Peabody Memorial Tops Lincoln Card; Twenty-Two Vie for Suburban Honors: Red Cross, Service Mens Center To Receive Profits of Program; Best Seller Concedes From 11 to 23 Pounds to His Six Rivals in Route Headliner, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-31


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Peabody Memorial Tops Lincoln Card CardTwentyTwo CardV V TwentyTwo Vie for Suburban Honors RedCrossServiceMensCenter To Receive Profits of Program Best Seller Concedes From 11 to 23 Pounds to His Six Rivals in Route Headliner HeadlinerSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 May 29 The first of Chicagos 1943 holiday racing dates to be dedicated to war relief will come at Haw ¬ thorne Monday Decoration Day when the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club and turf pa ¬ trons of this area will join forces to raise funds for the American Red Cross and the Chicago Service Mens Center The Lin ¬ coln Fields organization has arranged an outstanding card the best of the meeting thus far and its appeal is certain to bring out one of the entire seasons largest turn ¬ outs whose presence and support will help swell a contribution which Col Matt J Winn head of the track hopes will ex ¬ ceed the 50000 his organization divided between Army and Navy Relief last year The entire proceeds from Mondays holiday program will go into the fund which is to be divided on the basis of twothirds to the Red Cross and onethird to the Serv ¬ ice Mens Center CenterHeading Heading Mondays program is the Francis S Peabody Memorial Handicap a 5000 test of a mile and a sixteenth which at ¬ tracted seven of the 24 original nominees headed by sturdy Best Seller owned by J W Galbreath and R J Dienst In rec ¬ ognition of his prowess he was assigned top weight of 122 pounds and with that impost he will concede from 11 to 23 pounds to his rivals rivalsShot Shot Put and Take Wing Entered EnteredSurrounding Surrounding Best Seller in the Peabody Memorial field are A C Ernsts Aletern Mrs Marie Evans Shot Put Mrs Clyde Troutts Take Wing William Montgomerys Choppy Sea the Happy Hour Farms Happy Pilot and James C Ellis Flying Easy EasyBest Best Seller who will be making his first local appearance of the year raced with distinction before he reached Chicago He won the Churchill Downs Handicap at Louisville after having captured an over ¬ night engagement at Hot Springs and later ran second to Shot Put in the Ken ¬ tucky Handicap Still later at Beulah Park he won the Governors Handicap for the second straight time timeLast Last year Best Seller was one of the stars of the Chicago handicap division winning among other races the Equipoise Mile and the Skokie Handicap at Arlington Park He also accounted for one of Detroits most important features the Motor City Handi ¬ cap capAletern Aletern with 111 pounds and Shot Put with 110 may give Best Seller his princi ¬ pal opposition for they too have stakes victories to their credit this year and have come up to this latest objective splendidly Shot Put has his victory in the Kentucky Handicap to recommend him while Aletern distinguished himself during the Keene land meeting by winning the Ben Ali Handicap at the expense of Valdina Or ¬ phan and others othersAnother Another whose performance will be watched with considerable interest is Take Wing who under 110 pounds will be mak ¬ ing his first start of the year Take Wing will be remembered as the 3000 selling plater who last year rose from the claiming ranks to win the 10000 Stars and Stripes Handicap at Arlington and the Flossmoor Handicap at Washington Park setting a worlds turf course record of 151 for a mile and a furlong in the latter latterOther Other races on Mondays program also bring out well matched fields to assure patrons of an afternoon of highly enter taining sport

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