Big Week-End of Racing at Homewood: Lassie and Glencoe Saturday Features, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-30


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Big Week-End of Racing at Homewood Lassie and Glencoe! Saturday Features I Stars and Stripes Heads I Mondays War Relief Card — Cocopet Here for Filly Event 5 HOMEWOOD, 111., June 29.— Although two such interesting events as the Cinder- t ella Handicap tomorrow and the Rolling Lawn Handicap on Thursday still inter- c vene, the attention of a large section of the i a racing world is centered on the week-end f and the Monday holiday programs at « Washington Park, where the famous Ar- I lington Lassie Stakes on Saturday and the 0,000 Stars and Stripes Handicap on i July 5 hold the center of the stage. There are 92 of the best fillies in the land I eligible for the fifteenth running of the i Lassie, which is endowed with 0,000 ] added money and which is expected to | have a gross value in excess of 5,000 , when owners of starters make their 00 payments for each fleet miss that goes to , the post in this richest of all American , races for juvenile fillies. Latest to arrive for her engagement in the Lassie was Lazy F Ranchs gray filly Cocopet, an early season sensation in New York. The daughter of Jacopo and Madame Capet won her first three starts in Gotham. Lassie Probables Sharing Lassie interest are such filly developments as Calumet Farms Miss Keene-land and Twilight Tear and Coldstream Stables Nap, all undefeated: Brookmeade Stables Rosedale Stakes winner, Dare Me; Brownell Combs Durazna, daughter of Bull Lea — Myrtlewood, whose strange name signifies a peach in one of the South American dialects; J. C. and S. H. Stones Sweetest Girl, another New York winner; Hyman Friedbergs Harriet Sue, who qualified handsomely for her Lassie engagement with a victory on Monday at Washington Park; Greentree Stables Music Hall; A. B. Hancocks Debutante Stakes winner. Whirlabout, Allen T. Simmons Smart Lookin and others that have established some reputation in their brief j j careei-s. | On the same program with the Lassie ■ next Saturday will be the Glencoe Handi- i j cap, for three-year-olds at seven furlongs, ! j weights for which will be announced by i J racing secretary Webb Everett on Wednes- I ! day. The 15 nominees include Occupation, ! Side Rule, Ogma, Suncap, Burnt Cork, j Askmenow, All Hoss, Alforay, Legislator, j i Valdiha Sol, Alacyon, Busyridge, Burgoo I Maid, The Native and Eniscorthy. Holiday Attraction Now Wide Open The fifteenth running of the Lassie will scarceh have gone into the records when the bugle calls the field for the 0,000 Stars and Stripes Handicap to the post on the Monday holiday program, proceeds from which will be contributed to charity and war benefit organizations, in keeping with the policy adopted by Arlington and Washington Parks last year. While the retirement of Whirlaway was attended by a note of regret, the long-tailed hero and all-time money-winning champion goes back to Calumet Farm with the plaudits of the racing world ringing in his alert ears, and his absence from the Stars and Stripes makes that rich fixture a more open matter of speculation. It is no longer a question of who can beat Whirlaway, but which of the top-noch handicappers can beat the others and gain an important leg on the division championship of 1943. Following the Cinderella Handicap, for fillies and mares, tomorrow, the Rolling Lawn Handicap will command the immediate attention of racegoers.

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