Whirlaway Gets 126 for Equipoise Mile: Calumet Champion is Expected Starter, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-24


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Whirlaway Gets 126 for Equipoise Mile Calumet Champion I • Is Expected Starter Rounders Is Second on List For Arlington Test With 1 1 8, Pound More Than Marriage HOMEWOOD. 111., June 23.— Whirlaway, who made his 1943 debut by finishing third to his stablemate Mar-Kell, and Kings Abbey in the War Admiral Purse here yesterday, will make his first stakes appearance of the year in the Equipoise Mile at Washington Park on Saturday and in that eight-furlong test, which is worth 0,000 he must carry top weight of 126 pounds. The weights for Saturdays feature were announced today by racing secretary Webb i A. Everett and under these assignments the i Calumet Farm champion will concede eight I or more pounds to as many rivals who 1 elect to try conclusions with him. Rated closest to the worlds greatest money-winning thoroughbreds is Valdina 1 Farms Rounders, who beat Whirlaway in the Arlington Handicap last summer, with 118 pounds while next comes Coward and , Du Puys Marriage, who is best remembered by Chicagoans for his triumph over Alsab i in the Washington Park Handicap a year ■ ago. Marriage has been assigned 117 I pounds. Assign Valdina Orphan 116 Valdina Orphan, stablemate of Rounders, is fourth highest in Everetts Equipoise imposts with 116 pounds while just below him with 113 each are Louis B. Mayers Thumbs Up and Galbreath and Diensts Best Seller, the latter winner in 1942 of the Equipoise Mile. A. C. Ernsts Aletern, hero of both the Francis S. Peabody Memorial and LaSalle Handicaps during the recent Lincoln Fields meeting, and R. S. McLaughlins Fairaris were allotted 112 pounds each and from there the weights scale down to the 95 pounds granted Ernsts Alforay and A. E. Overtons Gallant Play. The Arlington Classic challenger Slide Rule, owned by William E. Boeing, drew 109 pounds and he along with Alforay represent the only three-year-olds in the Equipoise nominations. In all, 23 three-year-did and older horses have been named for the Equipoise Mile - and perhaps as many as a dozen of them may actually start in the race. The complete list of weights for the Equipoise Mile follows: Horse. Wt. Horse. Wt. Whirlaway 126 Anticlimax 107 Rounders 118 Overdrawn 105 Marriage 117 Put In 105 Valda Orphan 116 Air Master 104 Thumbs Up 113 Woof Woof 104 Best Seller 113 Bushwhacker 103 Fairaris 112 Copperman 102 Aletern 112 Harvd Square 102 Kings Abbey 110 Red Vulcan 101 Some Chance 109 Alforay 95 Slide Rule 109 Gallant Play 95 Ended 109

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