Suffolk Downs Meeting Enters Its Final Week: Big Field of Two-Year-Olds to Contest Mayflower on Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-23


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Suffolk Downs Meeting Enters Its Final Week Big Field of Two-Year-Olds to Contest Mayflower on Saturday SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 21. — Monday ushers in the final week of Suffolk Downs sixty-day meeting and the final stakes on the local agenda, the ,000 added Mayflower Stakes, will have its running on Saturday. Twenty-six juveniles were made eligible for the five and one-half furlongs test which features the closing day and as the nomination list remained open until June 18, it is almost a certainty that a large field will accept the issue. Included in the roster of the Mayflower eligibles are Mrs. M. J. Bresnahan, Jr.s Domquil, R. W. Collins Star Chief, J. M. Grieves Miss Joanne, H. H. Horns Nalaca, W. L. Huntley, Jr.s Mr. Songbird, Jay-Bob Stables Im Marie, L. A. R. Pieris Cheryl Ann, and Reynolds Brothers Texas Melody. In that group, which represents the best youngsters to display their wares during the meeting, there does not appear a standout. With the exception of Star Chief, the above mentioned two-year-olds have distinguished themselves as stakes caliber and an interesting test should be forthcoming. Star Chief is held in high esteem and there is a report here that owner-trainer Bob Collins refused a sizable cash offer for the colt from Blue Mans owner, A. W. Abbott. It will be the eighteenth running of the Mayflower, having been inaugurated back in 1935 when Maeriel annexed the first edition. The race ranks with the famed Massachusetts Handicap in number of times staged and many of the past winners have gone on to greater glory. Included in that group are Airflame, Blue Pair, Alsab, Pavot, Air Rate, Dart By and Greek Ship. Mondays nine-race card has been given over to the cheaper platers on the grounds and with the exception of the fifth race which is a maiden event for three- and four-year-olds, members of the claiming ranks prevail. The best offering is listed as the seventh race where seven thoroughbreds from the ,000 down to ,500 class meet at a mile and a sixteenth.

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