Hasty Road and Queen Hopeful Big 53 Winners at Arlington and Wahington: Won 08,320 and 45,804, Respectivley; Former Has Classic as First Objective, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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HASTY ROAD, with exercise rider, Francis Hall, up; groom Jack Barraz center-and trainer Harry Trotsek right. Hasty Road and Queen Hopeful Big 53 Winners at Arlington and Washington Won 08,320 and 45,804; Respectively; Former Has Classic as First Objective Hasty Road and Queen Hopeful, the win-ningest colt-filly combination in training, made their first 1954 Chicago appearance Monday, arriving from Belmont Park to prepare for the 35-day Arlington Park meeting that gets under way June 24. The two prize three-year-olds were shipped here by trainer Harry Trotsek along with the Argentine-bred Mister Black and two other runners to the Hasty House Farm barn at Washington Park. The entire string, numbering 42, will be transf ered to Arlington next week to prepare for the first half of the coordinated meeting which will distribute a gross of ,700,000 to horsemen over the 65-day j span. " Hasty House Farm, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Allie E. Reuben of Toledo, Ohio, paced the 1953 combined summer meeting, principally on the strength of winning performances by Hasty Road and Queen Hopeful. Hasty Road, recent winner of the Preak-ness at Pimlico, became the worlds leading money-winning two-year-old last year by virtue of his Arlington and Washington Park Futurity victories. Of the record 77,132 earned by the Roman Traffic Court colt in 1953, 08,320 of it was earned in five starts here. Hasty Road won his first start, a maiden sprint at Arlington. Following that came an impressive allowance win and the two Futurities. His only defeat last summer came at the hands of a-stablemate, Sea O Erin, in the Prairie State Stakes. The big Roman colt stumbled coming out of the gate, but overcame most of the eighteen-horse field to finish third. Trotsek took Hasty Road to Belmont Park, when the Washington Park meeting closed and he failed to score in two appearances. Next came the late Kentucky campaign, where he captured two straight . . . Keenelands Breeders Futurity and the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs. After a few disappointing starts during the Florida season, Hasty Road captured the Derby Trial over Determine at Churchill Downs. In that race he established a new mile track record of 1:35. The order of finish was reversed in the 80th running of the Derby as Determine won. At Pimlico, Hasty Road was involved in a third straight thriller when he lost the Preakness Prep to Correlation. Four days later the son of Roman came back to outlast the Californian in the mile and three-sixteenths Preakness, and boost his life earnings to 94,332. Reuben and. Trotsek decided last week to pass up the Belmont Stakes and point Hasty Road for the 55,000 Arlington Classic and 00,000 added American Derby. As it stands now, those two races will undoubtedly go a long way in determining the eventual three-year-old champion of 1954. All of the other top sophomore stars, Porterhouse, Correlation, Determine, Has-seyampa, Fisherman arid many more are eligible for the Classic. Queen Hopeful has finished out of the money only once. She wound up fourth recently in the Coaching Club American Oaks. i Prior to that she more than paid her own way in 22 starts. Like Hasty Road, Queen Hopeful was sired by Roman. Her dam was Playfull. She highlighted her juvenile campaign by winning both the Arlington Lassie and Princess Pat Stakes. Of the 69,534 collected last year, 45,804 of it was earned at Arlington and Washington. Besides the aforementioned rich" filly stakes, Queen Hopeful finished third in! Arlingtons Pollyanna Stakes and dead-1 heated with Greek Lady for top honors in a division of the Mademoiselle Stakes at the Homewood track. Among her other 1953 performances were seconds in the Belmont Matron, Selima, and Miss America and a third in the Alcibiades Stakes. This year Queen Hopeful has accounted for the Black-Eyed Susan, Florida Oaks and Orchid Stakes, while finishing second in the Jasmine, Ashland and Kentucky Oaks. Her total earnings to date amount to 39,634. During the 1953 Arlington-Washington session, Hasty House Farm amassed 00,-049. In the over-all national picture, the Reuben-owned unit was third, behind Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Calumet Farm, with 75,003. Other thoroughbreds to carry the Hasty House silks in the past, and who will again be seen at the summer meeting, include Ruhe, winner of the 1953 Equipoise Mile; the English-bred Stan, and Grassland. All of them have displayed winning form again this year. Ruhe, Stan and Platan are all candidates for both the 70,000 Washington Park Handicap and the 60,-000 Arlington Handicap on the grass. Two others, Torch of War and Pomace, are eligible for the Washington Park Handicap only. Besides Hasty Road, the Reubens have maintained eligibility to the Classic on Queen Hopeful, Sea O Erin and Seppie. Among Reubens newcomers is the costly colt Silver Robby. He was purchased last year as a yearling. The Kerry Miss Robby youngster ran fourth his first out at Hia-leah, arid followed up winning two sprints at Gulfstream Park. In his most recent effort, Silver Robby finished second to Mister Carter in a division of the Joliet Stakes.

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