Volcanic Favorite in De Kalb Purse: Hurdles Cup over About Two Miles Also on Arlington Card, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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Volcanic Favorite in De Kalb Purse Hurdles Cup Over About Two Miles Also on Arlington Card Walmac Ace Faces Chicle 1 1., Cuore in Turf Course Event; Foxy Poise in Obstacle Test By J. J. MURPHY ARLINGTON PARK. Arlington Heights, HI., June 26. — The De Kalb Purse, for three-year-olds and upward over a mile and a furlong on the turf course, and Arlington Park Hurdles Cup, an about two-mile offering, over obstacles, will headline tomorrows program here at Arlington Park. The hurdle event was run for the first time here last year and received such enthusiasm that it is offered again this year and is expected to be an annual feature of the Arlington meeting. The De Kalb will be run in the cool of the evening, being carded as the ninth race on the program. The hurdle feature appears fourth on the bill. A field of six will compete over a mile and a furlong in the De Kalb for a purse of ,000, and the favorite will be that gallant old grass campaigner, Volcanic, who just missed in his last try. That was his first start of the year for the Walmac Farm seven-year-old, and he turned in a mighty strong effort. He just missed getting up to beat Going Away after having had some difficulty in finding an opening. Won Meadowland Last Year Volcanic registered two victories in nine starts last year, but they were important ones. He won the Meadowland Handicap at Washington Park, which was worth 7,400 to the winner, and defeated Picador, Dan-ada Gift and Miche, the Santa Anita Handicap winner, on the grass. He was also second to Royal Governor in the Stars and Stripes Handicap, taking down 0,000 for that try. In his last race last season Volcanic was tried on the regular course and was unplaced when favored at 6 to 5. Black Douglas was the winner of that event. Volcanic holds the mile and a sixteenth turf course record at this track and is co-holder with Royal Governor of the mile and an eighth standard on the greensward. He also holds the mile and three-sixteenths grass record at Washington Park and the mile turf record at Hawthorne, so it is evident that the son of Ambrose Light is quite some pumpkins when it comes to grass running. Entered against Volcanic are Cuore, who was second to him in the Meadowland last year, and who is regarded as one of the best distance turf runners in this country; Dr. Ole Nelson, who defeated Volcanic in the Hawthorne Gold Cup of 1950, and has won but a single purse since; Chicle n., a stakes winner last year, and regarded as a fine grass runner, although beaten off in the recent race, in which Volcanic was second; The Gink, who was fourth in the six-furlong Kankakee Purse last out, and will be ridden by Arcaro, and Jacoby, who was fourth back of Going Away, Volcanic and Abbe Sting in his last outing. Fourteen in Hurdles Cup Drawing a full field of 14, the Arlington Park Hurdles will climax the evergrowing Midwestern agenda of hunt racing. Introduced last year, the infield event brought hurdle racing back to Arlington Park after a lapse of two decades. Carrying the top impost of 169 pounds, Foxy Poise, now racing for Guilford Dudley, of Nashville, Term., will attempt to repeat last years victory. Owned at that time by Austin A. Brown, of Castle Park, Mich., the Gallant Fox — Requip gelding is trained and will be ridden by his former owner. A winner at the inaugural meeting of the Arlington Farms Steeplechase Association, in Libertyville, last Saturday, Foxy Poise also accounted for the Royalton Chase at Indianapolis, Ind., on June 14. Contention is promised by James Dea-tons Jarrin John, winner of the valuable Iroquois Steeplechase at Nashville, Term., last May. This big striding gelding will be handled by Eugene Weymouth, of Greenville, Del., one of this countrys ranking amateur riders. A winner of many chase events in the East, Weymouth journeyed to Aintree, England, this past spring and rode his own mount in the famous Grand National. Other eastern riders making the trek out for the annual hurdle event are : Leo Char-ron, Edward H. Bennett, James Murphy and Richard Gough. The latter is a noted Irish chase rider who plies his trade on both sides of the Atlantic.

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