Lincoln Fields Meeting Opens Today; Metropolitan Captured by Devil Diver: Hawthorne Track Site of Next Thirty Days of Sport in Sector; Officials Sanguine Over Prospects for Highly Successful Session--Woof Woof, Harvard Square, Burnt Cork Among Ten in Grand Crossing Handicap, Inaugural Headliner, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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COL MATT J WINN Executive direc ¬ tor of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club whose transplanted 30day meeting gets under way at the Hawthorne course this afternoon Lincoln Fields Meeting Opens Today Metropolitan Captured by Devil Diver i iHawthorneTrack HawthorneTrack Site of Next Thirty Days of Sport in Sector SectorOfficials Sectore e Officials Sanguine Over Prospects for Highly Successful Session Woof Woof Harvard Square Burnt Cork Among Ten in Grand Crossing Handicap Inaugural Headliner HeadlinerSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 May 15 On a note of optimism the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club whose racing grounds in Crete are beyond the reach of a transportationrationed public will begin its 30day meeting at the Haw ¬ thorne track on Chicagos West Side Monday with a program attractively headlined by the Grand Crossing Handicap a sprint of six furlongs for threeyearolds and upward that will bring into competition some of the most accomplished speedsters in thjs sector The program will inaugurate Chicagos major track season during which time fans will have the opportunity to judge the qualities of some of the turfs outstanding exponents several of whom already are on the scene Chicagos major track season embraces two meetings at Hawthorne the second to be conducted from September 7 td October 16 by the Chicago Business Mens Racing Associa ¬ tion and two at Washington Park the first by the Arlington Park Jockey Club from June 21 to July 31 and the second by the Washington Park Jockey Club from Au ¬ gust 2 to September 6 After the fall meet ¬ ing at Hawthorne Sportsmans Park which traditionally opens and closes the racing season in this area and whose spring session ended today will conduct an au ¬ tumn stand at its halfmile oval from October 18 to October 30 30War War Relief Day May 31 31Racing Racing for War Relief will occupy an important place on Chicagos major racing calendar once more this year for some of the biggest dates of the summer already have been dedicated to the raising of funds for that cause The first of such War Relief days will be promoted by Lincoln Fields on the Decoration Day holiday May 31 while Arlington Park has set aside the Independence Pay holiday July 5 and Washington Park will celebrate a similar occasion on Labor Day September 6 Haw ¬ thorne whose season includes no holidays will conduct its war program on one of its biggest days the date for which will be announced later laterIn In addition each of these racing asso ¬ ciations will make supplementary c ntribu tions to war funds and will lend their sup ¬ port to drives for the sale of war bonds and stamps and the collection of scrap In 1942 Chicago racing contributed 657 451 in cash to various service organiza ¬ tions and charities and promoted the sale of 849659 in war bonds and stamps both of which sums are certain to be exceeded during the current season seasonThat That Chicago tracks again will be in a position to present some of the countrys finest racing can be seen by the great number of prominent stables and outstand outstandContinued Continued on Page TwentyFour Lincoln Inaugural At Hawthorne Oval OvalConduct Conduct 30 Days of Sport At West Side Track Field Of Ten in Grand Crossing CrossingContinued Continued from Page One Oneing ing thoroughbreds already oh hand await ¬ ing Mondays opening Some 1100 will be available for the Lincoln Fields session and just a few of the big names among them are John Marschs 1942 Futurity specialist Occupation Mrs Marschs Blue Delight Valdina Farms Valdina Orphan and Rounders Brownell Combs Miss Dogwood Mrs Albert Sabaths Alsab Woolford Farms Signator and Contradiction and Galbreath Diensts Best Seller Later the sport in this area will attract such other turf luminaries as Calumet Farms Whirlaway and Ocean Wave Greentree Stables Shut Out and Devil Diver Mrs John Hertzs Count Fleet Allen T Simmons Bue Swords Louisiana Farms Riverland William E Boeings Slide Rule and Devils Thumb Coward Du Puys Marriage Louis Tufanos Market Wise Louis B Mayers Thumbs Up and Mrs T D Grimes With Regards RegardsSome Some of these rbig name horses will be seen under colors during the Lincoln Fields meeting for during the session trans ¬ planted to Hawthorne there are six stakes whose 5000 added value is attractive enough to make them worth trying for The first of these features is the Crete Handicap at six furlongs and then on Sat ¬ urdays and holidays thereafter come run ¬ nings of the Joliet Stakes at five furlongs the Francis S Peabody Memorial Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth the Steger Handicap at six and onehalf furlongs the La Salle Handicap at a mile and three sixteenths and the Lincoln Handicap at a mile and a quarter The Joliet is for two yearolds and all the others are for horses three years old or over overSix Six Are Crete Eligible EligibleSix Six of the horses scheduled to take part in Mondays Grand Crossing Handicap are nominated for Saturdays Crete Handicap They are Allen T Simmons Harvard Square John M Hutchins Woof Woof Mrs A M Creechs Sales Talk Eddie An ¬ dersons Burnt Cork Ben Endovinos Viniim and Mrs A K Weasts Equistar Burnt Cork the only threeyearold in the field was a starter in the Kentucky Derby and this is to be his first engage ¬ ment since that memorable event eventOthers Others in the Grand Crossing are A C Ernsts Alohort Mrs Emil Denemarks Last Gold the Hilltop Stock Farms Bobs Dream and Mrs Leslie Thompsons Ke sargo sargoWoof Woof Woof a stakes winner in Chicago last summer is top weight with 111 pounds while rated close to him are Harvard Square with 110 Alohort with 109 and Sales Talk with 108 108The The Grand Crossing tops a splendid opening program which should do much to help get the Lincoln Fields meeting off to a good start startCol Col Matt J Winn executive director of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club is looking forward to a highly successful meeting for his association both from a racing and business standpoint He is greatly pleased with the number and quality of thorough ¬ breds available for racing over the Haw ¬ thorne course and with interest in the sport in Chicago so great he believes hia organization will experience one of the big ¬ gest seasons of recent years yearsAs As head of Lincoln Fields Colonel Winn again has surrounded himself with an able staff of officials to conduct the coming meeting meetingNew New general manager of the organiza ¬ tion is Russell Sweeney who has been con ¬ nected with the association for a number of years but who this season will serve for the first time hi an executive capacity Sweeney also is resident manager at Churchill Downs where he helped super ¬ vise the staging of another great Kentucky Derby this spring

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