Fighting Cloud Set Back to Third Place for Foul: Barbazure Awarded Purse, Second Position to Castile at Sportsmans, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-05


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Fighting Cloud Set Back To Third Place for Foul Barbazure Awarded Purse, Second Position to Castile at Sportsmans SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 4. — The first disqualification of the current meeting came about with the running of the feature race at this track today when the four-year-old, Fighting Cloud, was set back to third place after having - finished in front. Jockey Anthony Skoronski, who was aboard Castile, and who finished third, lodged a claim of foul following the finish andvhe was upheld by the stewards. As a result Barbazure, the favorite who finished second, was placed first and Castile awarded second money. Harold Keene rode Barbazure, who paid .80 The distance was oue and one -sixteenth miles. Fighting Cloud, representing Mrs. S. McDonald, was ridden by J. Bev, whose true name is A. J. Bevalaquo. The boys name does not appear in the records as having won a race since the beginning of last year. Bev sent Fighting Cloud up to the leaders on the backstretch and took command nearing the far turn, but when Castile made a charge on the inside Fighting Cloud had that gelding in close quarters. Castile was forced to ease back, and Barbazure, coming on the outside, loomed as the contender. The Bishop horse was a neck removed from Fighting Cloud at the finish. It is likely that Castile would have won but for the interference suffered. He had passed Barbazure with ease on the backstretch and seemed well on his way to success when impeded. The smallest crowd of the meeting was present, the change in climactic conditions having its effect. The weather was cloudy and about 30 degrees cooler than that of the previous day. The gate count was 7,075.

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