Roderick Hartwick Rides First Winner of Career: Brings Home Blue Mate in Third at Detroit; Opener to Detained, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-30


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Roderick Hartwick Rides First Winner of Career Brings Home Blue Mate in Third At Detroit; Opener to Detained DETROIT. Mich.. June 29 — One of the bippest hands" given either horse or iookey at the Fair Grounds was accorded a wee mite of a lad, Roderick Hartwick, when it was annotinced that the 16 -year-old native of Royal Oak, Mich., had ridden the first winner of his career while piloting Mrs. Lottie Wolfs Blue Mate to a driving head victory in the third race over Hustling Dom. The boy received a 00 award from the Detroit Racing Association, the manage ment having set a 00 prize to be given any apprentice piloting his first winner. Hartwick. who scales a mere 86 pounds, put up a good ride to hold off Hustling Dom through the final furlong. Bodens Pal was third. Blue Mate was ar. even money favorite and completed On longs in 1:16 over a good track With a .80 favorite. Detained successful in the opener, and Lt. Comdr Theodore D. Buhls two-year-old Our Style a d .np half length winner over Hyperhelio n second, the Daily Double paid 7 for each Investment. Our Style came from near the pace to achieve his objective and as a 2.10 habard. The favored entry of Dave Fergusons Bob Murphy and John Sabo finished third and fifth respectively.

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