Fred Burton Opens Racing Secretary Offices at Washington Park Course: Ready for Registrations; Stables From All Parts of Country Head for Homewood, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-19


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Fred Burton Opens Racing Secretary Offices at Washington Park Course Ready for Registrations; * Stables From All Parts of Country Head for Homewood HOMEWOOD, 111., June 18.— With the Lincoln Fields Jockey Clubs meeting at Hawthorne nearing its end, officials of the Arlington Park Jockey Club were stepping up preparations for the opening of its season at Washington Park a week from today. Fred A. Burton, new racing secretary of Arlington and Washington Parks arrived over the week-end and this morning opened his offices at the track to begin the business of registering the hundreds of thoroughbreds who will compete for the highest purses ever offered by the two associations Meanwhile the Illinois Racing Board will meet tomorrow when it is expected to approve the list of officials which was submitted some time ago. While patrons at Washington Park will see many of the horses which have been racing in Chicago since the season began, hundreds from other points also will be on display. California is sending a number of notable stables and over the week-end many of the stronger establishments which participated in the Churchill Downs meeting arrived on the scene. One of the most prominent stables to come In from Louisville was the Calumet Farm contingent headed by the Kentucky Derby runner-up Pot o Luck who is to be -— ■ ► . pointed for his engagements in the Classic and the American Derby. The East also is expected to contribute to Washington Parks thoroughbred colony and among those coming from the Atlantic Seaboard are the runners of J. Graham Brown who, however, will not be able to show his handicap star Seven Hearts. This sensation~of last years racing has been retired, temporarily at least. There will be 64 days of racing during the coordinated Arlington-Washington Park meetings and in that time there will be presented five stakes worth 0,000 in added money, three worth 0,000, two worth 5,000, five worth 0,000, nine worth 5,000 and three worth 0,000. The daily minimum purse will be ,000 and overnight features will be endowed with values of from ,500 to ,500. The first stake on the program is the Clang Handicap which will be staged over six furlongs on Wednesday, June 27. Nominations for it close this Wednesday.

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