Arlington Hurdle Stakes Attracts 20 Nominations: Ginny Bug Seen Early Favorite to Repeat in Two-Mile Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


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Arlington Hurdle Stakes Attracts 20 Nominations Ginny Bug Seen Early Favorite" To Repeat in Two-Mile Feature WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 6. — The Arlington Park Hurdle Stakes, June 24, will give steeplechase enthusiasts a chance to see some of the better chasers in the Middle West perform over a grueling two-mile course. Ten jumps, each measuring 4 feet high and banked with rolls of brush, will offer plenty of challenge to all starters. Twenty horses have been nominated for the race, but by post time this will be cut down to ten, a maximum for the turf oval. Early favorite is Ginny Bug, a chestnut mare owned by Harry S. .Nichols of Detroit, winner of last years Arlington Park Hurdle Stakes and winner of this years famous Iroquois Memorial Steeplechase at Nashville, Tenn. Rated close to the favorite is The Deacon, owned by P. T. Cheff of Holland, Mich. Expected to have a horse running under his silks this year is Chicagos A. D. Pla-mondon m, who has ridden in the Arlington steeplechase for the past two years. The Arlington Park Hurdle Stakes is an annual event sponsored by the Jockey club in conjunction with the Midwest Hunts Racing Association. It offers racing fans their only chance to see racing over jumps during the year. Leading up to this race the horses have had to qualify by running in steeplechase meetings held by the Midwest Hunts Racing Association at Tryon, N. C, Memphis, Tenn., Louisville, Ky„ and Indianapolis, Ind. Only the top horses competing in these races are eligible to run in the Arlington event. Dr. John Youmans, president of Vander-bilt medical school at Nashville, is president of the Midwest Hunts. Local members of the association, are Plamondon, George E. Van Hagen, Frank Warton, and Carter P. Brown of Castle Park, Mich.

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