Hollywood Meeting To Open Tomorrow: Tracks Greatest Array of Talent on Hand; New Purse Distribution Record Likely, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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— ~4 ■ Hollywood Meetingj To Open Tomorrow Tracks Greatest Array of Talent on Hand; New Purse Distribution Record Likely HOLLYWOOD PARK. Inglewood. Calif-May 7. — With the greatest collection of thoroughbreds in its history on the grounds in training for a record stakes and purse program. Hollywood Park is receiving its final refurbishing touches in preparation for the opening of its eighteenth race j meeting Thursday. The 55-day meet will run through July 23. From all parts of the U. S. and from ; many foreign countries, owners have j shipped in their best turf talent to vie for ! the high prize money. The "track of the ■ lakes and flowers,- which has offered the j highest daily average and total distribu- j tion in racing history for the past three years, is expected to exceed tis own worlds record of ,568,900 awarded to the horsemen last year. James D. Stewart. ice-president and; general manager, predicted today that with ! so many high caliber handicap horses and brilliant -young prospects, Hollywood may surpass its record attendance of 1956. when it led the U. S. wtih a daily average of 30.567. Crack Handicap Colony Among the horses being readied for such j 00,000 classics as the Californian, Holly- | wood Gold Cup and Sunset Handicap, and j other rich stakes and daily features, are Find. Social Outcast. Bobby Bracato. Bless-bull. Corn Husker. Social Climber. Spinney. Holandes II.. Pibe Carlitos. El Knobar, Terrang. Count Chic and Porterhouse. Heading the filly and mare division are ! Our Betters. Miss Todd, Triple Jay. Candy | Dish. Mary Machree, Tana Linda and Nooran. Three-year-old stars awaiting their big features include Round Table. Swirling Abbey. Nashville. Joe Price. Mr. Sam S.. California Kid. Royal Heir and Buford. Their schedule is highlighted by the 00-000 Westerner. Many of the countrys most expensive and best-bred two-year-olds will begin their racing careers at Hollywood Park, seeking to emulate the feats of Determine and Swaps, who made their first starts there and less than a year later were Kentucky Derby winners. They will have, nine big stakes topped by the S75.000-added Starlet. In two-year-old competition two of the three most expensive yearlings in American history, an unnamed Llangollen Farm colt by Hyperion 7,000 I and Jeff Uh Oh 0,000*. owned by the George Lewis Stable, will face youngsters like The Shoe, a full brother to Swaps, Old Pueblo, a record winner at Santa Anita, and Royal Clipper, who bagged a division of the Salinas Stakes recently.

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