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1 j . 1 j | j A , : ! ■ * C Top Line Circuit Opens At Metropolis on Monday , Leads Off Nine-Week Swing on Illinois County Fair Circuit The Illinois Top Line Circuit, featuring T important juvenile stakes sponsored by The Illinois Trotting and Pacing Colt Association, swings into action at the Massac County Fair, Metropolis, next week. The Metropolis meeting, leading off a nine-week swing through a powerful coun- F ty fair circuit, will extend from July 2 through July 5. Final week of racing will be staged in conjunction with The Grand Circuit meeting at the DuQuoin State Fair August 27-31. At each of the nine stops, colt races for F two- and three-year-olds trotters and pacers have been scheduled. Each event will be worth ,000 and four of them, one apiece for colts of each age and gait, will be staged at each fair. In addition, classified events, including s free for all races, will be held along the way. The Grand Circuit, the Major League of harness racing, swings into stride with the Top Line Circuit at Springfield as well as at DuQuoin. After bowing in at Metropolis, the circuit, will continue on to The Mt. Vernon State S Fair, July 10-13: The Martinsville Fair. July 18-21: The Edgar County Fair, Paris, July 24-27: The Coles County Fair. Charleston. July 31-August 4: The Logan E County Fair, Lincoln, August 6-9; The Illinois State Fair, Springfield, August 11-17: The Greenup-Cumberland County Fair, August 22-25; and The DuQuoin Fair. Important Grand Circuit races are scheduled both at Springfield and at Du- N Quoin. At Springfield, three-year-olds staked in the Re /iew Futurity for trotters and pacers, will race for an estimated 3,000. The 0,000 Greyhound for two-year-old trotters and the 8,000 Little Pat Stake for two-year-old pacers and the 0,000 Mid America Free For All Pace are other high- ~ light events. 1 The DuQuoin features include the 0,000 Championship Stallion Stake for three- q year-olds; the 2,000 Castleton Stake and the 2,000 McMahon Memorial for two- ri year-olds and another 0,000 Mid America 5! pace for free for all stars. Officers of the Top Line Circuit are Wilbur Layman, Lincoln, president; and P H. T. Bennett, Martinsville, secretary.