Social Climber Heads Golden Gate Handicap: Engages Tall Chief II., Ekaba, Eddie Schmidt and Holandes II., Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Social Climber Heads Golden Gate Handicap HandicapEngages Engages Tall Chief II Ekaba Eddie Schmidt and Holandes II IICy Cy W A WILLIG WILLIGGOLDEN GOLDEN GATE FIELDS Albany Calif May 9 A small but powerful field of older horses today was awaiting the twelfth running of the 50000 Golden Gafe Handi ¬ cap which holds the spotlight at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday afternoon Seven were named for the run of 1 18 miles and while the topweighted Social Climber owned by Llangollen Farm shapes up as the solid choice most of the others have the potential qualities to win such a race raceWith With his assignment of 122 pounds un ¬ der which he will be conceding his rivals from five to 15 pounds Social Climber will be opposed by the Golden Gate Stables Tall Chief H the Elobee Farms Eddie Schmidt the Agoura Stock Farms Ekaba the Triple K Stables Barbarian Wood De Benedetti Roberts Holandes II and Joe Hernandez Sueco Social Climber who last summer de ¬ feated Round Table in the California at Hollywood Park and was the last horse to beat the Kerr Stable star in the West has had three races here this spring and fin ¬ ished second in each eachIn In his first start here the Llangollen horse participated in the San Francisco Mile and he was beaten only a neck by Battle Dance whom he1 was spotting four pounds Next he ran in an invitational al ¬ lowance race at a mile and in which he was second to Bailarin Then in the Sac ¬ ramento Handicap he was runnerup to Seaneen who set a track mark of 1404 Seaneen was carrying 118 pounds to 120 for Social Climber ClimberSocial Social Climber of course will have none of his recent conquerors with him to con ¬ tend with Saturday and he beat most of his prospective opponents in the Sacra SacraContinued Continued on Page SixtyOne Social Climber Heads Golden Gate Handicap HandicapEngages Engages Tall Chief 11 Ekaba Eddie Schmidt and Holandes II IIContinued Continued from Page Four Fourmento mento Eddie Schmidt Tall Chief II Ek aba and Barbarian finished in that order behind Social Climber in the Sacramento They have however smart earlier per ¬ formances to their credit creditEkaba Ekaba was voted Santa Anitas cham ¬ pion grass track performer and then he was sent to Phoenix where several weeks ago he won the Arizona Downs handicap under 130 pounds He shoulders 116 Sat ¬ urday urdayTall Tall Chief 11 who was second to Ba ¬ rouche in the Golden Gate Handicap last year won two Santa Anita Stakes on the grass and additionally was runnerup to Promised Land in the 100000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap HandicapEddie Eddie Schmidt placed in three Santa Anita stakes including the San Juan Cap ¬ istrano in which he was third while last 3ear he gave the California breeding in ¬ dustry a boost when he went to New York to capture the Gallant Fox Handicap

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