Roi Rouge Begins Where He Left off Last Fall: Prevails by Three Lengths to Extend Win Streak to Three, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-07


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j ; i j , j ! I j Roi Rouge Begins Where He Left Off Last Fall Prevails by Three Lengths to Extend Win Streak to Three LOUISVILLE. Ky., June 6.— Roi Rouge, who won his 1944 finale at Churchill Downs, resumed his career in the same successful fashion at the Derby track this afternoon. !j. Warfield Rodgers bay son of Burgoo King met half a dozen other moderately capable three-year-olds in the Eastwood, a run of six furlongs which had feature billing on the program, and won as a public choice should under jockey Kempton Knott. Moving into the lead at the break, the Tennesseean discouraged the challenging Jesting Fox swinging for home and won off by three lengths in 1 :1325, time marking a fair effort. Jesting Fox reached the stand two lengths before Circus King as the latter beat Halcyette for third place. Roi Rouge returned in the mutuels and was one of several solidly backed entrants that performed to expectations during the afternoon. His tally was especially popular as I. J. Collins extensively overlooked See D., had won the preceding event at a 6 mutuel. The unpretentious mid-week program was presented in dreary, cool weather and showers in the early morning did not tend to increase the size of the attendance. Riding honors were scattered through the running of the Eastwood. Henry Forrests Mimzy was a front-running winner of the opening event for maiden two-year-olds at five furlongs, taking command at the break and leisurely outrunning her rivals throughout, reaching the wire a length before Thomas Piatts Pinafore, with W. Wilkersons Waza Walla third. Mimzy was a popular choice, returning .80 for .

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