Lincoln Handicap Increased to 5,000 Added: Col. M. J. Winn Announces Pretentious Stake Program for Lincoln Fields, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-03


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UNCOLN HANDICAP INCREASED , __ TO 5,000 ADDED a a 6a i Col M. J. Winn Announces Pretentious Stake Program for Lincoln Fields ♦ New Feature Provided Is La Salle Handicap With 0,000 Added— Dixie Changed to Marquette Handicap— Overnight Purses ,200 to ,000 » The greatest season of sport since the revival of racing in Illinois, one that will rank with the best of the turf of the old days in this section, is forecast in the announcement of the summer program of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club by Col. Matt J. Winn, executive director. Stake values that will attract the leading thoroughbreds of America make up the offering, and the fixtures are so varied as to provide for all classes of high-ranking racers. The meeting of thirty-seven days will open on July 2 and close on August 13. The Lincoln Handicap, at one mile and a quarter for three-year-olds and upward, is the outstanding feature. The added money value of this stake has been increased from 0,000 to 5,000. It is designed to draw the winners of the big •three-year-old stakes as well as the cream of the handicap division. In it the Crusaders, Sarazens and other stars of the turf will meet at a time of the year when they are at the top of their form. Colonel Winn plans great things for the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club. His initial experience in racing in this State last year convinced him that the public desired the sport and would patronize it liberally when offered the best in that line. He is determined to provide just that. He believes that Chicago and vicinity constitute a racing center not excelled by any locality in the world and he feels that these sport lovers should be given entertainment in keeping. The splendid plant of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club at Crete, 111., is undergoing marked alterations. Changes that will make it much more commodious than was the case when it made its debut last season are under way. Withal there will be the horticultural touch that has distinguished Churchill Downs and other courses whose destinies are presided over by Colonel Winn. Expense will not be spared in rendering Lincoln Fields a mammoth flower bed and from a point of beauty the grounds will be one of the show places of this section. Stake events to be decided at Lincoln Fields will close on Wesneday, June 8, at the office of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club, Crete, 111. A new fixture has been added to the brilliant card of last season in the La Salle Handicap. This event is for three-year-olds and upward, over the route of one mile and three-sixteenths, with 0,000 added. This stake augments the 5,000 Lincoln Fields Handicap as an inducement to owners of Continued on twentieth page. LINCOLN FIELDS PLANS Continued from first pace stars of the older division to seek quick fortunes in this section. Another change has been made in last seasons stake programme. The Dixie Handicap will hereafter be known as the Marquette Handicap. This change in name has been made to avoid confusion with the Dixie Handicap decided over the Pimlico course. The Marquette Handicap is for three-year-olds and upward at a mile and a sixteenth, with ,000 added. Other fixtures for the older performers are the Steger Handicap and the Crete Handicap. Both are for three-year-olds and upward, with ,000 added. The Steger is at one mile, while the Crete is at six furlongs. A sparkling array of juvenile stakes also has been provided. These are the Joliet Stakes, for fillies, at three-quarters of a mile, with ,000 added ; the Dearborn Stakes, for colts and geldings, with ,000 added, and the Chicago Heights Handicap, without sex discrimination, with ,000 added. The Lincoln Fields program will not appeal only to owners of outstanding st;tke stars. It is a well-balanced offering that provides for overnight purses that run from ,200 to ,000. Colonel Winn already has received assurances from horsemen both east and west that leave no doubt as to the quality and quantity of thoroughbreds which will contest for the rich prizes to be awarded. The dates on which the Lincoln Fields stakes will, be run follow: Crete Handicap — Three-year-olds and over. $." ,000 added: :!-4 mile: Saturday. .Inly 2. Joliet Stakes -Two year olds, fillies, $.",.000 added; 3-4 mile: Monday. .Inly I. Lincoln Handicap- Three- year olds and over, .". 000 added; 1 1-4 miles; Saturday. July ! . I eaH orn Stakes- Two-year-olds, colts and pHhfL $." .000 added; 3 4 mile: Saturday. July 18. Maniuette Handicap Three -year olds and over, ,000 add. -I; 1 1-16 miles; Saturday. July 23. Chicago Heights Handicap Two year-olds, $:,.ihio added: ::-4 mile; Saturday. July 30. Steger Handicap — Three-year-olds and over. $." .tmO added; 1 mile; Saturday. August 6. I.a Salle Handicap Three year-olds and over, 0,000 added; 1 3-16 miles; Saturday, August 13.

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