Arlington-Washingtons Coordinated 64-Day Meeting Opens at Homewood: Spokane Purse Features First Of 34 Cards Former Will Run; Traffic Court and Zacapet Clash in Sprint Offering; List 27 Stakes on Roster, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-25


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it- H I JOHN D. ALLEN— President of the Arlington Park Jockey club, which associations 34-day meeting begins at Washington Park this afternoon. Arlington-Washingtons Coordinated 64-Day Meeting Opens at Homewood Spokane Purse Features First Of 34 Cards Former Will Run Traffic Court and Zacapet t Clash in Sprint Offering; List 27 Stakes on Roster HOMEWOOD, 111., June 23.— The 64-day coordinated meeting of the Arlington and Washington Park Jockey Clubs, which have committed themselves to the most lavish stakes and purse program in the history of the two associations, gets under way Monday at Washington Park with a program of eight events, the feature of which will be the Spokane Purse at seven furlongs. Due to meet in this ,000 contest for three-year-olds and older horses are some thoroughbreds who later will be contending for the mid-western sprint championship in such events as the Clang, Myrtle wood, Sheridan and Chicago handicaps. The Arlington Park season, of 34 days duration, will extend through August 2 and then on August 3 the Washington Park Jockey Club will launch its own meeting of 30 days, which will run through September 6. Assembled here or due shortly are stables representing some of racings most prominent patrons. The Warren Wrights Calumet Farm forces are here with nearly 40 thoroughbreds while others whose horses are to participate in the meeting are the Maine Chance Farm, Louis B. Mayer, Norman W. Church, Herbert M. Woolf, Jay Paley. Emil Schwartzhaupt, John M. Hutchins, Col. C. V. Whitney, Charles T. Fisher. Morris Vehon. J. Warfield Rogers, the Mill B Stable and many others. Five 0,000 Added Events Washington Park has attracted horses from New York, New England, Maryland. Kentucky, California, and, of course, many of whom have been racing in Chicago all spring. Some of the nations leading reins-men also will display their riding skill during the season here. Awaiting the star thoroughbreds here are a total of 27 stakes ranging in added value from 0,000 to 0,000. There are five 0,000 added attractions, the Classic, the Stars and Stripes Handicap, the Arlington Handicap, the American Derby and the i Washington Park Handicap. The two futurities, the Arlington and the Washington Park, are endowed with 0,000 in added money, but eligibility fees are expected to boost their gross values to approximately 0,000 each. Other colorful features to be presented here this summer are the Equipoise Mile, the Lassie Stakes, Matron Handicap, Hyde Park Stakes, Dick Welles Handicap, Beverly 1 Handicap, and the Prairie State Stakes. I Overnight features, such as Mondays inaugural headliner, will carry purses from j ,500 to ,500, and no race will have a lesser value than ,000, a purse policy which is largely responsible for the assembly of so many prominent stables. Surveying prospects for the meeting, B. F. Lindheimer, executive director, confidently believes it will be the most successful ! season either Arlington or Washington Park has ever conducted. | Standing out prominently in the field for Mondays Spokane Purse is Traffic Court, who won the Beverly Handicap here last summer. She will be competing on opening day as part of her preparation for the bright array of stakes to be run here for fillies and mares. Arranged against her will be Zacapet, who raced with distinction at Churchill Downs this spring. Full Cry, Continued on Page Four Arlington-Washington Coordinated Meet Opens Spokane Purse Headlines First Of 34 Cards Former Will Offer Continued from Page One Fire Dust, Signals Bloke, Martian and Sameron. Several other stars or potential stars on Mondays card are winners of three e Churchill Downs stakes. Sentiment Sake, who won the Clark Handicap; Fighting I Frank, who took the Bashford Manor r Stakes, and Breezy Louise, who accounted i for the Debutante. Sentiment Sake will I take part in the Granville Purse at a mile e and a furlong, while Fighting Frank and 3 Breezy Louise, both of whom are owned by . Mrs. Louise Donovan, will compete in the Semprolus Purse at five furlongs. Another who will command attention tomorrow is the two-year-old Jezros, for r whom Calumet Farm paid 0,000 at the g Lexington sales. He will be making his second start, having finished unplaced in a a dash at Churchill Downs won by his stable-mate, In Earnest. Jezros is entered in the e first race Monday at five furlongs.

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