Grand Crossing to Lure Crete Hopefuls: Lincoln Fields Top Opening Day Event; Conditions for Both Races Identical--Offer Two Other Promising Events on Card, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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C BRUCE HEAD Is directing the vari ¬ ous premeeting details concerning the Lincoln Fields season which will get under way Monday at Hawthorne Grand Crossing to Lure Crete Hopefuls Lincoln Fields7 Top Opening Day Event EventConditions Conditions for Both Races Identical Offer Two Other Promising Events on Card CardSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 May 11 No stake will be offered on the first day of the Lincoln Fields meeting at Hawthorne next Monday but those who turn out for the opening of Chicagos major track racing season will get a preview of the 5000 Crete Handicap which is to be staged the following Satur ¬ day in the Grand Crossing Handicap The conditions for the Grand Crossing are identical with those for the Crete and it is entirely probable that a half dozen or more of those pointing for the 5000 fea ¬ ture will take part in the openingday headliner Both races are for threeyear olds and upward and each will be contested at six furlongs Among the eligibles for the Crete Handi ¬ cap are Signator Best Seller Valdina Or ¬ phan Miss Dogwood Woof Woof Harvard Square Busyridge Burnt Cork Flying Easy Pig Tails and Book Plate and some of them are almost sure to be in the Grand Crossing Pig Tails won the Grand Cross ¬ ing last year while Signator her stable mate won the Crete CreteEntries Entries for the Grand Crossing close on Friday with weights to be announced the following day Since some of those ex ¬ pected to take part in the opening day fea ¬ ture will still be in Louisville when entries for it close subscriptions will be accepted at Churchill Downs Friday morning as well as here Incidentally entries for the first days racing at Lincoln Fields also will be accepted Saturday in Louisville inasmuch as many horses scheduled to participate in the local meeting will not have been able to get away from Churchill Downs by that time timeInflux Influx From Louisville to Start StartBesides Besides the Grand Crossing Monday Lincoln Fields program will embrace two other promising events in the Harvey Purse at six and a half furlongs and the Oak Park Purse at a mile and seventy yards The sprint is exclusively for threeyear olds and the distance affair is for older performers performersThe The general influx of horses from Louis ¬ ville will begin tomorrow when the first division of the Woolford Farm stable gets in and thereafter thoroughbreds will be arriving hourly from the Kentucky metrop ¬ olis Among other patrons whose horses are to be here from Churchill Downs are Frank P Letellier Roscoe Goose Emerson F Woodward Junius W Bell William E Smith Jake Lowenstein S B Ott John Marsch H C Center Howard Wells Mrs Albert Sabath Hyman Friedberg J D Weil August Jung Theodore E Mueller Milton Rieser David Straus and Brownell Combs Some of those with horses at Sportsmans Park who will participate in the Lincoln Fields meeting are John M Hutchins Charles Nuckols A E Overton Mrs A M Creech Clyde Troutt B M Smith Karl Mayer Ruth Sidell Mrs Elizabeth Oros L F King Andy Braxton I H Parke and C E Davison

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