Crete Handicap to Test Top Midwest Sprinters: Six Furlongs Event on May 20 Endowed with Purse of 0,000, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Crete Handicap to Test Top Midwest Sprinters Six Furlongs Event on May 20 Endowed With Purse of 0,000 WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., May 12. — Although racing secretary and handicapper Lawrence Bogenschutz said this morning that he had no idea of the composition of the field for the ,000 Inaugural Handicap which headlines the opening program of the Lincoln Fields meeting here Tuesday, he has every, hope that the leading sprinters in the Middle West will compete in the Crete Handicap, scheduled for the first Saturday of the meeting on May 20. The Crete, endowed with a purse of 0,000, is an annual and historic feature during spring meetings at. Lincoln Fields. It is for three-year-olds and upward and is scheduled for six furlongs. "I expect to see most of those that started in the Churchill Downs Handicap in the Crete," the veteran official said. "And if most of them go I will be well satisfied." This group that are expected to remain in the Middle West are Mrs. Emil Dene-marks Provocative, Sidney I. Crews Commodore Lea, J. A. Goodwins Ky. Colonel, J. Paddocks Royal Tulip, William H. Veene-mans Irish. Sun, Bernard J. Baxs King Bay, Dixianas Fleeting Star, John Marschs Ol Skipper and Whirling Dough, and Feme L. Grissoms Sun Herod. Some of these are slated to race at the Michigan Racing Associations track at Detroit, but may van over here for the important stakes at the meeting. One of the most improved horses in training is Fleeting Star, the big chestnut son of Count Fleet— Far Star, by North Star TH. This speedster showed one of the best efforts of his career to win the Churchill Downs Handicap, and he also was a victor at Keeneland. One that also will attract attention in the Crete is Ky. Colonel, who fashioned a worlds record for seven furlongs at this track last year. The Colonel has started only once this season, that coming in the Churchill Downs Handicap, and after he showed a flash of fine speed, he tired badly as if in need of more competition.

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