Sales Talk Victor in Grand Crossing; Bright Willie Repeats at Belmont Park: Defeats Last Gold As Lincoln Opens; Creech Colorbearer Holds Denemark Racer Safe After Gaining Big Lead on Turn, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-18


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Sales Talk Victor in Grand Crossing Briaht Willie Repeats at Belmont Park Defeats Last Gold As Lincoln Opens OpensCreech Creech Colorbearer Holds Denemark Racer Safe After Gaining Big Lead on Turn TurnSTJCKNEY STJCKNEY 111 May 17 The 30day meeting of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club got under way this afternoon at the Haw ¬ thorne track before a large crowd which was served a program of eight races fea ¬ tured by the Grand Crossing Handicap HandicapAlthough Although the track was deep in mud and the various fields were comparatively small the sport was interesting and patrons en ¬ thusiastically welcomed the return of major track racing to the Chicago area areaStalls Stalls at Hawthorne are filled with horses of national reputation and as soon as track conditions improve they will be seen fre ¬ quently under colors The first stake beck ¬ oning to these star performers is Satur ¬ days Crete Handicap at six furlongs and then will follow renewal of such popular features as the Joliet Stakes and the Fran ¬ cis S Peabody Memorial Steger La Salle and Lincoln Handicaps HandicapsJust Just a few of the horses of prominence now in Chicago are Alsab Occupation Val dina Orphan Miss Dogwood Signator and Rounders while later racing on the Chi ¬ cago front will draw such other luminaries as Count Fleet Whirlaway Shut Out Ocean Wave Slide Rule and Riverland RiverlandCircuits Circuits Remaining Schedule ScheduleThe The Lincoln Fields meeting transferred to Hawthorne because of the easier acces ¬ sibility of the West Side course will run through June 19 and then the scene of Chicago racing will shift to Washington Park for the coordinated seasons of Arling ¬ ton and Washington Park Jockey Clubs After these sessions the horses will return to Hawthorne for the annual fall meeting of the Chicago Business Mens Racing As ¬ sociation and after the fall stand here Sportsmans Park will conduct its second season on October 18 and will ring down the curtain on Chicago racing for 1943 on October 30 30The The Grand Crossing was a sprint of six furlongs for threeyearolds and upward and it resulted in victory for Mrs A M Creechs Sales Talk a candidate for Satur ¬ days Crete Handicap With apprentice Walter Warren at the reins and shoulder ¬ ing 108 pounds Sales Talk raced the pace making Kesargo into submission approach ¬ ing the last eighth and then drew clear to win by a length and a half halfLast Last Gold came from last place to take the place while Bobs Dream closed well enough to be third Kesargo was a tiring fourth fourthHarvard Harvard Square the favorite and Alo hort who also was strongly supported ap parently were unable to negotiate the footing for both finished far back backThe The nextbest race on the program was wasContinued Continued on Page TwentyFour Grand Crossing Handicap Captured by Sales Talk TalkCreech Creech Horse Downs Last Gold In Lincoln Inaugural Feature FeatureContinued Continued from Page One Onethe the Oak Park Purse a sixfurlong claim ¬ ing test for threeyearolds offered as the fifth event and it produced a rousing fin ¬ ish in which Hoosier nosed out Fire Engine for top honors Hoosier owned by A E Overton and ridden by Lyle Whiting had a comfortable lead through the first half mile but Fire Engine gave him a lively battle the rest of the way Ebony Edge the favorite was far back for a half mile but he made up some groTmd thereafter and wound up third though he was four lengths off the leaders at the wire p n J A Prices Batter winner oi wo of his last three starts at Churchill Downs before shipping to this sector was a popular win ¬ ner of the sixfurlong opening event and in triumphing he enabled apprentice Frank Zehr currently pacing the nations reins men to get off to a successful start in Chi ¬ cago Zehr just arrived from California Fealty showed the way here to the turn and then Batter asserted his superiority by taking command and showing the way to the end where his margin of victory was a length and a half Fealty dropped back into third place in the drive second honors going to Kentown KentownIn In the second race Millpomp registered his second straight success for the account of Mrs Robert McGarvey when he beat seven other platers over six furlongs under the handling of Lawrence Barney He also took the lead on the turn and held it beat ¬ ing the runnerup Rogers Boy a length and a quarter Captain Fury was a bang up third thirdJockey Jockey Barney made it a double when in the third race he piloted Drumont to vic ¬ tory at six furlongs for the Happy Hour Farm After racing close up to the home stretch the son of Bull Dog swept to the i front and won with three lengths to spare

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