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. Detroit Meeting Starts on Friday Sprinters Will Compete in Anniversary Handicap on First Card at Livonia Oval DETROIT, Mich., May 19.— The Michigan Racing Association will inaugurate a 56-day meeting next Friday afternoon at its correctly-appointed and costly Livonia course. Post time for the initial event on the opening day card will be 3:45 p. m. E.S.T., and the principal offering will be the Anniversary Handicap, a six-furlong sprint for three-year-olds and older. Saturday and holiday programs will get under way at 2:00 p. m. E.S.T. Attaches of racing secretary and handl-capper Charles J. McLennans staff hope to present an outstanding bill for the opening of the 1951 Wolverine State season and entries for the Anniversary are to close Wednesday, May 23. Weights for the dash will be posted on the following morning at 10 oclock. The Anniversary may attract Joseph A. Goodwins fleet homebred stallion, Ky. Colonel, holder of the seven-furlong world record and victor in two recent engagements at Churchill Downs. Ky. Colonel heads the pretentious stable Goodwin, master of Kentuckys Patchen Wilkes Farm, is sending here* with trainer Lloyd Gentry. Interesting Week-End Card While the initial days bill is occupying the attention of Motor City racing followers, the Saturday, May 26, card undoubtedly will provide very interesting sport. The first half -holiday program is to be headlined by the Copper Country Purse, a four and one-half furlongs dash for two-year-olds, and the chief supporting offering will be the Detroit Purse, a six-furlong affair for three - year - olds. A glance through the registrations already on file reveals that the junior and sophomore age divisions are well represented in the local thoroughbred colony. During the following week, several good attractions are scheduled for decision. The Monday racing will feature the Motor City Purse, six furlongs for three-year-olds and on Tuesday horses from the same age division are to clash in the Livonia Purse at a like distance. The renewal of the Col. F. M. Alger Memorial Handicap, mile and a sixteenth for three-year-olds and upward, will, of course, top the Wednesday, May 30, Memorial Day racing. The Alger, always one of the highlights of Detroit seasons, is to close for nominations Monday, May 28, and weight assignments for the overnight middle distance feature will be published Tuesday, May 29. In the meantime, stables are checking in for the MRA meeting. One of the latest to get in from Louisvilles Churchill Downs is that conditioned by J. T. Kermath. Harry H. Prices Keymar, H. C. Fruehaufs Scour and Amerram; Max Marmorsteins Sonny M., Fifan, Pinky M., and Tiger M.; George A. Cavanaughs" Fugitive, Hurry Scurry, Rushland, and Blue Donna, make up the band that the veteran Kermath is to campaign here.