Monmouth Filly-Mare Stakes Worth 35,000: Five Events for Distaff Racers Carded for June 11-Aug. 8 Meet, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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Monmouth Filly-Mare Stakes Worth 35,000 Fiye Events for Distaff Racers Carded for June 1 1-Aug. 8 Meet OCEANPORT, N. J., April 30.— Fillies-and mares will compete for 35,000 in added money prizes during the coming season at Monmouth Park, which has programmed five stakes races designed for distaff thoroughbreds between the June 11 opening* and August 8 closing. Heading the list as usual is the 0,000 Monmouth Oaks on August 6. The Oaks is a nine-furlong test for three-year old fillies which was originated at "old" Monmouth Park in 1871, making it the ninth oldest stakes race in America. A major prep for this stake is the 0,000 Miss Woodford at six furlongs on July 20. The 0,000 Regret Handicap is slatecl for June 18 and the 5,000 Molly Pitcher is to be renewed on July 9. Juvenile fillies get their big test at Monmouth Park on July 2 in the 0,000 Colleen Stakes at five-and-one-half furlongs. Nominations for all five of these races close on June 1, general manager Edward J. Brennan said today. Importance of the historic Monmouth Oaks is pointed up by the last two winners — Evening Out in 1954 and Grecian Queen in 1953. Grecian Queen, owned by Mrs. Ben F. Whitaker, went on from her Oaks victory to be named the besfc-4ophomore filly of the year in the poll conducted by this paper. Mrs. George D. Wideners Evening Out, voted the best two-year old filly in 1953, was having trouble living up to her laurels in 1954 until trainer J. Creevy tried his famous experiment of running her with blinkers in the daks. Evening Out scored by two lengths after leading from start to finish under a masterful ride by Eddie Arcaro. Her 4,900 first prize money was the largest single purse ever taken down at Monmouth Park.

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