Lincoln Fields Meet Opens Tomorrow; Crete Handicap is Week-End Feature: Two Most Recent Winners of Stake, Delegate and Lextown, Among Twenty-Four Named, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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Lincoln Fields Meet Opens Tomorrow; Crete Handicap Is Week-End Feature Two Most Recent Winners of* Stake, Delegate andLextown, Among Twenty-Four Named WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., May 12. — At Washington Park Tuesday the Lincoln Fields Racing Association opens what promises to be one of the most brilliant race meetings in its quarter-century history. Nominations for the first stake race of the meeting, the six-furlong Crete Handicap, next Saturday, are a good criterion of the quality of racing which will be offered to Chicago turf enthusiasts during the 29-day meeting at the Homewood track. The 24 nominees for the 0,000 Crete include some of the top members of the sprint division. Among them are the two latest winners of the Crete, a race established in 1926, the year Lincoln Fields came into existence. These are Woolford Farms Delegate, the 1949 winner, who has accumulated winnings of close to 00,000, and Valley View Farms Lextown, who beat 01 Skipper and the then worlds record holder, Ky. Colonel, last season. Other nominees for the Crete are Walmac Farms Volcanic and his stablemate, Sun David, owned by J. S. Bradley; Hasty House Farms Seaward, Roman Bath and Wine 1 List; Eugene Constantins Prop, Dixianas Shy Guy, J. A. Kinards Johns Joy, Breezy Crest Stables Yellmantown, J. A. Chambers Bolingover, W. J. Waldens Circus Clown, Mrs. H. Toffels Ballydam, Dene-mark Stables Bullish, North Shore Stables Whirl Home, Mrs. Charles W. Jones Lady Libby, Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s, Zoom and Stream Lady, Valley View Farms Badger and Sabaean, in addition to Lextown, H. H. Mundys Frenabilbepa, and the Illinois-breds, Enforcer, owned by E. C. Roths Eldorado Farm, and Mrs. Nellie M. Mikels Hypostyle. Racing secretary L. C. Bogen-schutz will assign weights for the Crete tomorrow. Enforcer, bred by Mrs. Emil Denemark, finished second to Delegate in the 1949 running of the Crete. While some partisans may hold out for Lawrin, the Kentucky Derby winner of 1938, as the best horse ever bred by the Kansas City merchant, Herbert M. Woolf, other judges just as competent will give that distinction to Delegate, now seven. Mr. Woolf s purchase of Insco, sire of Lawrin and many other good horses, for 00, was probably his luckiest single turf transaction, but Delegate is a gelded son of the rather obscure Maeda, who once raced under the name of River Pirate for Maemere Farm. Delegate has won some of his best races on Lincoln Fields programs, and his appearance in the Crete marks the return of a popular old campaigner to the Chicago turf this spring.

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