Three Fixtures Remain on Garden State Roster: Record-Breaking Meeting Will Come to Close on Memorial Day, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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Three Fixtures Remain On Garden State Roster Record-Breaking Meeting Will Come to Close on Memorial Day GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 21.— Moving into, the final 10 .days of its record-breaking 25-day spring racing session, Garden State Park this week and next offers three coveted stakes fixtures endowed with an aggregate of 5,000 in added money. The 5,000 Rancocas Stakes, a run at five furlongs, which is restricted to juvenile fillies, will have its tenth running on Saturday. The 0,000 added New Jersey Stallion Stakes, another .sprint at five-eighths of "a mile, which is fashioned for the two-year-old sons and daughters of 24 nominated stallions who stand at New Jersey thoroughbred nurseries, comes up for a decision on Tuesday, May 29. On Memorial Day, May 30, the final day of the meeting, the 0,000 Jersey Handicap will be renewed. The Jersey is restricted to the three-year-old division to meet at one mile and one-quarter, and is gaining a recognized position as one of the most important fixtures for the countrys sophomores. A total of 128 fillies have been made eligible for next Saturdays Rancocas, and it appears certain that a large field will break from the gate. Most of the nominees are untried or lightly-raced maids. Some of them, like Mrs. William J. Lees Chrisinda, already have tasted of triumph and appear ready for stake recognition. Chrisindas recent victory at the Camden course was an impressive one, and her smashing second in the Fashion Stakes at Belmont Park last week indicates that she may be hard to handle in the Rancocas. For the New Jersey Stallion Stakes on. May 29, a total of 42 youngsters have been nominated. Like the eligibles for the Rancocas, they are, for the most part, untried or lightly campaigned hopefuls, Most of them are on the local grounds and are training admirably for their big test. As usual, the 0,000 Jersey Handicap — New Jerseys richest horse race — has attracted the very best in the sophomore division. Virtually all of the eligibles for the "Triple Crown" classics have been nominated for this climactic feature of the Garden State Park meeting, and many of them undoubtedly will accept the challenge of this searching test. From the standpoints of attendance and pari-mutuel play, the current meeting is far and away ahead of any previous spring session at New Jerseys pioneer race course. With favorable weather prevailing, it is certain that the record-shattering totals will continue through the remaining seven days of the meeting. The management anticipates a crowd of somewhere around 30,000 for its final program on Memorial Day. From the standpoint of the patron, the current session has been a record-breaker, too, no less than 42 per cent of post favorites having justified their roles, with an unusually large number of second choices scoring when the public choices failed.

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