Suffolk Cards Grass Program: Macomber Memorial Heads Roster; Four Lesser Turf Races Support New Schedule, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-14


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Suffolk Cards Grass Program ProgramMacomber Macomber Memorial Heads Roster Four Lesser Turf Races Support New Schedule ScheduleEAST EAST BOSTON Mass May 13 Suf ¬ folk Downs which opens its 36day spring meeting on Monday has announced plans for an ambitious grass racing program headed by the 25000 added John R Macomber Memorial Handicap and the 10000 added Tomasello Handicap Suf ¬ folk is the only New England course with a turf racing strip stripThe The two stakes will be supported by a series of four events on the grass for horses threeyearolds and up who have started for a claiming price of 3500 or less since February 15 The firs race in the series is scheduled for May 28 at about 1 116 miles for a 3000 purse Both prize and distance will be increased in subse ¬ quent runnings with the final race on June 28 scheduled for about two miles and for a 5500 purse purseMany Many overnight events also have been scheduled for the turf course in Suffolks most ambitious grass racing program in years The MaComber which will be re ¬ newed for the fourth time on June 14 is for threeyearolds and up at about Vz miles The Tomasello to be contested at about 1 116 miles on Memorial Day Fri ¬ day May 30 is lor threeyearolds and up upSeven Seven Stakes Scheduled ScheduledThe The two grass stakes are among the seven added money features to be present ¬ ed at the session Two new features will be unveiled for Yankeeland fans the 25000 added Suffolk Downs Stakes for threeyearolds at 6 furlongs and the 10000 added Pinafore Stakes for fillies and mares threeyearolds and up also at 6 panels panelsSuffolk Suffolk hopes the former will become a meeting place for sophomores unable to travel the distances of the three year old classic events but who will develop into standout sprinters It is up for decision on May 24 24The The Pinafore Suffolks first added money event designed exclusively for dis ¬ taff racers will be offered on June 7 The stake is an effort by Judge John C Pappas head of the course and his associates to offer a complete stakes program that will attract top performers in all divisions to the track With the addition of the Pina ¬ fore Suffolk now offers sprints and dis ¬ tance events for threeyearolds and up a sprint for twoyearolds and two turf handicaps handicapsThe The total stakes presentation is 140000 in added money

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