Sportsmans Regular Meeting Opens Today: Col. Dan Hardt Purse Feature Event on Eight-Race Program, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-01


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Sportsman s Regular Meeting Opens Today TodayCol Col Dan HardJ Purse Feature Event on EightRace Program ProgramCICERO CICERO 111 April 30 Sportsmans Park home of the National Jockey Club which for six days was the scene of racing for the Chicago Tribune Charities Inc will open its regular 13day season tomorrow tomorrowAlthough Although it will be several days before it is determined the sum realized for these worthy organizations it is not expected to raise the 135000 gleaned last fall when the same interests had the use of the com ¬ pact track for the same number of days after the close of the regular Illinois sea ¬ son Traveling restrictions however did not prevail last fall and then again the majority of the horses had performed be ¬ fore Chicago audiences for six months and that makes quite a difference with those inclined to wager wagerThe The weather too opening day excepted has not been up to par and this prevented the attendance being as large as that of last fall fallThere There will be no change from the char ¬ ity program to the regular meeting officers and racing officials of the National Jockey Club having been in charge of the sport With indications for an off track for tomorrows sport racing secretary Patrick Galliger experienced trouble in recruiting entries for the eight races but he has ar ¬ ranged a wellbalanced card cardThis This 13day session precedes the opening of major racing in the Chicago sector Lin ¬ coln Fields being the first of the four lead ¬ ing associations and it will use Hawthorne for its 30day meeting which will open May 17 During that five weeks of racing five stakes jwill be renewed and each is endowed with 5000 5000Topping Topping the initial card of the regul meeting will be the Col DanUardt PurS which honors the well known Army officer Supporting this run over one mile and one sixteenth will be the National Jockey Club Handicap furlongsWinner a dash of seven furlongs Winner of the Inaugural Handicap Mrs A M Creechs Valdina Groom will shoulder the top burden of J119 pounds for the Col Dan Hardt Anxiety who gained a nose decision over Quizzle on Wednesday and Sun Pharos will carry 113 pounds each and others named for the feature are Latent and First Draftee under 107 pounds each and Little Bolo with an assignment of 106 pounds poundsBobs Bobs Dream is assigned the top impost of 115 pounds for the National Jockey Club and Marion Collins winner at her recent asking comes next under 114 pounds Op ¬ posing this pair will be Yinum Displayer Navy Cross and Her Guardian GuardianAlthough Although the six other numbers are fash ¬ ioned for performers from the claiming ranks they attracted wellmatched fields

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