Arlington-Washingtons Stakes Total 55,000 in Added Money: Twenty-Seven Fixtures on Tracks Richest Program; List Five 0,000 Events, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-04


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4 Arlington-Washingtons Stakes Total 55,000 in Added Money BENJAMIN F. LINDHEIMER — Announced Arlington-Washington coordinated stake program. I i Twenty-Seven Fixtures on Tracks Richest Program; List Five 0,000 Events The richest stake program in the history of Arlington Park and Washington Park, comprising 27 events carrying a total added money value of 55,000, has been announced by Benjamin F. Lindheimer, executive director of both tracks. These will be run during the coordinated meeting at Washington Park from June 25 through September 6. "In presenting our balanced schedule of stakes we are continuing our efforts to assist the building of American racing by offering the horsemen and the public a program which we consider worthy of the I fine traditions of the sport," Lindheimer j stated. The schedule is headed by five 0,000 [ events — the Arlington Classic, American j Derby, Stars and Stripes Handicap, Arlington Handicap and Washington Park Handicap. These are supported by a well balanced program which offers exceptional racing opportunities for top ranking horses in all divisions. Boost Equipoise Mile to 5,000 The Equipoise Mile, which has developed into one of the most colorful races of the] season, has been scheduled for the July! Fourth holiday program and its value has been increased from 0,000 to 5,000. The 0,000 Stars and Stripes Handicap, traditional Independence Day feature, has been moved back to Saturday, July 21. In the three-year-old division, the Continued on Page Five Arlington-Washingtons Twenty-Seven Stakes Total 55,000 Added Money Five 0,000 Events Listed ? ♦ On Richest Program Offered In History of Two Tracks Continued from Page On* Classic and the American Derby, each of which will gross approximately 5,000, will be supplemented by the seven-furlong 5,000 Skokie Handicap and the Dick Welles Mile. The value of the Dick Welles has been raised from 5,000 to 5,000 and it has been scheduled for Saturday, August 11 — two weeks before the American Derby. Arlington Park and. Washington Park have consistently aimed to develop races for fillies and mares. This years program Includes the 0,000 Beverly Handicap, the ! 0,000 Matron Stakes and the 5,000 1 Modesty Handicap. For three-year-old fillies, exclusively, there are the Princess Doreen Stakes and the Cleopatra Handicap, I each with . 5,000 purses. The Lassie Stakes and the Princess Pat, each of which will gross approximately 5,000, will bring j out some of the nations best juvenile fillies. The Arlington Futurity and the Washington • Park Futurity have been increased I In value to 0,000 in added money. Each 1 will gross approximately 0,000. Other events on the juvenile schedule are the 5,000 Hyde Park Stakes and the 0,000 Prairie State Stakes. Sprinters will have excellent opportunities to demonstrate their speed in the 0,000 Clang, the 5,000 Myrtlewood, the 5,000 Sheridan and the 0,000 Chicago Handicap. These are spaced strategically through the schedule with the Chicago I Handicap being hooked up with the Prairie a State Stakes as the Saturday, September 1, double feature of the Labor Day week-end. , The 0,000 Washington Park Handicap will follow on Labor Day, September 3. Distance Racing to Be Featured Throughout the summer, distance racing I will be a popular feature. A series of events s has been scheduled at one and one-half to o two miles and a quarter, some on the main a oourse and some on the grass. The conditions of these races will be e written for horses classified in the marathon grade. The schedule will consist of f two races for purses of ,000, one for ,500 and two for 0,000. There will be daily races on the grass s ? ♦ ! 1 I j • I 1 I a , I s o a e f s ; course. These events have proved highly popular with spectators and horsemen. Washington Parks carefully banked turns are designed both for speed and safety. This competition will be featured by the two richest turf course races in America — the 0,000 Grassland Handicap and the 5,000 Meadowland Handicap. The Arlington and Washington Parks stakes schedule follows: June 27 — Clang Handicap, six furlongs, three-year-olds and upward, 0,000 added. June 30 — Hyde Park Stakes, five and one-half furlongs, two-year-olds, 5,000 added* Princess Doreen Stakes, six furlongs, three-year-olds, fillies, 5,000 added. July 4 — Equipoise Mile, one mile, three-year-olds and upward, 5,000 added. July 7 — Skokie Handicap, seven furlongs, three-year-olds and upward, 5,000 J added also a grass feature". July 11 — Great Western Handicap, one and I one-eighth miles, three-year-olds and I » upward, 5,000 added. I July 14 — Classic, one and one-quarter miles, three-year-olds, t0,000 added. Modesty Handicap, one mile, three- year-olds and upward, fillies and I mares, 5,000 added. July 18 — Lassie Stakes, six furlongs, two-year-olds, fillies, §0,000 added. July 21 — Stars and Stripes Handicap, one i and one-eighth miles, thpee-year-olds 3 and upward, 0,000 added. July 25 — Cleopatra Handicap, one mile, three-year-olds, fillies, 5,000 added. July 26 — Myrtlewood Handicap, six furlongs, - three-year-olds and upward, 5,000 added. July 28 — Arlington Futurity, six furlongs, ;, two-year-olds, J0,000 added. Grassland Handicap turf», one and j one-eighth miles, three-year-olds and i upward, 0,000 added, August 1 — Matron Handicap, one mile, ;, three-year-olds and upward, fillies and i mares, 0,000 added. August 4 — Arlington Handicap, one and i one-quarter miles, three-year-olds and i upward, 0,000 added, August 8 — Sheridan Handicap, seven fur-r - longs, three-year-olds and upward, I, 5,000 added, August 11— Princess Pat Stakes, six fur- J I I » I I i 3 - ;, j i ;, i i i - I, longs, two-year-olds, fillies, §0,000 added. Dick Welles Handicap, one mile, three-year-olds, 5,000 added. August 18 — Beverly Handicap, one and one-eighth miles, three-year-olds and up- ! ward, fillies and mares, 0,000 added, j Washington Park Futurity, six furlongs, j two-year-olds, J0,000 added. August 23 — Meadowland Handicap turf, one and one-quarter miles, three-year- -j j olds and upward, 5,000 added. August 25 — American Derby, one and one- J : quarter miles, three-year-olds, +0,000 September added. 1 — Prairie State Stakes, six fur- longs, two-year-olds, 0,000 added. j Chicago Handicap, six furlongs, three- , year-olds and upward. 0,000 added. September 3 — Washington Park Handicap, one and one-quarter miles, three-year-olds and upward, 0,000 added. September 5 — Marathon Handicap, two and one-quarter miles, three-year-olds and d upward, 0,000 added. tEstimated gross value of Classic and Derby, 5,000 each. Estimated gross value of Arlingtor Park k| Futurity and Washington Park Futurity, 0,000 each. § Estimated gross value of Lassie Stakes !S and Princess Pat Stakes, 5,000 each. Special Distance Features for Horses Classified in the Marathon Grade August 2 — One and one-half miles totf, 1 , ,000. August 9 — One and three-quarters miles, ,000. August 16 — Two and one-quarter miles Uurf, ,500. August 23 — Two and one-quarter miles, s 0,000. September 5 — Marathon Handicap, two and ld one-quarter miles, 0,000.

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