Vagabond King Gains Another Win: Favored in Dolton at Lincoln Fields, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Vagabond King Gains Another Win , TFavored in Dolton At Lincoln Fields Walmac Runner Outsprints Vixen Fixit; Daily Double ; Of ,348.60 for Posted • By J. J. MURPHY LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, HI., June 22. — Walmac Farms Vagabond King, a four-■ year-old by Alibhai, won his second race ; in three starts this season when he took "r the honors in the featured Dolton Purse ; here today. Ridden by jockey Arnold I Kirklarid and carrying highweight of 120 ; pounds in the seven-furlong affair, Vaga- bond King, third favorite of the day to ; click, won by one and one-half lengths i from Vixen Fixit, with Breadwinner being I third in the six-horse field. The winners ; time was 1:23% and he paid .20. r Breadwinner, a four-year-old filly, made , the pace in the Dolton and was still in the ; van after the field had gone a half-mile. " Vagabond King was under restraint, however, and when called upon cut down the , margin until he was in front by a half-; length at midstretch. Meanwhile, Vixen i Fixit, a five-year-old mare, had been try-, ing to get up, but her rider, John Ralph Adams, was having his troubles. "The mare was trying to lug in and Adams was pull-, ing hard on the right rein. Nearing the finish line Vixen Fixit decided to change her tactics and, instead of bearing to the inside, tried to duck out. She got the better of her rider momentarily by her erratic action and lost whatever chance she might have had as a result. Vixen Fixit beat Breadwinner by two and one-half lengths for second place. This was the first Ladies Day of the meeting, and the weather was more pleasant than it has been in weeks, but tv attendance was a rather light 7,128. Wood Run Pays 72,80. The longest-priced Daily Double of i. session was posted after Wood Run had taken, the opening race and Dello had won the second. The reward to the fortunate ticket holders was ,348.60, and twenty-two tickets and one 0 ticket were sold on the combination. Wood Run, paying 72.80, was the longest-priced winner of the meeting. The opening events were fashioned for three- and four-year-olds who had never won a race, and Wood Run was ridden by Robert Chlopek, a Chicago boy who had not steered a winner in three years, part of whose time was spent in the U. S. Marines. Wood Run moved on the outside of Clairbeau in the stretch to best her by a neck. Following the finish, jockey Cook, on Clairbeau, claimed foul against Wood Run, but the claim was not allowed. It was the ninth start for Wood Run, a three -year-old who did not race last season. Dello, who also failed to go postward -as a two-year-old, was making his fourth appearance. He had William Cox up and was always close to the pace set by Harriets Pet, one of the well-backed ones. Dello won the six-furlong affair by two lengths, with Desert Girl, the favorite, finishing last in the 12-horse field. A favorite broke the long shot monotony when Calorimeter came from next to last place to easily connect in the third race, which engaged 12 four-year-olds at six furlongs. Hoosier Relic set the pace, but Calorimeter, a four-year-old filly ridden by Ken Church, came fast through the stretch to score easily. Charles A., a two-year-old son of Southern Pride— Sun Doggie, by Chance Sun, graduated from the maiden ranks in his fifth start when he took the fourth race. Jockey Harold Allgaier, accepting one of his few mounts of the season, was in the saddle, and he had the colt close to the pace in the early running and got to the front at the half-way mark of the five-furlong dash. Sixty Two, the favorite, finished fourth after having raced up to the leaders on the stretch turn. The second favorite of the day came through when Dixie Spy was an easy victor in the fifth. It was the second success of the session for the three-year-old son of Yellow Tulip and he won easily with John Adams in the saddle. The distance wa* one mile. Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Seven ner of last seasons Meadowland Handicap at Washington Park, was an arrival from Delaware in charge of S. C. Mikell. Also in the shipment were Repetoire, Char Do, Bob White, Lord o War, and Achilles . . . W. F. Proctor brought Rags to Riches, Far Char, Miss Occupy, Alaric, Life Policy and Will Star. Some others in the barn will be along in a few days. AAA Jack Johnston, vice-president of Sportsmans Park, returned from Miami and was a press box visitor. Was accompanied by his nephew,/ William Johnston, Jr. . . . Johns Mable, a two-year-old winner of her very first start, which was at this track Monday, was purchased by Arnold Winick, her present owner, at the Keeneland yearling sales for ,800. She was a very easy winner and looks like a good prospect . . . Albert M. Quarles, president of the Greater Chicago Hotel Association, and William J. Wilson, vice-president of the same, as well as Frank Bering, dean of Chicago hotel men, were visitors at the track Monday . . . Going into the last three days of the meeting the daily average pari - mutuel handle was 56,738.

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