Noted Race Revived: Famous Great Western Handicap Is Todays Feature at Washington.; One of the Best Fields of Local Meeting Named to Contest for Old Prize--Top Row Favored., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-08


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NOTED RACE REVIVED Famous Great Western Handicap Is Todays Feature at Washington One of the Best Fields of Local Meet ¬ ing Named to Contest for Old Prize Top Row Favored HOMEWOOD 111 June 7 The field for the 5000 Great Western Handicap for threeyearolds and over at one mile and an eighth to be run at Washington Park tomorrow follows PP Horse Wt Jockey 1 Biff 116 M Knight 2 Late Date 113 L Balaski 3 Tearout 108 W Hanka 4 Gusto 115 G Woolf 5 t Watch Him 112 E Arcaro 6 Evergold 116 E Arcaro 7 Top Row 118 J Longden 8 tCount Arthur 103 J Westrope 9 fOur Reigh 102 fMrs John D Hertz entry HOMEWOOD 111 June 7 Racing mem ¬ ories dormant for more than thirty years will be revived at new Washington Park tomorrow afternoon when one of the smart ¬ est handicap fields of the Chicago season goes to the post for the seventeenth running of the famous old Great Western Handicap with 5000 added and at a mile and a fur ¬ long longNot Not run since 1903 at old Washington Park this newest edition of the Great West ¬ ern drew an overnight field of nine horses The disparity in weights and the racing credentials which most of them possess make the stake the most interesting which has been run at the current Homewood meeting With the added sentimental in ¬ terest which the fixture holds for many old time Chicago racegoers a new capacity crowd is being looked for by Washington Park officials officialsCompetition Competition for the post of favorite was expected to lie between A A Baronis Top Row and Mrs John D Hertz entry of Watch Him Count Arthur and Our Reigh Frank lannis Biff winner of the Chicago Handicap and the Shandon Farms Ever gold winner of the Blue and the Gray Me ¬ morial Stakes run at Washington Park earlier in the meeting drew their quota of overnight supporters off those victories victoriesLATE LATE DATE DANGEROUS DANGEROUSLate Late Date which carried the silks of the Brentwood Stable to triumph in the Latonia Inaugural Handicap and has since won in good company at Homewood was figured as a strong threat So has D B Midkiffs Tearout recent winner of the Latonia Der ¬ by The only horse in the field considered a real outsider is L T Whitehills Gusto one time American Derby and Arlington Classic winner and the fact that this veteran has been working rather well gave even him his share of backers backersThree Three of the candidates for the Great Western were on the track Friday morning for final preparation Tearout was sent a breezing half in 50 Evergold an easy three furlongs in 37 and Top Row which has been working steadily since his arrival in preparation for his Chicago debut did a half mile in 51 breezing breezingThe The installation of Top Row as favorite in spite of the fact that the fouryearold must carry top weight of 118 pounds is looked for because of the prominence into which the horse came in setting a new worlds record of 142 for a mile and a sixteenth at Bay Meadows last fall Whether he can show his heels after a holiday from racing to horses that have been racing and winning steadily is something that some horsemen doubt doubtWatch Watch Him and Count Arthur are the stronger members of the Hertz entry Watch Him although beaten at the meeting Continued on twentyseventh page NOTED RACE REVIVED Continued from first pane has been showing considerable improvement and is now considered close to his best effort Count Arthur triumphed the other afternoon over a good field in an overnight handicap at Washington Park ParkMuch Much interest will attach to the perform ¬ ance of Tearout for the Midkiff colt indi ¬ cated in winning the Latonia Derby that he may have improved enough to be a seri ¬ ous candidate for threeyearold honors his Great Western is expected to furnish a further line upon his possibilities as ajl American Derby threat threatPreparations Preparations for handling a capacity crowd include plans to man fully the neflr 250000 totalizator which makes wagering at Washington Park almost entirely auto ¬ matic There will be 150 selling machines hi use and all possibilities of congestion wifl be thus eliminated

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