All in Readiness at Sportsmans for Tomorrows Opening Card: Thirty-Three Entries Made to Inaugural Handicap; Set 2 P. M. Post for First Day, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-28


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J . . — , All in Readiness at Sportsmans For Tomorrows Opening Card 1 [ [ . J j _ " I j "t j i | „ ~_ I c . r s _ . _ I I r s e p I . Thirty -Three Entries Made * To Inaugural Handicap; Set 2 P. M. Post for First Day CICERO, 111.. April 27.— The long Chi- ! cago racing season is all. set to go. It will : get under way at Sportsmans Park Satur- | day and racing will be staged every day ex- j cept Sunday until early November. The j session at Sportsmans will be of 14 days I duration, after which the racing scene will ! shift across the way to Hawthorne for the [ Lincoln Fields session, thereby giving Cicero j a good smash at the thoroughbreds before the opening at Washington Park in June. That there is no dearth of handicap i material on the grounds is shown by the fact that no less than 33 runners of more I than ordinary caliber have been named for the Inaugural Handicap. Less than a third of that number would make for a full field. I as on Sportsmans half-mile track the j number of starters is limited to 10. The j management will face quite a problem, if j say 20 of the number elect to go postward. j However, the situation is one that will undoubtedly be ironed out to the satisfaction of all concerned. Among Those Named for Feature The Inaugural will be at seven furlongs te a ,500 purse and some of those named j are Cooling Spring. Bobs Dream, Mae- j james. Believe. Rush Act, Flying Giant, Try Fin, Chipamink. Time Was. Shasta Man, Bolus. Valdina Maiden. Port Harmony, Three Clovers. Don Devito, Martian, Lib- erty Pan, Night Shadow. Sand Storm, Bright Willie, Quizzle, Gourmet. Zaca Rosa. i Stitch Again, Topnard, Powdered Bluff, Devalue. Eugene, Eniscorthy, Take Away ! and Cabin Creek. i The official family for the meeting be- j came complete with the arrival of A. E. | Roleau from Florida and patrol judge Al , Nun from Lexington. A total of 576 horses has been registered, the list including 89 J two-year-olds and 122 three-year-olds. A couple of two-year-old races have been listed in the first book, which embraces seven days of the sport. It has been announced that two Bahr Stall starting gates will be in operation, ! one for the seven-eighths chute and the ; backstretch and the other for the five-fur- , long chute and the front stretch. Post J time for the first race on opening day and j j i other Saturdays of the meeting will be 2 p. m. Post time on week days will be 2:15 I J P ni. , Sportsmans Park is so situated as to be favored with adequate transportation facil-. ities. It is serviced by both the "L" and j surface lines. The Douglas Park Elevated Express trains, leaving the Loop every 15 j i minutes, stop at 52nd and Laramie, while street cars help to carry patrons the short remaining distance to the track. ! In addition to the purse for the opening feature. ,000 will be awarded the sue- | [ cessful horses opening day, making a total I i purse distribution of 0,500. At the j i present writing it is expected a good racing strip will prevail for the running of Satur- . , days program.

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