Loose Rock Captures Inaugural of Livonia Stakes at Detroit: Cimmerona Half Length off Mrs. J. Tomlinsons Colt after Setting Early Pace, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-07


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. : Loose Rock Captures Inaugural Of Livonia Stakes at Detroit Cimmerona Half Length Off Mrs. J. Tomlinsons Colt After Setting Early Pace By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT RACE COURSE, Livonia, Mich., June 5. Mrs. Joseph Tomlinsons Loose Rock, a game son of Sun Again and Tiens, raced to a surprising victory here this pleasant afternoon in the inaugural running of the 0,000 Livonia Stakes. Closing extremely fast under a well-judged ride from the veteran jockey Sammy Williams, the Canadian-owned victor was along in the last sixteenth mile of the six furlongs feature to take a half length decision from Fox Covert Farms good filly, Cimmerona. Mrs. V. E. Smiths Lori-Jane was a close third just a neck off Cimmerona and a nose in advance of C. D. Boyds Run Red Run, fourth in the field of 11 Livonia Stakes starters. Loose Rock raced the three-quarters mile over the heavy and holding track in 1:16 and carried 113 pounds under the Livonia Stakes conditions. Overlooked by the majority in the wagering, the Tomlinson colt went to the post at 16 to 1 and picked up ,000 as the winners end of the 1,-620 gross purse. Fayored Entry Unplaced William E. Britts Aces Wired and Mrs. Otto C. Neumanns Beanir, coupled for the Livonia, were favored in the wagering but both failed to stay after flashing early speed. Aces Wired finished seventh in the sprint and Beanir was no better than tenth at the final marker. Aces Wired began fast when starter Johnny Morrissey sent the Livonia stakes field out of the stalls in a "line break," but Cimmerona moved up fast from fifth position and took over the pacemaking task before reaching the initial furlong pole. Cimmerona and Lori-Jane then dueled for the early advantage with the former holding sway until well inside the stretch. Loose Rock, away sluggishly and well back to the last quarter mile, began his bid from Continued on Page Forty-Eight Loose Rock Captures Inaugural of Livonia Overtakes Cimmerona at Detroit For Surprise Over Heavy Track Continued from Page One the outside as the leaders settled in the home lane. Cimmerona and Lori-Jane continued gamely during the closing test, but Loose Rock unleashed a bold challenge under Williams brisk urging and the Tomlinson gelding was along in the final sixteenth to garner a well-deserved victory. Cimmerona and Lori-Jane were lapped as they flashed by the finish while Run Red Run, a keen factor the entire trip, held on well for fourth. Mrs. Tomlinsohs silks also were carried successfully at Woodbine Park today when her four-year-old colt, Chain Reaction, captured the Connaugh Cup at the Toronto oval. A crowd of 18,289 turned out for the week-end sport and the gathering was treated to good racing, despite the fact that the track, thoroughly soaked by much-needed rainfall during the past three days, was quite heavy for the entire program. Henry Forrests white and green silks were carried successfully here today by Triumphant in the Belle Isle Purse, one of the better attractions on the half -holiday card. Taking command soon after the start of the six-furlong sprint under a hustling ride from Lois Cook, the Forrest gelding, a four-year-old son of Bull Brier and Three O Three, coasted to the finish with three lengths to spare over Triple R Stables Avion, who was a similar margin before W. M. Wiggins Daiquari. Ivan D. Peats Sun Tan Gal salvaged fourth money in the field of six starters. I. J. Collins favored Fair Pilot flashed a bit of early speed, but failed to stay and ran last. Triumphant, successful in eight engagements during his 1953 campaign, visited the winners ring for the first time this year after annexing the Belle Isle. Shouldering a feathery 108 pounds under the allowance I terms, the Forrest gelding raced the three-quarters mile through the sticky going in 1:16 and paid 1.60 straight. B. H. Wises Jackies Idol, ridden by How- ! ard Craig, fell soon after the start of the J one mile and one-sixteenth opener after the Wise mare clipped Bridge Clubs heels. Fortunately, jockey Craig escaped without injury and was permitted to fill some of his later Saturday engagements. I W. M. Wiggins Mark o Night, handled by apprentice Johnny Rotz, beat eight ordinary platers in the initial event and Leo J Edwards Cute Way, with Harold Keene at the reins, trimmed five mediocre rivals in the six-furlong second race. Grace Kosibas Detroit-owned Paralyte, aided by a strong ride from Bobby Baird, defeated five medium class middle distance platers in the one mile and one-sixteenth third. In scoring his first success since last January in New Orleans, the Kosiba representative set the pace from the start and stepped to the finish with a length and one-half margin over William Zakoors Intention. E. R. Ellisons Bernborough finished third a neck off Intention while David Singers Twintone lasted to save fourth. Some Friend, a 6-year-old mare, the get of Some Chance and Faithful Friend, from the New Orleans-owned Mrs. Norman J. Hernandez Stable, won her third straight purse at the local course, trimming five I rivals in the six-furlong fourth.

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