Our Kite Conceding Mad Hare Weight: Detroit Favorites Compete Today as Track Honors Northfield Kiwanis Club, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Our Kite Conceding Mad Hare Weight Detroit Favorites Compete Today as Track Honors Northfield Kiwanis Club DETROIT RACE COURSE, Livonia, Mich., May 25. — The Northfield Kiwanis Club will be honored here Wednesday and members of that organization are to be ■the luncheon and afternoon guests of the Michigan Racing Association. The feature event on the program is named for the civic organization and six speedy performers are expected to go to the post in the one-mile test. Under the allowance terms of the eight-furlong headliner, William Salisburys Our Kite is the high weight at 113 pounds and the hard-hitting gelded son of Our Boots is to have the saddle services of capable Forrest Kaelin. Our Kite, a good class winner in 1953 and successful in Florida last March, worked well for his local seasonal debut and he is expected to go well in the mid-week attraction. * Won 9,000 in Purses in 1953 G. Y. Bookers homebred mare, Mad Hare, a seven-year-old daughter of Hairan and Maddie, who won the Imp Handicap at ThistleDown last October, picked up earnings of over 9,000 in the past season. She also scored in the seven-furlong Auld County Down Purse on March 13 last at Lincoln Downs. Always a great favorite with Motor City racing followers, Mad Hare, who will be ridden by Tommy Barrow, holds the one-mile track record at Hazel Park, having turned in a clever 1:37% over that five-furlong course in October, 1953. Others expected to answer "Boots and Saddles" for the Northfield Kiwanis Purse are Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers speedy Hit the Spot, 105; Grandview Stables Polemos, 102; D. H. Wells Black Bantam, 107, and the G and G Stables locally owned War Token, pegged at 110 pounds. Jockey Lois Cook is engaged for Polemos, who is slated to make his Michigan debut in the Northfield Kiwanis, and Robert Lee Baird will be astride War Token, a War Admiral-sired stallion. No reinsmen had been named late today for Hit the Spot and Black Bantam, although it is likely that Manuel N. Gonzalez will have the mount on the Shaffer stable colt, a fashionably bred son of Bull Lea and Spotted Beauty, by Man o War.

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