Riverland Shatters Track Mark in Dixie: Runs 1 3-16 Miles in 1:56 2/5 To Be Three-Quarters Length Ahead of Attention at Wire, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-03


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Riverlcmd Shatters Track Mark in Dixie DixieRuns Runs 31 6 Miles in 156 To Be ThreeQuarters Length Ahead of Attention at Wire PIMLICO Md May 1 Riverland the gelded son of ColdstreamEdith A owned by the Louisiana Farm won the Dixie Handicap at Pimlico this afternoon Ridden by Steve Brooks the fiveyearold circled his field entering the stretch and closed with a rush to have a threequarters length advantage over Attention owned by Max Hirsch while H P Headleys Anticlimax was third The winner in garnering the 17775 that went to the winner established a new track record of 156 for the mile and threesixteenths distance which was previously held by Seabiscuit SeabiscuitThe The Dixie the traditional handicap event of the meeting for threeyearolds and qver atracted the largest turnout of the present meeting some 18000 devotees and the race was contested over a fast track The race engaged seven starters the top ranking stars of the handicap brigade now in train ¬ ing ingThere There was considerable controversy following the finish in which adherents of Riverland and Attention crossed verbal swords Attention when moving through on the inside entering the stretch was blocked slightly by his stablemate Tola Rose and forced off stride strideFirebroom Firebroom Takes Early Lead LeadThe The start was effected without undue delay and when the stall doors were opened Firebroom was quickly sprinted into com mand This fellow enjoyed a safe margin as the field raced to the first turn but turn ¬ ing into the backstretch his advantagewas cut down and Tola Rose on the inside was forcing the pace Anticlimax who swerved at the start but quickly recovered was racing forwardly on the outside while At ¬ tention was well up and under restraint Mioland who for a brief spell threatened to turn 4n one of his good races was also well placed while Riverland and Corydon were farther back Swinging to the turn Anticlimax responded tourging and moved up while Woolf still restrained Attention Brooks astride Riverland had permitted that fellow to move up and in the rush to the stretch turn there was a general clos ingup Tola Rose on the inside was still showing the way at this point but was be beContinued Continued on Page ThirtyTwo Riverland Establishes Track Record in Dixie DixieRuns Runs 1 31 6 Miles in 156 t To Take Measure of Attention AttentionContinued Continued from Page One Oneginning ginning to shorten his stride while Fire broom had already dropped back backTurning Turning for home Brooks elected to come to the outside while Woolf saved ground It was just inside the threesixteenths pole that Attention was blocked and forced off stride Woolf steadied him along but in the meantime Riverland had surged up and assumed command Woolf then brought his mount to the outside in an ef fort to find racing room roomThrough Through the final furlong Anticlimax was racing stoutly and then came the battle through the final sixteenth in which River land under urging held on well while At ¬ tention on the outside was going fast The three crossed the finish line with River lands advantage cut to less than a length while Atention nosed out the Headley color bearer The others in the race with Tola Rose fourth four lengths back of the placed trio were thoroughly beaten beatenFollowing Following the running of the race trainer Jolley was called to the winners circle and on behalf of owner Clark accepted the cup that wen to the owner of the winner

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