Fairmount Re-Opens Tonight; Will Run through Labor Day: All Work on Plant Following Wind Storm Finished; Seven Speedsters in Wilson Event, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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► — 4 Fair mount Re -Opens Tonight; Will Run Through Labor Day All Work on Plant Following Wind Storm Finished; Seven Speedsters in Wilson Event By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 26. — Fairmount Park re-opens its gates tomorrow night to continue on with a meeting which was abruptly interrupted when the grandstand roof and the mutuel plant were damaged by a severe wind storm over two weeks ago. The plant is now completely re-roofed and the mutuel plant rebuilt. The meeting will now run for a full 48 nights, coming to a close on Labor Day. The program calls for five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday. The opening night will be featured by the S. M. Wilson and Co. Handicap, a six-furlong dash. This event attracted a small, but well matched, field of seven fast sprinters to battle it out for a ,500 purse. Included is the entry of Ida C. and Market Tip, owned by Mrs. T. M. Pruett and trained by the veteran Carl Blair. Senecas Pesty, owned by Mrs. A. Roth, drew top weight of 119 pounds for this test. The five-year-old son of Curious Coin has been returned victorious in his last two starts and was second in his only other start at this meeting. In making his bid for three straight at the meeting, Senecas Pesty will have his work cut out for him as he is meeting some of the best sprinters in training in this area. Evidence Set New Track Record C. Milroys Evidence, holder of the new track record he set here in his last start of 1:10%, looms as the most formidable foe in the S. M. Wilson event. This fast sprinter never left the issue in doubt in winning his second start of the meeting when he romped home four lengths before his closest rival Dandy G. In meeting Senecas Pesty, Evidence will pack 114 pounds the same as he carried when he set the new track record for the six furlongs. Big Cat, from the stable of R. S. Byrum, will be in there trying to vindicate himself after two straight defeats by Senecas Pesty at this meeting. Big Cat is, of course, a three-year-old meeting older horses, but at this time of the year that shouldnt be too much of a handicap, especially at the short distance of six furlongs. Big Cat was returned the winner of his first start here this meeting when he won by six open lengths over a field of three-year-olds in a five and one-half furlongs dash. Time for the short dash was 1:05%. The Byrum colt will carry light weight of 106. Making his debut at the Fairmount Park meeting is the highly regarded Grey Mike from the Bennett Creech Stable, a new establishment shipped in during the short blackout. Grey Mike has been racing with horses that run in the ,000 claiming brackets and was second in his last race at the Lincoln Fields meeting prior to coming here. The Creech colorbearer will carry 109 pounds and off his best races should prove a top competitor for the winners share of the Wilson. Rounding out the small field for the feature are, Market Tip, winner of his first start here this year, and then a strong second at the longer routes of a mile and a sixteenth, which will race coupled with Ida C, as the Mrs. T. M. Pruett entry and a newcomer ,to this track Stuber, owned by the Idle Farm. Stuber has been racing with horses around the ,000 figure. Secondary feature on the Friday night card of nine events will be the sixth race at five and one -half furlongs named The Mississippi Valley Purse. A full field of 12 will vie in this event with such speedsters as*Golden City, Reade Castle, Bo-Co, Gallant Tuck and Kar-Al-Ott as contenders.

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