Present Steeplechase Program at Oak Brook Course June 23, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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Present Steeplechase Program At Oak Brook Course June 23 Steeplechasing will make its initial summer appearance in the Mid-west next month. Six races, four over obstacles, and a six-furlong sprint on the turf for women riders, will feature the fifth annual Oak Brook Steeplechase to be held June 23. The races will be_ run over the Hunts Racing Association course at Cass anfi Cer-mak Roads Route 83, northwest of Hinsdale, where last falls steeplechase events drew record crowds for this equine attraction. The racing program announced by Michael W. Butler, chairman o*f the race committee, is expected to attract a banner list of entries of top hunters and steeplechasers from all sections of the country. Entries will be received by Theodore A. Mohlman, M. F. H., who again will serve as racing secretary for the meet. The list of races includes: One-mile flat race on the turf for three-year-olds and upward; Hunter race, three miles over hunting fences, for four-year-olds and # upward; Hurdles race, two miles over hurdles for three-year-olds and upward; Timber race, three miles over timber for four-year-olds and upward; Ladies Swift, six furlongs sprint on the turf for ladies, to be ridden in proper hunting attire, and a Maiden Hurdle race, two miles over hurdles, for three-year-olds and upward.

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