Grand Chal Accounts For 3 1/2 Miles Radnor Hunt Cup: Four Dixon-Trained Horses Win at Chase Meet; Deveau Pilots Triple, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12

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Grand Chal Accounts for 3i Miles Radnor Hunt Cup Four Dixon-Trained Horses Win at Chase Meet; Deveau Pilots Triple By CHRIS WOOD JR. Staff Correspondent MALVERN, Pa., May 11. — Trainer Morris H. Dixon-, jockey Edwin Deveau and Alfred H. Smiths Grand Chal shared honors at the seven-race program offered here Saturday afternoon by the Radnor Hunt Club before 7,000 spectators. Dixon, who was not present at the competition because of the death of his wife Saturday morning, trains four of the days winners. They were C. Mahlon Klines Ragtime Cowboy, Gridiron and Bugle Call TJ. and Mrs. William Coxe Wrikhts Ben Arthur. Deveau was aboard Ragtime Cowboy, Gridiron and Ben Arthur. Grand Chal, last seasons timber racing champion led all the way to capture the 29th running of the "Radnor Hunt Cup. He breezed to the finish three and a half lengths in front of Mrs. George P. Green-halgh Jr.s Judge Beacon, upset victor over Grand Chal the previous Saturday in the Virginia Gold Cup at Warrenton, Va. Grand Chals time over the 3V2 miles was 7:55%, over firm turf. Third place in the feature went to Stuart S. Janney Jr.s Mainstay. Mrs. John B. Hannum HE. Theodore finished fourth but was disqualified in favor of Miss Audrey Rily, William B. Thompsons Chestnut Chief, the sixth starter, fell with his owner-rider at the 21st fence. Horse and rider both escaped serious injury. Ragtime Cowboy, the programs first Dixon-trained winner, came from fifth place in a field of nine to take the opening event, a 1% miles turf test, by six lengths. The 38th running of the National Hunt Cup saw Gridiron score by five lengths over Mrs. T. A. Randolphs Walrus. Gridirons victory in the 2 -mile brush handicap gave Kline permanent possession of the National Hunt Cup trophy, the Amber, Pa., owner having accounted for the race in 1957 and 1958 with Pine Shot. The White Horse Plate, a one mile turf contest, attracted a bulky field and was run in two divisions. Ably handled by Deveau, Ben Arthur easily made off with the first division over Mrs. Ogden Phipps former stakes winner, Dureaucracy. Bugle Call II., an imported Kline colorbearer ridden by Harold Rulon, defeated Mrs. Cordelia Scaife Mays Detonation by a length in the second division.

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