Raceland Purse Gets Top Spot at Rockingham Park: Some Fun, Winner of Ascot Gold Cup, Gives Six Rivals Poundage, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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j Raceland Purse Gets Top Spot at Rockingham Park Some Fun, Winner of Ascot Gold Cup, Gives Six Rivals Poundage By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent ROCKINGHAM PARK, Salem, N. H., June 18. — For the second consecutive Saturday, a scheduled ,500 handicap has failed to draw enough overnight starters and consequently a ,500 allowance event has been substituted. Last week end it was the General John W. A. Green Handicap for sophomores and tomorrows Raceland Handicap, a six-furlong dash for three-year-olds and up, that failed to fill. An interesting field of seven older horses are scheduled to meet in tomorrows substitute, a mile and one-sixteenth allowance number. Under the conditions of the Raceland Purse, styled for four-year-olds and upward which have not won two races of ,825 each other than optional, starter or claiming in 1954, River Divide Farms Some Fun takes up the top impost of 118 pounds. The four-year-old son of Some Chance has not started in New England since his triumph in the Ascot Gold Cup in Ohio last month. Red Head Stables Futuresque and J. and P. Venutis Pipe of Peace are next in line with 115 pounds, two more than Dick Gottsmans Go Go Go and Fran Jr., a sta-blemate of Pipe of Peace. A. V. Lionettes Chilean-bred Partido n. carries 112 pounds and Mrs. Paul Weyermans Villager is the lightweight under 107 pounds. A well subscribed three-year-old sprint precedes the feature and should prove a capable supporting event on the week-end card. A dozen sophomores plus four on the also eligible list have been named for the six-furlong test named the Deerfield Purse. Stoney Creek, Red Red Robin, Fire King, Draw and Ruddy Leaf have won in New England this season and will be competing against such former favorites as John Willie, King for All, Repelled, Cable Jack and Lassie Lea. Another interesting test scheduled on tomorrows* card is a five-furlong dash for two-year-olds which brings together Me Perfect and Days Duke. That duo finished a bang-up second and third, respectively, in their last outing in which Queensware equaled the track record of :58%. Ten juveniles meet in the race and a speedy contest appears on tap.

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