On the Trot: Norris Becomes Quite a Favorite; Wins With Elma B., Valiant Way; Governors Cup Looms Promising, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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I On tfie Trot TrotBy By MORRIE KURLANSKY Morris Becomes Quite a Favorite Wins With Elma B Valiant Way Governors Cup Looms Promising PromisingMAYWOOD MAYWOOD PARK Maywood HI May 7 Sedate Paul Slim Norris who cam naigns a small Ohioowned public stable for the first tune in the Chicago area this sea ¬ son has become quite a favorite with Chi cagoland harness fans in the short period of one month He at ¬ tracted attention not only of the wagering public but of rival horsemen as well when he guided the good trotting gelding Big Axe to three successive victories setting a seasons record with a 205 mile and then finished second to Lady losola Miller when the brilliant Min ¬ nesota mare reduced the mark to 203 the best trotting time over a Jialf mile track this season and one of the best clockings ever for a diagonally gaited per ¬ former over a local track trackPaul Paul a graduate cum laude of the rough and touh Ohio fair circuit where more good trotters and pacers compete mostly for nominal purses than in any other part of the world has done well with the other members of his stable too On Tuesday night the lanky team ¬ ster scored a double with his only two mounts and in each instance lowered the halfmile track records of his mounts Elma Band Valiant Way WayElma Elma B a threeyearold chestnut filly by Royal Blackstone this rising young sire remembered here for his many brilliant races against Charming Scot Guest Star Gene Abbe Noble F Brother Harmony and other freeforall stars of the period was an odd on favorite to win her third race at this meeting last night and she came through with flying colors Paul a master of rating a horse in front outsprinted the field with Elma B to take her to the quar ¬ ter in 321 ad half in 105 with Prince Jayzoff driven by Del Insko following him like a shadow From the halfmile mark on Elma B picked up speed to frustrate the Tennessee colts repeated attempts to get past her Finishing with a final quarter in 30 Elma1 B was a handy victress in 207 to clip a full second offHer best mark markIn In the featured Bclass event carded as the eighth race Paul did an equally fine job with sixyearold pacing stallion Valiant Way The Kings Counsel son from the great race mare Edna Brewer a member of the 200 brigade and dam of the sires Direct Brewer and Lieut Commander had little difficulty in keep ¬ ing his seven rivals at bay to score easily in 206 almost two seconds faster than his best time last season Success breeds success Last week Paul received two ad ¬ ditions to his stable Winnie Wick and Janets Choice and it is a safe prediction that by the time the Sportsmans Park meeting opens the Oliioan will have sev ¬ eral more in his charge chargei i Add to broodmares whose foals have done extremely well in Chicago Lou Meggitts mare Sara Lew who gave the sport such fine performers as Jake Rodney Linett and Hal Spencer June Mite a Volomite daughter owned by J3 C Moriarty of Wich ¬ ita Kans is or has been represented in the local winners circle by Chesse Chis holm Bill Bloss Scotch Lass June Darn ley Black Rice and Bellini Lass while her current threeyearold and Hambletonian aspirant Black Lite will have another chance to add to his dams list of Chicago winners Friday night in a 5000 early closing event for sophomore trotters The grand mare Pearl Me I owned by C L and E C Austin recently foaled a filly by Wayward The mare is a daughter of Me I Win and has produced Cliff Win Deckwin Cindy Gal and McHaven all good winners winnersThere There is a strong possibility that Gold ¬ en Miss will meet Belle Acton victress of the first race of the Trans America Series at Rosecroft Raceway Monday night at Sportsmans Park as both outstanding distaff pacers are eligible for the 12000 Governors Cup at l 14 miles Other eligibles for the Sportsmans event to be raced Friday June 27 includes Adios Express Amigo Hal Buckeye Coburn Frost Gold Worthy Goose Win Grand R Volo Irish Gallon Lucky Nana Meadow Lands Otis Direct Sally D Purdue Sea Rover Shafter Hanover Sonic Way Speedy Pick and Torpid The latter incidentally although train ¬ ing well in Florida for John Simpson hasnt started yet this season The great Knight Dream colt remembered in Chi ¬ cago for his 202 Grand Circuit victory at Sportsmans Park last season had to be withdrawn from the final heat of the 8100000 Messenger Stakes last fall when he suffered from nose bleeding bleedingDana Dana Irving acting as agent for his pa ¬ trons Penney Creek Farm of Keene Val ¬ ley N Y bought the stakeswinning pac ¬ ing stallion Double Me for an undisclosed sum from the Shiawassee Stable of Dur and Mich Through 1957 the Me I Win stallion had earned in excess of 52000 sporting a record of 202

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