Mad Quest and Nokoni Dead-Heatat River Downs: Finish All Even in Second Race; Storm Hits after oPening Event, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Mad Quest and Nokoni Dead-Heatat River Downs Finish All Even in Second Race; Storm Hits After Opening Event By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 8. The fans at River Downs were witnesses to the first dead heat of the season in the second race, second half of the Daily Double between Mad Quest and Nokoni. The attendance figures, despite the overcast skies early in the day, were estimated again at being near 4,000, and the dead heat was-registered in a driving rainstorm. Prior to the running of the first race the skies really blackened and a strong wind came up, followed by thunder and lightning and rain after the race. C. B. Branscons Star Pigeon and jockey J. OBrien went six furlongs in 1:13 over the track that was still fast, to be a length Continued on Page Forty-Four Mad Quest and Nokoni Dead-Heatat Riyer Downs Finish All Eyen in Second Race; Storm Hits After Opening Event Continued from Page One and one-quarter the best of George McFar-lands Optional and jockey Louis Rivera. Rivera was astride A. L. Coopers Mad Quest the top half of the dead heat in the second race, and coupled with the winner of the first, returned 8.80. Nokonie, the Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sawyer colorbearer, the other winner in the second event, was capably handled by jockey C. L. Martin. This royally red filly coupled in the Double betting as a two-three combination, returned 11.20. The winners covered the six panels in the sloppy going in 1:1.4. This was the second time in the history of racing at this plant since the new management that a dead heat was registered in either end of the Daily Double. On July 21 of last year, Doctor Jay and Musical Score furnished a Daily Double pay-off by reaching the wire on even terms in the first race.

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