Shepperton is En Route to Garden State Park: Canadian Champion Will Meet Americas Topnotch Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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Shepperton Is En Route To Garden State Park Canadian Champion Will Meet Americas Topnotch Horses TORONTO, Onfc., June 27. Fred Schelkes Shepperton, reigning monarch of the Canadian turf, shook the dust of Dominion race tracks from his hoofs this morning as he boarded a car bound for New Jerseys Garden State Park. Recognized as the best horse bred in Canada in many years, Shepperton has dominated the handicap division for the past two years with the result that he has been actually weighted out of competition on his home grounds. The five-year-old son of Sun Craig and Chatwater, in his latest triumph hereabouts, shouldered 138 pounds and established a new track record, stepping one mile and a sixteenth over Woodbines cuppy racing strip in 1:44. Subsequently he was rigged with 142 and 145 pounds for local stakes. His owner-trainer-breeder refused to accept such burdens, ultimately making the decision to invade the Jersey course, where "Shep" will be more leniently weighted at least until such time as he proves himself capable of meeting top flight competition. Shepperton is liberally engaged in stakes at Garden State. He will be tried first in sprints, then if successful In distance races, climaxing his campaign in the 0,000 Trenton Handicap.

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