Offer Only Seven Races at Detroit Track Today: Lack of Entries Brings About Reduced Card; Dozen in Smyth, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-29


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Offer Only Seven Races At Detroit Track Today Lack of Entries Brings About Reduced Card; Dozen in Smyth DETROIT, Mich., June 28.— There will only be seven races run at the Fail-Grounds tomorrow instead of the traditional eight. The paring of the program was brought about when insufficient entries were available for a complete card, due once again to reluctance on the part of horsemen to liberally enter charges. When it was apparent that to fill an eight-race card it would be necessary to canvass the stable area and solicit performers, the management announced there would be no vacillating and that if horse-ment wanted only seven events, since their uncooperative attitude implied such, then there would be but seven races. There will be no change in post time. The opener is scheduled for 4:30 p. m. The management is at a loss to determine the reason for the "situation," that is the lack of entrants. A most tolerant viewpoint has been taken by officials of the Detroit Racing Association and, as has been expressed before, surely the purse disbursement is lucrative enough to attract competition. Purses start at ,500 and range to 5,000. Small fields prevail for the majority of contests. Only the featured ,000 Smyth Handicap, listed sixth and for three-year-olds exclusively and at six furlongs, was satisfactorily supported. Evidently horsemen are interested in the "big" money prizes, for 17 were named and this Continued on Page Four Card Seven Races at Detroit; Twelve Named for Feature Continued from Page One brought about the exclusion of five named. In all likelihood Mrs. B. Hernandez Nine R. Train, with a few qualifying efforts to his credit, will receive the bulk of the wagering support. This gelding is dropping down in company and, coupled with the fact that he appears to be in tip-top condition, should enhance his chances. Mrs. Lottie Wolfs Shout About, who ran a creditable second to Tuey Toy recently, should also get a "play." Others in the group are Regal Maid. Redbush, Circus King, See D., Not So Good, Faff, Umbri-ago, Squadron Girl, Dimit and Plover Brand. Two-year-olds more usually than not provide interesting racing and a group of eight youngsters will most probably do just that in the second. This four and one-half furlongs dash is for maidens and the ,500 prize seems to be at the mercy of Dave Ferguson, who has an entry in John Sabo and Bob Murphy. Both are named for lo-cal sportswriters.

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