Name Total of 980 to Camden Stakes: Number Surpasses That of Last Season by 155; Ranking Stars Included, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-29


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Name Total of 980| j To Camden Stakes Number Surpasses That Of Last Season by 155; f Ranking Stars Included CAMDEN, N. J.. June 28. — Garden State e Park once more shattered all previous rec- _ I * ords with a new high in nominations for the e dozen stakes which will highlight the 50- - ; l day meeting at the local grounds, opening 6 - * on Friday, July 13. Entries to these spe- - | ! cials totaled 980, or 155 more than last t ! ; season and more than triple the number r ; , received for the stakes at the inaugural 1 - session in 1942. Every fixture ran higher r | than in 1944 and in three instances! S j nominations were almost doubled. | j • No less than 166 juveniles were named rj for the 5,000 Garden State Stakes, a a | I six-furlong jaunt for newcomers which for- | j j merly was known as the Walt Whitman. !• I This stake outdrew all others. The best •t | youngsters shown thus far on the eastern n I circuit are in this dash, a group headed by y . I the unbeaten filly Beaugay. a 2,000 0| j yearling, and the 6,000 Colony Boy, who 0 "| i j ] topped all yearlings sold under the hammer last year. Both are owned by the Maine J i , Chance Farm of Mrs. Elizabeth N. Graham. l- | Both Stake Winners ! The stake winners, Lovemenow and Lady y j Gunner, both unbeaten to date, are other «T formidable hopefuls, while many of the [e _ I countrys leading breeding and racing 8 | establishments also are scheduled to have e representation in this important event. Seasoned performers such as Twilight £ Tear, Devil Diver. Thumbs Up, Gay Dalton, M j Apache. Ocean Wave, Rounders, First Fid- i- , i die, Alex Barth. Bon Jour and Shepperton 5 are in the 0,000 Trenton Handicap and ._ other distance specials. The richest stake ! I of the meeting drew 69 nominations. Polynesian, winner of the Withers and ?* ri Preakness under the banner of Mrs. P. A. B. Widener. at the moment shapes up as the most attractive of the prospects for the le I 5,000 Jersey. He is Philadelphia-owned d and this practically assures his presence in n the August 25th feature, if all goes well in n his training. Pavot. Jersey-bred and unbeaten in two-year-old competition last season, is ex-! r I pected to be freshened for the Jersey Hand- J" j icap and late season stakes for racers his 1S age. Hoop Jr. was named but will not be a a | starter. Jeep and Coincidence, the first St i named the property of Col. C. V. Whitney ;y and the other the smartest three-year-old 1J in the barn of his cousin. Col. J. H. Whitney, y are husky hopefuls. Tne same goes for , Darby Dieppe, third in the Derby and 11 Preakness.

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