Stud Poker in Training For Chicago Campaign: Stake Performer Expected to Start at Lincoln Fields Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1949-05-02


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• I ] I I 1 j 4 5 t - J J t c 1 , * I 7 l J r r s Stud Poker in Training For Chicago Campaign Stake Performer Expected to Start at Lincoln Fields Meeting SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., April 30. — Trainer Paul L. Kelley, who has a large and formidable stable of horses here for various patrons, and a few for his own interest, announced this morning that Edward E. Voynows stakes-winning performer, Stud Poker, has been placed in training again. The six-year-old gelded son of Bahram— Betagain II. has been on the sidelines since mid-March, where he appeared under silks at Gulfstream Park, in Florida. Stud Poker, bred by Mrs. John D. Hertz, was given a slow gallop this morning. The Chicagoans colorbearer, according to Kelley, will be brought along slowly and probably will make his debut of the current Chicago season during the Lincoln Pields-at-Washington Park meeting, which opens May 16 and follows the session at this half-mile oval. In his lone stakes effort this year, Stud Poker finished fifth to Calumet Farms brilliant Coaltown. This was in the Wide-ner, during the waning days of the Hialeah Park meeting in Florida. The previous renewal of the Widener saw Stud Poker only narrowly defeated by El Mono. Last year, Stud Poker accounted for three stakes, two of them over the grass course, a footing for which he is especially partial. His chief accomplishment of the 1948 season was the Arlington Handicap, in which he gained 8,000 of his total earnings of 6,975. Some of the best handicap performers at the time in the country were among the field, including Star Reward and Fervent. In capturing the Miami Beach Handicap at Hialeah, Stud Poker established a new American record of 2:29y5 for one and one-half miles over the turf.

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