Monmouth Offices Pleased With Response to Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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Monmouth Offices Pleased With Response to Stakes OCEANPORT, N. J., June 9.— Monmouth Park officials, from President Amory L. Haskell on down, are highly gratified with the response of horsemen to the stakes which will be offered during the 49-day meeting which begins on Saturday, June 14. They are especially pleased with the support given three brand new stakes on the agenda. The trio of new events include the Longfellow, worth 0,000 and run at a mile on the turf; the 5,000 Miss Woodford, for 3 -year-old fillies at six furlongs and the Tyro, a dash of six furlongs for two-year-old colts and geldings, worth 5,000. The Tyro drew 127 nominations, the Longfellow brought a list of 55 eligibles and the Miss Woodford attracted 44, boosting Monmouths Park grand total of nominations for its flat stakes to a new high of 976. Two three -year-old events, the 5,000 Choice Stakes and the 0,000 Lamplighter Handicap showed increases, the former going from 49 to 58 and the latter from 56 to 75 compared to a year ago. Sixty fillies of three were nominated to the Monmouth Oaks, against 42 a year ago while the Select, a six furlong dash for three-year-olds also jumped from 42 to 56. In addition to the Tyro with its 127 nominations, other two-year-old stakes were well supported, the Sapling proving attractive to 143; and the Colleen luring 107, while the New Jersey Futurity has 42 kept eligible through the various payments. The Sapling this season becomes one of Monmouth. Parks top fixtures, having been increased from 0,000 to 5,000. The Longfellow and the Miss Woodford honor the memories of two of the great performers of other years, both of which raced over the old Monmouth Park course. | I

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