Monmouth Park Ushers In Sixth Annual Meet Today: Nine to Challenge Topweighted Ferd in Featured Salvator Mile, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-16


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Monmouth Park Ushers In Sixth Annual Meet Today Nine to Challenge Topweighted Ferd in Featured Salvator Mile By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 15. — This ultra-modern racing plant, constructed near the site of old Monmouth Park where thoroughbreds romped and the sport was conducted before the running of the first Kentucky Derby, ushers in its sixth year of present-day operations tomorrow with a 46-day meeting which is-expected to reach new heights of success. Mrs. Andy Schuttingers long - striding Ferd takes top billing on tomorrows inaugural program as the 122 pounds high-weight under the allowance conditions of the 0,000 added Salvator Mile. Nine tough opponents will challenge him and are, in post position order, Bedford Stables Continued on Page Eleven I Monmouth Park Ushers In Sixth Annual Meet Today Nine to Challenge Topweighted Ferd in Featured Salvator Mile Continued from Page One Call Over, 118; Mrs. James Carsons Kinsman, 114; M. Kahlbaums Risk A Whirl, 118; Woodland Farms Overexposed, 112; S. Greenfields High Trend, 112; Carolyn K Stables Whiff enpoof, 112; Joseph Gaveg-nanos Pensava, 111; John L. McKnights Mr. Buster, 112, and Charles Bohns Deluge, 111. Ferd will start from the extreme outside stall. Amory L. Haskell, chairman and president of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club, anticipates the largest opening-day throng in the tracks history, which is given added weight by the fact that this is the first time that the inaugural has been presented on a Saturday. It is likely that the crowd will number in excess of 15,000 and the handle should approach the million-dollar mark. The real beginning of the seashore summer season, about July 1, will bring a large increase. A fast racing strip would have possibly brought about a new track record in the Salvator Mile, but due to recent rains the course can hardly be better than "good." Tomorrows program will consist of eight races, with post-time for the first to be 2:30 p. m., E.D.T. * A bright morning sun and a cool wind promised to dry the running strip out con siderably during the day, and track officials were predicting that the condition will be no worse than "good" for the opening program. The track was thoroughly wet this morning, but the weathermans promise was for "fair and warmer" on Saturday. Ferd, a consistent campaigner at Monmouth Park last year, and winner of the Paumonok and Valley Forge Handicaps this season, will be a heavy favorite in the Salvatore. The distance of the Salvator seems to be right up his alley. Although the four-year-old son of Lochinvar finished fourth in the Metropolitan Mile at Belmont, he raced with the pace from the beginning and was only two lengths behind the winning Casemate, with 115 pounds, at the finish. Call Over, possibly his stoutest opponent, has a wealth of early speed when called upon to use it, and he will be starting from nearest the rail. His stakes accomplishments this year came in the Rowe Memorial and the Wilmington Handicap, both at six furlongs. None of the participants should suffer from the expected dull condition of the track, but possibly a few may have improved chances. Among them are Risk A Whirl, Kinsman, High Trend and Whif-fenpoof. Risk A Whirl, a Calumet Farm cast-off, by Whirlaway, won the six-furlong Colonial Handicap at Garden State Park over a "good" strip, and she has been training in excellent fashion. Unlike many "Whirla-ways," this mare has plenty of early lick. She also showed good ability to go a distance when she finished third to Ferd in the Valley Forge.

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