Greek Game in Popular Accounting; Several Preakness Candidates Drill: Speeds 6 Furlongs In Sparkling 1:09 4/5; Hooper Colt Defeats Safe Message, Weathering Foul Claim; Triple for Barnett, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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Greek Game in Popular Accounting Several Preakness Candidates Drill Speeds 6 Furlongs In Sparkling 1 09 09Hooper Hooper Co it Defeats Safe Message Weathering Fou Claim Triple for Barnett BarnettBy By J J MURPHY MURPHYWASHINGTON WASHINGTON PARK Homevocd III May 14 Greek Game Fred W Hoopers fleet fouryearold returned to the scene of former triumphs today to win the fea ¬ tured Valkar Purse fifth and best race on the bill The son of Olympia after having registered by almost two lengths was re ¬ quired to withstand a foul claim lodged by the rider of Dixianas Safe Message who finished second Jockey Doug Dodson on Safe Message claimed that Greek Game ridden by apprentice Richard Barnett had lugged over on his mount at midstretch The photographs showed no serious inter ¬ ference and the result was permitted to stand Joe Gavagnanos Jetty was third in the sixhorse field and Greek Game in winning his third straight race paid 460 as the favorite He ran the 6 furlongs in 1091s Jetty Makes Early Pace PaceApprentice Apprentice Barnett who was pilotini his second winner of the afternoon had Greek Game off quickly from the outside position but permitted the colt to drop back slightly while Jetty was setting the early pace closely followed by Safe Mes ¬ sage and Hoop Band Enteringthe stretch Jetty was leading Safe Message by well over one length with Hoop Band third and Greek Game still fourth At mid stretch Greek Game closed up and in so doing lugged in a trifle and seemed to brush Safe Message Greek Game then took a good lead and Safe Message came again tobeat Jetty b ya neck Hoop Band the second choice was beaten one length by Jetty JettyPleasant Pleasant weather was again on tap this afternoon and the attendance was 10440 The track was fast fastBarnett Barnett rode his third winner of the day in the sixth race The youngster was Continued on Page FiftySix FRED W HOOPER Ownerbreeder of Greek Game popular winner of the Val ¬ kar Purse on yesterdays Balmoral card Greek Game in Popular Balmoral Accounting Weathers Safe Message Riders 1 Foul Claim Triple for Harriett HarriettContinued Continued from Page One Oneastride astride Morrie A the second choice in the wagering and had the colt in front most of the way to score over Grannys First Grand Fiesta the favorite saved ground on the stretch turn to take a short lead in the sixfurlong contest but was not quite good enough enoughI I A twoyearold filly who was beaten off j in her last start which was at Turf Para ¬ dise and two youngsters who were making their first appearance under silks were the money horses in the opening race Agoura Belle trimmed 18 lengths at the Phoenix oval last out was the winner over Fashion I Book with Eye Patch being third Both I Agoura Belle and Fashion Book are from California Agoura Belle is owned by Agoura Stock Farm and is by Bullfighter iLarnie Hansman rode Agoura Belle who paid 2620 in the 5furlong dash Book of Verse the favorite was unplaced unplacedThe The Daily Double paid 46060 when Tony Skoronski rode the eightyearold mare Honey Please to victory in the sec ¬ ond race Tony had Honey Please in front early in the 6 furlongs contest and she was never headed winning rather handily Sec ¬ ond place was taken by Beau Jer the fa ¬ vorite with Cap Merrick finishing third Honey Please is owned by J W Spicer and was scoring herv first victory in five starts this year Both the third and fourth races were for threeyearolds at one mile and fa ¬ vorites were successful in each The third was taken by Blame Mame owned by Mrs HarryxTrotsek and ridden by appren ¬ tice Richard Barnett The youngster rated the filly well and she won by two and one half lengths from Louisiana Kid who made the pace Sidney LeJeune was on Mrs Russell Reinemans Saucy Miss in the fourth and that filly simply coasted from start to finish scoring by five lengths from Lou Pondfield

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