No Dearth of Horses for Delaware Meeting: Hourly Arrivals from Maryland Liberal Steeplechase Program, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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i GEORGE R. PALMER Will do the starting at the Delaware Park meeting. No Dearth of Horses For Delaware Meeting Hourly Arrivals From Maryland Liberal Steeplechase Program STANTON, Del., May 25. With 75 per cent of the 1,100 thoroughbreds slated to participate in the 30-day season of the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, which starts Friday, now quartered at Delaware Park, Fair Hill and Mrs. Healys farm, only those horses coming from New York need arrive to fill the available stalls. For the past three years 1,000 or more horses "Have been ready for competition during the five-week session, so this year racing secretary Edward Brennan is again blessed with more than enough thoroughbreds to fill his daily eight-race cards. There was a greater demand for stalls, the California blackout being one of the causes, but Garden City, now under construction, appears to be the chief reason, for a majority of the owners plan invading the New Jersey track after the close of this meeting. During the past several days horses have arrived hourly from Maryland and agents of several van companies stated today that Pimlico, Laurel and Havre de Grace were depleted of stables. At the close of the Old Line State spring season at Pimlico several owners split their stables, sending vanguards here and the others to Belmont Park for the early part of the Westchester County season. The units are being assembled and several well-known establishments are coming from Suffolk Downs before the opening. Service of duPont to Steeplechasing Not only is the Delaware season a rich one for flat racers, but more money is hung out for leppers during the two-week season for that class of performers than at any other track in America. William duPont, builder of steeplechase courses and guiding hand of Delaware Park, probably has done more to aid steeplechasing than any devotee. He rebuilt the Aqueduct course and aided in the betterment of the Belmont Park and Saratoga fields. His private course at Fair Hill -is considered the non plus ultra in the United States. Like Donald P. Ross, another member of the executive committee, duPont is devoting most of his time to war work. When possible he is at Delaware Park to confer with president J. Simpsoa Dean and his fine group of assistants. Not afraid of the number "13," that number of stakes will be presented, three of them being fashioned for leppers. The first of the brush hopper features will be the third and final edition of the Spring Maiden. It will have its running on June 17 with an added value of ,000. A week later, the Georgetown Steeplechase Handicap, with ,000 in added money, will be renewed and the Indian River Steeplechase Handicap, also endowed with ,000, 1 will be presented the following Wednesday. The Spring Maiden and the Georgetown 1 will be run over about two miles and the Indian River course of about two and one-half miles, takes the field across the flat track and over three hazards before returning to the main grass. In addition to the Dover, for two-year-olds and the opening-day headliner and the Wilmington to be presented on the first Saturday of the meeting, which is Continued on Page Thirty-Four No Dearth of Horses For Delaware Meeting Hourly Arrivals From Maryland Liberal Steeplechase Program Continued from Page Three Memorial Day, stakes offerings include renewals of the Brandywine, Delaware Oaks, i the Kent, the Sussex, the Diamond State Stakes, the Polly Drummond, the Christiana and New Castle. The final two weeks of the meeting again will be stake weeks, for, starting on Wednesday, June 24, the Georgetown, the Diamond State and the Polly Drummond will be offered on consecutive days. Again Wednesday will be the commencing point for a great array of stakes for on that date, which 1$ July 1, the Indian River will grace the card and the Christiana is programmed for July 3 and the Newcastle on July 4, the closing day. A number of the three-year-old fillies named for the Oaks will have a chance to oppose older members of their sex in the Newcastle. Tangled was the winner of the 1941 Oaks and Dotted Swiss triumphed in the Newcastle. Tommy Queen, a New Yorker by birth, who took Sir Martin to England for the late John E. Madden, arrived at Delaware Park today with 13 horses, the property of M. B. Goff, Pittsburgh wallpaper tycoon. Queen is training Boatee for the Oaks and reports the daughter of Bostonian is training in fine style. Another member of the stable is Lord Win, one of the first of the progeny of Lawrin, 1938 Kentucky Derby winner, and Transformation. The colt is eligible to the Christiana Stakes. Other members of. the Queen-trained stable are Ginoamerica, Grenadier, Dark Stream, Hil-sun, Nedola, Flintee, Flint Seth, Fire at Will, Broadhead, Blue Display and Moka-Wue.

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