Two Rich Detroit Stakes Attracting Attention: Banner Renewals of Governors Abd Frontier Handicaps Seen, Daily Racing Form, 1942-06-30


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Two Rich Detroit Stakes Attracting Attention Banner Renewals of Governors And Frontier Handicaps Seen DETROIT, Mich., June 29. Much interest is being manifested in this area in the forthcoming 0,000 Governors Handicap and 0,000 Frontier Handicap, which will have their decisions at the Detroit Fair Grounds on Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, August 8, respectively. Despite the fact that both tkese features are several weeks off, horsemen and turf followers already are discussing the possible outcomes. The Governors will be decided at six fur-, longs, and the Frontier will be contested over the longer mile and a sixteenthTroute. Both of the Motor City classics are for threeyear-olds and upward, and because of the high caliber of handicap performers present here this year, each event should draw an outstanding field. The Frontier is much the older of the two stakes, and the 1942 renewal will mark the twenty-ninth running of the test. The race has been popular with turf devotees in this district for many years, and it always has taken a good horse to annex top honors. The initial running of the Frontier took place at the old Highland Park course here and St. Hera was returned the winner. Subsequent renewals of the attraction were staged at the Detroit oval until 1905. From 1906 to 1927, inclusive, the Frontier was staged at the historic Windsor track, across the river, and in 1929 it was renewed at Devonshire. The Frontier was brought back into existence at the Detroit Fair Grounds in 1937, when Infantry defeated War Minstrel and Azucar. The next year Dolly Val triumphed over Zevson and Francesco; Bernard F. defeated Our Willie and Star Boarder in 1939, and the Frontier was not run in 1940. Carl Grahams Boss Hoss took the measure of Bar Fly, Sun Pharos and a good field to account for the stake in 1941, and the Bradley-bred star may be back here again to try for honors this year.

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