Delaware Park Racing Will Resume Tomorrow: Three Stakes Will Be Presented During Next Five Days of Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-18


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Delaware Park Racing Will Resume Tomorrow Three Stakes Will Be Presented During Next Five Days of Sport STANTON, Del., June 16.— Having remained idle today in deference to Pimlico3 Preakness program and remaining closed Monday, to give horsemen, employees and patrons a chance to get a breather following the special card in Maryland, Delaware Park will resume its meeting Tuesday and for the rest of the 30-day season, ending July 4, the tempo will increase. While only five days of sport will be offered this week, no less than three stakes will be presented including the Hrst steeplechase fixture of the season, the Spring Maiden Handicap. This will be run on Wednesday and the following day will bring the 5,000 New Castle Handicap for fillies and mares, at a mile and a sixteenth The week-end fixture on Saturday will be the Sussex Handicap, at a mile and a furlong and also worth 5,000 in added money. Mrs. E. duPont Weirs Galactic, winner of the Belmont division of the Spring Maiden on Friday of last week, is expected to be on hand to defend his honors and prospects were that at least six or seven field performers would oppose him in the race, raised from ,000 to ,000 in value this season. The Sussex shapes up as one of the better stakes events of the local meeting for among its 29 nominees are all eight of the horses entered in Pimlicos Dixie and the majority of them are expected to be back in action again seeking fresh laurels. This group includes Gay Bit. Megogo. H-? Rolls, Rounders, Spangled Game, Alex Barth, Bon Jour and Lord Calvert. Alsi named for the Sussex is Mrs. P. A. B. Wideners Polynesian, a Preakness contestant Saturday. W. L. Branns Gallorette. Betty Froeh-lichs Snow Maid and Howell E. Jacksons Blue Deck, fresh from the Pimlico Oaks, are among those named for the New Castle on Thursday. Other outstanding eligible* to this filly and mare fixture include Nances Ace. Dare Me, Mrs. Ames. Legeni Bearer, Plucky Maud, Outlandish and Bertie S. Delaware Parks meeting is slightly more than 50 per cent completed, 16 of the 30 days having been run. Business has been up in both attendance and wagering and with a fine list of features down for decision in the remaining programs, the final totals are expected to be highly satisfactory to all concerned.

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