Blue Crooner Wins Third Straight; Field of 12 Expected for Preakness: Filly Takes Himyar At Churchill Downs; Outgames Pawhuska Sam by Head After Stirring Duel; Farm to Market Victorious, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-13


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Blue Blue Crooner Crooner Wins Wins Jhird Third Straight; Straight; Field Field of of 12 12 Expected Expected for for Preakness Preakness Filly Takes Himyar At Churchill Downs Outgames Pawhuska Sam by Head After Stirring Due!; Farm to Market Victorious By BUD LYON / Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 12.— T. Alie Grissoms Blue Crooner proved her gameness in the Himyar Purse at 5 furlongs before 5,600 fans this cloudy afternoon by withstanding a quarter-mile drive to outgame G. A. Evans Pawhuska Sam by a head which was the same margin that separated the runner-up from the show horse, R. V. Rasmussens Nero. The winning filly was picking up her third purse in succession since being acquired by her Detroit owner this spring at Keeneland and in giving rider Clarence Meaux his first winner of the afternoon the victory broke a three-way tie between Brooks, Heckmann and Meaux for leading rider honors at the meeting. Covers Muddy Route in 1:00% Blue Crooner raced the 5 furlongs distance in 1:00%, over a "muddy" racing strip, and returned 0. Roger Wilson, of Harvey, Louisiana, is to be guest of honor at tonights annual Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders Association dinner at the Brown Hotel by virtue of his Farm to Market accounting for the co-featured KTBA Dinner Purse here this afternoon. The two-year-old son of To Market proved an authoritative victor in that 4 furlongs dash for maiden juveniles owned or leased by association members when he scampered under the line of finsih three and one-half lengths before R. F McMahan Sr.s April Five which was a 2-to-1 favorite. Show honors well to James Paddocks Dense Wood with the colt finishing another length away. Farm to Market came from far back in the field to pick up his maiden victory as he was in sixth position, six lengths back, Continued on Page Nine . , — ♦- Blue Crooner Wins Again at Churchill Outgames Pawhuska Sam by Head After Stirring Duel; Farm to Market Victorious 1 Continued from Page One at the end of the opening quarter following which his rider, Larney Hansman, eased him out to the middle of the "muddy" strip and set sail with a rush for the leaders. Swinging into the long straightaway, the colt moved deftly to wear down April Five with a rush just inside the furlong marker and quickly draw out to his commanding lead. The winner raced the distance in :53%, and returned 1.00. Actually Wilson was forced to lease one half interest in the colt as he normally races in partnership with Mrs. T. P. Hull Jr., who is not a member of the .group sponsoring the dinner purse. At tonights festivities Wilson will come in for considerable ribbing from fellow members as will Roscoe Goose who combed the stable area and work tabs for days to find what he considered a "cinch" in the race. Roscoe wound up with Pensive Sun to carry his silks but the best the colt could do was finish fifth which will hardly get Kentuckys racing ambassador anything more than a good look at the silver trophy that is to be presented to Wilson later this evening. Meaux Makes Quick Move Meaux broke the daughter of Blue Gay fourth from the barrier and immediately got into the miss to get her after the leaders and escaping the mud which was being thrown back into the faces of less quick horses in the eight-horse field. Before a quarter mile Blue CroonefFanged to the front from the outside and immediately went on about her business. At the top of the long front stretch Pawhuska Sam challenged her from the outside to eventually get his head in front at the eighth pole. From there on it was a stiff duel with first one getting the nod and then the other which action prevailed to J . the end with Blue Crooner being the lucky one as they flashed under the line of finish. Nero was probably best in the field as he was forced to ease out of a speed jam 1 as the group swung out of the backstretch i and as a consequence he lost a good three or four lengths. Mrs. Si Helene Sadaccas The Chosen One found company he could handle this , afternoon when he zipped to an .easy victory " over a band of nine other maiden 1 three-year-olds at the 7 furlongs distance. The son of Andys Glory prevailed by over three lengths at the expense of Louis F. Aitkens Ar-Searrach, who in turn led I. • J. Collins Thurston by four lengths. The Chosen One wands ridden by Jim Com-best " with the pair coming from well off 5 the early pace to loop the field on the final 1 bend, run down the leaders with a big rush 1 in upper stretch and win in hand even 1 though the colt was lugging in badly y through the late stages. Todays Effort was the 14th start for the B colt who has spent much of his time this s year in chasing the big guns of his age division The Chosen One raced the 7 furlongs s in 1:26%. over a sloppy strip and as a * heavy choice paid .

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