Hollywood Park Starts Richest Meeting Today: Total Distribution of ,000,000; Eight Seeking Premiere Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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Hollywood Park Starts Richest Meeting Today TodayTotal Total Distribution of 4000000 Eight Seeking Premiere Handicap HandicapBy By Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD PARK Inglewood Calif May 7 Eight of the swiftest sprinters in the West have been named overnight for the 20000 added Hollywood Premiere Handicap the 6 furlongs dash which fea ¬ tures the opening of the worlds richest race meeting Thursday one at which the stakes and purse distribution will gross in the neighborhood of 4000OnO While the entry list for the Premiere is moderate in size due most likely to the overlap of the early part of the Hollywood meeting with the Golden Gate Fields session in northern California the field is high in speed potential potentialThe The Premiere is the irst of 33 stakes which will be presented during the 55day meeting Approximately 1230000 will be offered iiy these fixtures four of which the Californian on May 24 the Hollywood HollywoodContinued Continued on Page FfyTwo Richest Hdllyvodd Meet Opens Today TodayTo To Disburse 4000000 Premiere Handicap Brings Out Eight Clever Sprinters SprintersContinued Continued from Page One OneGold Gold Cup on July 12 the westerner on July 19 and the Sunset Handicap on July 22 closing day are hundred granders grandersHollywood Hollywood Park willjje striving for its fifth straightxbig figure championship among United States tracks Last season for the fourth year in a row the track of the lakes and flowers set a world record for total purse distribution for one race meeting and its present mark of 3695000 is expected to be toppled again in 1958 1958This This se abreeze kissed course hand ¬ somely landscaped with willowy palms ui field lakes with sparkling waterfalls gay flowers in their freshest spring finery and animated by a beauteous goose girl who tends the swans which inhabit the infield lakes is also defending champion in sev ¬ eral other important fiscal departments In 1957 it offered the greatest daily aver ¬ age net distribution 6713636 it played before the greatest daily average crowds 31006 and these crowds wagered the high ¬ est daily average sums 2310904 2310904Much Much of the racing among the older horses is expected to be highlighted by Round Tables assault on Nashuas all time moneyearning record of 1288565 while as usual the twoyearold division is almost certain to produce some well bred championship contender or two or three who have been standing in the wings awaiting their Hollywood debuts debutsIf If all eight named through the entry box actually go postward the Premiere will gross 22400 and the net prize to the win ner will be 13150 13150Heading Heading the Premiere lineup as top weight under a moderate 118 pounds is Gen Winston W Kratz Prince Khaled with King Ranchs Golden Notes in with but a pound less George Newells very rapid How Now and Ross Klipsteins Swirling Abbey are both due to pack 115 pounds poundsOn On Sidelines More Than Year YearPrince Prince Khaled is the fast twoyearold of 1956 who is making a comeback after hav ¬ ing been on the sidelines more than a year while nursing injuries The son of Khaled and Grey Miss now a fouryear oldi raced twice at Santa Anita before being forced to the sidelines during the 195657 meeting galloping home eight lengths before Geld Cover in the Breeders Trial Stakes and then winning the Cali ¬ fornia Breeders Champion Stakes by al ¬ most Id lengths lengthsGold Gold Cover who carries 110 pounds Thursday and the silks of Prates France was a winner in his last outing at Golden Gate Fields finishing a length and a half infront of the deadheating How Now and Swirling Afibey How NbwT incidentally holds the Hollywood Park 6furlong track record of 108 108Cardiff Cardiff owned by TV H Nevin and In the Premiere with 112 pounds finished a strongly closing second to How Now on April 16 for his last start at Golden Gate while Mr and Mrs B W Martins The Searcher nad Allison Prestridges Mar cador round out the field under 107 and 106 pounds respectively Both the last two named have been idle since the Santa Anita meeting this past winter during which they raced with just moderate sue

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