Eight Entered in Best Event at Sportsmans: Johns Date May be Favorite off Good Second at Oaklawn, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Eight Entered in Best-Event at Sportsmans Johns Date May Be Favorite Off Good Second at Oaklawn SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., May 6. ■ — The regular National Jockey Club meeting of 14 days, which was preceded by a five-day charity meeting, enters into its second half with presentation of Mondays card at this popular half-mile plant. The session terminates on the following Monday. Claiming races comprise the program but racing secretary Robert P. McAuliffe posted three route races for decision to make the card more attractive. This exceeds the number of route races on a single afternoon thus far at the meeting. Headlining the bill is the sixth race, a five-furlong sprint styled for claiming horses of the ,000 variety. Eight starters are listed to duel for the ,500 purse award. The preceding race, which will serve as a co-feature and offers a prize of ,300, attracted a maximum number of 10 entrants to match strides at the abbreviated distance of five furlongs. The fifth race is designed exclusively for three-year-olds. Entered in the sixth race are E. Tillers Teegee, J. McElroys Madame Fury, Valenti Stables Mrs. Valenti, J. F. Becks Deep Fen, C. W. Tagues Johns Date, Nisi Prius, owned in partnership by Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Granger, Insist, belonging to the combined interests of J. Rackickas and A. Gillespie, and M. J. Sulas Non Ferro. Johns Date has made but one appearance under silks this year and by virtue of the good showing on that occasion should reign as choice over the band he meets in this engagement. A five-year-old gelded son of Johnstown — By Appointment, the Tague colorbearer finished second to Bobs Pal in an allowance race at Oaklawn Park competing at six furlongs. His 1949 record is also impressive, having won 10 races and finished consistently close up in other outings.

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