Centennial Park Opens Second Racing Season: Speed Handicap Lures Thirteen as 50-Day Colorado Meet Starts, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Centennial Park Opens Second Racing Season Speed Handicap Lures Thirteen As 50-Day Colorado Meet Starts By C. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent CENTENNIAL PARK, Littleton, Colo., June 29. — Centennial Park opens its second racing season here tomorrow afternoon when it raises the curtain on a meeting of 50 days, the session continuing on through September 8. The plant, located just outside Denver, has been put in top condition for the pending meeting, and some 900 horses are expected to see action during the course of the season. The opening-day feature will be the ,500 Speed Handicap for three-year-olds, over the five-furlong distance. Thirteen entries were made and a full field is expected to go postward for the dash. Top weight in the race was given to His Pair from the J. H. Monaghan stable and K. Tal, owned by Arthur Price. Both must carry 115 pounds. His Pair is coming off two sterling efforts at Omaha, finishing second in his most recent race, but scored in the previous one in impressive style turning back a band of good allowance horses to equal the track record of :58%. Harold "Pinky" Walker has been assigned the mount on His Pair. Arthur Prices K. Tal Continued from Page Forty-Three 1 , ! ! , i ! j I : MARVIN M. MILLSAP— President of the Centennial Turf Club, where the second annual season of racing will begin this afternoon. , | i i i : 1 1 1 i 1 j ] 1 1 Centennial Park Opens Second Racing Season Speed Handicap Lures Thirteen As 50-Day Colorado Meet Starts Continued from Page One will be making her first start of the year, I but she has been training in a highly sat- isfactory manner. K. Tal scored three vie- 1 tories during the season at Centennial Park 1 last year, then went to Albuquerque where she set a new track record for the five 1 and one-half furlong distance. The fleet I | -daughter of Arigotal will be handled by the ! race-wise Sammy Miller. 1 Getting in at 113 pounds, and a likely 1 post-time choice, is Lyo Lees Encantadora. i The latter has won five sprint efforts this i I : year and turned in successful races at | Fairmount Park and Sportsmans Park in ; Chicago. Encantadora will benefit from the riding abilities of the veteran Sammy ! Roberts. 1 Trainer Jack Phillips will saddle the un- 1 defeated- three-year-old filly Miss Sissy. 1 The latter has been postward but three i times in her brief career and returned vie- 1 torious each time. She is to be ridden by "Chuck" Parvin. The H. R. Talmadge rep-sentative scored her most important win to date last summer when she annexed the Raton Futurity, at La Mesa Park. J. A. Herndons Ida Win is not to be overlooked since she recently sped the five-furlong distance at Omaha in :58% to score over top flight sprinters at the Nebraska mile oval. Ida Win gets in here at 109 pounds, which will include Otto Grohs. Pegged just a pound below the top-weights at 114 pounds is Pub, who races ! I in the interest of Phil Tabor and Bob ; Zumwalt, of Phoenix, Ariz. Pub has seen I most of his action this year against quarter 1 horses, and his outstanding move to date 1 was when he equalled the world record for I the three -furlong distance as recognized by i the American Quarter Horse Association. Pub will be handled by Clifford Goodwin i who has ridden him in all of his engage- j ments this year. 1 Others in the opening-day attraction I with a good chance of sharing in the purse 1 include: J. J. Mikels Propitious, who has i turned in the top short works for this race; Hijo Lanty, who can be expected to play an important role from the instant the 1 field is dispatched, and G. W. Grangers Coram Nobis, who will be making his first 1 start of the season. i The field for the opening day headliner i is completed by Red Pawn, Helen Pat, Pay 1 Me and Covey Chat. All have been working well for this engagement, and any of 1 the four could score here without causing 1 too much of an upset. 1 The secondary attraction will be the i eighth race named the Tamarack, an i allowance dash for three-year-olds over the 1 six-furlong distance. The Columbine Sta- * bles Abbey Chimes, holder of the local five 1 and one-half furlong record looms as the 1 one to catch despite the fact she has not been postward this season. 1 M. R. "Beans" Latimers Free Me comes to Centennial Park off of a highly success- * ful campaign at Churchill Downs and 1 Waterford Downs and could share in the top honors. Reporting, a giant son of Sportswriter, 1 owned and trained by Al Gomez, must be r. given more than passing consideration in e the secondary feature. Others in the dash include Watchherspin, a winner of three J this spring at Bay Meadows; Dramamine, s Call-Me-Slammy, Belle Briar, High Rotaire r and My Lovely. s The first race each day at Centennial 5 Park will be a quarter horse race which A will be followed by the "Daily Double" on I the second and third races. c

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