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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i , j j ! | MARVIN M. MILLSAP— President of the Centennial Turf Club, where the second annual season of racing will begin this afternoon. i 1 i i e - r i, e r t i i :. - :, 7 ;, a - e e i e r l s t Y i - v Centennial Park Opens Second Racing Season J Speed Handicap Lures Thirteen As 50-Day Colorado Meet Starts Continued from Page One will be making her first start of the year, but she has been training in a highly sat- , isfactory manner. K. Tal scored three victories during the season at Centennial Park I last year, then went to Albuquerque where I she set a new track record for the five ! and one-half furlong distance. The fleet I daughter of Arigotal will be handled by the race-wise Sammy Miller. Getting in at 113 pounds, and a likely post-time choice, is Lyo Lees Encantadora. The latter has won five spfint efforts this year and turned in successful races at Pairmount Park and Sportsmans Park in Chicago. Encantadora will benefit from the riding abilities of the veteran Sammy Roberts. Trainer Jack Phillips will saddle the undefeated three-year-old filly Miss Sissy. The latter has been postward but three times in her brief career and returned victorious each time. She is to be ridden by "Chuck" Parvin. The H. R. Talmadge rep-f 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 .bWs 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-i weights at 114 pounds is Pub, who races I 1 in the interest of Phil Tabor and Bob i e Zumwalt, of Phoenix, Ariz. Pub has seen i J J most of his action this year against quarter ■ ■ horses, and his outstanding move to date 1 1 J was when he equalled the world record for • j I the three-furlong distance as recognized by - be American Quarter Horse Association. • Pub will be handled by Clifford Goodwin i i who has ridden him in all of his engage- i | ments this year. Others in the opening-day attraction with a good chance of sharing in the purse ! include: J. J. Mikels Propitious, who has ; turned in the top short works for this race; Hijo Lanty, who can be expected to play an important role from the instant the ; field is dispatched, and G. W. Grangers j Coram Nobis, who will be making his first start of the season. The field for the opening day headliner • is completed by Red Pawn, Helen Pat, Pay Me and Covey Chat. All have been work-i ing well for this engagement, and any of I the four could score here without causing j too much of an upset. The secondary attraction will be the l eighth race named the Tamarack, an i allowance dash for three-year-olds over the six-furlong distance. The Columbine Sta- • bles Abbey Chimes, holder of the local five I and one-half furlong record looms as the l one to catch despite the fact she has not been postward this season. M. R. "Beans" Latimers Free Me comes ; to Centennial Park off of a highly success-% ful campaign at Churchill Downs and Waterford Downs and could share in the i top honors. Reporting, a giant son of Sportswriter, , owned and trained by Al Gomez, must be I given more than passing consideration in i the secondary feature. Others in the dash i include Watchherspin, a winner of three i this spring at Bay Meadows; Dramamine. , Call-Me-Slammy, Belle Briar, High Rotaire and My Lovely, The first race each day at Centennial I Park will be a quarter horse race which i will be followed by the "Dally Double" on i the second and third races.

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