Ladies Day Purse to Bring Out Nine: Speak Free and Fabucon to Match Strides in Feature Race on Thistledown Card, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-06


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, Ladies Day Purse To Bring Out Nine Speak Free and Fabucon to Match Strides in Feature Race on ThistleDown Card By Staff Correspondent THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 5. "Lucky Lady" days .are being served here at ThistleDown and tomorrows program, the first of two with the latter to be next Tuesday, June 11, will feature free admission to the grandstand area for all ladies and a full afternoon of celebration along with the eight-race card. Starting at 1 p. m. the Bonwit Teller fashion show will get under way with modeling in both the clubhouse and grandstand, at 1:30 p. m. the lucky lady seminars on .racing will be presented by track announcer Chuck Bang and following the sixth race the lucky lady drawings will be conducted with the winner to receive a 00 gift certificate. Majority of Entrants Carry 112 Along with the days activities, racing secretary F. G. Farrell has appropriately named the featured, seventh race, the Ladies Day Purse and the allowance event is one of the better week-day headliners to" have been presented thus far at this meeting. Offering a purse of ,600 the six furlong test has drawn nine fleet sprinters ranging from four-yearrolds and upward. J. D. Rogers hard-hitting Speak Free, to be ridden by Buck Thornburg, shares equal top weight of 112 pounds along with the majority of the entrants and will be making his third outing at the meeting. His previous efforts saw him fourth each time in the opening day Mayors Cup and last Saturdays ,000 added Flintstone which he accounted for last year. From these two sharp- efforts he should easily rule post-time favorite. A. M. Holmans Fabucon comes off a brilliant campaign at Beulah Park and is certain to furnish keen competition to Speak Free with G. Goldens Blue Fog, G. R. Whites Trim Destiny and Mrs. A. F. Brookers Brook Jr. also deserving keen consideration. The field is completed by , Mrs. Virgil Van Dettes Spruce Hill Stables ; Pronto, Waldo D. Andrews Right Sickle, El Rancho 961s Lagrin and W. L. Huntleys Rite-Step.

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