New Stand Will Seat About 18,000 Persons: Cant Wait Heads Field of Eight in Queens County Handicap--Nine Stakes Listed for 21-Day Session, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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NEW STAND WILL SEAT ABOUT 18000 PERSONS PERSONSCant Cant Wait Heads Field of Eight in Queens County Handicap Nine Stakes Listed for 21 Day Session SessionNEW NEW YORK N Y June 7 The most successful spring and early summer turf season in the long history of the sport on Long Island enters its last lap Monday when the reconstructed Aqueduct plant opens its gates on a twentyoneday session that will continue throughout July 2 2Racegoers Racegoers will find an entirely new and modern stand with a seating capacity of about 18000 parking space for several thou ¬ sands moie cars a new and more easy ac ¬ cessible mutuel layout of 425 windows in short a completely adequate and streamlined racing plant ready to welcome them for an inaugural program headed by the Queens County Handicap HandicapThe The Brooklyn Handicap and the Dwyer head an imposing array of nine stakes to be run during the meeting representing 72500 in added money an increase of 12500 over their 1940 endowments The reconstructed stands and remodeled plant represents an expenditure incidentally of 1200000 1200000The The Queens County Handicap stellar of ¬ fering on the opening day bill has 5000 added and is over a mile and a sixteenth with a high grade field of eight promised These are headed by Myron Selznicks ac ¬ complished Cant Wait who will be the start ¬ ing top weight under 120 pounds and shapes up the favorite off his sparkling 1941 east ¬ ern debut recently at Belmont Park ParkCANT CANT WAITS RIVALS RIVALSCapable Capable rivals for the Victorian horse are Arnold Hangers Dit who packs 114 pounds and the Greentree Stables moody but light footed Corydon under 112 John Partridge has named an entry that will bear close scru ¬ tiny in Robert L who carries 112 and Dev ¬ ils Crag with the feather of just 100 and the light weight of the field Rounding out the octet are Glen Riddles The Finest with 112 R B Strassburgers Salford II 116 and J E Wideners Moscow II under 106 If all the eight named this morning go to the post the Queens County will net the winner 4675 4675Racing Racing secretaryhandicapper Jack Camp ¬ bell has arranged an attractive and well filled card of six other races for the Mon ¬ day opener There will be no steeplechasing over the new Queens County Jockey Clubs grass course until the autumn meeting so that seven races daily will be the order at this session Most interesting of the events supporting the Queens County is the six furlong Halcyon Purse an allowance test for threeyearolds named for C V Whit ¬ neys performer who displayed such a par ¬ tiality for Aqueducts strip An even dozen are in the Halcyon HalcyonPresident President Theodore J Knapp of the Queens County Jockey Club which operates the Aqueduct grounds is confident that the liberal public response favoring the Jamaica and Belmont Park sessions will continue through the offerings at this tracJ Belmont Parks spring jneeting which came to an end today found the daily average tote t nover topping 900000 and marking a new world record in that department The Westchester Racing Association plant han ¬ dled a daily average of about 780000 ac ¬ cording to mutuels manager Mort Mahony at its spring meeting in 1940 However the comparison is hardly a fair one for the 1940 meeting encountered wet weather on half of its dates datesPost Post time for the first race each day at Aqueduct has been established at 215 p m with the Daily Double windows closing al 2 p m mSCHEDULE SCHEDULE OF STAKES STAKESA A majority of the lands outstanding per ¬ formers in the various divisions will be seen in the stakes features during the meeting The Queens County is just one of four stakes to be run during the first week On Wednesday there is the Shevlin a 5000 added event for threeyearolds at a mile and a sixteenth And on the first of the three Saturdays there will be a double stake bill headed by the Astoria for twoyearold fillies for a purse of 5000 added and the sevenfurlong Carter Handicap for three yearolds and upward with 7500 in endow ¬ ment by the association associationOn On the following Saturday the Dwyer and Tremont will lure local racegoers down to the Queens County park the first mentioned threeyearold special having 10000 added and the twoyearold stake 5000 The Dwyer will be decided at the mile and a quarter route and may attract Calumet Farms Whirlaway WhirlawayOn On Wednesday the twentyfifth there is the Gazelle for threeyearold fillies and on the final Saturday the twentyeighth the card will be embellished with renewals of the 25000 added Brooklyn Handicap of a mile and a quarter and the 5000 added Great furlongsCant American for juveniles at six furlongs Cant Wait is best known of the eight in Mondays Queens County a stake which has developed many memorable contests and last year was won by Arnold Hangers He Did who was trained by Tommy Taylor condi ¬ tioner of Cant Wait WaitThe The Californiaowned sixyearold is right at the top of his form at present as he dem ¬ onstrated in his overnight race recently at Belmont Park and he is to be ridden by the efficient Basil James He is the one to beat whether the track is wet or dry1 dry1Dit Dit will attract some support in the Queens County under his 114 pounds for he is well suited by the distance of a mile and a sixteenth the class of the field and the weights A return to the form he exhibited last month particularly in the Dixie at Pim lico will find Dit a keen factor in this stake The familiar Bierman has the mount

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