Monmouth Opens for 50-Day Run: Squared Away Tops 17-Horse Field in Oceanport Handicap; Burke Speedster Concedes Rivals Nine to Twenty-Five Pounds in Inaugural Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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EUGENE MORI President of Monmouth MonmouthPark Park Jockey Club which opens its eighth eighthannual annual meeting this afternoon Monmouth Opens for 50Day Run Squared Away Tops 1 7Horse Field in Oceanport Handicap Burke Speedster Concedes Rivals Nine to TwentyFive Pounds in Inaugural Stake StakeBy By WILLIAM C PHILLIPS PHILLIPSStaff Staff Correspondent CorrespondentMONMOUTH MONMOUTH PARK Oceanport N J June 12 Modern Monmouth Park refur ¬ bished and expanded in anticipation of staging the most successful meeting in its eightyear history tomorrow embarks on a 50day summer session that extends through August 10 The Oceanport Handi ¬ cap receiving an excellent response will highlight the inaugural proceedings with Jan Burkes Squared Away heading a field of 17 under a hefty 127 pounds This will be the seventh running of the sixfurlong feature and the prize is 15000 added addedPost Post time for the initial event will be 2 30 pm permitting travellers to this sea ¬ shore course the opportunity of a leisurely trip President Amory L Haskell and gen ¬ eral manager Edward J Brennan antici ¬ pate a throng that will surpass the record 21354 opening day attendance last year and they have directed preparations fbr increased facilities to accomplish that end The wagering mark set by last seasons crowd was 1455864 1455864The The Oceanport is the first of 18 stakes on the rich Monmouth agenda that will total approximately 1900000 in purses pursesSquared Squared Away is the original highweight among 28 nominees and he will attempt to concede a sizable ninepound handicap to his closest rival Alfred Gwynne Vander ¬ bilts Indian Land and 25 pounds to three yearold Dandolo owned by the Berna dotte Farm FarmOther Other Formidable Highweights HighweightsOther Other formidable highweights include Mrs Alfred Roberts Eatontown 117 Winding Way Farms Sagittarius 117 Greentree Stables Northern Star 116 Alan T Clarkes Senator Joe 116 ind Cinda a filly owned by Jouett Shouse and assigned 113 pounds poundsThe The racing strip which has been com ¬ pletely rebedded and resurfaced since the last meeting appears in excellent condi ¬ tion but horsemen report that it is deep and that it will take a thoroughly fit horse to gain the money moneySquared Squared Away has a tough assignment cut out but he has shown himself capable of the task The sixyearold Piping Rock gelding who will be ridden by Jimmy Nichols won his last start in the Roseben Handicap at Belmont Park running to his victory in a swift 110 under top impost of 124 pounds He also began the New York season with a victory in the Paumonok showing consistency to run the six furlongs in the same time as his later triumph and carrying 125 pounds poundsIndian Indian Land a colt by Tintagel has shown improved form as a fouryearold and he gains his high rating through a triumph in the Camden Handicap at Gar ¬ den State Park He has won a few over ¬ night events and been a dangerous horse in every race until asked to go a distance of ground Logan Batcheller a local star will be his pilot pilotEatontown Eatontown and Sagittarius a pair of sevenyearold veterans have both held their form exceedingly well this season The former recently won a pair of over ¬ nights and turned in a rapid spin to cap ¬ ture the Wilmington Handicap at Delaware Park Sagittarius third in the Roseben earlier won the Jamaica Handicap this spring Another recent stakes winner is Senator Joe who won the Baltimore Spring Handicap

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