By Far Faces, Six Milers in Hazel Park Headliner: Grissom Colt Rated Choice to Earn Fourth Purse at Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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By Far Faces Six Milers In Hazel Park Headliner Grissom Colt Rated Choice to Earn Fourth Purse at Meeting By BUD LYON HAZEL PARK, Mich., June 24. — The Owosso Elks, a one mile allowance test for fourryear-olds and upward, tops Tuesdays eight-race twilight program, bringing together seven of the best middle distance runners on the grounds. In the starting field are T. Alie Grissoms entry of By Far and Speed o Light, M. Adelharts Cow Town, H. J. Wises Next Page, Mrs. Elizabeth Mucklers Homeplace, G. W. Morrisons Orchid and M. H. VanBergs Greek Sword. Also of interest will be awarding of the yearling colt, a son of Royal Gem n., to the person who submitted the winning name during the recent week-long contest which commenced on Appreciation Day, June 4. By Far will be seeking his fourth victory in six appearances at this meeting. The six-year-old son of Bold Gallant— Escutch-Continued on Page Four By Far Meets Six Milers at Hazel See Grissom Colt Probable Favorite Cow Town, Next Page and Homeplace to Challenge; Cfaimers in Sub-Feature Continued from Page One eon has accounted for three claiming events already. Probably the top effort of the Grissom colorbearer was just two weeks ago when he turned back a band of ,500 claimers at a flat mile in 1:42. The "Tennessee" Wright-trained colt led his field every step of that eight furlongs, finishing three parts of a length before Blue Colonel. By Pars initial win of the meeting was in a similar test and he/ covered the one mile three-fifths of a second faster. A repeat performance would seemingly be all that was required for him to rack up his fourth win. Cow Town finished third in his last start. The altered son of Brown China was used up in running down the pacemaking By Par that afternoon and naturally faded badly through the stretch. The winner was timed in 1:41, one of the fastest mile runs i of the season. Prior to that effort Cow Town won in a 0,000 claiming event at six furlongs in 1:15 over a "sloppy" track. Homeplace Could Upset Homeplace is the dark horse of the Owosso field. The Nasrullah gelding finished third to Rock Pilot in his last start, the Ed Median Memorial Handicap. He was six lengths shy of the winner at the end of a mile and one-sixteenth. Tomorrows race will mark the first time that this fashionably bred four-year-old has been placed with allowance company of this type, and could well mark the spot for his entrance into the winners circle. As a secondary feature racing secretary Horace Wade has carded a 0,000 claiming event at six furlongs. Named for the dash are nine top flight sprinters: Set Shot, Peggys Brandy, King Shannon, Invalidate, Big Sweep, Roman Eddie, Judge Ray K., Howdy Man and Dawney.

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