Fairmount Park Begins 60-Night Meet on Friday: Hopeful Sam Heads List of 25 Sprinters for Inaugural Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Fairmount Park Begins 60-Night Meet on Friday Hopeful Sam Heads List of 25 Sprinters for Inaugural Purse FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, HI., May 3. — The 60 day-night meeting of the Fairmount Park Jockey Club, Inc., begins here Friday night and featuring the opening nights sport will be the ,700, -five and one-half furlongs Inaugural Purse, a dash in which three-year-olds and upward are eligible. A count of the better grade horses already housed here indicates the opening night headliner will be one of the strongest to go postward in recent years. Racing Secretary John J. Klucina has received the nominations of 25 of the best speedsters on the grounds and one of them is the consistent Hopeful Sam, representative of H. P. Triplett," a recent winner at Hot Springs and who is no stranger to the winners circle at this course. The son of Beau Tod — Canary copped seven wins last year and four of which were consecutive. Expected to give most trouble to the Triplett colorbearer are Hard Sis, Sheer Madness, Lucilite, All Tilly, Bright Imp, Beeston, Red Rudolph and Uncle Jed. The latter pair, expected to be coupled as the Green and Kerr entry, could make it interesting for Hopeful Sam. Red Rudolph is at his best in the mud while Uncle Jed was claimed several days ago by their new owners for ,500. Others who may try for the major part of the purse include Spring Water, Welcome Guest, King Bebe, Pride of Judea, Galway Boy, Lucky Lable, Desefolks, JI. S. Navy, Fays Reaper, Tattenham, Harry Lou, Halbel, Gus Fan, Cavalier Trim and Flying Trinity. Some of the above may be reserved for the following night when the ,500 St. Louis Handicap, a six furlongs dash, will be staged. The probable choice here may be A. S. Moores crack speedster Wal-Dot-O, who was one of the winningest mares in this country last year. The Moore star copped 11 victories last season and only recently proved the best at the Ascot Park meeting at Akron, Ohio. Because of her recent wins Wal-Dot-O was not eligible to compete iniths -Inaugural Purse. " EvSry tarvailablerstafit here andatadja--cent Creek Side Farm is filled -to capacity and it will be several more days before an additional 50 head canbe taken care of. A 120-stall barn is under construction and by Thursday night 50 are expected to be completed. It will be another 10 days or more before the 120-stall barn is completed. When the addition is finished, the total stalls available here and at Creek Side Farm will be little more than 1,100 but deductions for tack and feed rooms will leave room for about 775 runners. Post time nightly at Fairmount Park is 8:30.

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