Inaugurate 85-Day Season at Detroit: Field of Eighteen to Seek Boots and Saddle Handicap On Attractive Opening Card, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-16


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Inaugurate 8 5 -Day Season at Detroit Field of Eighteen to Seek Boots and Saddle Handicap On Attractive Opening Card DETROIT, Mich., June 15.— A spectacular eight -race card, featuring the fourth renewal of the Boots and Saddle Handicap, a 0,000 prize for three-year-olds and older" at six furlongs, is to be presented tomorrow at the local Fair Grounds course for the occasion of the opening of the 85-day meeting sponsored by the Detroit Racing Association. While the Boots and Saddle, for which 18 have been named, is the principal attraction, there are two other supporting events. One of these is the ,000 Inaugural Purse, fashioned for two-year-olds and at four and one-half furlongs, and the Man o War Handicap, worth ,500 and for three-year-olds and older at the mile and one-sixteenth distance. Purse distribution for the first program totals 3,000. This is in keeping with the high premium allotment arranged by the management and which is responsible for the influx of better-grade performers for this session. Amber Light in Feature Purse disbursement will average 0,630 daily, an all-time "high" here. Purses range from a minimum of ,500 to 5,000, which has been set for four fixtures identified in the past with local racing. The Boots and Saddle, to be offered sixth, affords Dixianas Amber Light, top-weighted with 116 pounds, an opportunity to make amends for his defeat by Black Badge in the same race last year. He comes fresh from a victory in Chicago, where he took the measure of Four Deep, Rex and five others while completing six furlongs in 1:13. The Pilate five-year-old is weighted 16 pounds below scale and is conceding weight on scale to opponents. C. F. Martins Continued on Page Five Inaugurate 85-Day Meet At Detroit Track Today Field of Eighteen Named for j Boots and Saddle Handicap Continued from Page One shifty Bring Me Home gets in with 112 pounds, and W. E. MacDonalds Tulach-more, who could prove quite dangerous, is imposted with 114 pounds, as is Carl Gra- j hams Night Crawler. Weights thereafter j scale down from 110 pounds, to be toted: by Mrs. James L. Chesneys Royat, hero of two handicap offerings at Randall Park, and H. H. Fausetts Grey Days, to 105 pounds apportioned Hydrant, Elray and Blenweed. Rounding out the field is Liberty Flash, Jimmie, Fettacairn, Bold Question, Chickie D. D., Final Glory, Leaping Moose. Golden Man and Ben Gray. Principally because of having conducted lillMf If to advantage in his first essay of the year, and also due to having performed j so successfully here last year, Amber Light will doubtless rule the favorite. The Pilate j offspring has a lot of speed and can be accounted dangerous at any time, really. Presumably the Dixiana colorbearer will have the most trouble turning back Jmmie, | Tulachmore, Bring Me Home and perhaps Royat. The latter proved himself quite adept at Randall Park, trimming among others such as Sickletoy who came up from Mexico City with a reputation of sorts, so to speak. The Inaugural Purse will precede the feature and brings together 10 two-year-olds for what apparently will be a wide open affair. In all likelihood Dave Fergusons Bob Murphy, second to In Earnest in a recent try at Churchill Downs, will receive most of the wagering support but there will perhaps be some "play" on Our Style and Billy Bumps. Others entered are Gregalach and Wee Admiral, coupled for the interest of R. S. McLaughlin, and Little Keith, Bayonet. Mel McCready, a two-time winner at Randall Park, J. L. Moore and Pere Markette. In the Man oWar, listed seventh. 11 are scheduled to match strides. Bomar Stables Hi Neighbor is highweighted at 116 pounds, three more than will be carried by Mrs. Lottie Wolfs Goober Lad. Also named is Mrs. E. McCuans Wise Moss, heroine of the Motor City Handicap last year. Remaining entrants are Meneither, Day Dodger, Good Daughter, Tattle Tale. One Only, Believe, Vice Admiral and Scots Bill.

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