Waterford Park Set For Richest Season: Twenty Major Races Feature 46-Day Meet June 4-July 26; Increase Daily Events Value, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-14


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Waterford Park Set For Richest Season SeasonTwenty Twenty Major Races Feature 46 Day Meet June 4 July 26 Increase Daily Events Value ValueCHESTER CHESTER W Va May 13 Twenty major handicaps and overnight events ranging in value to 10000 will feature Waterford Parks 1958 racing season which opens June 4 and continues through July 26 It is the richest racing program in the history of the mile course and is accom ¬ panied by a general upgrading of all daily races racesThe The inaugural card is to be featured by the 3500 Waterford Park Handicap at 6 furlongs followed on Saturday by the 5000 Waterford Mile MileMile Mile races never before featured it the beautiful panhandle course are tn be a regular schedule durin glhe 46day session During the first few days the turf course also will be introduced with a race at 1 116 miles milesThe The infield is now being rolled and sur ¬ rounded by hedging and promises to be in excellent condition for its baptism under fire fireSummer Summer Handicap on June 21 21The The Summer Handicap at 6 furlongs Saturday June 21 for a 3500 purse is the first major test over the grass but thereafter the condition book reveals a lib ¬ eral sprinkling of opportunities for turf runners runnersAn An unusual event for the quickest horses in training is afforded by the Speed Handicap at 5 furlongs July 9 Although distance racing will be stressed throughout the meeting there will be occasional nov ¬ elty races on the overnight cards cardsAmong Among other features programmed are the 5000 Iron City Handicap at 1 116 miles 3000 Sophomore Purse for three yearolds at 6 furlongs 3500 East Liver ¬ pool Purse at 1 mile 10000 Independence Day Handicap at a mile and a furlong 5000 Chester Handicap at 1 mile on the turf 3500 Weirton Handicap at 6 fur ¬ longs and the 7500 Governors Handicap at 1 116 miles milesEarly Early response to Waterford Parks ef ¬ forts to bring highclass racing to West Virginia has been excellent Track officials have been touring the East and Middle West in search of racing talent and for the first time since Waterford was opened in 1951 every one of the 1024 stalls is ex pected to be occupied when the first bugle sounds

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