Janina Draws Out Quickly in Stretch to Cross Wire Eight Lengths in Front: Leaves Grain Market and Market Tip in Rear as She Takes Sportmans Event, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Janina Draws Out Quickly in Stretch To Cross Wire Eight Lengths in Front . Leaves Grain Market and Market Tip in Rear as She Takes Sportmans Event SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., May 12.— Once the field settled on the back-stretch it was obvious that Janina was "home free." The filly who had been allowed to race along on her own courage, was given freedom of the reins, bounded into the lead and then drew off to win by eight lengths as if the others were outclassed. It all happened In the San Carlo Opera Company Purse, seven - furlong headliner, before a crowd of 8,353 here this afternoon. Janina is a four-year-old daughter of Jacopo — Destiny H. She is a peculiar style of runner, sidewheeling her front legs legs something on the order of Your Host. The winner is owned by William H. Goelitz, Wheaton, 111., business man and breeder, and is trained by Harold C. Hoffman, former head of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Gene Pederson was in the saddle irons for his armchair outing and had the filly over the distance in 1:29. She carried 109 y2 pounds, two and one-half of which were overweight. Second In the dash was Nate L. Raffel-mans Grain Market, who either set or pursued the pace most of the way, then gave way readily when Janina made her bid. Mrs. T. M. Puetts Market Tip, a colt who had won two previous races over this track against inferior competition, found this company too much, although holding on well to take the show. Favorite in the field of six was Marion H. VanBergs Sir White, who didnt look brisk at all when he came on the track for the post parade. He lacked his usual early speed, made a brief mild bid and then flattened out badly. Although a strong wind blew across the course, the weather was otherwise ideal and the track was fast. Over Night was originally slated to run in partners with Sir White, but was a late declaration, being reserved for tomorrows Chicago Handicap. Mrs. H. C. Hoffmans Roman Grace was the only maiden in the opener and five years old at that, but finally broke through the charmed circle to win in a hard drive from C. Bachelors Laroc by a nose. Three-quarters of a length in back of the embattled leaders came Ben Fogelsons Lady Adax and the favorite, Lona Mae, was well beaten. Roman Grace and Laroc locked in a heated duel for the best part of the journey, but Roman Grace mustered enough strength. In the last surge or two to nab the award while drifting out. Ridden by W. E. Carroll, she raced the seven furlongs in 1:31 Ys and returned 0.40. Favorite players suffered a severe blow in the second when Nate L. Raffelmans Atrebla fell on the turn and threw jockey Tony Skoronski heavily to the turf, then rolled over him a couple of times. From the press coop, it appeared that only a miracle could save the Chicago veteran from serious Injury, but after laying motionless for a minute/ he regained his feet and announced that he would ride out his remaining mounts.

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