Traffic Court Expected To Go to Post in Clark: Will Face Equifox in Downs Last Stake If Track Is Fast, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-15


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Traffic Court Expected To Go to Post in Clark Will Face Equifox in Downs Last Stake if Track Is Fast LOUIS VIBLE. Ky., June 14.— Miller and Burgers good race mare. Traffic Court, one of the outstanding members of the filly and mare division during the 1944 season, will keep her engagement in Saturdays mile and a sixteenth Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, only if the track is fast, according to an announcement today by trainer Nick Burger. Traffic Courts appearance in the ,000 Clark field, expected to embrace no more than eight starters, would lend considerable luster to the closing day feature of the ! Churchill Downs meeting. Under the ■ weights assigned by racing secretary Larry | Bogenschutz, Traffic Court, if she starts, I will shoulder 110 pounds. 15 less in actual weight and 10 on the scale, than was assigned Howard Wells Equifox. expected to be the starting high weight under 125 pounds. Although she has appeared under silks I only once this spring, in which she ran third in a six-furlong race won by John Marschs Occupy, Traffic Court, now a seven-year-old, was one of the bright stars of the 1944 season. Among her more notable achievements last year were victories in the one-mile Churchill Downs Handicap; one-mile Kentucky Handicap, both renewed during the spring at Churchill Downs: one-mile Falls City Handicap last November at the local track, and one mile and an eighth Beverly Handicap for fillies and mares at Wash-I ington Park. Chicago. In all. Traffic Court earned 2,410 in purse money during the 1944 season. Equifox. a 00,000 winner during his eight-year career and victor in his only • two engagements at Churchill Downs this . spring, continues to rule favorite for the week-end stake. Equifox revealed he had attained peak form when he came from behind to win last Saturdays Churchill Downs Handicap, the same stake won by Traffic Court last year. Both Marchon and Sentiment Sake, who : trailed Equifox to the wire last week, are , expected to re-engage the Wells veteran again Saturday. Other probable Clark starters are Sirius. who ran third in a sprint race yesterday, Old Kentuck, Black Pepper. Choppy Sea and OK Sugar.

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