Seven in Sportsmans Final Feature: Nineteen-Day Meet Draws to Close, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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Seven in Sportsmans Final Feature Nineteen-Day Meet Draws to Close False Move, Good Hostess And Siddons Seen Principal Entrants in Sprint Event SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI.. May 13.— The initial 19 days of the long Illinois racing season reaches a climatic point Monday as the National Jockey Club offers its final-program of eight races. On Tuesday activity will switch to Washington Park at Homewood, where the Lincoln Fields Racing Association will hold forth for 29 days. — The session here has brought on a number of . interesting developments. William H. Bishop, Anna, 111., horsemen, has boosted his, placing among the trainers in the national standings and Harold "Red" Keene, who rides for Bishop, has been closing ground on the leading jockeys, F. Bone and Joe Culm one. Both the five-day pre -season charity meeting and Sportsmans Park own 14-day session has been plagued with miserable weather, so much so that for the current meet the handle is off 21 per cent and the attendance 19 per cent. However, with the weather taking a turn for the better the past few days the final days racing here and the meetings to come should see the sport picking up considerably. Programs Interesting The porgrams have been interesting, and often spectacular, with racing secretary and handicapper Robert P. McAuliffe doing a fine job in his initial role of regular racing secretary here. . Headlining Mondays closing bill is the sixth race, a seven-furlong dash for ,000 claim ers; Seven have been named for this sprint with Bishop, as usual, holding a strong hand. He will be represented by False Move. Others in the field are Marion H. VanBergs Debby J., Mrs. Helen S. Reinemans Glorys Chance, Mrs. Lydia Webers Siddons, Theodore D. Buhls Late Breeze, M. J. Sulas Non Ferro and Myron Smiths Good. Hostess. False Move was beaten off in his most recent start here, but the inferior showing could be attributed to the fact that he ran out badly on the first turn and lost all chance. The eight-year-old gelded son of Discovery— Balking raced true in his previous start, however, when he downed a band of ,500 claiming sprinters. He crossed the wire three lengths in front of Donnas Ace. Good Hostess was an impressive winner in her last start. She was nicely rated during the early part and when set down in the final quarter she readily assumed command and drew off to win well in hand. In back of her were Waza Wana, Brownanne, Phantom Heels, Dougs Reward and Bacia-galoop. Siddons has been a winner at the meeting and, on his best, could be dangerous. Late Breeze created one of the biggest upsets of the meeting the other day when he beat a field of ,500 platers at seven furlongs. He paid his handful of backers 27.40. * Debby J. also has shown speed oh occasions, while outsiders in the field are Glorys Chance and Non Ferro.

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