Cranwood Features South Dakota Purse: To Honor Veteran Ohio Circuit Campaigner; Lady Alquest Starts, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-10


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C ran wood Features South Dakota Purse PurseTo To Honor Veteran Ohio Circuit Campaigner Lady Alquest Starts StartsBy By W A CRUSE CRUSEStaff Staff Correspondent CRANWOOD PARK Warrensville Heights Ohio May 9 The South Dakota an allowance test for four yearolds and older horses at one and onesixteenth miles will have its initial running tomorrow the second Saturday of this 25day meeting It is to be an annual affair honoring the veteran campaigner who set nine track records and equaled two others during the peak of his racing career which lasted from 1944 to 1950 Owned by Al Smitha of Kentucky the halfbrother to Cochise earned his richest portion in the 10000 Louisiana Handicap in 1945 However he did very well while racing at some of the lesser known race tracks in the country and in 111 starts earned 34 sets of brackets 19 seconds and 15 thirds and by mid1950 had earned 72925 72925The The field slated to go postward in the South Dakota tomorrow includes A T Taylors Sea Level the Suffield Stud Farms Elfdee L Pascals Rising Temper TemperC C B Fischbachs Lady Alquest J K Wyn koops Excel R Pools GreekLight Mc Kale Sheppards Best Challenge and M MD D Haynes Corn King KingLady Lady Alquest won the ninth race here on May 3 and Excel and Rising Temper finished second and third to her respec ¬ tively in that affair The setting was an identical at one and onesixteenth miles jockey James Baird had the Alquest filly a length and onehalf in front of Excel who with Richard Bell in the saddle had a length and threequarters advantage over Rising Temper with Stanley Austin up Time for that race was 150 which would indicate room for improvement even though the claiming tag was 2000 and 1500 The strip although newly surfaced was rather deep on opening day which would account for the time and with the recent rain it may make a difference in the footing footingGreekLight GreekLight will also be in line for sup ¬ port off his race behind J K Wynkoops Nightingale and Jay Mohrs Beats The Rounders colt was installed a 19to10 favorite in the betting and may be out to redeem that race raceBeginning Beginning Tuesday May 13 1952 and every Tuesday thereafter Cranwood will have a ladies day program Members of the fair sex will be admitted to the grand ¬ stand without charge on those afternoons

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