Forrest Has Big String at Detroit: Plans to Enter Several of His Charges on Opening-Day Program Friday Afternoon, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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•« Forrest Has Big String at Detroit Plansfo Enter Several of His Charges on Opening-Day Program Friday Afternoon By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., May 20. — Henry Forrest, who annually races a strong stable in the Motor City, Teturned here today with the sizable unit he will campaign at the Detroit Race Track this season. Forrest, one of the most popular turfman to show his-thoroughbreds in. the Wolverine State, stated this morning that he expects to get into action immediately and will have several of his charges under silks on the Friday, May 23 opening program. Forrest also said that he expected to have a starter in Saturdays Livonia Handicap and possibly may send out an entry in .the half -holiday mile feature. Along with the horses that are to carry Forrests popular gren and white silks are such good ones as Tom Grays Hill Count, a double winner at the recently-concluded Churchill Downs meeting; J. H. Homans speedy Mr. Michael S, Sidney I. Crews Cincinnati, Ohio-owned Cyds Baby, Dr. Robert C. Austins Our Emblem, Terrell Brothers Tis Joe, John Kinards Cajac, and E. E. Browns speedy juvenile gelding, Fighting Eagle. The latter youngster was a good winner during the Hot Springs meet, scored over a shifty band in Keenelands Sycamore Purse and also finished third to Hal Price Headleys Aerolite and Calumet Farms Bubbley in the Lafayette Stakes at the Lexington, Ky course. The red and white colors of the Brickeys, Arkansas planter, John Kinard, are quite well known to racing followers in this sector and it is pleasing to note that he is shipping the useful Cajac in with the Forrest-trained establishment. Johns Joy, who raced in Michigan under Kinards silks, was one of the best thoroughbreds to race in this area and the crack son of Bull Dog and My Auntie is now standing at stud on Charles Kehneys Springside Farm, near Versailles, Kentucky. - Has Pollard and Harkins Unit Forrest also brought in a half dozen high class thoroughbreds for the partnership of Pollard and Harkins. Included in that end of the Forrest-conditioned outfit are such speedy racers as Pixie Pat, Nice Tint, Ever Bright, the clever three-year-old colt, Our Challenge, who may start in Saturdays Livonia Handicap; Blue Keys, and Head East. Mrs. Forrest will be represented here by the useful sprinter, Lease Hound, while Cullerton, Cotton Ginny, Jumpy John, Lady Pickfield, Hoop Gano, the stakes winner, Foray Vina, Tea Patch, Our Kite, Oratory, Gifted Boots, and Lonoke Flash unloaded satisfactorily after their transfer from Churchill Downs. Also in the Forrest barn are Third Act, Uncle Fud, Air Arm, Traveler, an old favorite here; Fine Art, and Miss Jane B, among others. Ray Grundy, another old regular in Michigan thoroughbred racing circles, checked in from Louisville with his seven-horse band over the week-end. Mrs. Grundy, • is to have Easter Wings, Fighting John, Copper Pot, and the recent Churchill Downs winner, Mio Lips, for campaigning at the Detroit track. Grundy also registered Mrs. L. B. Grums Miss Omission, Treada Boy, the property of Field and Walker; and G. W. Morrisons Open Way, Brahman, and Blue Daze. Another e,arly arrival from the Blue Grass State was John McAtee, master of Serenata Farm, Lexington, Ky. McAtee came in from Louisville with Alphas Choice, Lady Midas, Little Bookie, Actnice, Myrtle J, Limerick Boy, Kibby F, and D. R. Laughters Boling Polly, Robins Blue, and Little Danny. McAtee is by no means a newcomer to the Wolverine State and the genial Kentuckian is back again with one of the more useful strings scheduled to race here this year. In the meantime, general manager Robert Leavitt and the members of his front office staff, completed arrangements to entertain large crowds for the Friday inaugural day sport and also on the following day, Saturday. Post time on both afternoons has been set at 2 :00 p. m., EST.

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