A Countess Sets the Pace

May 22, 1960

Under bright lights, over a fast track and before 40,000 fans at New York's Roosevelt Raceway, a new pacing star, Countess Adios, scoots away with the prize in the richest harness race (purse $142,786) ever contested. Leading from the half-mile pole, the Countess fought off the challenge of the nine colts in the field as she won the fifth Messenger Stake and first-place money of $71,393.08. She crossed the finish line a winner by a length and a quarter as her trainer-driver, Del Miller, gave a whoop of victory (see page 61).

PHOTOHERB SCHARFMAN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)