Jet Master Lowers Belmont Park Mark: Dashes Five Furlongs down Widener Course in :55 4/5 To Defeat Primate by Six, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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. _H Jet Master Lowers Belmont Park Mark Dashes Five Furlongs Down Widener Course in :55% To Defeat Primate by Six By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L.-1., N. Y., June 13. — Marlboro Stud Farms Jet Master smashed a 24-year-old track record when he zoomed down five furlongs of the Widener straight course in :55% to win the 39th running of the National Stallion Stakes by half a dozen lengths over Star-mount Stables Primate. Mrs. George D. Wideners Top Command was another three lengths away and almost two lengths before White Oak Stables Blue Man. Eddie Arcaro rode Jet Master, who took command after swerving in slightly at the start and set fractions of :22 for the quarter and a hardly believable :43% for" the half-mile. The qld record was the :56 set by Distraction with 125 pounds up as a two-year-old on June 4, 1927. Sire Won Same Race in 1946 The North American record for five furlongs on a straight course is :55%, set by Pen Rose at Belmont Park in 1918, when the straight course ran the reverse way of the present main course straightway, close to the stands. The world mark is the :53% set by Devineress on a downhill course at Epsom, England, in 1933. Jet Master, who had won four races in as many starts at Hialeah and finished second, when apparently short, behind Primate in the Juvenile Stakes here on May 21, carried 122 pounds, five more than would have been necessary had the allowance to which he was entitled as a son of Jet Pilot been claimed when he was nominated by Maine Chance Farm. Jet Pilot, incidentally, won the National Stallion five years ago to the day. Also, incidentally, Cigar Maid, winner of the filly division of Continued on Page Forty Jet Master Dashes Five-Eighths Down Widener Course in :554/s Continued from Page One the National Stallion, also carried five pounds more than necessary. Jet Master was favored by the majority in the throng of 17,998, despite his defeat by Primate in the Juvenile, paying .80. His winners share of the purse was 6,-040, .bringing his earnings to 6,327. He was bred by his owner, Joseph Eitinger, industrialist of New York, whose stable and stud farm take their names from his good handicap horse of a few years ago, Sir Marlboro. There was really nothing to the National stallion but Jet Master, who shot into a wide lead at the start, then widened with long, smooth, ground-devouring strides as Arcaro continued to shuffle until the final sixteenth. Primate was bothered slightly at the start when Eternal Moon bore out, then set out in futile pursuit of the leader, failing to gain an inch, but having no trouble holding top command safe. Blue Man came from last place to take fourth honors from Row Row Row, who swerved sharply at the start and was making his debut. The field was completed hy Eternal Moon, who tired after a quarter. Jet Master was developed by the veteran George Odom, who rode G. B. Morris Pupil to victory in the second running of the National Stallion at Morris Park in 1899. He drilled the colt thoroughly for todays stake and the work tab made Jet Master the favorite.

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