaped unscathed Another driver Jack Brown was painfully hurt when he was kicked by Harvey Point er during a warmup mile The Georgia teamster had to cancel his mounts for the night and may be on the sick list for a few days When Scotty F owned by turf supply dealer Abe Siegel won his sec ¬ ond straight race on Thursday night a wag remarked that the Chicagoan will reduce prices on his merchandise by as much as 20 per cent Early Byrd a full sister to the outstanding twominute pacer Poplar Dell excels at the sprint distances The I Ohioowned filly annexed another three quarter mile dash last night by six lengths

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