Cash Kirk, Abbe Vonian in Maywood Co-Features: Harmening Driving Choices in Their Respective Engagements, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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j j J j . J J j ■ li Cash Kirk, Abbe Vonian In Maywood Co-Features Harmening Driving Choices in Their Respective Engagements MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood, 111. June 16.— B. J. Benfield, of Morris, Minn., will try for a double victory tomorrow night when he sends his two pacing stars, Cash Kirk and Abbe Vonian, postward in the cofeatures at Maywood Park. Both horses will be driven by Mel Harmening. Cash Kirk, a six-year-old stallion, boast -. ing one victory for the meeting, will start from the outside post position in the sev-« enth race, a mile pace. After a slow start, Cash Kirk won his first race two weeks ago and finished second in the Elks Pace in his most recent effort. Opposing him will be Laura Jane Tryax, Richard D. Grat- tan, Daisy Mc-I-Win, Roddy and Court Lawful. Court Lawful, owned by Sam Kennedys Sunnyhill Stables, Booneville, Ind., will be seeking his second straight triumph and fourth of the year. Abbe Vonian will join a field of eight in the eighth race, also at one mile. The five-year-old stallion circled the Maywood oval in 2:08% a week ago to record his first victory. He will face Imprudent, Frisky Betty, U. N. O., Pat C, Cedric B. Grattan, Paris Dale and Frisco D. Cash. Maywood enters the final five nights of its meeting with an attendance average of 6,000 and a mutuel average of 83,000, an increase of 10 per cent over 1951. The starters for Fridays 0,000 added Chicago Pacing Derby will be named tomorrow, with 16 of the nations fastest pacers still considered probable entries. The field is almost certain to include the two new co-holders of the Maywood mile record, Doctor Cooper and Red Sails. Both have matched Jimmy Creeds mark of 2:03% in recent derby trials.

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