White Light All the Way in Garden States Erlton: Leads Pen-in-Hand and Favored I Up; Crowd of 17,252 Attends, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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White Light All the Way In Garden States Erlton Leads Pen-in-Hand and Favored I Up; Crowd of 17,252 Attends GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 25. — White Light, a blaze-faced chest- j nut with four white feet, flashed to a front-running victory in the Erlton Purse this afternoon, rolling to the finish two and a half lengths before Mrs. E. Laskers Pen--in-Hand. Brookfield Stables I Up, the odds-on choice, was a distant third in the field of 11, White Light, owned by Mrs. Thomas Barry, returned .40 under Joe Culmone and sped the six furlongs in 1:12. A crowd of 17,252 turned out for the sport on an afternoon which was warm and sunny following the mornings rain. It was the second score for the winner in three starts. A son of Bull Run — Demirep, he made his debut early in the meeting, scampering off to a two-length victory. In his succeeding effort he faltered in the drive after being well up, and finished fourth. Todays effort was like his first. He was away at once and nothing got close to challenge him. Yeara ago a horse like White Light would probably never have seen a race track. Anything with four white feet, according to the superstition, was better off discarded. This Bull Run colt has white markings running above his knees. " He was away from the gate rapidly, set up a long lead and increased it without too much urging, finishing in easy fashion. Pen-in-Hand, who was far back in the running of the Betsy Ross Stakes, came from the rear ea finish second, closing well when getting clear of horses. The favorite attempted to run with White Light early, but was not up to it and even was outpaced by Hoop Mood. He maintained a steady third position throughout and just saved show money by a nose over Appian Way.

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