Primate Passing Up Belmont; Injures Front Leg in Jersey, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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Primate Passing Up Belmont; Injures Front Leg in Jersey BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 2. — Starmount Stables Primate rapped himself during the running of the Jersey Stakes at Garden State Park on Saturday, it was learned today. Trainer Jim Hasties charge suffered deep gashes on his left front leg and X-rays were taken to determine if any bones were broken. The full extent of the injury will not be known until the plates have been studied, that is tonight or tomorrow morning. Primate is definitely out of Saturdays Beimont Stakes. The Some Chance colt, who was ranked with Oh Leo and the Kentucky Derby winner, Hill Gail, behind Tom Fool in the Experimental Free Handicap, won the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica and the Juvenile at Belmont Park lastyear, but ran a better race in finishing second to Tom Fool in the Futurity. Though unable to win this year, he showed speed when finishing fourth in the Preakness, was a close second to Hitex in a sizzling six furlongs here at Belmont, then finished only a neck behind King Jolie in the Jersey Stakes which sidelined him.

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