Blue Helmet Scores Nose Decision over Flower Hat, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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] ] J 3 8 ■ ! S ■ I J , 5 9 9 I 3 3 5 5 1 ■ * 5 3 7 Blue Helmet Scores Nose Decision Over Flower Hat MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 29. — Heavy rains during the early i afternoon and a chill wind blowing in from , the nearby Atlantic Ocean held the at- . . tendance here today to an estimated 8,000 for the smallest crowd registered during the meeting. The racing strip was fetlock * deep in sandy slop and the small fields 5 competing in the majority of the events 5 turned in the slowest running times to date. Brookmeade Stables Blue Helmet, who 5 gave a disappointing performance over a i similar track in the Select Handicap last t Saturday, met lesser company today in the ; featured fifth race, and he came on in a i thrilling stretch duel with Woodland i Farms Flower Hat to gain a nose decision in the last strides. H. W. Finchers Bar [ finished evenly a little more than three ; lengths behind and was third in the field I of six. Blue Helmet was a slight favorite over • Flower Hat and paid .40. The six fur-J longs time for the Brookmeade homebred t son of Pharamond n. — Bonnet Ann was 1:13. Herb Lindberg was the winning rider.

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