On the Trot: Meadow Ballad Moves Up Tonight; Volomite Express Seeks Another; Kay Way Offers Stern Opposition, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-07


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» kx ■ ° On the Trot By MORRIE KURLANSKY Meadow Ballad Moves Up Tonight £ Volomite Express Seeks Another - Kay Way Offers Stern Opposition MAYWOOD PARK. Maywood, 111.. May 6.— Meadow Ballad, Ralph H. Kroenings 2 splendid pacing filly, after five straight victories at this meet- - ing tomorrow night embarks on her classi-u* fied racing career. The !* term classified in har-- ness racing, contrary r- to the meaning of the „ word as used by gov-5 ernments, doesnt de-g note any secrecy in u. regards to a horses ._ performances, but 2 rather the recognition — of the fact whether a horse has been successful enough to be on taken out of the protective money-class _ races and grouped by the racing secretary. J In the instance of Meadow Ballad, just a budding three-year-old that started rac- Q ing only a few weeks ago, the connections of the Adios daughter could have elected to keep the filly in early-closers where eligibility is based on money earnings as of date of closing. Kroening and trairyr Dick Williams, however, decided to entrust her to the local classifier, unafraid that their potential champion filly could not handle older rivals. The fans certainly will have little doubt that Meadow Ballad will come up empty in tonights 10th race, a mile dash for pacers listed in the highest C-class division, as the bay filly beat much more formidable rivals in her last race, an 18-class, early-closing event. Time-wise Meadow Ballad, too, seems to have an edge over her seven rivals as she won here in 2 : 06. which is a full second faster than any of her adversaries could win in at this meeting. If weather and track conditions are favorable Thursday, it is most likely that the steadily improving filly will beat that clocking, or, if she should taste defeat for the first time since opening night, whoever might be able to halt her winning streak will get a new record. In Thursdays trotting feature. Fleet Stables New York-owned Volomite Express is eyeing his third consecutive victory against a formidable field. The eight-year-old stallion, one of the very few of harness racings late great sire, Volomite. still racing, in his somewhat checkered career has come up with a number of excellent efforts, but not until Glen Kid well was hired to do the driving chores two weeks ago did the brown stallion hit his winning stride again. Racing for several owners since his three-year-old form, he was once a highly regarded member of the Brightside Farms powerful Grand Circuit stable, campaigned by Bob Parkinson. Volomite Express has had more than his share of equine ailments, but. like so many of the issue sired by Volomite. possesses plenty of speed coupled with courage. Two weeks ago, Volomite Express, a winner at Aurora Downs only to be dis-qualiifed for an extended break in the homestretch, scored his first official victory of the season. Kidwell in that race rated the stallion well off the pace when some of the other starters engaged in a speed duel for the early lead. Making his move with but three-eighths to go, Volomite Express simply breezed by his rivals to lead by three and one half lengths passing the final quarter pole. From then on, Volomite Express extended his margin steadily to win by six lengths in 2:07.4. Last Saturday, when pitted against C. M. Saunders good colt, Pioneer, and six other good B-class trotters, Kidwell followed the same strategy with his much-improved mount, getting the lead on the backstretch to open up by four lengths and gamely holding on to win by one length from Pioneer in 2:05, a clocking surpassed at this meeting only by Darneau, who won the same night in a higher classification group in 2:04.3. Opposing Volomite Express on Thursday night will be Herman Highleys Darnely daughter. Kay Way. a winner of five races in the Chicago area last season; Steve Tell, a winner at Bay Meadows. Santa Anita and Maywood Park this spring; Anna Reed, victorious in her last statr for the very successful Joe Clar!:; Francis Eton, Clarence Curtis aging off track specialist; Silver Pat. a double winner here and his kinsman, Elmer Conrads stalwart Kimberlite. the only other Volomite son racing at this meeting and a winner in 2:06.4 here two weeks ago. The local horsemen colony was saddened this morning when news was received that Lawrence Greene, well-known Ohio teamster, was stricken by a heart attack while driving in a race at Lebanon Raceway last night. A resident of Dayton, O., Greene was 59 last March. was very successful here with his good Though absent from the local racing scene for the past few seasons, Greene pacing mare, Laura Jane Tryax, and it was he who brought out Kenny J. and Sir Gallon, two horses that later garnered free-for-all honors at Eastern tracks. In the first free-for-all pacing event of the season last week at Yonkers Raceway. Owen F. Elliotts Florida-owned Widower Creed, a one-time track record holder at Sportsmans Park, asserted his superiority over the nations top pacers to win in 2:01 from Irish, Belle Acton. Mighty Choo Choo. Ozark Chief and Duane Hanover. The Jimmy Creed stallion since last fall has been in charge of trainer Howard Beis-singer, who drove the Jimmy Creed stallion in both of his Santa Anita victories and the New York race last week. Victor and Morris Zeinfeld of Maywood. leading money-winning owners at Santa Anita, enjoy a very successful meeting at Yonkers. Last week, their pacing star, W. D. Direct, won a valuable feature event, while their recent acquisition, the trotting gelding. Camas B.. won an A-class trot over a slow track.

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