Two Features Carded On Cahokia Program: Sprinters Go in McLeansboro And Kirkwood Purses Tonight, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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i i j j I , I I I j jTwo Features Carded On Cahokia Program Sprinters Go in McLeansboro And Kirkwood Purses Tonight By A. L. SHIELDS Staff Correspondent CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., May 4. — The McLeansboro and the Kirk-! wood Purses co-feature Tuesday nights program of nine races. Both are allow -ance affairs and are carded as the sixth and seventh events, respectively. The McLeansboro, at 62 furlongs, has drawn a field of eight three-year-olds and older and includes Miss Monk, Momanpops, Norco, Helens Grace, Chicon, Impolite, Big Patton and Sabotage II. The Kirkwood will be contested over the shorter distance of 5 furlongs and has attracted a field of 10 three-year-olds and older including Carroll P. Polands stable coupling of Demetrios V. and Oscars Pock-et. Others in the field are A. J. Rounds Hot Money, Harry Montgomery Jr.s Clay Worker, Henry Buntings Teamie, Marion A. Webbs High Bloom, Herschel L. Kellers Busy Jane, J. Glenn Hassell Jr.s Hudson Flash, Charles W. Ryans Easy Tiger and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McClooneys Lady Royal. Jockey C. Wayne Beck has jumped out to a commanding lead in the race for top riding honors having scored nine victories, eight seconds and two thirds in the first four nights and Saturdays program which was conducted in the afternoon. Beck, who was the leading rider at Sunshine Park last winter and a Cahokia Downs cham-|Pion in 1954, is followed by Gene Garcia who has five winners and L. J. "Jake" Colclasure with four victories. Ray Landing, the defending champion is off to a tardy start with two scores. W. A. "Bill" Clark, the conditioner for the Carrol P. Poland stable has saddled six winners and appears to be in a position to strongly challenge Fred Roenigke for top trainer honors this season. Clark leads Roenigke, the defending champion by three. E. C. Logsdon has also saddled three winners thus far. The mutuel handle for the first five programs averaged 01,558 against 78,-693 in 58 for a 12.7 per-cent increase. Attendance is up 1,426 for an increase of 6.7 per-cent for the same number of programs a year ago.

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