Three Rings Tries Again at Hawthorne: Distance and Track Will Be More to Hopkins Runners Liking Today; Has Five Foes, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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. Three Rings Tries AgainatHawthorne Distance and Track Will Be More to Hopkins Runners Liking Today; Has Fiye Foes HAWTHORNE, Cicero, IUr, June 15.— A race at a distance more to his liking, and prospects for a fast track, than which no other can hardly persuade him to leave the barn, enticed the entry of Three Rings for the feature event on the Lincoln Fields program here tomorrow. The name of Mrs. E. L. Hopkins perennial stakes winner was dropped in the entry box along with five others for the ore and one-sixteenth mile contest, which carries a purse of ,500. The race is named for the Shoe Service Institute of America, whose members, attending a national convention in Chicago, plan to witness tomorrows races at Hawthorne. Mrs. Hopkins eight-year-old gelding, one of the dwindling number of horses there were 16 last year still keeping the name of their sire, Blue Larkspur, on race cards of the country, was a starter in the six-furlong Hinsdale Purse here on June 4. It was his first start since the winter season at Hialeah. He found a fast track for the Hinsdale sprint, but he also found some fast sprinters. He was outrun early, but. was going strongly at the finish. He ran out of racetrack, however, and was no closer than seventh behind Recline, Joe Graves and Mon-Pharo at the finish. Won Two Handicaps Last Year Three Rings, who last year won the Bowie and Lucky Draw handicaps, has started only three times this year, all in allowance races, and was unplaced in all three. It is a curious circumstance that the horse who won the first of those events is one of Three Rings rivals tomorrow. This is Golden Triangle Stables four-year-old colt, Hierarch. Hierarch has raced in stakes, but has yet to win one, although he was a right good two-year-old, won a couple of races last year, and has three to his credit this year. He formerly raced for Eugene Constantin, Jr., owner of the good three-year-old,Rbyal Bay Gem, winner of the Peabody Memorial here on May 30. On rare occasions, Hierarch has raced in claiming races. In the latest of these, on May 26 at Garden State Park, he was claimed for 4,000 by Charles S. Weightman, of Chicago, who races in the name of Golden Triangle Stable. He was shipped from the East to trainer Larry Thompson at Hawthorne about a week ago and was nominated for the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap next Saturday. He is the only Lincoln nominee in the Tuesday feature. Opposing Three Rings and Hierarch tomorrow will be K. C. Rodines Experimen-* tal, E. N. Bissos Captain Bud, J. J. Gregory and H. D. Maggios Stoner Creek, and Bud-dah Stables Dance Nsing.

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