Illinois Trot and Pace Assn. Boasts Record Entry List: Total of 1,372 Nominations Made For Events Carded at Nine Fairs, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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Illinois Trot Pace Assn Boasts Record Entry List ListTotal Total of 1372 Nominations Made For Events Carded at Nine Fairs FairsNORMAL NORMAL HI The Illinois Trotting Pacing Colt Association has received a rec ¬ ordbreaking entry for its traditional two and threeyearold events assistant secret tary Lander Van Gundy announced today todayVan Van Gundy said 1372 individual nomi ¬ nations spread among the nine fairs that make up the Illinois Top Line Circuit and sponsor association stakes had been re ¬ ceived The circuit season gets under way at Metropolis July 1 and winds up at Du Quoin the week of August 25 25increased increased purses in each division and the requirement that horses make at least two county fair starts in order to maintain eligibility to the fabulously rich Illinois Colt Stakes are responsible for the heavy entry entryPurses Purses for the associations two and threeyearold trotting and pacing races were hiked this year from 1000 to 1250 at eight of the nine circuit tracks At the State Fair in Springfield twoyearolds will race for 1250 added and threeyear olds for 1000 added addedThe The first edition of the recentlycreated Illinois Colt Stakes also will be raced at Springfield Limited to horses bred in Illi ¬ nois the Colt Stakes will be worth an estimated 40000 apiece Only twoyear olds will race this year with the first three yearold stake maturing in 1953 1953Van Van Gundy said the increase in associa ¬ tion entries was especially notable in the twoyearold divisions A total of 250 two yearold trotters and pacers were nom ¬ inated this year as against 155 a year ago Most of the youngsters are entered at every circuit track trackTop Top entry was received for the Charles ¬ ton meeting where 194 horses were named in the fourcolt racing divisions Owners nominated 68 twoyearold pacers The 68 twoyearold trotting nominations were the highest single race entry at any circuit stop stopThe The circuit schedule with the number of two and threeyearold trotting and pac ¬ ing eligibles in parenthesis is as follows followsMetropolis Metropolis July 15 90 Mt Vernon July 712 128 Martinsville July 1419 178 Paris July 2126 168 Charleston July 28August 2 194 Lincoln August 48 166 Springfield August 915 169 Greenup August 1823 132 and DuQuoin August 2529 147

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