Lincoln Meeting Enters Last Week: ,000 Route Handicap Heads Saturdays Final Program; Other Features, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-18


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i Lincoln Meeting Enters Last Week ,000 Route Handicap Heads Saturdays Final Program; Other Features STICKNEY, 111., June 16.— The last of six stakes on the Lincoln Fields Jockey Clubs j program is the Lincoln Handicap, a ,000 contest of a mile and a quarter for three-pear-olds and older horses, and it will have its eighteenth running on the final day of the meeting next Saturday at Hawthorne. I Nominations for the stake were being accepted today and when they are announced | early next week the list is expected to include not only the best handicap performers to show themselves in Chicago so far this spring, but also several who have | distinguished themselves in Louisville, where the season ended today. Two former winners of the Lincoln may be among the nominees. They are Howard Wells Equifox. who captured the stake in 1941 and in 1942. and who was in it last year, and Mrs. Clyde Troutts Take Wing, who took it in 1943. Take Wing has been in Chicago all spring, while Equifox, who I raced well in Louisville, is due momentarily j from Churchill Downs. Twenty or More Nominations Expected Of the other handicap horses here who may be made eligible are Mrs. Robert Mc- j garveys Night Shadow, A. S. Higgins i Quizzle, Mrs. Frank Nugents Espino Gold, j Leon Tikulskis Icangetit, the Happy Hour Farms Devalue, and the Swanee River . Stables Corydon. Racing secretary W. R. Dahlstrom is expecting 20 or more nominations for the Lincoln. The companion feature on closing day will be the Devonshire Handicap, in which i three-year-olds and older horses will tangle I at six furlongs for a ,500 purse. Among others expected to be named for this event j is Hyraan Friedbergs Harriet Sue, who a week ago won the Steger Handicap. Some Othen who may take part in the sprint are j Ruth Sidells Burgoo Maid, the Brolite Farms Challenge Me. Leon Tikulskis Holdall, H. L. Kings Bolo Tie, and H. E. Jacobys Good Bid. Entries for the Devonshire close on Thursday. A pair of attractive mid-week features on the Lincoln Fields program are the Burn-ham and Willow Springs Handicaps, each endowed with ,500 purses. The Burnham , is a six-furlong spin and the Willow Springs ■ run of a mile and a sixteenth. Both are for three-year-olds and upward and entries for them close on Monday.

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