16 Are Entered for Kentucky Derby; Dr. Joe Kay Posts Track Standard: Gets Six Furlongs in 1:12 at Cicero, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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16 16 Are Are Entered Entered for for Kentucky Kentucky Derby; Derby; Dr. Dr. Joe Joe Kay Kay Posts Posts Track Track Standard Standard Gets Six Furlongs In 1:12 at Cicero ClipsOne-Fifth Second Off Record Set by Turn Down; " Scores by Length; Craig Up By J. J. MURPHY SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., May 1.— Dr. Joe Kay, a five-year-old gelding, owned by George Gerber of Chicago and ridden by Howard Craig, established a new track record for 6 furlongs in winning the Cant Trust Furse. an optional claiming race that featured the prograiu here today. The chestnut son of Pinebloom, favored in the wagering, ran the three-quarters in 1:12 to clip one-fifth second from the mark set by Turndown last fall. He paid .20 and scored by one length "from Dr. Josh, an outsider, with Inahmoud being third. Dr. Joe Kay was the fourth public choice of the day to click and his was the second, new standard set this week. Another record was equalled. Races Close to Inahmoud Dr. Joe Kay lost little time getting under way. He broke fifth from the outside post position, but quickly moved to second place back of Inahmoud. His rider was content to permit him to follow the pacemaker closely to the stretch turn approach before sending him to the front. At midstretch Dr. Joe Kay had opened an advantage of one length over Inahmoud, while Dr. Josh* finished fast to pass the latter nearing the end. The most pleasant weather of the week prevailed today and 9,286 patrons viewed the sport. The track wast fast. The running of the sixth race here today resulted in a blanket finish between four horses, with the favored Boul Mich being the winner and Shrewd Tip taking second place. Beau Clerc, third, and Buster Byrd. fourth. Although the field was strung out in the early stages while Off N Clear set the pace, there was a general ganging up in the last sixteenth, and Boul Mich, owned by the M and J "Stable and piloted by Paul Continued on Page Forty-Nine Dr. Joe Kay Posts Track Standard at Sportsmans Continued from Page One Ward, scored by a head. Shrewd Tip, a trailer to the final turn, went almost to the outside fence on the bend But closed up fast and was gaining.- The distance was 6Yz furlongs. Another long-priced Daily Double was registered today when Gator Star, paying 1.00, took the six-furlong opening event, and Fat Jack, one of the choices, won the 6V2 furlongs second. The combination paid 08.40. Gator Star, steered by Willie Cox, scored with ease, but Fat Jack, with Howard Craig in the irons, was all out to best Nizami Lady by 6. nose. Two-year-olds raced in the third, and Hansum, a son of Hannibal, was the winner over New Star. Hansum was the public choice and was ridden by Jack Fieselman. The distance was 4 furlongs. Jax Sir, another favorite, overcame some interference from Montparnasse in .the stretch to defeat that one by a good margin at 1 mile. Tony Skoronski won the fifth race aboard Switch by saving ground throughout the 6V2 furlongs contest, while the favored Cosmic Hero, who set the pace, was going wide. Switch got through on the inside of Cosmic Hero on the stretch turn to score by one length.

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