Christiana to Race At Camden Meet: Trainer Jack Healy Will Campaign Sixteen Head at Session Opening July 13, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-19


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I ■ j j j I j j 1 ; ! I | ■ Christiana to Race At Camden Meet Trainer Jack Healy Will Campaign Sixteen Head at Session Opening July 13 CAMDEN. N. J., June 18.— Garden State Park, for the fourth consecutiye season, will house the Christiana Stable thoroughbreds of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lunger, Delaware turf enthusiasts. Heading the group of 16 which trainer Jack Healey will move into the local grounds early in July, are the stake winners Alexis and Megogo. both well engaged in the rich features of the 50-day meeting which opens on Friday, July 13. Alexis, winner of the Survivor Stakes at Pimlico early in the spring, runner-up to Hoop Jr. in the Wood Memorial, and then handicapped by the muddy going in the Kentucky Derby, will be freshened for the 5,000 Jersey Handicap. This mile and a furlong test for three-year-olds, will not be renewed until August 25. Triple Stake Winner • Megogo. triple-stake winner in Maryland last fall, suggested he might be returning to that form in a recent second to Bon Jour at Delaware Park. It was decidedly his best j effort of the year. There are three Garden ! State stakes in which he will fit in nicely, , all handicaps. They are the 0,000 Valley Forge at one mile, the 5,000 Quaker City at a mile and a sixteenth, and the 0,000 I Trenton at one mile and a furlong. Theyll be his main summer objectives. Senior of the Christiana collection is the seven-year-old High Command, winner of :half a dozen races during 1944. and already a bracket earner this season. Useful three- year-olds in the group are Brides Biscuit. Service Pilot, Abiel and Cellarette. Nine newcomers to racing are in the lot conditioned by Jack Healey. with Joshua, a son of Heliopolis and Lull, appearing the likeliest of the party. Doubt-jless the fact that Alexis had done so well last season caused Christiana to go to 8,000 to take this, fellow out of the yearling sales. Already he has been a winner at Pimlico. Another well regarded juvenile is the 2,500 Open Palm, obtained at auction for 2,500. Grian, a moderately-priced son of Heliopolis, was the only other two-year-old obtained in this fashion, the balance being homebreds. Miss Ferdinand, a good stake winner for Christiana during her younger days, is rep- resented among the homebreds by the Hard Tack filly. Sea Snack. This is an own sister to Brides Biscuit. The other five are the get of Briarlet, a fast Sun Briar horse, whose racing career under the Lunger silks was brief. They are the fillies Agana. out of Aziz; Fernlet, out of Knights Fern: Outlet, out of Morific and Thornlet, out of Pom- pelia. The lone male is the gelded Barbed Wire, out of Stop Loss. By no means the least insignificant member of the establishment, is jockey Ken 1 Scawthorn, leading rider at Garden State I Park last season and going strong in early 1945 competition.

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