Release Nominations For Yankee Tomorrow: Suffolks Big Three-Year-Old Fixture Tops July 4 Program, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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Release Nominations For Yankee Tomorrow Suffolks Big Three-Year-Old Fixture Tops July 4 Program EAST BOSTON, Mass., June 21.— Nominations for the July 4 running of the 5,000 Yankee Handicap, richest race in New England for three-year-olds, will be made public on Saturday. Weights for the mile and three-sixteenths test are due the following Monday from the Suffolk Downs office of racing secretary Charles J. McLennan. Although no official announcement has been made, there is every reason to anticipate a record nominating list for the j Yankee. This is due to the rearrangement | of dates which this year found the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, run on consecutive Saturdays. Saturdays Constitution Handicap, also restricted to three-year-olds, will serve as a major prep for the Yankee, and to the large number of local colts being pointed for this mile test will be added several invaders from New York. For perhaps the first time since the Yankee was inaugurated in 1935, local horses have a real chance to win the classic. To compete against invaders, Suffolk Downs can offer many top-flight colts. Kewey Dee, Nowadays, Paper Mill, Beldine, Winsome Lad and others here are capable performers.

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