Racing at Detroit Course Resumes: Fourteen in Whip and Spurs Handicap; Three-Year-Olds Clash in Secondary Event, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-23


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Racing at Detroit Course Resumes Fourteen in Whip and Spurs Handicap; Three-Year-Olds Clash in Secondary Event DETROIT, Mich., June 22.— The 0,000 prized Whip and Spurs Handicap is one of two features, the other being the ,500 Detroit Handicap, to be offered tomorrow at the Fair Grounds, where racing resumes after a one -day suspension occasioned due to lack of entries for todays card. The Whip and Spurs, an event for three-year-olds and older and at one and one-sixteenth miles, has attracted a congregation of 14, representing nine different interests. Topweight of 115 pounds has been assigned Believe, who with Bring Me Home will compete for the account of C. F. Martin, and Mrs. J. L. Chesneys Royat, hero of Wednesday "s Dearborn Handicap. Among others with designs on the prize is Lt. Comdr. Theodore D. Buhls Air Sailor, Detroits own unsuccessful contribution to the Kentucky Derby. He finish fourth in that Louisville event. Detroit Handicap Precedes Feature The Detroit Handicap, preceding the principal event as the fifth race, is for three-year-olds exclusively and matches 12 over six furlongs. Topweight of 116 pounds has been allotted H. C. Hatchs Uttermost, and Lt. Comdr. T. D. Buhls Crack Reward is next in line of estimation, with 115 pounds. The remaining entrants are Umbriago, Red-bush, Dimit, Regal Maid, Potsey, Nine R Train. Shout About, Rosenite, Tuey Toy and Arielita. Response from horsemen for the half-holiday card was most gratifying to management and racing secretary Charles F. Henry. The management and racing officials alike deplored the enforced suspension of todays racing program, an aftermath of what was deemed inadequate entrants. The lack of entries was due to reluctance on the part of horsemen to enter their charges. In Continued on Page Fourteen Detroit Racing Resumes After One-Day Lapse Fourteen Slated to Contest Whip and Spurs Handicap Continued from Page One rebuttal, horsemen contend that many performers are not quite ready to run and furthermore that racing conditions are not suitable. A meeting was called this morning by Michigan racing commissioner W. J. Dowl-ing. He was introduced by Joseph A. Murphy, steward representing the commission. Dowling explained that the management has set an attractive purse disbursement, the minimum being ,500, and premiums range thereafter upward to 5,000, and In his opinion more cooperation from horsemen is due. Murphy then stated that although it might be that the racing conditions are not perfectly satisfactory, the "book" was written without knowledge of the type of entertainment expected and that no doubt the next issue would be suitable. A few questions were posed by horsemen, one in particular inquiring about extra races, and it was answered emphatically by Jack S. Young, presiding steward, to the effect that no extra races would be written. Tomorrows two features should provide very interesting racing. The Whip and Spurs boasts an even matched aggregation. Principally because of his Derby effort and also his accepted reputation of a most proficient entertainer, Air Sailor will doubtless receive the bulk of the support. He will, however, have a task cut out in subduing if possible such as Royat, a most improved horse at present and fresh from a "spanking" score. Believe, who captured a mile and one-sixteenth secondary number in fine style; Hi Neighbor, in with 11 J pounds and possibly dangerous; Bring Me Home, running mate of Believe and also a shifty sort; One Only, who was fourth to Believe, and Sir Sprite. The latter is coupled with Trelawny for the interest of O. F. Woodward. Rounding out the field is Colonel Read, Fettacairn, Satin Nose, Mono Miller, Moretto and Mina J. Three of tomorrows tilts have 12 named, the Whip and Spurs has 14, the third 10, the fourth, seven, and the seventh and eighth each eight. Post time for the opener is 2:15 p. m.

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