Monmouth to Renew Four Juvenile Stakes at Meet: Colleen, Sapling, Futurity and Tyro Total 0,000 Added, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Monmouth to Renew Four Juvenile Stakes at Meet Colleen, Sapling, Futurity and Tyro Total 0,000 Added - OCEANPORT, N. J., May 3.— Renewals of four stakes for two-year-olds worth a total of 0,000 in prize money during Monmouth Parks 1955 meeting has stirred hopes of another great juvenile season here. In 1954, Wheatley Stables High Voltage, later named the champion of her division, copped the 0,000 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth rallying in the stretch to defeat Menolene and Sue Pat. A sixteenth of a mile from home the order had been just the reverse. In the same year the then undefeated •Royal Note had his streak broken at six straight by Royal Coinage in a muddy stretch battle in the Sapling Stakes. It was the greatest season for two-year olds at Monmouth Park since 1950 when Battlefield won the Sapling and was named champion of his division, while Spartan Valor first flashed to prominence in the New Jersey Futurity at the same meeting. Battlefield ranked thirteenth on the all-time money winning list with 74,727 when he retired in 1953. Spartan Valor had earned nearly 00,000 when he ended his facing career in the same year. The Sapling, which was first run at old Monmouth Park in 1883, will be renewed with a 0,000 value on August 8 this year at its customary six-furlong distance. It has been won by such other stars as Landlocked, Laffango, Blue Peter, Casemate and Artismo. The Colleen, which was inaugurated a year later than the Sapling, will be worth 0,000 in added money when it is staged on July 2. The distance is five and one-half furlongs. The freshman colts get a preliminary trial for the Sapling on July 4 in the 5,000 Tyro Stakes at five and one-half furlongs. Rounding out Monmouths quartet of juvenile features is the 5,000 New Jersey Futurity on July 13, also at five and one-half furlongs. It is limited to colts and fillies bred in the Skeeter State. Nominations for all of these events close on June 1.

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