Closing of Stakes At Lincoln Fields: Tomorrow Deadline for Six Fixtures--Minimum Purses for Meeting Set at ,000, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-04


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Closing of Stakes At Lincoln Fields FieldsTomorrow Tomorrow Deadline for Six Fixtures Minimum Purses For Meeting Setatl7QOO Setatl7QOOThe The downtown offices of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club hummed with activity yesterday as officials stepped up prepara ¬ tions for the 30day meeting which that association will stage at Hawthorne from May 17 to June 19 Due Wednesday to take active charge of Lincoln Fields is Col Matt J Winn executive directo who is coming here from Louisville where he supervised the presentation of the 69th running of the Kentucky Derby last Satur ¬ day dayThe The minimum purse for the Lincoln Fields meeting will be 1000 it was an ¬ nounced at the tracks headquarters yes ¬ terday and there will be weekend features worth as much ae 1500 Colonel Winn intimated some time ago that if business warrants the value of these daily head liners will be increased and there will b3 additional events worth in excess of the 1000 minimum The first book of conditions has been written and copies will be put in circulation within the next few days daysWhen When Colonel Winn comes to town to take charge of the business affairs of the track Tom Young will be here to look after the accommodation of hundreds of horses for which stall space is being sought He also is due Wednesday and will open his office at Hawthorne On a recent trip to Chicago he said he had at hand more than three times as many applications for stalls than both Hawthorne and adjacent Sports ¬ mans Park can house houseHeavy Heavy Response to 5000 Added Events EventsMeanwhile Meanwhile Lincoln Fields officials report a heavy response to their call for nomina ¬ tions for six stakes to be run here this spring These features each to carry a 5000 added purse close on Wednesday and indications are that all of them will be subscribed to liberally liberallyThe The stakes which Lincoln Fields list are Crete Handicap for threeyearolds and upward to be run at six furlongs on May 22 Joliet Stakes for twoyearolds to be run at five furlongs on May 29 Francis S Peabody Memorial Handicap for threeyearolds and upward to be run at a mile and a sixteenth on May 31 Steger Handicap for threeyearolds and upward to be run at six and a half fur ¬ longs on June 5 La Salle Handicap for threeyearolds and upward to be run at a mile and threesixteenths on June 12 and Lincoln Handicap for threeyearolds and upward to be run at a mile and a quarter on June 19 19Nominations Nominations for these races are being accepted at the tracks Loop headquarters at 31 East Congress Street StreetC C Bruce Head steward in charge of rac ¬ ing at Lincoln Fields and James T Clark also of the official staff will be in Chicago next Sunday Head will conduct his af ¬ fairs from his downtown offices for the first few days after his arrival while Clark will open the racing secretarys office at the track and begin to accept stable regis ¬ trations William H Shelley racing secre ¬ tary will be on hand later next week

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