Douglas Park To Open Next Saturday.: Valuable Kentucky Handicap to Feature the Meeting with Great Racers in Competition., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-20


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DOUGLAS PARK TO OPEN NEXT SATURDAY. Valuable Kentucky Handicap to Feature the Meeting with Great Racers in Competition. Louisville. Ky.. May l!». This week will bring ••• liaie.. in the neiag scene in this dry from Churchill Dowaa to Doaglaa Park, when on next Saturday a thirteen days meeting will be iaauga rated, the crowning featan of which will b.- the Keutaek Handicap, for three-year-olds and over, with 0,680 added, at ami on.- marter miles This stake, being one of th.- richest handicaps .of Hi.- Am. lean tarf, has this year drawn a 1,-1 ..I nominations which comprise aaaay of tin- beat I "- ■ in the i o unfix, inetadiag veral Hire y u olds, which made an exefUeal showing ill the K. ii tacky Derby. Geaenl Manager loha Hacaateister has net .Inn ■ -.. as the i.:ti- for the ranning of th.- big race, am! ihis will give the randidatn pleaty of tiaae in which to complete their tralaiag for tie- race. Most of them have beea on the groand at Doaglaa Phrfc far some time getting ready for he si.;!.,. am several of them, specially thaae most favored, will hive raced one ■ twice by Jane 2. Then is oae bone sehedaled to s:,rt bj the Kentucky Hamiieap tl is year, which has start d twice before in ii. which his increased his a.! miren many fold his spring and that i Boamer, Andrew Millers bob of Katght Brrant Ban Tree II. « p . i the o casiaa of his awihai two starts in he Kentucky Handicap. Boamer was not la his list form, due to his being shipped ben from New- York at tin- last miaate and given a harried preparation far tl. ■ race, but thai year it is far different. He has 1 ecu in Kentucky for a couple of months aad thai be is aa fit as i ver was in his Ufe, is shown by the fact that iic won at tile fir- . iking in a high class field, oer one .el on. sixtcentk miles in 1:44%, tin- first mile in 1:38. in ihis ran he defeated lid Craaap, winner of ii..- Keatackj Handicap last year, and one of the bis. thoaght of cam. ida lis for it this year. Record Breakers ia Kentucky Handicap. Holden of track records at various race tracks are niimi r. us in this years Kentucky Handicap. They include Old Boaabad. Which ran the fastest mile and sae-aaawter at Chun-hill Downs in 191!. win ii he won tin- Beaton hy Derby; Baacher, which has th.- best mark for one and one-sixteenth miles it Doaglaa Park; Dodge, bolder -.f th- record far Ihe a distance it and BlM r. which ran a mile and an eighth in 1:49% at the Laurel, M.I.. track. The race this year premises to be more open than ever, becaane then an a half doaea bane a eligible which have performed feats which would give them an excellent chance t.. win it and then an -ome others, notably in tie- three year-aid lii si. oi. which have not had a rhaarr to anew tbdr i.ii. merita. Cataad Veaaie to date is the leading -lake moaey winner of the older division of boraea and he waa never better iii his life, haviag waa -e-.erai stakes sime the Keatacky seas. mi opened, aft r a sti-iiiuoiis campaign at New Orleaaa ami lb. i Bpriaga. Then then is Iif .1/.. winner of last years Latoaia Cap race, ;.t two and aae- cjuartc i- ii ilea ami which baa not met defeat in his last i"i starts, oven thoagh he has raced with tin-In at boraea. He has been going along in his work as thoagh he is a-, good :.s ever and Us owner has his heart set on winning the Keatacky Haadicap with hi. n. A. l. Macomber failed to aaaex any partiM of the Keatacky Derby, bat la- is going ta make an unnsualy strong effort to i tad the Doaglaa Park chief slake and has left f-ur of his host horsea hr- to run in it. Boats, Bd Cramp, Dodge and Hi. I. Williams. This quartette of thoroaghbreda repre seat a large lavestaaeat aa tie- part .f Mr. Ma camber and either . ■! the faar has :] rhaarr to take Ihe big ptiae. As was tiie c a. e in Ih a Derby, tin Macomber Stable will in all probabiiltj b. r.-pi ■ seated by at least three hois.s in the Kenlllikv Handicap and if ihe fear of them are as good mi the morning of laaa "- as tiny an right now. the only worrj ihal bnaiaer Walter Jennings will line will I— Which to start, unless he sends them al! P. the post, .lookcy John I.ftus will return hen fr..m New Torft to ride one of the Ma- comb r horse s. rreliiiiinary Work Well waanw Way. Mr. flaehan later . il! remain at Douglas Iark until tin spring mieling at that track ends. Previous to his arrival he-re Frank .1. Bruin, his assistant, hail the office open and had things in raaaiag order and the work preliminary to the opeaiag of the meeting is now will under way. Three other stakes will be run at Doaglaa Iark daring the coming spring meeting, they being the Sj«ulation Memorial Hamiieap aad the Spring trial Btakea. The bitter is for two year olds aad then were 119 nominations. It has an addi el value- of £ffd and. with the cxce-ptiiu of the Breeders Futurity at Lexington aad the Cin-daaati Trophy at Lit.inia, is the richest two year-old stake in Keatacky. The Me nierial Handicap will bring cut a field of sprint":s that always run thre-e-ipiart -rs in better than 1:13. most of them in the vicinity of 1:11 ami some- of them capable of doing it in around 1:11. This race has SL.tHIO added. The- Speculation Stakes is a selling affair with IjU.oOtl added and it drew severty five- nominations. The same officials whiili s.-ive-el bast year at Doaglaa Iark again will be on hand this aeaaaa. Chillis I. Price ami Taaaaaa .1. Clay will be the stewards ami William H. BhtBey aad lack Caaap- bell will serve as the plue-ing ju.lges. C.iMpb.dl also will be racing secretary and Shelley clerk of the scales. W. II. Phillips was rec ,-ntly appelated by the Kentucky State Racing Commission as patrol .judge at that track, ami this is the same position lie holds at Churchill Downs and Latonia. Dr. Hartltill is the paddock judge. During its career since- Mr. Hae hmeister teak hold of the reins, each race Banting at Douglas Park lias shown improvement from every standpoint, but never lie-fore did it have as good an outha.k as it has this spring.

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