Merlee Survives Foul Claim at Maumee Downs: Balmy Weather Responsible for Biggest Crowd of Current Season, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Merlee Survives Foul Claim at Maumee i Downs DownsBalmy Balmy Weather Responsible for Biggest Crowd of Current Season SeasonBy By T J MULLIGAN MULLIGANMAUMEE MAUMEE DOWNS Maumee Ohio May 10 Clear and balmy weather was the or ¬ der of the day at this spacious plant with the patrons shedding their coats and sweaters upon arrival The stands weTe jammed prior to the opening race and an early estimate of the throng was 9000 largest of the meeting to attend the sport here this season seasonH H J Newmans Merlee making her first start this year had to survive a claim of foul to be returned the victor in the cur ¬ tainraiser on the Saturday program Stormy Petrel owned by H Pancotti was 24 lengths in arrears of the winner and 1 lengths to the fore of W Zupkus In ¬ dian Pipe The chestnut daughter of Broke Even was clocked in 109 for the SVa furlongs and returned a 1040 straight mutuel mutuelMerlee Merlee a sharp factor from the start attained the lead approaching the final elbow then held on determinedly to the wire under the guidance of jockey Billy Buell who was a father of a bouncing baby boy Thursday morning and was passing out the cigars Jockey Robert Venne the lead ¬ ing reinsman at the current meeting who was astride Stormy Petrel lodged an objec ¬ tion claiming interference by the winner but after deliberation the claim was dis ¬ allowed Stormy Petrel challenged the win ¬ ner repeatedly but was not quite good enough enoughL L Rinckers Busy Pawnee accounted for the second race on Saturdays card when he galloped to a sixlength victory under the capable handling of jockey John Han ley who accepted mounts for the first time at the current meeting E Comstocks Win ¬ ston Bull was second a halflength before G A Kilgores Old Guard The winner who was cofavorite with Winston Bull in the wagering paid 680 and negotiated the six stanzas in 114 over a fast track trackJockey Jockey Billy Buell chalked up his second saddle victory of the day when he drove Dots Daughter to victory in the third race The daughter of Gold Terry who was rack ¬ ing up her second consecutive win and wrio is owned by Mrs H Newland and J Schlenk registered by three parts of a length and overlooked in the wagering re ¬ turned a liberal 2060 mutuel Ayjay who is jointly owned by Laws Allois was sec ¬ ond one length before M L Tuttles Run ¬ ning Girl Sugar King who was installed as the choice in this event broke flat oted when starter Orvall Harrel dis hed the field He loomed up meriac after rounding the far turn then

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