Arlington Inaugurates Meet; Lincoln Renewal to Seaward: Pur Sang Second and Ruhe Third, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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Arlington Arlington Inaugurates Inaugurates Meet; Meet; Lincoln Lincoln Renewal Renewal to to Seaward Seaward Pur Sang Second And Ruhe Third Hawthorne Gold Cup Winner Takes Final Stake of Meet Before Gathering of 22,036 HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 14.— Thoroughbreds from the Hasty House Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Allie Reuben finished first and third in the twenty-fifth running of the Lincoln Handicap here today. The seven-year-old Seaward, winner of the Hawthorne Gold Cup over this track last season, was the victor, while his running companion, Ruhe, finished third. The pair was split by Pur Sang, winner of last years Peabody Memorial. The entry was a very short-priced favorite, paying but .80. The track was heavy and the winners time was naturally very slow, it being 2:09% for the mile and a quarter. Due to the track conditions but six of the original eight entrants tried for the 0,-000 added purse. Can Locate went out to make the pace, with Seaward, who was ridden by jockey Ken Church, always within striking distance. After leaving the backstretch Seaward edged to the front and turning for home had left Can Locate behind and was opening up a good lead. In the stretch Pur Sang appeared as a threat, but Church had something in reserve with Seaward and the gelding pulled away again to be the winner by two lengths and running easily. Inseparable, Plunger Withdrawn Inseparable, another Hasty House nominee, and Plunger were withdrawn from the event, and Ruhe, winner of the Narcissus Handicap here, was looked upon as the big gun of the Hasty House Farm. Jockey Adams, who rode Ruhe in his last successful stake race, was in the saddle, but at no time did the four-year-old threaten to get to the front. He was last in the preliminary stages and was rather lucky to find an opening on the backstretch to move to second place. After entering the stretch, backers of the favored pair were looking Continued on Page Forty-Seven Seaward Home First In Lincoln Handicap Continued from Paae One for the former Denemark racer to put on a spurt, but he failed to do so and only managed to defeat Fair Appraisal, a claiming horse, by one length. In annexing the major honors in the Lincoln, Seaward went into almost a tie with his stablemate Inseparable in lifetime earnings. The net to the winner was ,350 and boosted his life-time earnings to 02,850. Can Locate finished fifth and Challcote was a distant sixth. Both were beaten off. .Because of the brevity of the field there was no show wagering on the Lincoln. The entry paid .20 to place and Pur Sang paid a like figure. A crowd of 22,036 viewed the final day of the Lincoln Fields meeting and the weather was uncomfortable to say the least. A strong sun was beaming down and the humidity was almost unbearable. The racing strip was muddy at the outset, but after the sun had dried out the moisture it became heavy.

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