Offer ,000 Handicap on First Lincoln Card: Mile Test Tops May 16 Program of Crete Association of Washington, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Offer ,000 Handicap On First Lincoln Card Mile Test Tops May 16 Program of Crete Association at Washington The Lincoln Fields Inaugural Handicap, for a purse of ,000, will headline that tracks opening program at Washington Park on Tuesday, May 16, General Manager Peter J. ODonnell revealed. The feature will be run over the mile distance and is expected to attract an excellent, field of middle distance runners. Lincoln Fields condition books were released Saturday and minimum purses for the 29-day session will be ,000. The home track at Crete is being used for the overflow of horses for the session and between the two tracks, accommodations for over 1,600 horses will be available. Many outstanding stables have been allotted stalls for the Lincoln meeting and already at Washington Park awaiting the opening are horses of Mrs. Albert Sabath, River Divide Farm, Paul L. Kelley, and Valley View Farm stable. The latter establishment, .trained by Leonard Wilson, has been augmented by the acquisition of Lex-town, last years winner of the Peabody Memorial Handicap, and Witch Sir, the sensational sprinter formerly owned by Louis Schlosser. Reservations have been made for many other major stables familiar to Chicago racegoers. These include Howard Wells, John Goode, P. A. B. Widener HI., Lee Niles, Augustus and Nahm, and the Chicago-owned stables of Mrs. Helen S. Reineman, Mrs. Emil Denemark, and John Marsch. As usual the highlight of the Lincoln Fields meeting will be the 5,000 Peabody Memorial Handicap for three-year-olds on Memorial Day, May 30. This race always provides Chicagoans with their first view of many of the horses which compete in the Kentucky Derby. This year it may also settle the question of supremacy among the four horses which won the principal stakes for two-year-olds in Chicago last year. These are Mrs. Denemarks pair of Feudin Fightin, first in the Joliet Stakes at Lincoln Fields, and Curtice, winner of the Washington Park Futurity, W. L. Peaveys Wisconsin Boy, winner of the .Arlington Futurity and John Marschs Roman Bath, winner of the Hawthorne Juvenile Handicap. Other likely three-year-olds heading for Lincoln Fields are Wells Sun David, Mrs. T. D. Buhls Second Avenue from Detroit, Abercrombie and Wyses Stranded, and Bolingover, owned by J. A. Chambers of Memphis. The latter three establishments will be making their .first appearance at Lincoln Fields, as will the stable of Mrs. R. C. Hodge of California which trainer Willie Renn will bring here from Suffolk Downs. Wells again will have his pair of stake stars. Volcanic and Mr. Smug. The veteran Goode is bringing back the record-breaking Ky. Colonel and a pair of two-year-olds by Balladier from the last crop of the great sire, now dead, which sent to the races such great speedsters as *Spy- Song and Papa Redbird.

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