Burdetta Gives Nono Cicero Triple; Terra Firma Registers Easy Victory: Makes Good First Out for H. E. Olson; Odds-on Choice Turns Back Southern Style; Zippy Gal Best; Noble Warriors Feat, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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Burdetta Gives Mono Cicero Triple Terra Firma Registers Easy Victory Makes Good First Out for H E Olson OlsonOddson Oddson Choice Turns Back Southern Style Zippy Gal Best Noble Warriors Feat FeatBy By BUD LYON LYONCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 7 H E Olson gained a quick return on his recent 35000 acquisition Terra Firma when the threeyearold son of Ky Colonel Bellerine accounted for the fea ¬ tured Iroquois Purse at 6 furlongs here this afternoon afternoonSome Some 8100 persons turned out in warm sunny weather today and backed Terra Firma down to 2to5 in the wagering and witnessed the colt emerge an easy winner while making his initial appearance in the blue and white silks of his Chicago owner ownerTerra Terra Firma was acquired by Olson at a horses in training sale conducted at Keeneland by the Breeders Sales Co in midApril and earned for his new owner exactly 2600 in his easy romp this after ¬ noon noonL L C Cook Astride Winner WinnerL L C Cook was astride the bay colt breaking him smartly from the barrier and immediately snugging him in to allow the early pace to go out and wear themselves out At the end of 3 furlongs Cook sent the colt up along the outside to wear down Southern Style and Little Fitz with little effort and immediately draw clear al though he was lugging in somewhat through the early stretch stretchFrom From the eighth pole to the line of fm ish it was all over as Cook had a strangling hold on the colt while reaching the endi two and onehalf lengths before Southern 1 Style It was another two lengths back to Little Fitz while Rivington another of the early leaders finished a badly beaten fourth Picks Choice was fifth after leav ¬ ing the starting gate in a tangle and Half Carat was last Terra Firma returned but 280 the shortest win payoff of the meeting and re Continued on Page FiftyThree IRVING GUSHEN The New England sportsman had two winners on yester ¬ days Churchill Downs card Zippy Gal and Brush Cut scoring in the sixth and seventh races respectively Terra Firma Makes Good In New Owners Colors ColorsH H E Olsons 35000 Purchase Whips Southern Style at Downs DownsContinued Continued from Page pne quired but 112 to get the distance over a racing strip labeled as slow slowIrving Irving Qushens Zippy Gal maintained an unblemished record for the year by vir ¬ tue of her triumph in the cofeatured Cherokee Purse a 6furlong dash for three i yearpld fillies when she reached the end two lengths before Mrs Roger Wilsons Reel t Trouble It was another three and I onehalf lengths back to J D Pucketts Gerts Image The threeyearold daughter of Bolero Andy s Pride swamped her op ¬ position with speed right from the outset much in the style of her sire and was needlessly persevered with by L C Cook ito reach the end with a comfortable mar i gin of victory victoryI I In picking up her third purse in suc 1 cession following a winter layup the filly has improved with each effort as she has hasstepped stepped up into more elite company with witheach each somethingto race and could well become something to be reckoned with on her emergence into intostakes stakes company companyZippy i Zippy Gal failed to escape the notice of the fans as they made her the solid choice in the wagering with her followers receiv ¬ ing 480 The miss stepped the 6 furlongs in 112 over the slow racing strip and provided Cook with his second winner of the day The Gushen silks were carried to their second victory of the day when Brush Out another homebred came from last place in the seventh race to whip Erie County and Heart Flash Ken Church was the winning rider and his mount three lengths in the clear at the wire Kenneth Burkharts Noble Warrior proved himself the iron horse of the meet ¬ ing when he captured todays second race a 6 furlongs dash for 2500 claimers as it was his second win on successive days The sixyearold altered son of Greek Warrior won pretty much as he pleased yesterday when he stepped 6 furlongs in 115 over a muddy strip but today was forced into an all out drive to eke out a head victory over Ellis Farms Model Ace In fact Noble WaiTior proved about as game as they come as in todays race he moyed to the fore at once to coast along while enjoying r a twolength advantage over his seven rivals At the top of the front straightaway his rider Forrest Kae lin swung him exceedingly wide seeking i i the better going on a strip labeled as slow and was immediately challenged by the runnertip and Grains Reward This pair caught and passed him at about the 70 yards pole but not for long as Kaelin got into Noble Warrior real good and the gelding responded with a willingness that found him coming again to nip the two fight at the wire with Grains Reward being but a head shy of the runnerup runnerupKaelin Kaelin was astride the Burkhart color bearer in both victories and handled his mount with extreme confidence confidenceNoble Noble Warrior stepped the distance in 120 and rewarded his faithful followers with a 780 return while yesterday for his initial victory he paid but 460 Daily Double tickets combining Noble Warrior and pondering Eve 6780 winner of the opener were worth 23780 23780There There also was a consolation Daily Dou ¬ ble as Dixie Dogewas a late withdrawal in the second after having arrived at the paddock with suspect underpinning Tick ¬ ets combining Pondering Eve and Dixie Doge were redeemed at 5720 Complete records are not available but no one connected with Churchill Downs could recall a similar performance at the Louisville track in many years The last time it happened at Churchill according to available information was during the fall meeting of 1910 Onv the eighteenth day of that meeting the now famous trainer Max Hirsch won the sixth and last race of the day with the fiveyearold Falcada The distance was 1 116 miles In the third race the following day October 22 Fal cada won again this time at 1 mile Jockey Van Broten rode Falcada in both races racesMuch Much better remembered is Al G Tarns Rushaway winning the Illinois Derby and Latonia Derby on successive days in 1936 Rushaway won the Illinois Derby on May 22 was loaded in a van and rode all night to reach Latonia where on May 23 he won the Latonia Derby beating Hal Price Headieys Hollyrood Bow and Arrow and others Rushaway was ridden in both races by Johnny Longden

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