Signator Pointing for Crete Handicap: Woolford Ace Won Fixture Last Year; Miss Dogwood, Woof Woof, Valdina Orphan, Harvard Square Likely Opponents, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-11


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Signator Pointing for Crete Handicap Woolford Ace Won Fixture Last Year YearMiss Miss Dogwood Woof Woof Valdina Orphan Harvard Square Likely Opponents OpponentsSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 May 10 Among the horses likely to take part in the Crete Handicap the first of six stakes the Lin ¬ coln Fields Jcxkey Club will stage at Haw ¬ thorne during the meeting opening next Monday is Woolford Farms Signator win ¬ ner of the sixfurlong sprint a year ago He was among the first to be nominated for the 5000 feature which on May 22 is expected to bring together some of the speediest sprinters in the Middle West WestSignator Signator was one of the outstanding sprinters of the Chicago season last year for besides winning the Crete Handicap he also accounted for the Clang Handicap at Arlington Park and the Lakeside Handicap at Washington Park Besides he placed in four other important features in 1942 1942That That he has lost none of his speed since his Chicago campaign was demonstrated during thewinter at New Orleans where he hung up a new sixfurlong track record of 110 He set this mark in winning the Robert E Lee Handicap in which he de ¬ feated among others Riverland Requested and Corydon In a later engagement the Lake Providence Handicap at five and a half furlongs he gave Riverland one pound the best of the weights and beat him again In this event he also whipped such able sprinters as Brownie Augury and Madi gama gamaTraining Training in Pleasing Style StyleSignator Signator due momentarily from Louis ¬ ville has taken part in neither the Keene land nor Churchill Downs meetings this spring but he is reported training well and according to word reaching here will be ready for competition when the Lincoln Fields meeting opens opensOther Other competent sprinters likely to be found among the contestants in the Crete Handicap are Brownell Combs Miss Dog ¬ wood Valdina Farms Valdina Orphan Al ¬ len T Simmons Harvard Square John M Hutchins Woof Woof James C Ellis Fly ¬ ing Easy and Maxwell Goodes Busy ridge Several of these horses already have won races this spring and Miss Dogwood distinguished herself by capturing the Phoenix Handicap on the first day of the Keeneland meeting meetingThe The racing offices at Hawthorne were opened this morning arid pending the ar ¬ rival of racing secretary William H Shelley who is due later in the week James T Clark has begun the work of registering the many horses who will take part in the Lin ¬ coln Fields meeting A number of thorough ¬ breds arrived over the weekend to join those now taking part in the Sportsmans Park season and by the time the Lincoln Fields meeting begins next Monday there will be few if any stalls vacant Approved horses that cannot be provided for at Haw ¬ thorne or Sportsmans Park will be di ¬ rected to Washington Park whose stable area has been thrown open for the con ¬ venience of the overflow

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