Standout Trotters, Pacers to Race at Sportsmans: All Leaders of Last Years Meet, Plus Top Drivers Will Perform, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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Standout Trotters, Pacers To Race at Sportsmans All Leaders of Last Years Meet, Plus Top Drivers Will Perform Sportsmans Park, where Chicago Downs will hold its 54-night harness session starting Monday, June Hi isnt expected to have any trouble living up to its name as the "home of the champions" this season. All of the leading horses and drivers who competed at the Cicero oval in 1950 will be back this year in addition to many of the national champs. Among the newcomers who have yet to race in Chicago, making their local debuts, are Pronto Don, winner of the two-mile pace at Roosevelt last year, Scots Guard, Brewers Gallon, Lucky Lee Prince, and Buddy Patchen. Besides these newcomers, there will be such standout trotters and pacers as Demon Hanover, one of the greatest trotters who gave Proximity her first defeat in 1950; Royal Blackstone, Sportsmans leading money winning pacer last year; Moses, the top trotting money-winner of 1950; Jerry A. Hanover, star of the Harry Burright stable; Gene Long, winner of the Maywood Trotting Derby in 1950; Doctor Parker, winner of the Invitational Pace at Sportsmans, and Charming Scot, the hot-est pacer in the Middle-west last year. Royal Blackstone captured more than 1,000 in three appearances on the Cicero oval. The Royal Flash, owned by Bill Brown of Sandusky, Ohio, is expected to campaign most of the 54-day season here this year. Charming Scot, owned by Earl Menzen-berger, is expected to give Royal Blackstone some of his toughest competition off his last years form, which was the best for the 12-year-old son of Scotland. Charming Scot first gained prominence by defeating Jerry the First at Maywood in the 0,000 Maywood Pacing Derby. Then he went on to pile up 19 victories in 21 starts. Harry Burright, one of the nations top drivers, handled the Menzenberger star and is expected to be at the reins again this year. Chicagos own Glenn Barker has one of the best stables of trotters in the nation with Moses, Way Yonder and Fay Spencer. Last season Moses was the top trotting money winner at Sportsmans with ,500 and eight straight victories. However, Way Yonder seems to have found himself this year at Aurora and Barker says the six-year-old son of Volo-mite should be ready for rough competition by the time Sportsmans opens Monday. Way Yonder cost Barker a pretty penny, mainly because of his Volomite breeding and after his bad year in 1950 horsemen were beginning to think. Barker was taken in by a pedigree. But this season trie black stallion has been doing everything right and is especially tough once he gets out in front.. Fay Spencer was one of Maywoods top money winners last year and is usually dangerous early in the year. Barker sometimes finds himself with the three best horses in a race. His No. 1 driver is Glenn Hawkins, who is especially capable with Fay Spencer, a temperamental mare.

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