Delaware Chasing to Begin June 20: Georgetown, Indian River, 0,000 Each, Richest of through-the-Field Events, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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i 1 • i ! J 1 i , I j 1 I i J I J J I I j * ■ ; 5 ! 1 I 2 L j 1 „ - , ™ j i 9 5 3 j | ! I 6 3 6 ! 4! Delaware Chasing To Begin June 20 Georgetown, Indian River, 0,000 Each, Richest of Through-the-Field Events STANTON. Del., June 11.— With the new valuation of 0,000 added for each of its two principal jumping events. Delaware Park has assumed a steeplechase leader-l ship in the spring, such as is enjoyed in the fall by the Belmont Park meeting and the United Hunts. Delawares steeplechas-ing this season will begin on June 20, according to an announcement by racing secretary Edward J. Brennan, and the two main events will be the Georgetown Steeplechase Handicap and the Indian River Steeplechase Handicap, now the next richest races in the country after the Grand National in October at Belmont and ihe Temple Gwathmey in November at the United Hunts. Delaware Park has consistently followed the policy of dovetailing its races through the field with those at Belmont and Aque-I duct so that there will be no confliction. Racing secretary Brennan has thus begun his steeplechasing half-way through the final week of the Belmont meeting. Be-I cause of alterations in the course, there is not expected to be any steeplechasing or hurdles racing at Aqueduct this spring. The first Delaware steeplechase stake is scheduled for Friday, June 22. This is the third in a series of spring maiden steeplechase races, the first of which was run at Pimlico. the second to be run at New York. Delaware therefore gets the rubber match. Georgetown on June 27 The Georgetown, first of Delawares two rich handicaps, is scheduled for Wednes-_ day. June 27. This race is over the cus-I tomary "about two miles distance and will be run over Delaware Parks famed stakes course. This course offer- a true test for the jumpers and is known as one of the finest steeplechase courses in the country. The Indian River, which closes the jump-8 ing sport on July 3. is a slightly longer race. The Indian River calls for a distance of two and one-half miles and. like the Georgetown, will be run over the stakes course. In the event of cancellation of any of Delawares steeplechase fixtures, a race on the flat w ill be substituted, thereby assuring the patrons the customary eight races. The leading jumpers of the country are among the eligibles for Delawares two S10.000 stakes, the names including M. A. Cushmans Rouge Dragon, Kent Millers Elkridge. Lt.-Comdr. Bayard Sharps Knights Quest, Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Royal Archer and Invader, I. Biebers Ahmisk and Frederic II.. Lt. G. H. Bcst-0 wicks Sussex.

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