Balmoral Inaugural at Washington; Oh Johnnys Rally Takes Grey Lag: Nine Entered in Miss Chicago As Combined Meet Opens; Pattys Choice, Dark Vintage To Match Speed; ,500,000 In Purses for 97 Days Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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HUBERT E HOWARD President of the theBalmoraljockey Balmoraljockey Club which inaugurates inauguratesits its annual meeting at Washington Park ParkMonday Monday afternoon Balmoral Inaugural at Washington Oh Johnnys Rally Takes Grey Lag Nine Entered in Miss Chicago As Combined Meet Opens Pattys Choice Dark Vintage To Match Speed 4500000 In Purses for 97 Days Sport SportBy By J J MURPHY MURPHYWASHINGTON WASHINGTON PARK Homewood 111 j May 10 The Chicago area racing scene shifts here to Washington Park Monday where the Balmoral Jockey Club launches its annual meeting of 30 days The Bal ¬ moral session is the first portion of the 97 day coordinated BalmoralArlington Washington season which will run through Labor Day September 1 1The The sport will continue right on here after Balmorals portion of the coordinated meeting is concluded with Arlington Park staging the first 18 days of its session at the Homtwood course Then the sport will move north to Arlington Park for the final 18 days of that tracks meeting and will be followed by 31 days assigned the Wash ¬ ington Park Jockey Club Thus for the first time since the coordinated idea was put into effect the last phase will be run off at Arlington Park closing on the Labor Day holiday instead of at Washington Park ParkFirst First Stake of Chicago Season SeasonHeadlining Headlining Balmorals inaugural bill will be the 15000 added Miss Chicago Stakes at 5Vz furlongs for twoyearold fillies This will be the first added money event of the 1958 racing season and is expected to be conducted over a fast track and un ¬ der clear skies skiesAn An evenly matched field of nine will contest for the Miss Chicago spoils spoilsThe The Miss Chicago is the first of 32 added money events programmed for the 97day coordinated period and these stakes total 1500000 Horsemen will send but their charges to compete for 4500000 in purses during the combined period of 97 days daysWith With the exception of W L Huntleys American Beauty and Mrs Connie Rings RingsContinued Continued on Page Sixty WASHINGTON PARK as seen from the air The Homewood track will be the scene of Balmorals opening Monday and of the entire 48day portion of the 97day coordinated sea ¬ son of Balmoral Arlington and Washington Park Balmoral Inaugural at Washington Pk Nine Juveniles in Miss Chicago Stakes Pattys Choice Dark Vintage To Match Speed 4500000 In Purses for 97 Days1 Sport SportContinued Continued from Page One OneSybil Sybil Brand each of whom will carry 116 pounds the others in the Miss Chicago will have 119 up Those to cany the top pound ¬ age are North Star Ranchs Dark Vintage Denrit Stables Sugar Madison Wilson and Davis Pattys Choice the KennedyVeale Stable entry of Little Kid and La Com parsita Ralph Lowes Blue Madan and Gleason and Ellis Farms Marcy Belle BelleDark Dark Vintage with John Heckmann currently leading the riders at Churchill Downs in the saddle may be about co favorite with Pattys Choice The latter took her fifth purse of the year in winning the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs but Dark Vintage has a decision over her beating her in a 4 furlongs sprint late inApril and prior to the Debutante Dark Vintage is by Wine List an old Chicago favorite and Pattys Choice is by Mame ¬ luke lukeSugar Sugar Madison is a westernbred by Be Sure Now The miss was regarded as one of the best of her age and sex at the Santa Anita meeting where she won her first two starts She is a half sister of Steamed Up who wasyoted the twoyearold filly champion of Santa Anita racing racingLittle Little Kid is a daughter of Degage and won in her first try under colors at Hia leah She was purchased as a yearling by her present owners at the Keeneland sales for 4200 American Beauty by Priam II was bred by the late Clifford Mooers and in her first of two outings postward was second in a maiden race at Gulfstream Park Sybil Brand is by Khaled Swaps sire and was bred irf California She fin ¬ ished fourteenth in her maiden effort at Santa Anita Marcy Belle by Mount Marcy Belle Request an Ellis Farm homebred is com ¬ ing off a winning effort at Jamaica in which she beat Ingenuity by four lengths She had two earlier races at Hialeah and in her last there finished fast at 3 furlongs to indicate that Mondays distance is to her liking likingOf Of those named for the Miss Chicago Dark Vintage Sybil Brand Little Kid and La Comparsita are eligible for both the Arlington Lassie and the Princess Pat Stakes the two top events for twoyearbid fillies in this area

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