Sixty-Day Season At Boston Course: Massachusetts Handicap Renewal on July 15 Is Big Event of Session, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-11


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Sixty-Day Season At Boston Course Massachusetts Handicap Renewal on July 15 Is Big Event of Session BOSTON, Mass.. May 9.— The eighth season of racing in Massachusetts gets under way Monday when the 60-day meeting, which the Eastern Racing Association will conduct at Suffolk Downs is inaugurated. While the Narragansett Racing Associations spring meeting, which closes today, was the most successful season in the history of the sport of kings in Rhode Island, the forthcoming Suffolk Downs season remains a question mark. The fact that the East Boston track will be operating during a period in which gasoline will be rationed to a minimum of two or three gallons a week to most of the people who are racing fans, prevents the management from being too optimistic. Suffolk Downs will be given the best possible service by the trolley lines, street car companies, bus lines and railroads, but as in years past a very large percentage of the fans who went racing at the Eastern Racing Association plant arrived in their own cars, it is impossible to know in advance just what effect gasoline rationing ! will have on the success of the meeting. Of course the track is more centrally situated than Narragansett Park or Rockingham Park, being only five or six miles from downtown Boston, but most of the population of that city live in the outlying districts, like Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park, Allston, Brighton and in the subur- ban towns. Yankee Handicap July 4 Feature During the 60-day meeting, the New England racing season will reach its peak with the running of the 0,000 added Massachusetts Handicap. Annually this event has attracted the outstanding handicap horses in the country. The Massachusetts, a mile and a furlong event, will be run this year on Wednesday, July 15. In addition to the Massachusetts Handicap, the Eastern Racing Association also schedules outstanding events for three-year-olds and two-year-olds. For the three-year-old division, the 5,000 added Yankee Handicap, at one mile and three-sixteenths, will attract the fans on Saturday, July 4. The feature of the two-year-old pro-pram is the 5,000 added Mayflower Stakes, a five and one-half furlongs dash, which will feature the closing-day card Saturday, July 18, but in addition there is the ,500 added Myles Standish Stakes, fashioned for colts and geldings, which will be run on Saturday, June 27. The Betsy Ross Stakes, which will be run Saturday, June 20, is a five-furlong event fashioned for fillies. There are also seven other handicap events on the program, such as the Governors Handicap, the Paul Revere, the I Tomasello Memorial, the Puritan, the Constitution, the Bunker Hill and the Hannah Dustin. All, except the Hannah Dustin, which is restricted to fillies and mares, are ,000 added events. The latter is a 0,000 added race. Six in Town Lyne Handicap The feature of the program is the Town Lyne Handicap, a mile event for three-year-olds and upward, with a purse of ,000 attached. Named for this event were B. F. Listers Bell Tower, Mrs. Louise Palla-dinos Little Beans. Dorothy Roberts Jay Stevens, John R. Macombers Side Arm, Mrs. R. Campbells Hicomb and James Emerys Dolly Val. The Macomber-Lister entry will probably be made the favorite on the strength of Bell Towers recent victory at Gansett. Little Beans will receive considerable support however, as his first outing was an impressive one the other day. Nor can the supplementary feature of the card be overlooked as it will mark the return of John R. Macombers Red Vulcan. The East Boston, purse, a six-furlong race for ,000 to ,500 horses, drew a field of five, including W. G. McCartys Lassator, J. Yancey Christmas Rough Time, Coldstream Stables Town Boy. Mrs. Sam Orrs Star Boarder, and Red Vulcan. While the latter hasnt been to the races since last fall at Rockingham, the son of Pompey has been working nicely and must be given a chance.

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