Occupation Meets Four Older Rivals Today in His Three-Year-Old Debut: Winner of Four Futurities Totes 118 Pounds in Sprint Handicap at Hawthorne Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-18


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► _ A It* Enw / jim| MpP % ■jJTV fXSn.i. _ , , .-*■■., ■ ***■ ■ ■ ■ ?*..* ..*! jM OCCUPATION Occupation Meets Four Older Rivals Today in His Three-Year-Old Debut * h e L— * t- n - He [e s le n v. -e ir n Winner of Four Futurities * » J Totes 1 18 Pounds in Sprint ; Handicap at Hawthorne Oval i STICKNEY, 111., June 17.— John Marschs Occupation, last seasons biggest money earning two-year-old and winner of four futurities, makes his first start since a leg | ! ailment forced him out of action last fall, when he takes part in the Preston Foster i j Handicap at Hawthorne tomorrow. The ! Marsch colt is to compete against four older horses, one of them his stablemate, To a Tee, at six furlongs as part of his preparation for a busy mid-summer campaign against the leaders of his own divi- . sion at Washington Park, where, among other rich objectives for him, the Arlington Classic and American Derby will be i staged. Besides To a Tee, those scheduled to I i oppose Occupation tomorrow are Galbreath I i and Diensts Best Seller, Mrs. Thelma Otts j Shut Eye and Ben Endovinos Vinum. Oc- j cupation has been assigned 118 pounds, j two less than was given to the older Best i | Seller. Shut Eye and Vinum shoulder 106 i pounds each and To a Tee 104. j Private Trials Are Impressive Occupation, who was fired during the winter for his leg trouble, did not return to training until late in the spring and for i that reason passed up such lucrative fix-/ tures for three-year-olds as the Kentucky j ! Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, but j he has been brought along carefully by Burley Parke and in recent weeks his pri-rate trials have been most impressive. In the five-year-old Best Seller, to whom Occupation is giving 10 pounds on the scale, the Marsch colt will be meeting one , i Continued on Page Seven Occupation Makes Debut As Three-Year-Old Today Opposes Four Older Rivals Over Six Furlongs at Hawthorne Oval Continued from Page One of the most accomplished sprinters in the Middle West and it will be interesting to see how he fares against such a rival in his first public appearance in more than seevn months. Occupations last start came S in the Pimlico Futurity and his defeat in that stake by Count Fleet cost him the 1942 juvenile championship. Before that setback he had won the Arlington and Washington Park Futurities, the Futurity at Belmont and the Breeders Futurity at Keeneland in addition to the Washington Park Juvenile Stakes. His total earnings last year were 92,355. ■

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