Coltrane Downs Midwestern Rivals; Hawthorne Stakes Total 45,000: Tallies Over Mr. Jr. By Almost Length; Regnave Colt Registers in Smart Style at Sportsmans; Young Warrior Successful, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-07


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Coltrane Coltrane Downs Downs Midwestern Midwestern Rivals; Rivals; Hawthorne Hawthorne Stakes Stakes Total Total 45,000 45,000 Tallies Over Mr. Jr. By Almost Length Regnave Colt Registers in Smart Style at Sportsmans; Young Warrior Successful By TEDDY COX SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero. 111.. May 6. — Regnave Stables Coltrane. a Florida-bred son of Poo Bah — Tobeshuied, by Our Boots, asserted his superiority over his foes in the ,000 Midwestern Handicap before a gathering of 8,662 here this delightful afternoon. The colt was hard put to get to the lead in the run down the back-stretch, then held on smartly to score by three-quarters cf a length. Everett Lowrances Mr. Jr. tried mightily to keep pace with the victor after losing the lead. He was a length and one-quarter ahead of W. J. Schmidts Quick Wit. Fourth in the field of six came John E. Hughes Stone Heart. Coltrane was making his first start of the meeting after racing in good form at Gulfstream. Tony Skoronski guided him over the "good" track in 1:13 and as the choice he returned .40. Winner Trained by Nickl Coltrane appeared in fine condition after being prepared for his local bow by the able horsemen, Nick Nickl, of Glenview, 111. The Regnave Stable is owned by Fred Evanger Regnave spelled backwards and he hails from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Mr. Jr. was the first to get under way, but was severely punished by Howard Craig, who obviously had instructions to get to the early lead at any cost, Coltrane. however, dropped in along the rail and soon gained the upper hand. Mr. Jr. tried to match this spurt, but Skoronski also kept pumping and the dash developed into a battle of speed between the leaders. Through the stretch, however, Coltrane withstood Mr. Jr.s final gestures without Continued on Page Eight Coltrane Scores Smart Victory at Sportsmans Tallies Over Mr. Jr. by Almost Length; Young Warrior Triumphs Continued from Page One much difficulty and was beginning to draw away at the finish. Wayne Chambers, who has not been blanked during the course of both this and the charity meeting, continued to widen out on his fellow reinsmen when he accounted for his 26th victory astride James J. Nolans Young Warrior a brown three-year-old son of Hannibal — Barometric, by Count Fleet. The gelding was moved out into the lead shortly after the start and thereafter Chambers rated him along and he finally reported at the line with an advantage of two and one-half lengths. C. L. Crays Sea Craft was second, Marion H. VanBergs Colonel Patch third, and Naharue, owned by V. Benvenuti and J. Lenzeni, was fourth. Young Warrior raced the 6V2 furlongs in l:19y5 and was favored at .40. The gelding was trained and raced in Maryland before being brought here by his Chicago owner and trainer. He only recently broke through the maiden ranks. This was his best race by far.

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