Sportsmans Will Offer Special Groom Awards: Each to-Receive for Leading Starter with 0 More to Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-26


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i Sportsmans Will Offer Special Groom Awards Each to Receive for Leading Starter With 0 More to Winner | I I CICERO, 111., April 25. — An increase in awards paid to all grooms leading starters to the paddock during the Sportsmans Park 14-day spring meeting will be in effect, general manager William H. Johnston announced today. Each groom leading a starter to the paddock will be paid , with the groom of the winning horse to receive 0 additional. This arrangement coincides with that in effect at Jamaica and Churchill Downs and is in line with the policy of the National Jockey Club, which ever has been to create incentives for the very best in racing. As previously announced, there also will be j I special awards of ,650 in War Bonds to! the four leading riders of the meeting and already some 25 riders have put in an appearance on the grounds. Paul Glidewell, C. Calvin and E. White being the latest to arrive. Although entries for the ,500 Inaugural j Handicap, a seven-eighths dash for three-year-olds and upward dont close until Thursday, several trainers already have made entry. Among those whose entries j have been received are Mrs. R. McGarveys | Night Shadow. Lexbrooks Potranco. who only today arrived from Lexington Fields where he was wintered; Mrs. R. Mcllvains Bright Willie, Mrs. L. B. Muschals Cherry Trifle. Clyde Troutts Take Wing and Circle W Stables Devalue. The latter heads the nine-horse string that Irving White has in his care. Should only these go postward, the Inaugural is sure to result in a thrilling race. The large H. E. Jacoby string arrived here today in the care of Tommy Root and the 13 head in the stable is expected to play a prominent part in the sport at the half- miler.

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