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First Detroit Feature May Draw Amber Light Dixiana Speedster Raced Well At Motor City Track Last Year DETROIT, Mich., June 14. — One of the equine stars of last years meeting at the Fair Grounds was Amber Light, a representative of Charles T. Fishers Dixiana string. Whether or not he will again hold the spotlight remains the fortunes of thoroughbred competition to decide; but that he will be back to attempt further embellishment of his record is highly welcomed, and in all probability the Pilate five-year-old will start off on opening day, Saturday, when the principal event offered by the Detroit Racing Association will be the 0,000 valued Boots and Saddle Handicap, a six furlongs joust for three-year-olds and older. Although prominent throughout the 1944 session, Amber Light had to put up with a black-coated colt named Black Badge. This Cohort offspring stumped the Dixiana col-orbearer in the very same Boots and Saddle last year. But while Black Badge will not appear this time, he is confining his activities to the West Coast, quite a few others will be on hand to give Amber Light a tussle for honors in the local features. There is, for instance, Jimmie, Mrs. Roy Carruthers oftener-than-not a shifty sort; Bomar Stables Potsy, B. Hernandez Valdina Senora, Mrs. E. H. Beezleys Nod, Mrs. E. McCuan* Wise Moss, and quite a few others, including Lt. Comdr. Theodore D. Buhls Air Sailor. Although this fellow is better suited to a distance, he no doubt can be expected to attempt to take sprint features since there is sufficient prize money at stake to warrant sending him in quest of fame and fortune. For the better class performers there is every opportunity to enrich the coffers of their owners. One hundred and seventeen events ranging in valuation from ,000 to 5,000 are to be offered. The ,000 numbers will top daily programs, while the others, 15 carrying ,500 purses, 13 worth 0,000 and four at 5,000 will be contested on Saturdays and holidays.