River Downs Cards Six Stakes Events: Two for Juveniles, Two for Grass Horses Spark Meeting Opening May 30, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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River Downs Cards Six Stakes Events Two for Juveniles, Two For Grass Horses Spark Meeting Opening May 30 CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 5.— Six stakes will be renewed during the 44-day River Downs meeting, opening* oivFriday. May 30, is was announced today by Leon A. Slavin, president and general manager of the local course. Two of the added money events are for two-year-olds, while a like number will draw performers three -year-old and upward into competition over the main track, and the remaining two are under conditions requiring the starters to compare skill on the grass on one of Americas finest courses of its kind. The latter two stakes also will be confined to racers three-year-olds or older. Juveniles will be seen in the Symphony Stakes, exclusively for fillies, and the Ohio Valley Stakes, which is patterned or conditioned for colts, geldings and fillies. The Verdant and Queen City handicaps will provide racing over the turf, the former at 1 mile and the latter over the more testing distance of 11 furlongs. In the Kentucky Handicap acceptors three-year-olds and older will match sprinting prowess at 6 furlongs, while the Cincinnati Handicap, open to horses of the same ages, will be decided over 1 1-16 miles. Symphony Run June 7 The 5 furlongs Symphony Stakes will be presented on Saturday, June 7. and the renewal of the Ohio Valley Stakes is set for Saturday, July 12 at 5 1-2 furlongs. The Kentucky Handicap will be run on June 14. The Verdants renewal date will be June 21, with its companion turf piece, the Queen City Handicap, set for the second holiday of the meeting, Friday, July 4, and the Cincinnati Handicap is down for decision on Saturday, July 19, closing day of the meeting. Slavin said that River. Downs will continue its policy of making the widest possible use and distribution of purse money in respect to stakes and overnight races. He declared that purses will be graduated to permit horses of better or higher classes to earn more than those of lower rank. For the holiday opening and also on Saturdays, when a stakes is not down for decision, the value of the days feature will range from ,000 to ,000. The program will permit frequent appearances of the better horses among close to 1,000 expected for the meeting and special emphasis will be placed on racing over the longer distances and on the turf course. A list of the River Downs stakes, with closing dates for nominations in parentheses, follows: June 7 — Symphony Stakes, ,000, two-year-old fillies, 5 furlongs May 28. June 14 — Kentucky Handicap, ,500, three-year-olds and upward, 6 furlongs, June 21— Verdant Handicap. ,000, three-year-olds and upward, 1 mile on the turf June 14. July 4 — Queen City Handicap, ,000, three-year-olds and upward, 1 3-8 miles on the turf June 18. July 12. — Ohio Valley Stakes, ,000, two-year-olds, 5 1-2 furlongs June 28. July 19 — Cincinnati Handicap, ,000, three-year-olds and upward, 1 1-16 miles, July 5.

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