Top VanBerg Pari in Detroit Sprint: Knights Reward and Foxie Jeannie to Fly His Silks in Dearborn Exchange Test, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Top VanBerg Pair In Detroit Sprint Knights Reward and Foxie Jeannie to Fly His Silks In Dearborn Exchange Test DETROIT RACE COURSE, Livonia, Mich., June 25. Marion H. VanBergs Knights Reward and Foxie Jeanie, candidates for the Governors Stakes, top a field of seven quick racers scheduled to clash here Monday afternoon in the Dearborn Exchange Purse. Knights Reward, also a Michigan Mile nominee, is one of the high-weights at 119 pounds under the conditions of the six-furlong sprint, while his stable-mate, Foxie Jeanie, gets in at 111 pounds. Knights Reward, a six-year-old Reaping Reward gelding, will try for his third straight success at the current meeting and Foxie Jeanie, a four-year-old daughter of Equifox, is after her second victory. Knights Reward is unquestionably the better of the VanBerg duo and he recently defeated Foxie Jeanie, Trip Lightly, Second Avenue, Sub Factor and Hangover in a six-furlong overnight event, whirling along in a sparkling 1:10. Came Close to Track Mark Prior to that engagement, the VanBerg colorbearer narrowly missed the Detroit course record for eight furlongs while capturing the Mechanical Day Purse in 1:31 Ys, just the fractional part of the second off Son Charlies mark. Knights Reward reached the wire with a length and three-quarters margin, trimming Speed o Light, By Far, Easy Paddy, Second Avenue, Blimey and My Fault. Foxie Jeanie s top effort of the present session came about on May 28. Taking command soon after the start of the six furlongs Flint Purse, she stepped to the final marker in 1:10. In the band following her home were such speedy performers as Trip Lightly, Princess Trace, Second Avenue, Greatest, and her stable companion, Endon. Jockey Lois Cook, leading reinsman here, pwill have the mount on either Knights Reward or Foxie Jeanie in the Monday head-liner. George C. White will also send out an entry in the Dearborn Exchange Purse. Nocallula, 111, and Cols Daughter, 105, are slated to carry Mrs. Whites" silks in the dash. Almar Stables Easy Paddy, 119; Theodore D. Buhls Jilted Gob; 110, and L. O. McQuowns Eyes Image, 110 pounds, complete "the Monday probable starting band. Little Joe Gregory will handle Cols Daughter or Nocallula and jockey Carroll Bierman is to guide Jilted Gob, who raced rather well against Vantage and First Refusal here last week. The Buhl colt, a son of Air Sailor and Jildac Rose, was making his 1955 debut against the seasoned VanBerg stable pair.

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