Caliente Schedules Seven Attractions: Run Caliente Mile July 4-Powder Puff Derby Will be Featured One Week Later, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-18


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Caliente , . Schedules _ I Seven Attractions Run Caliente Mile July 4 — Powder Puff Derby Will Be Featured One Week Later AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico, June 17.— _ The most impressive list of stakes and feature . events offered here in a long time has s been announced by president Edward j Nealis for the summer racing season. Starting on July 4 and extending into mid-September, . a total of seven high-grade attractions will be run. First of the new attractions will be the Caliente Mile, a handicap for three-year-olds and upward which will be run on July 4 as the leading attraction of the holiday program. For this a purse of ,000 has been hung up. The other six features revealed by president Nealis are: July 11— The Powder Puff Derby. This will be a renewal of the famous all-girl jockey event which has been one of the annual attractions here below the border. Some of the best equestriennes in the country are scheduled to ride by invitation. Already on the list of riders are Marjorie Manning and Babe DeFreest from the Hollywood picture colony; pretty little Alice Van, another film and radio star, and Alice Slaff. July 18— The Derby Trial. This will be at one mile under handicap conditions as the last big prep for candidates for the Caliente Derby. For this three-year-old I contest, the jockey club is offering a purse , of ,200. Derby Event of ,500 Added August 1 — The Caliente Derby over the i mile and an eighth route with ,500 in added money. This event was revived last year when Sunny Jack won from a good j band of starters. Some 25 horses already , are candidates for the 1943 running and [ the announcement of the purse value, it is believed, will bring other good three-year-olds over the border. August 15 — The International Handicap over the mile and a sixteenth route with a purse of ,500 at stake. This will be a prep for the biggest purse of the summer season for the older horses which will be decided two weeks later. September 5 — The Labor Day Stakes at a mile and an eighth. For this ,500 in added money is offered. The present class "A" runners here, and some of the grade "B" handicap division, including Sunny Jack and Best Beau, will be pointed for this race as well as a number still on northern thoroughbred ranches. September 12 — The Caliente Juvenile Stakes, at six furlongs, with ,000 in added money. This will be the second running of this race which last year was won by H. T. Palmer.

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