Detroit Fans like Cards Run off Fast: Only 23 Minutes between Races on Week-Days; Tiger Matt Seeking Repeat Today, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-04


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♦ Detroit Fans Like Cards Run Off Fast Only 23 Minutes Between Races on Week-Days; Tiger Matt Seeking Repeat Today. DETROIT, Mich., June 2. — The Michigan Racing Associations 1951 meeting is to go into its second full week here Monday and a well-filled card of eight races, topped by the six-furlong Cranbrook Purse, has been arranged by racing secretary Charles McLennan and the members of his staff. The Cranbrook, exclusively for three-year-olds, drew seven entrants and* shapes up as one of the better sprint offerings of the current season. President E. E. Dale Shaffer, of the MRA, vice-president George Haggarey, and general manager Robert Leavitt -were pleased with the size of the fields scheduled to contest the Monday program. Heretofore, entries in many of the better races have been quite light. The attendance and mutuel handle, however, has shown a decided increase over the figures for corresponding days last year, despite the fact that some of the local events matched but five horses. President Shaffer took time out this morning to congratulate paddock judge Al Nun, clerk of scales Frank Otis, Sr., and assistant clerk of scales William Kelly for the manner in which they have speeded up the daily programs. When the sport gets under way at the Livonia course on a 3:45 post time every effort on the part of these officials is made to bring the last contest to the barrier not later than 6:30 p. m. Check Reveals Approval The shorter lapse between the races cer-= tainly has met with the approval of Detroit patrons and the approximate 23-minute intervals caught on splendidly with this tracks crowds. A check on the lawn Friday by public relations director Don Gardner revealed that the 75 fans questioned were heartily in favor of moving the racing along at its present rapid clip. Getting back to the Monday bill, the Cranbrook early favorite is the New Orleans-owned Tiger Matt, a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gunther Stable. Thfc gelded son of Tiger and Mattock was an impressive victor here last week in the . three-quarters mile Livonia Purse, defeating Mrs. E. Johnstons Sale Price and Mrs. George Whites Night Parade. The latter sophomore is to try concusions with the Orleanian again Monday and he will shoulder 110 pounds while the choice is to take up 117 pounds. Eddie Danhauer will be up on Night Parade while young Tommy Ca-f arelli, who successfully handled Tiger Matt in the Livonia, will guide the Gunther representative. Others named for the Cranbrook are G and G Stables speedy Dear Tint, 119; j Monarch Stables Sir Cobo, 110; Mr. and Mrs. James R. Collins Detroit-owned Biddy Bid, 114; Mrs. A. Kuhns Bluefin, 100, and Henry Forrests useful Good Question, 114 pounds. Perhaps the best of this lot is Dear Tint, a recent visitor to the local winners ring, the hard-hitting and consistent Good Question, and Sir Cobo, who has shown high speed in recent morning trials. Dear Tint won the six-furlong Detroit Purse May 26 at the direct expense of Continued on Page Thirty -Eight Tiger Matt Favored to Score Repeat in C ran brook Purse Continued from Page Three Flashy Kay and Ted Yochum, stepping the sprint distance in 1:11%. Previous to his local conquest, the G and G Stable colt beat a quick field at Churchill Downs and he is quite capable of handling his hig weight burden of 119 pounds. Although Good Question was beaten i the Darb Purse at Louisville last May 1 the Forrest colt, progeny of Questionnaii and My Bonnie, appears smartly placed i the Cranbrook. On May 10 at the Dowi he whipped Brown Hotel Stables shif Fleeterthan and Mrs. Frederick Sharpc Kings Hope in a three-quarters mile ove night dash and he finished third to Rul and Lyls First in the Arkansas Derfc Should he turn in one of his top perfo mances in the Cranbrook, Good Quests certainly will prove a sharp contender f major honors. Along with the Cranbrook, Secretary M Lennan has billed five three-quarters m numbers and two races for»four-year-ol and upward to be decided at a mile ai one-sixteenth. The initial middle distan offering is spotted fourth on the progrc and Jatak, Signals Bloke and Flares Di bar are expected to go well while Ze Billy Bumps, and Montcalm may get t greater share of public support in the st enth.

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