Top Flight Handicap to Miss Keeneland As Belmont Offers War Relief Program: Calumet Filly Stages Strong Stretch Charge to Defeat Legend Bearer by Length, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-15


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Top Flight Handicap to Miss Keeneland As Belmont Offers War Relief Program Calumet Filly Stages Strong4 Stretch Charge to Defeat Legend Bearer by Length ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 14.— Calumet Farms temperamental seal brown filly, Miss Keeneland, drove to a thrilling length victory over the favored Legend Bearer, who carried Col. C. V. Whitneys colors in the sixth running of the 0,000 Top Flight Handicap at Belmont Park this afternoon. Isadore Biebers Bertie S. finished third, only a head back of the favorite and a length and a half before her stablemate, Moon Maiden. Hal Price Headleys Let-menow finished four lengths farther back and three before Lazy F Ranchs Plucky Maud, the only other starter in this mile and a sixteenth fixture for fillies and mares. Miss Keeneland, who had finished far back in a sprint won by her runningmate Ocean Wave, in her 1945 debut, was an outsider in the wagering and paid 7. The daughter of Blenheim II. — Lady Peace, was ridden skilfully by Al Snider, who has been assigned the mount on the Derby winner, Hoop Jr., in Saturdays Preakness. It was War Relief Day at Belmont Park, the sport being conducted for the benefit of the American Red Cross, National War Fund, and other war charities. Unfortunately, the hot, muggy weather and an only moderately attractive card, kept the attendance down to 22,214. It was estimated that approximately 00,000 would j be raised for the relief agencies. Maj. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, hero of Bastogne, Continued on Pag* Twenty -Eight Top Flight to Miss Keeneland As Belmont Offers Charity Card Continued from Page One whose classic "Nuts" to the German demand for surrender has. become an American legend, was among the spectators. Albert J. Ditman, chairman of the sports committee of the American Red Cross, was also on hand. _y The time was 1:45 and the pace was even throughout. The track was muddy but rap- | idly drying. Miss Keeneland delayed the start several minutes, tossing jockey Snider and running away nearly a furlong before being caught. She added ,585 to the Calu-met coffers of Warren Wright. The ,500 Okinawa Purse, which was the secondary feature, was won by Colonel Whitneys Monsoon, who had been withdrawn from the Top Flight. Calumet Farms Twosy finished less than a length back after a stretch duel that saw the pair draw far away from the six others in the field. Louisiana Farms Tiger Call, who set a burning pace, held on for third honors, eight lengths back of Twosy and a half length before Fred W. Hoopers Alabama. Monsoon skipped the six furlongs in 1:11 and one of the fastest times of the season, over a muddy track. fornia Jockey Club, in a letter to the County Board of Supervisors and the chairman of the County Planning Commission, has requested a hearing before any action is taken to prevent construction of the Veterans Race Track at Puente. The board recently expressed opposition to the establishment of any more race tracks in the Los Angeles area and requested the county counsel to draw up an ordinance which would make it possible to stop race-track construction on the grounds of zoning violation.

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