Balmoral Opens 97-Day Combined Meet Monday: Nine Stakes Punctuate 30-Day Initial Phase at Homewood Plant, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Balmoral Opens 97Day Combined Meet Monday MondayNine Nine Stakes Punctuate 30Day Initial Phase at Homewood Plant PlantHOMEWOOD HOMEWOOD 111 May 10 The Chi ¬ cago racing scene shifts to Washington Park Monday as the Balmoral Jockey Club opens the first phase of the 97day coordinated Arlington ParkWashington ParkBalmoral Jockey Club meeting meetingBalmoral Balmoral under president Hubert E Howard has arranged a 30day stand at the Homewood plant which all indications point up as one of the best spring seasons in Chicago history Eighteen more days of coordinated racing follows at Washington Park to round out a 48day session with Arlington Park picking up the baton for 49 days July 7 through September 1 Labor Day DayBefore Before the sixteenweek span is over Americas topranking horses stables and jockeys will have appeared in Chicago and will have earned over 4500000 in stakes and purses highlighted by 1500000 in 32 stake events eventsApart Apart from the unusually high standard standardContinued Continued on Page Four Jockey William Carstens gets a happy greeting from a stable pony and Frank Lantz as the rider moves into Washington Parks trailer colony with his family Carstens will ride at the Balmoral meeting beginning Monday at Homewood f X XBalmoral Balmoral Meeting Begins Monday Starts First Phase of Combined Season Season97Day 97Day Coordinated Program At Two Chicago Tracks Will Attract Finest in Racing RacingContinued Continued from Page One Oneof of thoroughbreds converging on Balmoral atWashington Park for competitive reas ¬ ons the emphasis also will be on fan comfort for which Washington Park and Arlington Park are nationally famous and which executixe director Benjamin F Lindheimer has earned Man of the Year awards from both jockeys and horsemen horsemenApart Apart from the unusually high standard of thoroughbreds convering on Balmoralat Washington Park for competitive reasons the emphasis also will be on fan comfort for which Washington Park and Arlington Park are nationally famous and which executive director Benjamin F Lind ¬ heimer has earned Many of the Year awards from both jockeys and horsemen horsemenWashington Washington Park is unique in sports for introducing the first allweather club ¬ house and grandstand interiors all of which are heated when cool weather pre ¬ vails and airconditioned when its warm warmIn In addition escalators service all levels in both clubhouse and grandstand giant color photomurals decorate all major mutuel areas nearly 50 acres of Washing ton Park are alloted to paved parking areas and free busses are provided to transport motorists to and from far park ¬ ing lots as well as emergency free repair service to cars carsOver Over 1000 thoroughbreds already are bedded down at Washington Park and many are aiming specifically at the nine Balmoral stakes scheduled between Mon ¬ day and June 14 14Leading Leading off the stakes schedule is Mon ¬ days 15000 added Miss Chicago for two yearold fillies The first week of sport also will present the 20000 added Modesty Handicap next Saturday for fillies and maresMiss mares Miss Chicago Opening Feature FeatureBalmoral Balmoral also will feature three major events at 50000 each a special incentive for horsemen with bluechip thorough ¬ breds of which the spring meeting is well supplied The three big ones are the Bal moral Turf Handicap on the grass for threeyearolds and up scheduled for Me ¬ morial Day May 30 the Beverly for fillies and mares on June 7 and the climaxing Citation Handicap a mile test for three yearolds and up on June 14 14Mondays Mondays Miss Chicago is a prime ex ¬ ample of the caliber of racing in prospect The two year old filly feature for its fourth running drew 41 nominees But of greater significance is that 25 of these already have started and 14 have won 24 races among thenii theniiThe The winners include Denrit Stables Sugar Madison North Star Ranchs Dark Vintage and John H Clarks Heart Flush each undefeated in two starts L C Wil ¬ sonDoug Davis Jrs Pattys Choice win ¬ ner of five of six including the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs May 3 and H H Mundys Blue Mam winner of four out of eight Seldom does a twoyearold filly stake at this early stage of the year at ¬ tract nominees with such experience at winning winningSaturdays Saturdays Modesty Handicap has drawn a toftflight array of fillies and mares headed by Mrs Connie Rings Market Bas ¬ ket California champion mare who won this years Santa Monica Handicap after a 1957 campaign marked by victories in the Santa Susana Hollywood Oaks and the Pageant Stakes Bill Beasleys Pink Velvet winner of the 1958 Columbiana at Hialeah never out of the money in 1957 and winner of seven of 15 stakes starts Great Lakes Stables Ramadel winner of the recent Ashland Stakes at Keeneland Mrs Ada L Rices Beautillion and Ellis Farms Little Pache PacheAlso Also on hand for the Balmoral meeting are the nations three leading trainers V R Tennessee Wright currently the No 1 after having led in most winners in 1956 and 1957 William Hal Bishop runnerup at the moment and Henry Forrest third natonally in number of winners Wright will have 45 horses Bishop 52 and Forrest 40 40Additionally Additionally Bill Molter second only to Calumets Jimmy Jones in money won last year 1140458 to 1150910 has 25 of his California stars on the grounds in ad ¬ vance of his arrival here later laterIncreased Increased stature of Balmoral is in dicated further in the number of stables here for the first time such name or ¬ ganizations as Mrs Ada L Rice the Kerr Stable Mrs Connie Ring of Beaumont Calif North Down Farm of Toronto Can ada Agoura Calif Stock Farm W L Huntley Coral Gables Fla T E Losee Los Angeles and others othersAmong Among others who campaigned at past Balmoral meetings and are back again are Bishop Juan DAgostino of South America John Zitnik whose grass running Manassas was a 1957 sensation after winning his turf debut at Balmoral Dixiana Farm the pub ¬ lic stables of trainer Del Carroll T W Kelley and other otherThe The jockey roll call includes Clarence Meaux the nations No 2 rider so far this year veteran Johnny Adams and his son J Ralph Dave Erb Ken Church Chicago born Pete Moreno Ovie Scurlock Job Dean Jessop Larry Gilligan and others Before the highly competitive eightweek sesson closes at Washington Park Bill Hartack national leader in wins total money won and stakes won for the past two years will be recovered from a b roken leg he suf fered at Churchill Downs nd will be accepting mounts mountsBalmoral Balmoral president Howard also revealed that the first race week days will be at 2 p m with posttime Saturdays Memo ¬ rial Day July 4 and Labor Day at 145 Same price scale as lest year will prevail 250 for clubhouse 150 for grandstand all taxes included

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