Fighting Step and Foreign Agent, Derby Contestants, at Washington: Join Other Name Horses, including Pot o Luck, for Meeting Opening Monday, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-20


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Fighting Step and Foreign Agent, Derby Contestants, at Washington Join Other Name Horses, t Including Pot o Luck, for Meeting Opening Monday HOMEWOOD. 111.. June 19.— Two horses who recently took part in the Kentucky | Derby and who are here to point for the Classic and American Derby are among the latest arrivals at Washington Park where, preparations are going forward for the opening of the Arlington Park Jockey Clubs summer meeting on Monday. They were the Murlogg Farms Fighting Step and j the Lookout Stock Farms Foreign Agent. | both of whom came from Louisville where the Churchill Downs season ended Satur- i day. ! Fighting Step and Foreign Agent joined at the Homewood track a host of other "name" horses including another Classic I and American Derby candidate, the Calumet Farms Pot o Luck, runner-up to Hoop Jr. in the Kentucky Derby. This morning Pot o Luck breezed five furlongs in 1:04, his first drill since his Churchill Downs engagement. Fighting Step came here as the star of a contingent of 12 horses C. C. Norman will campaign for the Murlogg Farm and for I himself while Foreign Agent is the principal J member of a public stable G. E. Lewis brought to town. In the Lewis barn of a I dozen thoroughbreds are horses belonging to Mrs. Lewis. D. J. Gleeson, W. J. Sprow, j ! Brink and Carr as well as to the Lookout Stock Farm. Some other arrivals at Washington Park, include the horses Milton Rieser brought in j I for Mrs. H. J. Damm and J, Graham : Brown; runners R. D. McDaniel conditions | 1 for J. Warfield Rodgers and the string Earl Porter will race for the Lexbrook Stable. The Brown forces will be augmented shortly by a division from New York. The Calu- met Farm establishment also is to be strengthened by additions from New York. Many more horses are due and it is hoped that most of them reach here before the end of the week to facilitate the registration of stables by opening day. Meanwhile, the horses already on the grounds are keeping the track humming during the morning training hours and the schooling of young thoroughbreds is being stepped up. All of the officials for the meeting, approved by the Illinois Racing Board, are on hand or will be in the city momentarily. Racing secretary Fred Burton, who arrived several days ago, is busy with pre-meeting preparations and beginning to concentrate on his opening program. The first card will be highlighted by the Spokane Purse, a sprint of six furlongs for three-year-olds and older horses and the first of many overnight features worth ,000.

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