Whirlaways 2:01 2/5 Time Fastest Run at Downs: Set Track Record in Winning 1941 Renewal of Downs Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Whirla ways 201 f Time Fastest Run at Downs DownsSet Set Track Record in Winning 1941 Renewal of Downs Stakes StakesCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 Whirlaway who gave Calumet Farm its first and Ben Jones his second Kentucky Derby win in 1941 holds the dis I tinction of having run the mile and a quar j ter Derby distance in the fastest time ever recorded at the Downs course The son of Blenheim II who was ridden by Eddie Arcaro was clocked in 201 both a stakes and track record recordWhirlaway 1 Whirlaway won by eight lengths Those who witnessed his superb performance never will forget the way he came charging down the stretch with great groundde vouringstrides his long tail streaming be ¬ hind him himFractions Fractions for Whirlaways effort were 23 4G 111 and the mile in 137 At the quarter pole with a mile of the race over Dispose was leading Mr Longtail by two lengths so that although the offi ¬ cial fraction for the final quarter was 24 Whirlaway probably ran the distance in a sizzling 23 23Twenty Twenty Grand held the record before Whirlaway with 201 the same time re ¬ quired by Swaps in accounting for last years renewal Since 1941 two horses have come within a fifth of a second of Whirl ¬ aways mark Middleground in 1950 and iHill Gail two years later being timed in 201 Dark Star conqueror df Native Dancer in 1953 went in 202 while De ¬ termine the first gray to win the classic covered the 10 furlongs in 203

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