Horses Again Resume Working at Monmouth: Frank Christmas, Preston Burch Stables Latest to be Bedded Down, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-15


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Horses Again Resume Working at Monmouth Frank Christmas, Preston Burch Stables Latest to Be Bedded Down MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 14. This new racing plant on the northern New Jersey coast, continues to be a focal point for horsemen the country over as officials of the Monmouth Jockey Club feverishly strike to have the picturesque and well-appointed course ship-shape for the opening of the 28-day inaugural meeting next Wednesday afternoon. Closed because of inclement weather the past 48 hours, the racing strip was opened to horsemen again today and more than two dozen thoroughbreds received trials in the heavy footing. In the meantime, two more powerful stables arrived to join the ever-increasing thoroughbred colony already on hand. One of these was the large and well-balanced public stable conditioned by the veteran Maryland trainer, B. Frank Christmas. There were 16 charges in Christmas care and all are ready to run. The promising two-year-old colt, Peace Harbor, a nominee for the 0,000 New Jersey Futurity on Wednesday, June 26, headed the quartet of runners which trainer Preston Burch transferred to the local course from New York this morning. A brown son of Easton Alexandria, Peace Harbor will flaunt the silks of the famed Brookmeade Stable of Mrs. Dodge Sloane in the New Jersey Futurity. Because of the rough condition of the track this morningi most of the thoroughbreds under saddle were given easy trials. A prominent member of the group was C. Meschers four-year-old filly, Santa Candida, who is being pointed for the one mile and a sixteenth Molly Pitcher Handicap on Saturday, June 22. The Molly Pitcher is for fillies and mare, aged three and older, and carries a purse of 5,000. Santa Candida was breezed an easy half in :53.

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