Louisville Fairgrounds Track Inaugurates 28-Day Meeting: Capacity Fields Entered in Featured Stephen Foster and Suwannee River Handicaps, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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* m ffrt-T— r — Tir i mi— «— nm» i , ; 1_ ■ i Louisville Fairgrounds Track Inaugurates 28-Day Meeting m ffrt-T— r — Tir i mi— «— nm» i GEN. J. FRED MILES — President, Louisville Racing Association which opens its second meeting at the old State Fairgrounds at Louisville today. * Capacity Fields Entered in Featured Stephen Foster and Suwannee River Handicaps By MEL COHEN FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY, Louisville, Ky., June 25. — The Louisville Racing Association, which inaugurated summer racing here last year under the direction of Gen. J. Fred Miles, goes to the post for meeting No. 2 Wednesday. The horses will go to the post before -a grandstand which has been completely renovated and painted, making the former Kentucky State Fairgrounds one of the best laid-out half-mile -plants in the country. Post time each day will be at 2 p.m. Fine Opening-Day Card Racing secretary Charles F. Henry has assembled a, fine card for the first day of the 28-day meeting which runs through Saturday, July 28. It is headed by two handicaps, the Suwannee River at five furlongs and the Stephen Foster at six and one-half furlongs. Both handicaps attracted well-balanced and capacity fields. In the Stephen Foster, handicap horses Continued on Page Forty -Two Louisville Fairgrounds Opens 28-Day Meeting Capacity Fields in Featured Handicaps on Inaugural Card Continued from Page One which had been campaigning at River Downs answered the call. They are R. J. Fischers Brownie Lady, a seven-year-old mare, and P. H. D. Frelinghuysens History Book, which is by Reading II. Like Brownie Lady, History Book also is seven years old. Last year he ran several creditable races on the New York circuit. History Book is trained by R. C. Clark. Also in /the Stephen Foster is Closed Shop of the Costa Rica Stable trained by Pete Santo. The enrty of Closed Shop gives an international flavor to the opening days card as this stable moved into the Louisville picture from Woodbine in Canada. Ofhes in the fields are the entry of Miss J. Ians I Insist and Jaunstown, E. W. Schmitts Pecan and P. Durfeys Doll Mason. Orbit, who won the inaugural handicap over the same course last year, heads the field entered in the Suwannee River Handicap at five furlongs. Owned by Harold Speakman, Orbit is best at home over a sprint distance. Creel Brown Jr.s Sonny Brown, a winner here last year, is another local favorite which should be considered in this event. The balance of the field is made up of Frank Clellands Lucky Lena, D. Schmidts Speed Wrinkle, W. A. Martins Maybe Mable, R. Weeks Lynn Day, E. B. Greens Capt. Rex and J. Doldens La Bonne Heure. On the also eligible list for the Suwannee River are Lacuna, owned by C. L. Reinhart; Admiral Teddy, owned by D. Abbott; Balltefite, from the S. Slage Stable, and F. Rockwells Rocos Fox. General Miles will be host to members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission at a luncheon in the clubhouse dining room at noon. While much of the comment here is about the improved condition of the stands and the racing strip, the increased size of the parking lot and the manner in which it has been improved should be mentioned. It is by far the largest and best kept in the state with a capacity in excess of 6,000 cars.

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