Gold Cup Renewal Saturday at Ascot: Henry Expects Fine Field To Compete for Honors in 18th Running at 2 Miles, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Gold Cup Renewal Saturday at Ascot AscotHenry Henry Expects Fine Field To Compete for Honors in 18th Running at 2 Miles MilesBy By Staff Correspondent ASCOT PARK Cuyahoga Falls Ohio May 10 One of the more popular handi ¬ caps on the halfniilers will have its 18th consecutive running here next Saturday The 10000 Ascot Gold Cup 2 mile mara ¬ thon for the lesser lights of the racing world steadily gained stature along the jTiations smaller circuit circuitRacing Racing secretary Charles Henry who will weight a field of between 12 and 18 nom ¬ inees this week has heard horsemen from far off California talking about the big little race in Ohio that covers so much ground groundThrough Through a series of qualifying races at 1 916 miles Henry has conditioned rout ¬ ers fq the Gold Cup grind and provided a basis of elimination to insure better type horses Preference for starting in the Gold Cup goes to horses that have placed in these qualifying races on a win place show etc basis basisSheltons Sheltons Hold Strong Hand HandWith With only 12 permitted to face starter Buddy Mills Derral W Shelton his brother Mike and M D Irish Owens are in a sort of quandary The first named has qual ¬ ified four horses for the Gold Cup by win ¬ ning races with Effortless Iron Hand Ikurrin and Mr C G His brother has won with Coronation Boy while Owens has qualified Lethnot Edward W and Wabash Reward Each trainer must name his first preference to the race and picking the right one might prove a task taskThe The Gold Cup ranks with the Buckeye Ohio Derby and Ohio Championship in prestige throughout the Buckeye State and outranks each of these other fixtures in length of consecutive presentation It was inaugurated in 1941 with a 400 purse and been gradually raised in value to its pres ¬ ent 10000 10000When When Jimmy DeWitt now Jockeys Guild representative for the Ohio area won the first Gold Cup aboard Dian the winners share was a modest 300 and this year the winner will drag down fifteen times that amount after completing the 2 miles which embraces three complete circuits of the Ascot oval ovalThe The 1957 winner Potato Chip Farms Harry Husman is pointing for a defense of his Cup and has qualified by finishing sec ¬ ond here during the meeting Best Gold Cup time is still Chiffons track record of 325 set in the 1951 renewal with How ¬ ard Craig in the saddle

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