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Lincoln Fields to Host Large Denemark String McGarvey Plans Entry in All Stakes at Homewood Course WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood. HI., May 11. — Undoubtedly the largest and possibly the most powerful stable scheduled to compete for the fine array of overnight purses and stakes events, during the Lincoln Fields meeting, which gets under way here Tuesday, will fly the colors of the Chicago turf patron, Mrs. Emil Denemark. By the time the meeting settles in stride there will be some 35 horses under the Denemark shed, and supervising the training will be one of the greatest of all horsemen developed in Illinois, Bob McGarvey. At present there are 22 Denemark. horses here, a good portion at Churchill Downs and several others on the farm that have been galloped and ready to breeze. The stars of the unit will be represented in all of the stakes events, and there will be a steady flow of Denemark horses in most of the other races; Kingpin of the McGarvey horses is the fine stakes winner, Curtice, whoearned a rating of 122, pounds from Jack Campbell last year. There were only three other horses above the crack son of Roman, they being Middleground, Hill Prince and Oil Capitol. Originally, McGarvey had intended to have Curtice ready for the Kentucky Derby, but he went wrong late in the season last year and firing irons were administered. It was only several weeks ago that the colt was brought back for serious gallops, and he has been going along nicely under McGarveys keen eye. "He wont be able to make the Derby and other spring classics," he told a Daily Racing Form reporter recently at Churchill Downs, "but hell, be fresh and fit when the others are beginning to feel the effects of their hard training and races." McGarveys immediate objective is the Arlington Classic at Arlington Park, but in order for him to be ready for that great event it will be necessary for him to be set to run during the Lincoln Fields meeting. One-race that catches McGarveys eye is the 5,000 added Peabody Memorial, a mile and one-eighth jaunt designed exclusively for three-year-olds on May 30. Should McGarvey manage to get Curtice to the races early in the meeting, the colt may be ready for the Peabody.