Lincoln Fields Wonders: New Improvements Make Crete Course One of the Finest, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-30


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LINCOLN FIELDS WONDERS New .Improvements Make Crete Course One of the Finest. Great Interest In Meeting Opening Saturday. Prominent Owners: to Be Represented In Thirty-Seven Days of Racing. - CRETE, 111., June 29. The extensive improvements . instituted at Lincoln Fields since the close of the racing- there last year have -been - nearly- completed and. transformed the already palatial course into one of the race track wonders of the country. Managing director Matt J. Winn has given the construction matter considerable of his personal time and most of Ihe building has been done under hissupervlsion. He takes great pride in the massiveness and completeness of the Crete plant. Not a single feature that would- tend to assist in the comfort of the racing public has been overlooked at Lincoln Fields and Chicagoans can .justly say that the most ornate and complete racing course in the world is at their back door. The coming meeting at Lincoln Fields is attracting much interest not alone in this vicinity but also in other sections. It is certain to eclipse any racing that has been witnessed in these parts since the halcyon days of the original Washington Park, and there is every likelihood that it will even surpass in brilliancy that highly sponsored and famed racing plant. The- club membership is a representative one, names in the social, financial and mercantile spheres being indicative of the great interest that is being manifested inthe thirty-seven day meeting about to begin at the Lincoln Fields course. The more prominent owners of the country are certain to send their representatives to the course, for they have entered them liberally in the rich stakes which will be decided at intervals. The Lincoln Handicap, which carries 5,000 in added money, has among the nominations every noted star now in the country and will, in all likelihood, be the outstanding race of the year from the point of quality striving for a big prize. As an evidence of the great-expectations of having the best horses in the country at the Crete track, secretary Shelley has compiled his initial racing program on lines higher than any attempted on any western or southern track. Continued on twenty-fourth pace. LINCOLN FIELDS WONDERS Continued from first page Everything will be in complete readiness for the opening and the detail work in connection with the. opening lias been well looked after. Charles F. Price, who is in charge of the racing, has been here for several days in person, so that there would be no last-minute hitch. Daniel E. OSuilivan has aso been on the scene for several days, coming from Latonia to assist in preparing for the opening, while director general Matt J. Winn has been putting in every minute he could spare and doing yoeman work in giving minute attention to all matters which would facilitate the opening and insure comfort "fbr the big crowd that is certain to be on hand for the inaugural. The list of officials who will serve will embrace the best known in the country and, in addition to Charles F. Price in the stewards stand, will include Martin Nathanson, Thomas C. Bradley and S. C. Nuckols, Jr. Messrs. Price and Nathanson will officiate until the close of the Latonia meeting; when Messrs. "Bradley and- Nuckols, Jr., will join them. Joseph McLennan will assist William Shelley in the judges stand as placing judge, . Sigsbee Sherwood" serving as the third member? For the convenience of the horsemen who will be forced to stable at Washington Park entries will be accepted there daily and -close at 9 :30 oclock. The scratch time daily at Washington Park will be 7:30 oclock; an hour earlier than the time set at Lincoln Fields. Owners and trainers who have had stalls reserved for them at Lincoln Fields and the number of horses they will bring are: Owner. Horses. Owner. Horses. Abbott, Mrs C Keene, J. 0 10 Audley Farm Stable.. 25 Keefe, M 8 Austin, A. L 7 Kunz, S 3 Baker, J 30 Knebelkamp, P 8 Bedwell, n. G 19 Kilmer. W. S 5 Bradley, E. R 19 Lowenstein, M 15 Bloomfield Stable 19 Laffoon, P 14 Baker, R. L 15 Laurel Park Farm... 13 Buford, D 4 Lewis. J. W 9 Bryson, E. K 14 Lydia Mae Stable.... G Baroni, A 9 Morris, Dan 15 Brooks, G 5 Midgley, W. R 5 Bellew, Lon 15 McLean, E. B 19 Burch, Preston 15 Nugent Bros 9 Burkedale Stable 9 Peabody and Hertz 19 Breckinridge, D 10 Page, Mr 7 Coughlin, J. J 20 Parkview Stable 12 Camden, J. N 30 Pons, A 4 Collins, R. W 4 Respess, J. B 24 Crane, Val 25 Riedinger, C. W 4 Chinn, P. T. 10 Snearley, W: 3 Cloher, J 5 Shannon, Tom 5 Frakes, R. C 12 Salmon, W. J 10 Garth, W 15 Swikard, T. 0 Grabner. F. M 11 Spencer, Jesse 11 Green Briar Stable... 10 Taylor, F 10 Goode, J 5 Trotter, C. n G nanovcr, J 3 Thornton, E. K 7 Hall, W 4 Tausbr, F. A .. 2 Ha.l, G. E 3 Taylor. J. S G Hamed Bros 15 Three Ds Stable 20 Hayes, T. P 15 Van Meter, C. C 10 Headley, II. P 9 Van Dusen, C 19 Holman, S. N.. 9 Well. J 4 Hughes, C 10 AVoodinan, AI... 6 Jollet Stable 8

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