Monmouth Park to Present Same Stake Program as Offered at 1949 Meeting: Schedule Fifteen Features Totaling 95,000 Added; List Two 5,000 Races, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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— -# : V" /" ".:f.y fV MIDDLEGROUND — Joined the select roster of Kentucky Derby winners when he registered a smashing victory in the seventy-sixth Run for the Roses. — , Monmouth Park to Present Same Stake Program as Offered at 1949 Meeting Schedule Fifteen Features Totaling 95,000 Added; List Two 5,000 Races OCEAN PORT, N. J., May 6.— The Monmouth Park Jockey Club will present, intact, its entire 1949 stakes schedule during the coming June 16 — August 9 racing season, according to announcement made today by general manager Edward J. Bren-nan. A total of 15 features, aggregating 95,000 in added money, will headline the 47-day meeting, the same attractive lineup which drew the nations leading thoroughbreds to the North Jersey course a year ago. Richest events on the calendar continue to be the 5,000 Monmouth Handicap and the Choice Stakes. The former, fashioned for three-year-olds and upward and the latter a strictly three-year-old test, are over a distance of a mile and a quarter and will be run a week apart late in the season. The dates have been so arranged as to eliminate competition with similar events along the Eastern seaboard. The Monmouth Handicap, a coveted stake of old Monmouth Park days, is no less keenly sought today, its four modern-day runnings having been won by such stars as Lucky Draw, Round View, Tide Rips and Three Rings, a cross-section of the nations stakes worth. The Colleen Stakes, Sapling Stakes and New Jersey Futurity are main tests for the two-year-old brigade, the latter a sporting event fashioned for youngsters foaled In the state. All carry a 0,000 added value. Fillies and mares, coming more and more into their own, find action in the Regret Handicap, the Monmouth Oaks for three-year-old fillies and the Molly Pitcher Handicap. The Regret perpetuates the memory of the New Jersey-bred Regret, only filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby. As usual, Monmouth Park will raise the handicap curtain on June 17 with the third running of the Salvator Mile, an aptly named race which honors the once-mighty Salvator who set a mile speed mark along the straightway at old Monmouth Park back in 1893. That same curtain is drawn on August 9 with the Oceanport Handicap, one of three sprints carded for short distance runners. "Following a conference with president Amory L. Haskell, racing secretary John Turner, Jr., and treasurer Philip H. Iselin, a decision was reached to make no change in last years successful stakes schedule," said general manager Brennan. "We are acutely aware of problems of declining mu-tuel play and attendance currently placing the turf, but feel that by maintaining the highest possible caliber of sports our own crowds and mutuel play will approximate those of last season." The complete line-up of stakes, as announced by the Monmouth Park Jockey Club follows: June 17, Salvator Mile, 0,000, 3-year-olds and upward, one mile. June 24, Select Handicap, 0,000, 3-year-olds, six furlongs. June 28, Regret Handicap, 0,000, 3-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, six furlongs. r . * - » V ■ • July 1, Long Branch Handicap, 0,000, 3-year-olds and upward, 1 1-16 miles. July 4, Colleen Stakes, 0,000, 2-year-olds, fillies, five and one-half furlongs. July 8, Rumson Handicap, 0,000, 3-year-olds and upward, six furlongs. July 12, New Jersey Futurity. 0,000, 2-year-olds, foaled in N. J., five and one-half furlongs. July 15, Lamplighter Handicap, 5,000, 3-year-olds, 1 1-16 miles. July 19, Monmouth Oaks, 0,000; 3-year-olds, fillies, 1 1-16 miles. July 22, Monmouth Handicap, 5,000, 3-year-olds and upward, 1 1-4 miles. July 26, Sapling Stakes, 0,000, 2-year-olds, six furlongs. July 29, Choice Stakes, 5,000, 3-year-olds, 1 1-4 miles. August 2, Omnibus Handicap, 5,000, 3- year-olds and upward, 1 1-8 miles. August 5, Molly Pitcher Handicap, 5,000, 3-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, 1 1-16 miles. August 9, Oceanport Handicap, 0,000, 3-year-olds and upward, six furlongs. ■ Connors Corner Continued from Page Four a football for old Notre Dame, and Dr. Edward Ash were among the missing this afternoon. Wells and McDonald are on the ailing list, which forced Dr. Ash to remain home to treat them. The Council Bluffs radio station was bothered a hundred times to hurry up the broadcast. . .JImmie Brink, master of Lookout Stock Farm, came over from nearby Cincinnati. . .Benjamin F. Fairless, who is kept busy running the U. S. Steel Corporation, forgot all about Ingots, production and what have you. He did plenty of rooting for his choice . . .Bob Hope, the actor fellow, got in on time. He was the guest of Stan Hugenberg who, by the way, is executive vice-president of the layout. . .Russell Sweeney, the suave and debonair resident manager, has plans for a holiday when the meeting is concluded. His time will be spent at a site where no phone, radio, telegram or even mail can reach him. I 4

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