Steger Tops next Weeks Sport at Hawthorne Oval: Quizzle, Espino Gold Likely to be Among Nominations for Race, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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Steger Tops Next Weeks Sport at Hawthorne Oval Quizzle, Espino Gold Likely to Be Among Nominations for Race STICKNEY, 111., June 1. — The Steger Handicap, at six and a half furlongs, will be the principal attraction of next weeks racing at Hawthorne under the direction of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club, and nominations for it close tomorrow. The Steger, which is endowed with a ,000 added purse, will be staged on Saturday. June 9, and it will top what may be the best program yet offered on the Chicago front this spring. While nominations for the race will not be announced until early next week, it is being hoped that A. S. Higgins versatile Quizzle will be among them. Quizzle won the six-furlong Crete Handicap and then came back on Decoration Day to earn a dead heat for top honors with Mrs. Frank Nugents Espino Gold in the Francis S. Peabody Memorial Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth. Quizzle is unbeaten in four starts this year and is one of Chicago racings particular favorites. Several others who may be found among the Steger eligibles are Mrs. Robert McGar-veys Night Shadow, Leon Tikulskis Holdall, Brolite Farms Full Cry, W. H. Bishops Final Glory, and J. H. Miles Rush Act. The race also would be lent color by the presence of Dixianas Amber Light, who is prepping for his 1945 debut. Amber Light was one of the Middle Wests most efficient runners last year and since his nearing racing edge his connections may make him eligible for the Steger. Another highlight of the June 9 program will be the St. Charles Handicap, a ,500 race at a mile and a sixteenth for three-year-olds and older horses. Entries for this event close next Thursday. The better horses at Hawthorne will find plenty of opportunities to enter competition next week. On Monday, Ladies Day, the feature will be the Kenilworth Handicap at six furlongs for three-year-olds and upward, and on the following day are the Long Beach and Elmwood Purses, the former at six furlongs for three-year-olds and the latter at a mile and a sixteenth for older performers. The Plaza Purse, another six-furlong sprint for three-year-olds, and the Coquette Purse, a contest of six and a half furlongs for fillies and mares, four years old and older, are down for decision on Wednesday, and on Thursday the LaFayette Purse, a test of six and a half furlongs for three-year-olds, holds the spotlight. Fridays card will be topped by the Radcliffe Purse for three-year-olds, and the Graceland Purse for older horses. Each of these events will l be contested over a mile and 70 yards.

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