Detroit Cards Two Stakes This Week: Vulcans Forge, Delegate, Loser Weeper in Governors; Run Wolverine on Wednesday, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Detroit Cards Two Stakes This Week Vulcans Forge, Delegate, Loser Weeper in Governors; Run Wolverine on Wednesday FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 11. — Another week of high class sport is scheduled for presentation by the Michigan Racing Association and two stakes are to have their decision: the ,500 Wolverine Handicap is to feature the Wednesday program, while the 0,000 Governors Handicap will headline next Saturdays card. The Wolverine, one of the more important turf course events of the current season, will match 11 of the better middle distance performers and the Governors at the same distance over the flat drew 17 nominees. Both added money fixtures are for three-year-olds and upward. With the announcement that Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts homebred colt, Loser Weeper, had been made eligible for the Governors, there is a possibility that the crack son of Discovery and Outdone may again meet Vulcans Forge. These two stake stars have clashed on several occasions, and in their last engagement, Vulcans Forge was the victor in the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, while the Vanderbilt colt could do no better than fourth in that one mile and one-quarter classic. Vulcans Forge, the property of the noted Lancaster, Ohio, thoroughbred breeder and owner, I. J. Collins, has been an outstanding colt thus far this season. Fashionably-bred, Vulcans Forge, a son of Mahmoud and Burning Bright, not only accounted for the Suburban, but he also scored" an impressive triumph last February in the 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap. Collins, a director in the Michigan Racing Association, already has a division of his stable quartered at the Fair Grounds and, according to word from New York, may also send Beau Nash postward in the week-end headliner. Splendid Eastern Record Loser Weeper has compiled a splendid record this year. The Vanderbilt star visited the winners ring at Belmont Park on two occasions, earning major honors in the . Metropolitan Handicap and the Okapi Classified Handicap. In the former event, Loser Weeper defeated Vulcans Forge, King Ranchs But Why Not, and Calumet Farms Faultless, among others. He also beat a good field in Garden States Valley Forge Handicap on May 21; Glen Riddle Farms Faraway, Brookmeade Stables Dart By, Russell A. Firestones Barrage, and E. Barry Ryans Touch Control were in the band following Loser Weeper home. Another surprise entrant for the Governors is Frederick W. Hoopers Argentine-bred Colosal, who won 10 races during 1948 and amassed earnings of 05,050. Started but once during the current season, Colosal ran fifth in an overnight sprint handicap at Belmont Park, beaten by such formidable rivals as King Rhymer, Mangohick and Irish Knight. The Governors distance is more to the liking of Colosal and should trainer Ivan Parke elect to ship the Hooper gelding for the race, it would add considerable color to the Saturday stake. Mrs. E. L. Hopkins Three Rings, speedy son of Blue Larkspur and Circus Ring, is a nominee for the Governors and may be sent to the Motor City for the week-end fix-lure. Victor in seven starts during his sophomore campaign and four major events this year, Three -Rings could be a very keen factor in the Governors should trainer William Knapp send him here for the middle distance test. Woolford Farms Delegate, winner of three straight stakes engagements, is an unusually versatile gelding and he has beaten high class company at distances ranging from six furlongs to one mile and one-quarter. Trainer John Nerud sent word to Fair Grounds officials that he expects to ship Delegate for the Governors Handicap and the gelded son of Maeda and Brides Veil would be a dangerous contender at the distance. Others nominated for the Saturday stake are Robert W. Athas Syndicate, a recent winner here; Jacob Shers Frere Jacques, S. J. Browns Tubby B., T. D. Buhls Air Sailor, Hal Price Headleys Pellicle, John Kinards Johns Joy, S. M. Newmeyers Turbine, Estate of C. S. Popovitz Love Sonnet, Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Seven League, Marion H. VanBergs Favorita, and Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Miss Mommy. Weights for the Wolverine were released today and O. F. Woodwards Sir Sprite, winner of the Michigan Mile, initial grass , course stake of the present meeting drew the top burden of 124 pounds. Raymond Ankenbauers Porters Broom, 121 pounds; Jacob Shers Frere Jacques, 120; Headley Stables Pellicle, 118; Love Sonnet, 112; Seven League, 112; Air Sailor, 108; Henry Forrests Checkerhall and First Degree, each 105; P. R. and H. L. Hinton Boy Plin, 104, and S. I. Crews Castel Beau, assigned 103 pounds, round out the possible Wolverine Handicap starting band.

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