Sullivan and Trotsek Are Current Detroit Leaders: In Front in Riders and Trainers Race; Hux Astride First Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-28


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Sullivan and Trotsek Are Current Detroit Leaders In Front in Riders and Trainers Race; Hux Astride First Winner FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 27. The Eddie Taplin Purse brought together the best field on the card and this was run as the third race. Seven better-than-average sprinters met in the six furlongs dash named in honor of that rider of yesteryear. More than 10,000 turned out despite a heavy rain which fell in downtown Detroit an hour prior to the running of the first race. Only a light shower reached the Fair Grounds proper before the program got under way. The current 10-day jockey and trainer contest will conclude with the eighth race on Friday, and, going into todays card, apprentice Terry Sullivan again was leading the saddlesmiths with a comfortable 49 points to the 39 held by his nearest rival Don Scurlock. Sullivan is a graduate of the Detroit novice school for riders and already has accounted for the first two 00 prizes. Harry Trotsek leads the trainers with 35 points leading W. J. Susini who has accumulated 26 points. Trotsek accounted for the latest ten-day prize for conditioners. Novice riders were in action in the first race. and Donal Hux, an 18-year-old lad from Port Huron, Mich., rode his first winner when he had "Four Deep home for his contract employer, Jess Trent, in the easiest sort of fashion at the end of the six furlongs. Four Deep was sent into a clear lead immediately after the start and improved his advantage at every pole to lope across the finish line eight easy lengths before E. D. Talberts Fannie Mac. The latter raced closest to the winner all the way but her feeble efforts to reach the leader were fruitless but she retained a two-length margin over White Spot Farms K. Bun. The tornado which struck downtown Detroit this afternoon completely missed the race track and again jumped the river to Windsor.

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