Outer Space Captures Bed O Roses; Honors to Mickey Boy, Bernburgoo: Meaux Rides Both Winners at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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Outer Outer Space Space Captures Captures Bed Bed o o Roses; Roses; Honors Honors to to Mickey Mickey Boy, Boy, Bernburgoo Bernburgoo Meaux Rides Both Winners at Laurel Bullock Colt Tops Movitave In Maryland Derby; Spring Turf Cap to Bishop Horse By FRED GAUANI LAUREL, Md., May "3. — Laurels inaugural running of the Maryland Derby produced an immensely stirring finish as four horses furiously struggled closely locked to the wire with Alec J. Bullocks Mickey Boy earning a half length decision over Knollwood Farms heavily favored Movitave. — Before the third and fourth horses were determined.the objection sign was flashed as Joe Culmone, on. Movitave, claimed foul against Clarence Meaux, on Mickey Boy. The stewards viewed the pictures of the race but found no evidence to support Cul-mones claim that Mickey Boy carried him out in the stretch, and allowed the result to stand. A neck back in third place was Stanley Signers Sew It Up, who was only a nose before Melvin Blackburns Nickel Boy, an entry with Movitave. Mickey Boy paid 2.60 and covered the 1 1-16 miles over a good strip in 1:46. Completes Consecutive Triple Approximately a half hour later, Meaux drove William Hal Bishops Bernburgoo to victory in the Laurel Spring Turf Handicap to give him a sweep of the days stakes and his third straight score oi the day. Coming from far off the paceand looping his field, Bernburgoo outgamed Walter Su-sinis Grey Baby by a length. Two and a half more lengths back, in third -was Jacob L. Friedmans Bryn. Bernburgoo returned 2 and covered the 1 1-16 miles over the soft turf course in 1:49%. Bishop accepted a trophy from Governor Theodore McKeldin. The favored Tudor Era set the pace but faded in the drive and finished out of the money. Mickey Boy is a son of Colonel Mike, also the sire of Movitave, and is owned and trained by Bullock, of Brooklandville, Md., birthplace of the first Maryland Derby winner. The dark bay colt was the last horse bred by the late George Brown, for many years a steward at the Maryland courses. Victory in the Derby was worth 1,250, including nomination and starting fees, while John Pons, president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association presented a trophy to Bullock. The crowd of 16,328 who turned out for the final day of the meeting viewed the races under gray skies. Off* Track Beneficial Mickey Boy is noted as an "off" track performer and the rain of this morning ,may have just made the track off enough to help him. As expected, Tuscanaway and Movitave burst out of the. gate first and went at it head and head right from the start. The two of them drew out from the rest of their rivals as they went around the first turn and down the back stretch, wit the lead alternating by heads from time to time. Milady Dares, Sew It Up and Mickey Boy were a* compact trio behind them. Arctic Gold. Tuscan Flash and Clarksville Md. were trailers and were never to figure in the picture. Nearing the far turn, Tuscanaway drew away to a slight lead and it looked like Movitave might have had it. But she came on again under Culmones urging and midway of the turn held a good lead. Milady Dares, hanging on to the rail, slipped through on the inside to enter contention. Rounding the turn, Movitave went wide, and Tuscanaway, inside of her, also came out slightly, leaving Milady Dares to slip through on the rail. It looked like Mrs. Edgars filly had the race won but at the eighth pole she collapsed abruptly. Movitave, shewing extreme gameness, came on again in the center of the track, but Mickey Boy and Sew It Up and Nickel Boy all charged in on the leaders as Tus- j canaway faded. Through the last sixteenth I - Continued on, Page Sixteen Mickey Boy, Bemburgoo Share Honors at Laurel Meaux Astride Maryland Derby And Spring Turf Cap Winners Continued, from Page Sixty the four leaders were fanned out along the track and Mickey Boy got up in a desperate, lunge to take the Derby. Movitave out-photoed Sew It Up and Nickel Boy, who closed along the inside. After the race Meaux said: "I made my move at the eighth pole. When I started to hit him he pricked his ears and started to play around. I then hand rode him to the end. He has the makings of a nice colt." Culmone, on the vanquished but courageous Movitave reported: "I got carried out at the three eights pole and through the stretch. I though she was best in the race." Larry Adams, on Tuscanaway, said his mount was trying to bear out around the turns. "I had a good hold on him, but when I set him down in the stretch he seemed to tire." Milady Dares pilot, Arthur Chambers, said: "She went to the lead by herself and then she pulled herself up in the last quarter of a mile. She seems like the kind that wants to get up in the last jump." While Meaux had to wait for a photo finish to determine Mickey Boys triumph, his score on Bernburgoo was accomplished with much more authority. While Tudor Era and Liberty Sun fought it out in the early stages of the Laurel Turf Cap, Meaux had Bernburgoo far back in the pack and didnt commence his move until they had gone, to the ,far turn. Then he R. A- FAIRCLOTH— Owner of Sharps-burg, who triumphed in the Valley Forge Handicap Saturday at Garden State.

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