Hawthorne Outlook Good: Horsemen in All Parts of the Country Look Favorably on Coming Chicago Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-06


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J i HAWTHORNE OUTLOOK GOOD Horsemen in All Parts of the Country Look Favorably on Coming Chicago Racing. LATONIA, Ky., June 5.— Joseph A. Murphy, who has charge of the contemplated race meeting to be held at Hawthorne, beginning July 3 and concluding Labor Day, was an arrival from New York today to do missionary work on behalf of the Chicago racing. He spoke optimistically of the prospects and feels sanguine that horsemen all over the country, particularly those racing here, will co-operate to make the venture a success. "I find sentiment for the revival of racing in Chicago on solid foundation, strongly favorable by horsemen in all parts of the country and I have assurances from some of the leading owners and trainers that they will send representatives to take part in our meeting. "The Chicago Derby with its 5,000 added, to be run Saturday, July 12, will have a fine list of entries, including Black Gold, victor in the Louisiana Derby, Golden Jubilee Kentucky Derby and Ohio State Derby. Trainer S. C. Hildreth has also nominated his best in it, and R. Walden, E. B. McLean, Bud Fisher and J. E. Madden are others from the East that have signified their intentions to make entry in the Derby. E. R. Bradley, C. Bruce Head and owners of other good three-year-olds racing in these parts will also enter them, assuring them a race commensurate with the bigness of Chicago. "From the desire shown by owners to secure stable room at Hawthorne, there is every indication that we will have ample good racing material to maintain a high-class meeting in every respect and furnish the patrons of racing in Chicago a brand of sport that the Western metropolis has not had opportunity to witness at their own doorstep since the close of Washington Park." In addition to the Chicago Derby, Hawthorne is offering other stakes of ,000 added that will attract many of the better grade of horses. The liberal purses — none of less than ,000 value — will also be attractive to horsemen. Mr. Murphy contempltes remaining here until Friday night, when he leaves for Chicago to remain there looking after preliminary details attaching to the opening of the racing. * .

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