Willie Shoemaker on Coast For Hollywood Park Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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Willie Shoemaker on Coast For Hollywood Park Meeting MeetingHOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK Inglewood Calif May 8 Willie Shoemaker who once again became the darling of New York turf fans this spring when he led the recent Jamaica season has returned to Hollywood Park seeking new laurels during the 50day meeting which opens Tuesday TuesdayDespite Despite numerous attractive offers to re ¬ main in l ew York for the long season ahead and his phenomenal success against the best riders in the East Shoemaker decided to return to California for the Hollywood Park meeting which is offering the richest stakes and purse program of the year yearWhile While en route to the Inglewood track Silent Shoe stopped off in Louisville to ride Count Flame in the Kentucky Derby DerbySince Since riding his first winner on April 20 1949 Willie has never failed to lead a race meeting where he has competed for the full duration He deadlocked for national riding honors with Joe Culmone in 1950 equalling Walter Millers record for 388 winners set in 1906 and last year he was the nations moneywinningest rider with earnings in excess of 1300000

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