Generous Response To Suffolk Stakes: Fifty-One Nominated for 0,000 Massachusetts; Yankee Draws One Less, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-25


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Generous Response To Suffolk Stakes Fifty-One Nominated for 0,000 Massachusetts; Yankee Draws One Less BOSTON, Mass., June 23.— A record number of nominations for Suffolk Downs six major stakes have flooded the offices of racing secretary Charles J. McLennan. This rich sextet, carrying added money awards of 3,000, apart from six others stakes which close at spaced intervals throughout the meeting, is headed by the 0,000 added Massachusetts Handicap, to be run on closing day, August 11. and which has drawn no fewer than 51 nominations. Only 37 were named for the mile and a furlong test a year ago, with other stakes running correspondingly ahead. A total of 364 horses have been named for the stakes, as compared with 298 in 1944. Among the Massachusetts hopefuls is the Greentree Stables Devil Diver, slated to meet such formidable contestants as Apache. Megogo, Rounders. Alex Barth, First Fiddle. Thumbs Up and others. First Fiddle will be back, attempting to repeat last seasons win, while the entry of Thumbs Up came from the far West. Polynesian in 5,000 Fixture * The 5,000 added Yankee Handicap, for three-year-olds, drew an imposing line-up of nominees. Polynesian, winner of the Withers and Preakness. tops the list. Pavot, winner of last seasons Mayflower Stakes, is a possible starter in a race which may also draw Gallorette. Exactly 50 horses have been nominated, a boost of 16 over the 1944 showing. The 5,000 added Mayflower Stakes, a two-year-old test, attracted a bumper crop: of 110 juveniles, greatest in the history of! j the race. Only 88 were named a year ago. Every standout youngster to date is a hopeful, including Colony Boy from the Maine Chance Farm, a high-priced yearling. Other classics for the youngsters, the 0,000 Betsy Ross and the 0,000 Miles! I Standish. drew 53 and 68 nominations, re- spectively. a distinct pickup over the 1944 i showing. The unbeaten Beaugay is eligible for the Betsy Ross. The 0,000 Hannah Dustin, for fillies and mares, also drew 32 of the fairer equine sex of which Gallorette, Good Morning last years winner, Harriet Sue. Plucky Maud, Misweet and Legend Bearer are the most prominent.

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