Lady Trainer Among First Given Centennial Stalls: Mrs. Curtis Wright Has Hard Toab in Care; Allot Space to 400 Head, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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, ! I I « ! ■ 3 1 e • ] 1 ] t f k t Lady Trainer Among First Given Centennial Stalls Mrs. Curtis Wright Has Hard Toab In Care; Allot Space to 400 Head LITTLETON, Colorado, June 16.— A lady trainer and her Cinderella colt were among the first group to be sent stall confirmations for Centennial Race Tracks coming meeting. Mrs, Curtis Wright of Collinsville, HI.. somewhat unique in her roll as a successful trainer of thoroughbreds, plans to ship her six-horse unit to Centennial for its July 11 opening day, from Fairmount Park. Among this unit will be Hard Toab, a con-sistant four-year-old stakes-winning colt. Notices of acceptance were mailed out to owners and trainers of some 400 horses today by Centennials director of racing, Barry Whitehead. The remainder will be dispatched during the next several days. Hard Toab, property of Robert Chundej of Yaokum, Texas, was purchased last summer during the meeting at Ruidoso, New Mexico, for about ,200. The former owner even threw the colts tack and a two-horse trailer into the transaction. Chudej, since has been offered more than 5,000 for his winning campaigner, but each time turned down all such bids. Today in the middle of his third year of racing, Hard Toab, by Professor Lee out of Semi Circle, has chalked up 14 victories, four seconds and one third in 26 starts through April 30. Most of his campaigning has been on Arizona and New Mexico tracks. Other thoroughbreds under Mrs. Wrights guidance are Miss Ponder and Constance Ann, a pair of three-year-old fillies, and a two-year-old gelding, Stage Royalty.

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