Hammond Handicap Last Feature at Sportsmans: Valdina Groom, Under 126, Seeks Fourth Straight Local Triumph, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-15


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Hammond Handicap Last Feature at Sportsmans SportsmansValdina Valdina Groom Under 126 Seeks Fourth Straight Local Triumph TriumphCICERO CICERO 111 May 14 The National Jockey Club will bring its 19day meeting the first six of which were for the benefit of charity to a close tomorrow with the running of an attractive program programAlthough Although hampered by bad weather and transportation the season has been one of the most successful during the 11year history of Sportsmans Park On many occasions it was demonstrated that the popular west side halfmiler has lost none of its appeal to the fans and its fine suc ¬ cess augurs well for future meetings to be conducted this y ar in the Chicago district districtThat That the management was willing to share the profits with the horsemen was attested when the minimum purse value was raised to 1000 This gesture attracted a better class of performers than those present for a spring meeting in previous years yearsThe The feature to be presented tomorrow is the Hammond Handicap and 10 speedsters were named for the sevenfurlong dash Mrs A M Creechs Valdina Groom winner of the previous three Saturday headliners will shoulder the top impost of 126 pounds Although he demonstrated in his victories that he had the Indian sign on his oppo ¬ nents tomorrows burden is three pounds more than he toted last Saturday and a 10 pound increase over his weight in the Inaugural Marion Collins a double winner here is assigned 111 pounds and Latent comes next under 110 pounds Slated to make his first start of the meeting is The Finest and this Glen Riddle Farm castoff will carry 108 pounds one pound less than allotted Cherry Trifle Espino Gold and Johnny Jr get in under 101 pounds each and other entrants are Real Sad and King Epithet

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