Lincoln Fields Program: Attractive Stake and Overnight Races for Coming Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-23


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LINCOLN FIELDS PROGRAM - Attractive Stake and Overnight Races for Coming Meeting. Eight Stake Races Provided, With the Crete Handicap the Inaugural Feature on Saturday, July 2. Tho Lincoln Fields meeting is near at hand. Only ten more days and the. Chicago racing scene will shift from Washington Park to the beautiful course at Crete, where the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club will stage its second meeting over what was proclaimed last year one of the finest race tracks in the country. Attention was called to the close approach of this meeting when the program books were distributed Wednesday among the horsemen at Washington Park and elsewhere. For the thirty-seven days of racing, from July 2 to August 13, inclusive, the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club offers a most attractive program, which is certain to bring to the popular course many of the best horses of the country, assuring Chicago sport of the highest caliber. Eight stake features arc provided, the 5,-000 added Lincoln Handicap and the 0,000 added LaSalle Handicap being the headliners. The other six events have ,000 added each, and their diversified character assure the presence of many of the stars of the various divisions at one time or another. The overnight purses range in value from ,400 to ,500, and the liberal daily offerings are bound to bo reflected in fields of good size with quality predominating. For the opening day Saturday, July 2, the Continued on twenty-third, page. LINCOLN FIELDS PROGRAM Continued from first pace Crete Handicap, with ,000 added, is the outstanding attraction, of an excellent inaugural program. The Crete Handicap is for three-year-olds and upward, at three-quarters of a mile, and closed with 106 nominations. Among those named are some of the fastest sprinters in the West and those who are partial to speed should see plenty of it In this contest. One of the biggest crowds of the meeting will undoubtedly journey to Crete on the national holiday, which this year comes on the Monday following the opening day. The Joliet Stakes, with ,000 added, for two-year-old fillies, is the stake feature for this Fourth of July celebration and a supplementary program of great promise should provide an afternoon of keen enjoyment for the thousands that will crowd the com-modius plant on that occasion. The stake races are reserved for the Saturdays of the meeting, with the exception of the Joliet Stakes, as mentioned above. On July 9 the most -valuable of these fixtures. the 5,000 added Lincoln Handicap, will be run, the Dearborn Stakes Is carded for decision on .Saturday, July 10 ; the Marquette Handicap on July 23 ; the Chicago Heights Handicap, July 30; the Steger Handicap, August 6 and the 0,000 added La Salle Handicap for the final day of the meeting, Saturday, August 13. ,

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