Our Holiday Victor in Arden Shore: Outlasts Ratheram in Arlington Mile, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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Our Holiday Victor in Arden Shore Outlasts Ratheram In Arlington Mile x Winner Has Near Length Margin to Give Hartack Double; Two Fisted Third By JOE HIRSCH ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 25. — Under a sparkling ride by Billy Hartack, Frances Genters Our Holiday outlasted a stern challenge from Harvey Fruehaufs gray Ratheram in todays featured Arden Shores Purse to score by three-quarters of a length. It was another three-quarters of a length back to Bernard W. Landys Two Fisted, while Walmac Farms even-money entry of The Warrior and Hasseyampa finished out of the money. Hartack, who was completing a double, took Our Holiday to the lead on the far turn and gave a classic demonstration of waiting in front to register his 158th victory of 1957. Our Holiday, who skipped the mile in a brisk 1:35%, returned .20 and "was accounting for his third win in eight starts this year. The four-year-old son of With Pleasure and Roman Sox. has been there or thereabouts in six of his last seven starts. 11,431 Witness Exciting Contest A crowd of 11,431 turned out under graying skies and saw an exciting contest in the feature.* Two Fisted was first from the gate up the chute, but gave way to The Warrior once the field had reached the main track. Hartack had Our Holiday along the rail, while Frosty Mr. was also prominently placed. The Warrior continued to lead by a head between horses approaching the far turn, with Our Holiday now second along the inside and Frosty Mr. just another half-length back on the outside. Hartack, who was leading Willie Shoemaker 156-146 at the start of todays racing in their duel for national riding honorsr brought Our Holiday to the front at the three-eighths pole. As The Warrior dropped back entering the stretch. Our Holiday continued to race evenly under perfect raiting on the lead. Ratheram was set down for the drive leaving the eighth pole and the gray colt and Our Holiday engaged in a thrilling match tojthe wire, with the carefully husbanded Our Holiday emerging on top. Two Fisted closed well to be third, a half length before The Warrior, while Hasseyampa was last. Form players had a setback. The odds-on choice, Sharpsburg, from the Calumet Stable, could do no better than finish second in the fifth race. The colt was beaten a half-length by Audley Farms Bull Strength, who was scoring his thud consecutive success. Under the urging of Dave Erb, Bull Strength led all the way, although he was doing his best near the end to hold Sharpsburg, who finished fast. The distance was. six furlongs. Calumet fared better in the fourth race when they sent out a good-looking three-year-old in Smileytown. The colt was making his first start and finished fast under jockey Willie Hartack to catch Sal Star in the closing part of the six-furlong dash. Smileytown was the favorite. The Daily Double paid 66.60 when Marked Action, making his first start here, captured the opener and Take It Easy, an outsider, won the second. Larry Gilligan was on Marked Action and apprentice Henry Robichaux rode Take It Easy.

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