Ascot Park Inaugurates Meet for Run of Forty-Three Days: Ariel Streak, Entry with Double Dispose, Topweight in Opening-Day Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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: « Ascot Park Inaugurates Meet For Run of Forty-Three Days Ariel Streak, Entry With ♦ Double Dispose, Topweight In Opening-Day Feature By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent ASCOT PARK, Northampton, Ohio, June 1. — The curtain will rise here tomorrow on the eleventh season of racing at this highly popular six-furlong course, which is the home of the famed Ascot Gold Cup, The gruelling two-mile event, which is known as the "Poor Mans Derby," will be presented on July 21, the final afternoon of this 43-day meeting, with a purse that has this year been increased to 1,000. Dan E. Cronin, president of the Ascot Park Jockey Club, has supervised a general refurbishing, that has left the plant in sparkling readiness for the large opening-day throng, which is expected to number about 6,000 patrons from the nearby Metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron and Canton. The post time for the first race on the inaugural program will be 2:15 p. m., a time that will be in effect on all Saturdays and holidays. The first post for week-days will be 4:00 oclock. An automatic totalisator insures swift and efficient service to the public, and the Daily Double betting will be held on the first and second races. Nine Races Carded Racing secretary Linus Pierce has arranged an interesting nine-race program for tomorrows opening, with the large colony of horses stabled at this course and the nearby Randall Park and Thistle Downs race tracks requiring Pierce to list a full field of 10 and six "also eligible" horses in every race. The featured Ascot Springs Purse has brought together a capacity field to compete under allowance conditions for a ,500 purse over a distance of six and one-half furlongs. Probable favorite and the high weight under 118 pounds is R. C. Howards Ariel Streak, who is coupled as an entry with Howards lesser regarded Double Dispose. Ariel Streak, a shifty son of Ariel, was one of the better sprinters at Sunshine Park last winter in Florida, and arrives fresh from two successive victories over allowance company at Beulah Park. Opposing the Howard duo are R. Fishers Sea Weather, Joseph Heinleins Happy Twist, C. Bachelors Beverly Burks, J. P. Flynns Great Plains, F. W. Bledsoes Jamal, F. S. Morreales Passing Thru, L. M. Schulls Linbert, R. Blancos Star Date, Mrs. H. S. Mitchell and D. ."Houghs Cavalier Trim, and an entry" of Mrs. L. Brownings Fanars Son and Mrs. M. Pauls Dark Buckle. LINUS PIERCE-— Ascot racing secretary, has arranged an attractive opening-day program at the Ohio course.

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