On the Trot: Insko Escapes Serious Injury Maywood Park Increases Purses Jake Rodney Assigned 8th Past, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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— On the Trot By MORRIE KURLANSKY Insko Escapes Serious Injury Maywood Park Increases Purses Jake Rodney Assigned 8th Post * MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood, 111., May 2. — Young Del Insko, on his way to a driving record for a Maywood Park meeting averaging averaging a a win win per per averaging averaging a a win win per per night for the first 25 nights of racing at this increasingly popular west side half-miler, was very much in the limelight on Thursday night. Scoring a splendid double victory with Mrs. Natalie T. Allens pacing filly Nats Joy and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Langers Duke Frisco, Frisco, the the young young Frisco, Frisco, the the young young — Iowan between these triumphs was a victim of a spill in the upper turn just as the horses straightenedout for the stretch drive. Specialty, driven by Harry Fitzpatrick went on a break and Sallys Dream-boat, right beind the Ohio trotter at this stage, was thrown off stride and dumped Insko onto the track. One of Mcs Bombs I hoofs hit Inskos head. Fortunately, however, Inskos plastic skull cap prevented what could have been a fatal blow. Insko not only was able to walk away from the scene of the accident but came out for the following race to steer his mount, Duke Frisco, to a three-length victory. Both of Inskos winning mrunts, Nats Joy and Duke Frisco, were clocked in 2:06*5, a new record for each pacer and the second fastest time last night. Nats Joy, a daughter of Dudley Hanover — Mighty Lucy, established herself as the fastest three-year-old of either gait at this meeting. Four drivers were set down by the May-wood Park stewards for infractions of driving rules. Dave Taddeo, Dana Irving, arid Gene Montgomery were suspended three racing nights each while Bert Madill was grounded for five racing nights. Maywood Park management, in appreciation of the continued good success of the current meeting, announced an increase in purses for all classes effective Monday, May 5. The* new schedule was worked out in cooperation with representatives of the Illinois Harness Horsemens Association and stresses the basic idea of "Better Purses for Letter Horses." In order to make claiming races "more attractive, to horsemen, a special purse schedule has been announced for claiming events. Furthermore, to give horses racing in the different classification groups a better chance to earn their way and match fields more closely, two subdivisions of groups C and B. have been created by racing secretary John Jenuine. The new purse structure is as follows: 25 to 30 class races; Non-winners of two races; and C 2, 00; C 1, 00; 22 to 24 class-races, ,000; B 2, ,100; B 1, ,400; A class, ,750; AA class, ,000. The claiming races have been graded as follows: Claiming Price ,500 to ,750, 00; ,000 to ,500, ,100; ,000 to ,000, ,400; ,250 to ,000. ,750 and claiming races with tags of ,250 and over, ,000. Trainer-driver Glen Kidwell won two races on Thursdays program. Both his winning mounts, the three - year - old Roxburgh G. O., a son of former free-for-all star Brother Harmony; and the fire-year-old Roxburgh Jean, are owned, and bred by Edward Moody of Sullivan, I III., while Edith Cash is the dam of both good pacers. Kevin Tisher. son of trainer Clyde Tisher of Gayleway fame, arrived here for a short visit. Young Tisher currently serves with the Marines and will use his furlough to drive one or two of his fathers horses in races here. Handicap pacers will be featured at Maywood Park Saturday night. Jake Rodney, until last week the nations fastest pace? over half-mile tracks until replaced by Belle Acton who circled the Roosevelt Raceway oval in 2:01?!; a few nights ago, again has been assigned the outside post position in the classy eight-horse field. In last weeks top pace, Lou Meggitts courageous steed engaged in a speed duel with C. M-. Saunders Buckeye for the early lead with the result that both pacers finished out of the money, the event taken by Lester Pletchers black mare Sherrys Honor by six lengths in 2:03.. Sherrys Honor in the meantime won an A-class event with obvious superiority, defeating Rocky Win, Golden Blade and Bill McKlyo with a devastating final quarter in 29 seconds. Sherrys Honor will be starting from the seventh post tomorrow night which doesnt ease her task by any means. Buckeye drops down a notch this time and will again be driven by Harry Burright who has shown great sulky form this --week winning seven races Monday through Thursday. This top trio, however, will face a stern competitor in Plutocrat, who but for lack of racing room in the crucial stage of last weeks pace handicap might have been much closer to Sherrys Honor or possibly might have beaten the Indiana mare.

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