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r m "" " «.. * " m [reflections » By NeJso* Dunston Arlington-Washington Meets Open June 25 Schedule of Many Brilliant Stake Events Five Traditional Races of 0,000 Added Rich Turf and Marathon Events Featured NEW YORK, N. Y., June 5. In saying that the Arlington-Washington Park combined meetings, which run from June 25 through September 6, are highlighted by five 0,000 events is to give but one detail of two two meetings meetings that that reflect reflect the the highest highest ideals ideals r m "" " «.. * " i ! , , , two two meetings meetings that that reflect reflect the the highest highest ideals ideals of American racing. When Ben Lindheimer, executive director, took over the management of these two tracks, he determined that the Chicago sector would have racing that would be a magnet to those in his city and a credit to the sport as a whole. In arranging the 27 stake events, which have a value of 55,000 in added money, he is fulfilling the statement he made at the time he assumed the management. Three of the five 0,000 events are for three-year-olds and older older horses horses and and are are so so timed timed that that any any one one ! , , , , I . . , i , | | | | ] j | ,1 ! I j r " 6 r 1 1 e e " a * , s s n " * a •" , J 1 10 10 10 0 i0 0 0 0 0 00 90 90 00 older older horses horses and and are are so so timed timed that that any any one one m horse could compete in all three — the Stars and Stripes, on July 21, the Arlington Handicap, on August 4, and the Washington Park Handicap, on September 3. Yet these are but three of the many races for sprinters and stayers of the older ranks, the roster including the 5,000 Equipoise Mile, on July 4; 5,000 Great Western Handicap, on July 11; 5,000 Myrtlewood Handicap, on July 26; 5,000 Sheridan Handicap, on August 8, and the 0,000 Chicago Handicap, on September 1. Not re many years ago fillies and mares were worth but a fraction of the value of colts and horses. Realizing this, the breeders appealed to racing officials throughout the country to put on richer events for the so-called weaker sex. The Arlington-Washington officials were prompt to respond and as a result they have a finely balanced program for fillies and mares in all divisions. Three of the races, exclusively for fillies and mares of the older ranks, are the 5,000 Modesty Handicap, on July 14, the 0,000 Matron Handicap, on August 1, and the 0,000 Beverly Handicap, on August 18, the latter one of the richest races for fillies and mares staged in this country. Twilight Tear is just one of those who will be pointed for these races, as the powerful Calumet string will campaign, as usual, in the Chicago area during July and August. Top Flight is now the leading money-winning filly, with 75,900. Twilight Tears earnings to date are 02,165, and it may be that these Chicago events will play a prominent part in her quest to become the leading money winner of her sex. The two remaining 0,000 events are the Classic, to be run on July 14, and the American Derby, scheduled for August 25. Both of these races rank with the "Triple Crown" events in im-■ portance and usually after the running of the Belmont Stakes the best three-year-olds in the land go to Chicago to try for Classic honors. Last year Twilight Tear, the best of her age and sex and the "Horse of the Year," won the Classic, and By Jim-y miny, best three-year-old colt of the season, was the American Derby winner. In the carding of races for fillies and mares, the Arlington-Washington management gave attention to the three-0 year-old division by scheduling the 5,000 Princess Doieen Stakes, on June 30, and the 5,000 Cleopatra Handicap, on July 25. The Princess Doreen Stakes is at six furlongs and the Cleopatra Handicap at one mile. Calumet fillies won both of these events last year. Twilight Tear taking honors in the Princess Doreen, and Miss Keeneland winning the Cleopatra. Year after year the rivalry between the East and West has mainly centered on the two-year-old division. In recent seasons the West has held its own when the fall days bring the babes on from Chicago to try conclusions with the best in the East. This years two-year-old events will, as usual, start with the 0,000 Hyde Park Stakes, at five and one-half furlongs, on June 30. The 0,000 Arling ton Futurity, at six furlongs, will be run on July 28, and the 0,000 Washington Park Futurity will be staged on August 18. The best two-year-olds await the running of the 0,000 Prairie State Stakes, which this year will be run on September 1, before coming East for the Belmont Futurity and other events which have a decided bearing on the annual championship. Fillies of the two-year-old ranks also have rich magnets in the 0,000 Lassie Stakes. July 18, and the 0,000 Princess Pat Stakes, on August 11. Good Blood garnered 8,340 in winning last years running of the Princess Pat. The estimated value of these two events for fillies is 5,000 each. In recent years events on the turf have been very popular with Chicago fans. This year the 0,000 Grassland Handicap will be run on the same day as the Arlington Futurity, and the 5,000 Meadowland Handicap, also on the turf and at one and one-quarter miles, will be staged on August 23. Another innovation this year will be the distance feature races, starting on August 2 with a ,000 event at one and one-half miles. Every week thereafter one of these long-distance events will be part of the Thursday program, the last three being at two and one-quarter miles. One has only to study this rich program to realize that the Arlington-Washington officials have given great thought to so balancing the card that stables with representatives in all divisions can have many opportunities without having to send their horses to other points. With such a program they are cer-00 tain to attract many of the best horses in training this season, and it would not be surprising if new attendance records were created for both meetings.