Kentucky Handicap Final Stake of Downs Meeting: Strong Field Being Recruited For Mile and Eighth Offering, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-11


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Kentucky Handicap Final Stake of Downs Meeting Strong Field Being Recruited For Mile and Eighth Offering LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 9.— The Ken- ! tucky Handicap, a ,500 added run of a mile and an eighth for three-year-olds and upward, is the next feature on Churchill Downs spring program, and it will headline the last days racing here next Saturday It will be the 24th running of the fixture , which, in the past, has been won by such horses as Luke McLuke, Cudgel, Extermi- " nator. Cherry Pie, Gallant Knight and ! Easter Stockings. f A strong field is being marshalled for l the coming renewal, and it is likely to in- c elude as many as ten contestants. Almost sure to be found in the starting field are the R C Stables Royal Crusader, winner X of the Churchill Downs Handicap; Miss * Helen Hickmans Aonbarr, runner-up both in the Clark and Churchill Downs Handi- F caps, and Junius W. Bells Steel Heels, win-1 s ner of the Stars and Stripes Handicap, at Arlington Park, last summer, who will be " making his first start of the local meeting this week-end. Aonbarr and Steel Heels indulged in use- 1 M. ful private trials here this morning. The l Hickman four-year-old went a mile and a s-furlong in 1:56% and Steel Heels worked « an easy six furlongs in 1 :19y5. s, Among other horses being groomed for l th- final Churchill Downs stake are Jake by D-Lowensteins Heartman, Joseph E. Wide- *: tiers Moscow II. and Martian, Shady Brook vj Farms Agricole, Howard Wells Equifox, P Mrs. Carl Grahams Boss Hoss, and S. G. fi Baker Sr.s Meggy. Another feature of next weeks racing here will be the annual Gentlemens Cup ! B race, scheduled for Wednesday. This event, one of the social highlights jf the meeting! is to be contested at six furlongs, and the H H. riders will be amateur horsemen, g Also on the final weeks program are two Ia handicaps, one scheduled for Wednesday, Y a- a mile and a sixteenth, and the other P carded for Friday at six furlongs. H

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