Shipments of 200 Head From Ohio Sector Expected for Detroit Meeting: Royat and Play Hands Top String of Mrs. J. L. Chesney Coming From Randall Park, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-14


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1 ♦ I -w J. L. CHESNEY— Is shipping stable to Detroit. Shipments of 200 Head From Ohio Sector Expected for Detroit Meeting Royat and Play Hands Top 1 ♦ String of Mrs. J. L. Chesney Coming From Randall Park DETROIT, Mich., June 13.— While the majority of horses converging on the Fair Grounds track for the 85 -day meeting of the Detroit Racing Association, commencing Saturday, June 16, are arriving from Louisville — nine carloads came in yesterday from Churchill Downs — a large percentage has been attracted from Ohio. Some 200-odd equine performers are due in from the Buckeye State," 150 of them journeying up from Randall Park where a meeting is being presented by Thistle Down officials but under management of the Randall Park Racing Association. Most prominent in the Ohio contingent is the pair of handicap entertainers, Royat and Play Hands, who campaign for Mrs. James L. Chesney. The former accounted for two features while at Randall and on both occasions took the measure of the much vaunted Sickletoy, who came up from Mexico City with quite a reputation at stake. Incidentally, Royat is expected to start here in the opening day Boots and Saddle Handicap, a six-furlong tilt for three-year-olds and older that has been enriched with a 0,000 prize. Royat is quite capable and his presence will lend prestige to the local handicap ranks. Also bound to add to the importance of the thoroughbred colony are the unbeaten two-year-olds, Mel Crosby and Mel McCready, who race for the interest of the Cleveland Boniface, T. C. Melrose. The pair of youngsters appear promising and while it is understood Melrose has some better ones, yet these two will no | i doubt be alright until the better ones come along. j The first big race for juveniles is the ,500 Alsab Handicap which is to be pre-Rented Saturday, July 14, at five furlongs. Other features to follow are the 0,000 Flying Colors Handicap at five and one- I half furlongs and up for decision Satur- I day, August 4; the ,500 Lassies Handicap, for two-year-old fillies and to be run over j , five and one-half furlongs Saturday, July | 25; the September 1 presentation of the i ,500 Laddies Handicap, for colts and ! geldings and at five and one-half furlongs, and the 0,000 Champ Handicap at six • furlongs and an event of the Saturday, | September 8 program. I In addition to the Chesney string and the Ohio segment of the Melrose stable, the majority were shipped from Churchill j Downs. Others journeying from Randall ! Park are Fred Sharpe, with 10 head and whose best "horse" is his promising apprentice, Harold Wallace; J. L. McKnight, well-known to this racing center; G. Carpenter, who has among others under his supervision. Miss V. Peetz handicap performer. Letter V; Hayden Davis, with 10 i | i j horses; H. D. Walker, L. Fry, Marion Barton, the string of Mrs. E. Cloud, P. Gris- wold, the Clarion Farm horses of De-troiter V. J. Nicholl, and others.

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