Arlington Inaugurates Meet; Lincoln Renewal to Seaward: Real Delight Engages Fifteen in Featured Cleopatra Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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► [ -- ■ .:• :;:-. " . ■ "" — 1 Arlington Arlington Inaugurates Inaugurates Meet; Meet; Lincoln Lincoln Renewal Renewal to to Seaward Seaward BENJAMIN F. LI NDHEIMER— Executive director of Arlington Park where the Chicagoland racing will hold forth for the next 36 days. Real Delight Engages Fifteen In Featured Cleopatra Stakes Calumet filly Champion, Successful in Six Out of Seven Starts, Faces Last Greetings, Whirla Lea, Bella Figura, Recover and Toomai as 36-Day Session Gets Under Way By J. J. MURPHY ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 14.— Calumet Farms champion Real Delight, four times a stake winner this season, heads a bulky band of 16 three-year-old fillies in the 5,000 added Cleopatra Stakes at six furlongs which headlines Mondays attractive opening-day program here at spacious Arlington Park. She is to carry 121 pounds, the same as Clifford Mooers Last Greetings, a double stakes winner at Santa Anita last winter. Last Greetings will race coupled with Orcas, making for the only coupling in the stake. Arlington Park will run for 36 days and the second half of the coordinated ordinated meeting meeting will will start start at at Was] Washington Inngton Park, Park, on on July July 28, 28, closing closing at at Washington Inngton Park, Park, on on July July 28, 28, closing closing at at the latter track on Labor Day, September 1. A total of 15 stakes races will be offered at Arlington and the stakes and purse distribution program at the Northwest side track will total at least ,350,000. Crownlet Carries 118 Next in line to Real Delight and Last Greetings in the Cleopatra in the matter of weight is Duval Headleys Crownlet with 118. Then come Hal Price Headleys Recover and Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Daniels Free for Me. The latter is a stakes winner. Each have 115. Real Delight, who took a division of the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland and then won the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, the Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico, and the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont, will be making her Chicago debut and will be ridden by Eddie Arcaro. The filly did not start as a two-year-old. She won both her starts at Santa Anita and has been defeated but once that when she bowed to White Skies in a six and one-half furlong dash at Keeneland. On that afternoon she was ridden by the rather inexperienced apprentice, Donald O. Devine. Won Two Stakes at Santa Anita Last Greetings, a California-bred daughter of With Regards, finished first in both starts as a two-year-old and started off her Santa Anita season by winning the Santa Ynez Stakes in which she took the measure of A Gleam, then generally regarded as the best filly in the Calumet stable. She then won the Santa Barbara -Stakes at the coast track. Last Greetings raced in stakes twice at the current Hollywood Park meeting, but was well beaten Continued on Page Three — i — s REAL DELIGHT, being led by trainer Ben Jones and with Eddie Arcaro up, is a staunch favorite in todays renewal of the Cleopatra Handicap, which ushers in Arlington Parks stake-studded 36-day meeting. Real Delight Faces Fifteen Opponents In Cleopatra as Arlington Meet Opens Calumet Filly Champion Has* Last Greetings, Whirla Lea And Recover to Beat Today Continued from Page One both times — first by Tonga in the Sea Breeze and then A Gleam in the Cinderella. Free for Me was fairly well campaigned as a two-year-old. She started in six stakes but failed to win one. She did, however, take two overnight races. She was beaten twice this year before winning a division of the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. Her time in that event was one full second slower than that registered by Real Delight in the other division. Recover won a division of the Lafayette Stakes as a two-year-old. That was her lone success in seven tries. Her best race this year was a second to Cinda in the Betsy Ross Stakes at Garden State Park. Crownlet, who won the second division of the Lafayette Stakes last year and who also took the Debutante at Churchill Downs, was rested during the winter and is reported to be ready for her seasonal debut. In the 112 pound weight brackets are Walmac Farms Toomai, H. G. Bockmans Fancy Step, and C. W. Winters Whirla Lea. The latter, in her most recent start here, defeated Bloom in the Dick Welles Purse, and prior to that had accounted for two purses and finished second to Anchors Aweigh in the Jasmine Stakes at Hialeah. Toomai, unbeaten in three starts as a two-year-old, made her first start of the season here the other day and was second to Pines of Rome. Fancy Step won one race last year, two this year, and was third in a division of the Ashland. Others in the Cleopatra and all to carry 109 pounds, are P. Youkilis Elaine Ruth, Brownell Combs Bella Figura, Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s Sweet Relish, Mrs. E. Goemans Royal Rainbow, P. A. B. Widener HFs Pines of Rome, W. J. Schmidts Hedgebill, and H. J. Houghs Princess Ann. Bella Figura, winner of two out of six last year, raced well at the Lincoln Fields meeting. She finished a smashing second to Oh Leo in her last. Princess Ann was third in the same race. Both had won their prior starts. Pines of Romes success over Toomai was noteworthy. Hedgebill won so impressively at Fairmount Park that her owner deemed her ready for stakes competition. Royal Rainbow is an Irish-bred son of Royal Charger and has done but little racing. The others are regarded as being just so-so. The Cleopatra will be at six furlongs and Real Delights dam, Blue Delight, won the first running back in 1942. Since that time J 1 , 1 i . 1 * J 1 * J 1 [ ■ 1 1 ; I * ► - the event has been taken by such fine fillies as Busher, Bewitch, Two Lea, and Sickles Image. Bewitch and Two Lea each carried the Calumet silks. The Cleopatra is supported by the ,000 Fox River Valley Purse at a mile and a sixteenth over the turf course, run seventh on the card, and the Cedarcrest, mile allowance race for three-year-olds for a ,000 purse, which is fifth on the program. Volcanic, Chicle II. in Turf Course Race The Fox River Valley brings out the noted grass course runner, Volcanic, who won the Meadowland on the turf at Washington Park in 1949, 50 and 51 and was second to Royal Governor in the Stars and Stripes last year, also on the grass. Volcanic set an American record of 1:54% for a mile and three-sixteenths in winning last years Meadowland, and also holds the American record for a mile on the grass of 1:35%, which he set at Hawthorne on September 17, 1949. The Palatine Stables Chicle n., noted eastern grass course runner, faces Volcanic Monday and other well known greensward performers name are Going Away, Abbe Sting and Inseparable. The Cedarcrest will see such three-year-olds as Plunger, War Teddy, Dark Count, Jet Ace, War Antique and Eternal Moon in [ competition. The first week of racing here will see four ; stakes decided. Following Mondays renewal of the Cleopatra will be the 5,000 added : Primer for two-year-olds on Wednesday and 0,000 Warren Wright Memorial for three-year-olds and the 5,000 Pollyanna ■ for two-year-old fillies will co-feature the first Saturday card of the meeting. The meeting will reach its climax the final seven days, starting on Saturday, July 19 with the running of the 55,000 Arlington Classic, and then following through 1 with the 0,000 Arlington Lassie on the e mid-week program of Wednesday, July 23 3 and culminating with the renewal of the e 60,000 Arlington Handicap on closing day, •, July 26. All three latter stakes are the e richest of their kind in racing.

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