Delaware Inaugurates Meeting of 30 Days: Sport Resumed at Stanton Track After Years Lapse; 15 in Dover, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-29


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Delaware Inaugurates Meeting of 30 Days DaysSport Sport Resumed at Stanton Track After Years Lapse 15 in Dover DoverSTANTON STANTON Del May 27 Offering the fivefurlong Dover Stakes for twoyear olds as its feature attraction the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association will swing back into action Monday after a years absence from the eastern racing scene due to restrictions on travel during wartime wartimeDespite Despite the fact that most of these re ¬ strictions still are in effect the track will operate a 30day meeting ending on July 4 for two important reasons First be ¬ cause state officials have requested the operation of the meeting to protect the revenue realized from the sport and sec ¬ ondly to aid horsemen who have sup ¬ ported previous sessions here hereThe The Dover shapes up as a wideopen contest with six to eight of the 15 en ¬ trants figured by many to have a good chance Top weight under the conditions which penalize winners is to be carried by Blue Bird Stock Farms Poco Mas with an assignment of 125 pounds He was the winner of the Lafayette Stakes in Kentucky KentuckyNext Next comes I Biebers filly Bertie S under 122 this one having accounted for the Fashion as well as several victories during the Florida season seasonAmong Among the winners scheduled to face this pair are Longchamps Farms Apro priado G S Moores Belpast Christiana Stables Alexis and S W Labrots Bourtai BourtaiAs As a secondary attraction for the open ¬ ing the Bellevue Handicap at a mile and 70 yards has been listed by racing secre ¬ tary Edward J Brennan BrennanTwo Two other stakes will be offered during the first week of the season for the Wil ¬ mington Handicap at six furlongs is down for decision Tuesday and on Saturday the mile and a sixteenth Brandywine Handi ¬ cap is on the list listThe The Wilmington worth 5000 is ex ¬ pected to attract a field of 10 to a dozen possibly headed by Belair Studs Bossuet winner of his only two starts this year in New York YorkNo No accurate estimate of attendance or mutuel play will be available until after the first week By that time the associ ¬ ation will be able to determine how badly hit it has been by travel bans and also the effect of a 330 p m post will be known There will be no Daily Double since the association voted recently to drop this form of wagering

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