Joe Mill Drives to Head Tally at Cahokia Downs: Jockey Wayne Beck Successful With Three Mounts on Program, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-01


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I i ] I I 1 Joe Mill Drives to Head : I Tally at Cahokia Downs I I Jockey Wayne Beck Successful With Three Mounts on Program By A. L. SHIELDS j Staff Correspondent ; CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., I 1 April 30. — Jesse Arps Joe Mill got up in ; the closing strides to capture the ,500 J I Harrisburg Purse here Wednesday night 1 before an assemblage of 3,304 fans. Not I too warmly received, Joe Mill returned a mutuel of 0.80. .00 and .20. Ridden by T. D. Williams, the three- j 1 I year-old son of Halcyon Gift — Mary Cov- j entry showed in front at the start but was . j taken back and steadied behind the pace- making Big Patton and the determined j I j Miss Monk. The latter led the band of eight into the stretch by two open lengths j I where she raced Big Patton into submis- I I sions At this point Williams was guiding 1 j ; Joe -Mill into contention and driving be- j tween horses, had his head in front at the wire, which was crowded with equine ; heads. The photo revealed that Boots j 1 Briar, who came from off the pace and I ■ was closing fastest of all, was the runner- j up a neck before the game but slightly tir- ing Miss Monk. Joe Mill was timed the 6 1-2 furlongs in 1:19%. C. Wayne Beck, who was aboard Carroll j P. Polands highly favored Helens Grace, j j was in close quarters through most of the sprint and finished fourth. Beck lodged a claim of foul against the third finisher, j Miss Monk, alleging some crowding in the ] closing stages. The stewards, however, I 1 denied the claim. Beck was something of a hero to his fol-lowers , in that he rode three winners 1 throughout the evening. Virgil T. Baileys River Flows provided him with his first score in the opening event and was worth ! i .40 to the form players. j The second race, which was taken by R. B. Symonds front-running Fast Cable. I had Beck finishing second with Clem Franks Sugar King, two lengths off the winner.

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