Whirlaway Seeks Triple Crown Honors Today; Steger Draws Classy Sprint Field of Twelve: Potranco Must Carry Impost of 125 Pounds; Woolford Has Dangerous Entry in Joe Schenck and Technician - War Minstrel Nicely Weighted at 112, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-07


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WHIRLAWAY SEEKS TRIPLE CROWN HONORS TODAY STEGER DRAWS CLASSY SPRINT FIELD OF TWELVE POTRANCO MUST CARRY IMPOST OF 125 POUNDS POUNDSWoolford Woolford Has Dangerous Entry in xJoe Schenck andTechnician War Minstrel Nicely Weighted at 112 112CRETE CRETE 111 June 6 With both the Lex brook Stables Potranco winner of the 5000 added Crete Handicap here on the first Sat ¬ urday of the meeting and the Wo irord Farms Stables Joe Schenck winner of last years running among the dozen horses named through the entry box this morning the 5000 added Steger Handicap brings to ¬ gether the best field of sprinters who have contested the issue in any dash event run thus far during the local season seasonThe The Steger Handicap which is a seven furlong test will be the feature event on Saturdays program and the last added money event offered for the sprinters dur ¬ ing the current Lincoln Fields meeting In addition to the regular patrons of this course the delegates to the Livestock Con ¬ vention and their friends numbering cose to 2000 are expected to witness the week ¬ end card cardAs As was expected the Steger which will be run for the eleventh time tomorrow drew twelve of the best sprinters in the west With Doth Technician and Joe Schenck expected to start in the Woolford Farm silks that STEGER HANDICAP 5000 Added 3YcarOlds and Upward UpwardSeven Seven Furlongs PP Horse Jockey JockeyL 1 Pink Gal L JIaskell JIaskellW 2 Technician W Yarberry YarberryNo 3 Valdina Groom No boy boyJ 4 Kings Blue BluePotranco J Richard RichardD Potranco D MacAndrew MacAndrewJ G Montsin J G Wilson 7 Exarch E WilsonE Pool PoolW 8 Joe Schenck W YarberryW Yarberry 9 War Minstrel W Garner GarnerS 10 Sporting S Brooks BrooksW 11 Uncle Walter W Borton BortonNo 12 Yale o Nine No boy Woolford Farm entry Teclinician Joe Schenck Kansas Cityowned establishment holds a strong hand in this race True Joe Schenck is asked to shoulder 120 pounds in his at ¬ tempt to win the Steger for the second year in a row and may not be equal to the task but Technician off his recent second to Val ¬ dina Farms Viscounty in the Francis S Pea body Memorial Handicap on Decoration Day appears well placed at 111 pounds poundsContinued Continued on fortysecond page STEGER ATTRACTS CLASSY SPRINT FIELD OF TWELVE TWELVEPotranco Potranco Must Carry 125 Pounds in WeekEnd Fixture at Crete CreteContinued Continued from first page pageJoe Joe Schenck was breezed threeeighths in 38 this morning as a blowout for Saturdays 5000 added feature and the son of Insco Stitches is in superb condition for his first public effort at the meeting meetingPotranco Potranco the gelded son of Judge Hay Essie Wessie who races for the Lexbrook Stable of the Kern Brothers of Chicago is asked to tote 125 pounds This is the heavi ¬ est burden he has been required to shoulder since he invaded the handicap ranks Clos ¬ ing his preparation for the acid test of his career Potranco this morning was breezed a half in 53 While the Woolford Farm entry will probably be favored the Lexbrook representative will not lack for support as he was impressive in winning the Crete Handicap here earlier and is a tremendous favorite with Chicago turf fans fansTwo Two members of the field for the Steger won prep races over this course this week Arcturus Stables Pink Gal and Huntley Shers Kings Blue Pink Gal won here over a muddy track on Tuesday while Kings Blue was seen in a winning performance the fol ¬ lowing day The former is the light weight of the field with 98 pounds while the latter will carry the respectable burden of 112 pounds YALE O NINE READY READYThe The French Lick Springs Stables Yale o Nine is another classy sprinter fit and ready to make a strong bid for honors While 1 still others not to be overlooked are Val dina Farms Valdina Groom Hyman Fried bergs Montsin Mrs Emil Denemarks War Minstrel B P Woodsons Uncle Walter Stroube Collins Exarch and Withers Dunns SportingPink Sporting Pink Gal Sporting and Valdina Groom are the threeyearolds of the field Sporting and Valdina Groom were nominated for the Ken ¬ tucky Derby but did not start in that fixture Sporting was out in front until the head of the stretch in the mile and a sixteenth Fran ¬ cis S Peabody Memorial Handicap but fold ¬ ed up under the burden of carrying the pace with older rivals in that race and will no doubUfind the seven furlongs of the Steger more to his liking The Withers Dunn coll will carry 106 pounds Valdina Groom is a d mitted under 102 102In In addition to the Steger racing secretary r Wm H Shelley has programmed a card I which includes four events at a mile or more a fivefurlong sprint for maiden two yearold fillies a sevenfurlong dash for older horses and a sixfurlong event for r older horses All of these races proved to be popular as large fields have been entered

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