Ten Face Vagabond King at Downs: Walmac Homebred Raced Well in 54, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-10


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Ten Face Vagabond King at Downs Walmac Homebred Raced Well in 54 Has Warless and Mimi Mine And Sugar Dad Entry Among Lexington Purse Opponents CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 9. — Vagabond King, a five-year-old homebred Alibhai -sired stallion, from Robert W. Mcllvains Walmac Farm, heads a field of 11 shifty racers scheduled to meet here Tuesday afternoon in the ,000 Lexington Purse. Under the allowance terms of the six and one-half furlongs feature,. Vagabond King will shoulder 118 pounds and he is to have the saddle services of Arnold Kirkland. Vagabond King, a stakes winner last year, posted six victories in 13 engagements and he has trained impressively for his 1955 seasonal debut. The Walmac Farm stallion defeated such classy rivals as his stable companion, Gala Fete; Sea O Erin, Dry Run, and Bumper Crop during his four -year-old campaign and he undoubtedly will go postward the betting choice over his Lexington purse rivals. Mrs. O. S. Demings Warless, a six-year-old gelded son of Heliopolis and Flawless Pearl, is the high weight for the Lexington Purse at 121 pounds. He probably will be ridden by Charles Burr, who has been displaying good saddle form in Kentucky this spring. Warless raced rather well in 1954 and he beat a good field at Gulfstream Park in March, stepping the six furlongs of the Granada Purse in 1:10 Vs. Lowenstein Saddles Pair Jake Lowenstein, a Churchill Downs regular, will send out an entry in the Lexington Purse; Mrs. Herbert Herffs Mimi Mine, 107, and Mrs. Lowensteins Sugar Dad, who gets in with a like burden. Jockey Al Popara is to handle Mimi Mine and the veteran Claude Hooper is engaged for Sugar Dad. Others expected to go to the post in the Tuesday headliner are Sam E. Wilson, Jrs Bugledrums, 112; Buddah Stables Baby Tucky, 114; and Mrs. Otto C. Neumanns Beanir, 115 pounds. Also R. S. Reynolds, Jrs Hawkwood Sis, 107; Hasty House Farms Old Campaigner, Ruhe, 112, and Warner Jones, Jrs improved Lebanon Lad, pegged at 118 pounds. Jockey Steve Brooks will have the mount on either Bugledrums or Lebanon Lad, Lois Cook is named on Baby Tucky, and Dave Erb *will pilot Beanir. Jockey Johnny Adams, who always rides well at Downs meetings, is named on Ruhe, who formerly raced well in local stakes. Trainer A. G. Wilson, of the Buhl Stable, hadnt named a rider for Second Avenue at a late hour today. In the meantime at this stately old Derby course interest is picking up tremendously in the Saturday renewal of the 0,000-added Bashford Manor Stakes, which will match two-year-old colts and geldings at five furlongs. Early favorite for the juvenile dash is Dr. L. A. Lewis First Lap, a bay son of Ky. Colonel and Anne Odelle, clever victor in the recently-decided L? Fayette Stakes over the Keene-land course.

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