Arlington Park Meeting Only Two Weeks Away: All In Readiness For Banner Summer Season; Classic, Futurity, Lassie and Ten Other Stakes on Program--Close to 00,000 in Purses, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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ARLINGTON PARK MEETING ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY ALL IN READINESS FOR BANNER SUMMERSEASON SUMMERSEASONClassic Classic Futurity Lassie and Ten Other Stakes on Program Close to 500000 in Purses PursesArlington Arlington Parks huge 1000acre racing plant just twentyfive miles northwest of Chicago is all ready for the opening of its 1941 race meeting two weeks from Monday June 23 The north side tracks thirtyfour day schedule is the first portion of a coor ¬ dinated racing program with Washington Park which follows with a thirtytwoday meeting During these sixtysix golden days horsemen will find approximately 1000000 in purse money awaiting them Arlington Park with the Classic the Futurity the Lassie and ten other stakes will offer well over 100000 in added money for these fix ¬ tures Overnight purses for the meeting will run over 300000 thus when horsemens fees are added to the pot there will be prac ¬ tically a half million dollars for the stables campaigning at Arlington Park ParkGrass Grass racing will have an important place for the North Side tracks schedule Racing secretary Robert S Shelley plans a daily tussle over the grass infield course the only northern track in the country with this type of racing strip Two stakes on the grass course are the Grassland on July 9 and the Arlington Handicap on July 19 This latter purse is for 7500 making it the countrys richest grass stake 7000 IN PRIZE AWARDS AWARDSTrainers Trainers jockeys and apprentice riders will find additional remuneration awaiting them Prize awards amounting to 7000 will be divided between these three groups with first second and third money The meeting will be divided into two periods for this competition Arlington will have the usual jockey insurance having contracted for this early last fall Patrons will find a lot of interesting racing lore in their daily pro ¬ gram This feature consists of naming one race everyday for a famous thoroughbred An interesting sketch of the honored horses career programAnother will be carried in the program Another interesting background of the North Side meeting will be the hugh oilpainted photomurals scattered abouT through the grandstand and clubhouse More than a dozen of these mammoth paintings twelve inches high by twenty inches long are in the collection Eighteen of these pic ¬ tures are of famous thoroughbreds that have raced at this track This is Arlingtons Hall of Fame In addition to the twelve winners of the Classic there are six other noted racers such as Sun Beau Discovery Seabis cuit etc that have performed at Arlington ParkCOMFORT Park COMFORT FOR PATRONS PATRONSThis This popular course enjoyed one of its best seasons in 1940 and every indication is that the coming meeting will exceed last years result resultPresident President John D Allen and his associates have left nothing undone in the matter of comfort for the patrons while the purse money for horsemen is the greatest since the boom days a dozen years ago On min ¬ imum or nonstake days there will be the distribution of at least 9200 with one race at 1500 three at 1200 one at 1100 and three at 1000 The average daily distribu ¬ tion will be close to the 15000 mark markGeneral General manager John D Jackson reports virtually all of the leading stables have made stall reservations and that a number of these who will not campaign at the entire meet ¬ ing have indicated their colors will be seen in stake engagements The big racing feature of course is the 40000 Classic Stakes which is certain to gross more than 60000 This threeyearold event is definitely on the schedule of Whirl away Trainer Ben Jones and owner War ¬ ren Wright have already reserved forty stalls and all Chicago is awaiting the ap ¬ pearance of this wonder horse of 1941 Jones has indicated that Whirlaway may make several starts at Arlington aside from the Classic in overnight races for thoroughbreds of his own age

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