Fine Program Ushers In Fairmount Park Season: Valdina Groom-Sales Talk Entry Tops Nine in Inaugural Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-29


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Fine Program Ushers In Fairmount Park Season SeasonValdina Valdina GroomSales Talk Entry Tops Nine in Inaugural Handicap HandicapCOLLINSVILLE COLLINSVILLE 111 May 28 Fair mount Park nestling in the hills of south ¬ ern Illinois opens its seventeenth season tomorrow afternoon with an attractive eightrace program topped by the Fair mount Inaugural Handicap and for which nine were named to run six furlongs furlongsSupporting Supporting this dash which attracted Mrs A M Creechs Valdina Groom and Sales Talk from the Chicago sector are two allowance races and well balanced fields were named for the five other con ¬ tests The local meeting will continue for 28 days closing on July 5 and except that date and Memorial Day the plant will be dark on Mondays MondaysAlthough Although the mighty Mississippi and its tributaries have been rampaging for sev Continued on Page Two Fine Program Ushers In Fairmount Park Season SeasonValdina Valdina GroomSales Talk Entry Tops Nine in Inaugural Handicap HandicapContinued Continued from Page One Oneeral eral days this immediate vicinity escaped the overflow and with a respite from con ¬ tinued rains the track proper has been at its best bestGeneral General manager Donald Burnett and his assistants had the plant ready for the opening several days ago and as the jockey club enjoyed a banner season last year this session should also prove to be a profitable one oneIn In order not to conflict with the trans ¬ portation of war workers a new post time of 3 oclock will be in vogue this year How ¬ ever Burnett plans on spacing the races at shorter intervals so as to bring the pro ¬ gram to a close at near the heretofore reg ¬ ular hour hourRacing Racing secretary Richard Leigh selected Valdina Groom winner of three of four starts at Sportsmans Park as the top weighted for the Inaugural His assign ¬ ment is five pounds less than he 4 carried in the Hammond when he met his first defeat of the Sportsmans season seasonFollowing Following Valdina Groom in the weight assignment is Sales Talk under 114 pounds He defeated a good band of sprinters in the Grand Crossing Handicap at Lincoln Fields and thei was defeated in the Crete Handicap However in the latter essay Sales Talk was forced to race on the inside and stiffest going Named to oppose this pair are Bring Me Home a castoff from Col E R Bradleys stable and also winner of three races in the Chicago sector whose weight allotment is 110 pounds Gold Mike and Miss Mili ¬ tant from the C Williamson stable Doubt ¬ ful John Greeners speedy Clarksville and I Lov Bridge BridgeSweeping Sweeping Ahead the finerunning son of Sweeping Light tops a field of seven juveniles named for the four and one half furlongs fourth race He will match strides with Count Foray and Alger from Par B Smiths stable Rivermont Stables River Port and Paragram Harv Aetheiand Fair Sand

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