Chicagoland: Balmorals Fourth Season Looms Best Ever; Modesty Handicap Features First Saturday; California Invaders Add Zest to Rivalry, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Chicagoland By J J Murphy Balmorals Fourth Season Looms Best Ever Modesty Handicap Features First Saturday California Invaders Add Zest to Rivalry RivalryThe The fourth meeting of the Balmoral Jockey Club to be staged at Washington Park gets under way at the South Side course Monday and a banner session is being predicted The purses are rich in money awards with sprint handicaps and stakes be ¬ ing featured during the first two weeks Following the running of the Miss Chicago Stakes for a 15000 purse on opening day will be the 20000 Modesty Handicap at 6 furlongs for fillies and mares on the first Saturday and then the Continental Turf Handicap for 20000 added on the follow ¬ ing Saturday The big turf event of the Balmoral meeting is the 50000 added Balmoral Turf Handicap to be decided Memorial Day May 30 This year will mark the fourth running of the Balmoral Turf Handicap and the distance has been shortened from 1 316 miles to fy miles Sir Tribal successful in the last two runnings may again be one of the com ¬ petitors petitorsThe The Balmoral Washington Park and Arlington Park sessions are coordinated for a continuous 97 days of sport 48 days at Washington Park and 49 days at Ar ¬ lington Park The most important stakes on the agenda will be held at the latter course They include the Arlington Classic Equipoise Mile American Derby and the Washington Park Handicap each for a purse of 100000 added and the Warren Wright Memorial Handicap Laurance Armour Memorial Handicap Ar ¬ lington Futurity Washington Park Futurity and the Arlington Handicap each of which will have a purse value of 75000 added addedBlue Blue Grass Campaigners Face Challenge ChallengeAt At past meetings the Balmoral management has more or less depended on horses from Kentucky to fill the better class races and of course a large qouta from the Blue Grass section are present again this year However some additional powerful stables have thor ¬ oughbreds to make things interesting for the Ken ¬ tucky runners Several from California have passed up the Hollywood Park meeting to appear at Balmoral and the East will be represented in the stakes Outstand ¬ ing jockeys are also due to put in an appearance These include Bill Hartack Dave Erb Maiiuel Ycaza Charlie Burr who topped the riders at the 1957 session at Balmoral Clarence Meaux second on the nations rid ¬ ing list at present and possibly Bill Shoemaker ShoemakerBill Bill Beasley one of Canadas betterknown turfmen will be represented at Balmoral by the filly Pink Velvet and others Pink Velvet is a candidte for the Modesty Round Table who will likely be the turfs third millionaire following his race at Caliente Sunday may be shipped to Washington Park following that engage ¬ ment Magda West who covers the society doings at the coordinated meetings writes that boxholders for the Balmoral meeting will include president Hubert How ¬ ard vcepresident Daniel F Rice BrigGen William T Young Mrs Gene Markey Mrs Elizabeth Graham Mrs Max Pray Mrs Burt L Atwater Mrs C J Hagen Mrs Donald McKellar Modie J Spiegel Irving Flor sheim Denson Dushane Fred Mandel Mrs Harry Crooks John E Hughes Richard OHara William J Sinex Mrs Walter C Peacock Irving Alschulerj and W L McKnight Miss West reports that George Rus ¬ sell Carr president of Arlington Parks Post and Pad ¬ dock Club will arrive from California in about one week weekInjured Injured Mare Haveness Sold for Breeding BreedingThe The sixyearold mare Haveness who fractured a foot in her last race at Sportsmans Park has been sold to E E Heckel and Thomas Smih of St Louis and will be bred to Montayr John Merchut will send the runners owned by M F Keeley to Detroit Felix Aime is sending nine to Detroit Flen Murphy is shipping eight to Omaha and Carl Blair is sending a half dozen to River Downs E B Shipp has trans ¬ ferred six horses to Cahokia Downs The twoyear old Lime Rick has been sent to Ascot Park L S Paulet sent three horses to Randall Park Veteran trainer Jerry Goldblatt has entered a hospital at Cin ¬ cinnati to undergo minor surgery Among the latest arrivals at Washington Park are Melvin Calvert with 10 J J Greely with 15 Milton Kite with 12 Jockey JockeyLeonard Leonard Richardson has decided to try his luck in the saddle at Balmoral Arthur Losee got in from Phoenix with three horses Starter Roy Dickerson does not believe Hamn Eggs is such a good dish Has placed the twoyearold on the schooling list listThe The veteran 37yearold Doug Dodson is once again on hand and will ride free lance Dodson has won such Chicago stakes as the American Derby with Fervent the Arlington Classic Pot o Luck the Arlington Futurity Mr Good the Arlington Handi ¬ cap Armed the Arlington Lassie Bewitch the Modesty Sickles Image the Myrtlewood Johns Joy the Hyde Park High Shine Bewitch and Princess Lygia the Pollyanna Bewitch and Margaretta the Princess Pat Beaugay and Bewitch the Stars and Stripes Armed the first running of the Warren Wright Jumbo the Washington Park Futurity Be ¬ witch and the Washington Park Handicap twice with Armed Louis Meen in his haste to bring the entries for Balmorals opening day from Washington to Sportsmans Park got named for speeding Cost him 15

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