Half Dozen Seek Mr. Fitz Handicap; Crossland Humiliates Camden Foes: Calumet Colt Easy 14 Lengths Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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Half Half Dozen Dozen Seek Seek Mr. Mr. Fitz Fitz Handicap; Handicap; Crossland Crossland Humiliates Humiliates Camden Camden Foes Foes Calumet Colt Easy 14 Lengths Winner Maiden Sophomore Merely Galloping Under Scurlock At Finish; Banned Second By TEDDY COX GARDEN STATE PARK. Camden, N. J.. May 16. — Calumet Farms Crossland. a three -year-old full brother to Mark-Ye-Well and to the filly, Amoret, hardly justified his relationship to such notables until he was sent out in the Lawrence Purse here this afternoon. He had started nir.e times without winning and the general feeling was that he didnt really belong with the type of horses society housed under the Calumet shedrow. In the l:45Vs that Crossland required to get over the mile and one-sixteenth, however, the handsome son of Bull Lea— Mar -kell, by Blenheim II. indicated that he might have a bright future, after all. With Ovie Scurlocks feet in the "dashboard" from start to finish, the colt checked in at the finish 14 lengths in the lead and he was marely galloping. It was one of the easiest triumphs ever recorded over the local strip. Breaks Tight Hold Crossland was a .20 favorite, mainly because he was competing against maidens who had shown less than he had. It was. the manner in which he won that created the impression, rather than the non-winners who finished in his wake. In second place was George E. Allens Banned. Harford Stables Florence was a length farther back in third and a neck ahead of Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Blush. Scurlock allowed Crossland to settle nicely in stride while remaining in third place and reaching for "double Nelsons." Halfway down the backstretch. he could not restrain the big colt any longer, and they dashed out into the lead and proceeded to open with every stride. The others were obviously outclassed. An eighth of a mile Continued on Page Forty-Three Calumets I Crossland Takes Camden Event by 14 Lengths 5 Continued from Page fifty-Two 1 from the finish, Crossland was ten on top Dp 1 and he was eased at the line while still in-"J n. creasing his margin. 1 Crossland started only three times as a - two-year-old, and did not show any indica-*• a- tions of speed until the winter season in in Florida. The weather was somewhat nippy, after er the heat and humidity of yesterday. This lis 1 was particularly evident to the models who ho 1 put on the annual Gimbels-sponsored ed 1 fashion show in their sheer finery. The he * racing strip was fast. J Miss Charm a five-year-old mare owned ed by Edwin M. Hydeman, accounted for the he .1 Jim Thorpe Purse, which was run over the he •1 six furlongs distance as the sixth race. She he * . • . j I . . . i | i I i i i * i i a- in in er lis who ho ed The he ed the he the he She he i was a recent arrival from Maryland where ! ! she had displayed excellent form, Li second place was William H. Bishops 1 Wileu, who closed with a strong rush on ! the extreme outside. Mrs. Priscilla J. Mitchells Light Step- was third. Miss J J Charm moved over the three-quarters in 1:12%. She was smartly handled by Sammy I Boulmetis, who allowed her to go along on 1 her own courage until the stretch was 1 reached where she came between horses to take over.

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