Three Dots Likely Starter in Clang: Washington Parks Sprint Star May Meet Signator, Occupy in June 27 Race, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-21


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Three Dots Likely Starter in Clang Washington Parks Sprint Star May Meet Signator, Occupy in June 27 Race HOMEWOOD, 111., June 20.— Fred Burton, racing secretary of the Arlington and Washington Park Jockey Clubs, today was accepting nominations for the Clang Hand- j icap, the first of many stakes which will be presented during the coordinated meetings of the two associations which get under way on Monday. The Clang is a 0,000 added feature, at six furlongs, for three-year-olds and upward and it will be staged on the first Wednesday of the meeting, June 27. The opening program next Monday will be highlighted by the Spokane Purse, a ,000 overnight sprint of seven furlongs, for three-year-olds and upward. While nominations for the Clang will not be announced for several days, several of the Middle Wests most talented sprinters are now on the scene preparing for just such races. They are J. H. Shouses Three Dots, the Woolford Farms Signator and John Marschs Occupy, the latter just arrived from Churchill Downs. Neither Three Dots nor Signator has been to the post this year, but Occupy won three engagements at Louisville this spring and finished second to Best Effort in the Phoenix Handicap. Last year Occupy, as a three-year-old when his older brother and stablemate, Occupation, was representing the Marsch forces in sprint competition, won the Jerome Handicap at Belmont Park and the Autumn Handicap at Churchill Downs. Won Numerous Stakes Three Dots will be remembered last season by Chicagoans for a number of notable performances at Washington Park. He won the Myrtlewood and Chicago Handicaps here and placed in the John Hervey and Great Western Handicaps. Signator placed in several Washington Park stakes and, in addition, won the Fighting Fox Handicap at Jamaica and the Speed Handicap at Hawthorne. Two horses who won stakes this spring at Hawthorne also are expected to be among the nominations. They are A. S. Higgins Quizzle, star of the Crete and Francis S. Peabody Memorial Handicaps, and Hyman Friedbergs Harriet Sue, winner of the Steger Handicap. The good mare, Traffic Court, who won the 5,000 Beverly Handicap here last summer for Mrs. M. E. Miller and Nick Burger, also might be found among the eligibles when Burton announces them. Burton said this morning that the manner in which nominations have been arriving, a heavy subscription list may be expected. Weights for the race are to be released late Saturday. Nearly 50 horses worked "against the watch" here this morning as horsemen began to step up the preparation of their thoroughbreds. Among those seen in private trials was Occupy, who stepped five furlongs in 1:04. Meanwhile a number of additional horses checked in from New York and Louisville. John Goode and Kirby Ramsey, who train public stables, arrived from Churchill Downs, while a contingent of runners belonging to J. Graham Brown came in from New York.

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