Boston Doge Will Start in 0,000 Suffolk 21: Invitational Race on May 25 to Engage Top Sophomores in Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-10


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Boston Doge Will Start In 0,000 Suffolk 21 Invitational Race on May 25 to Engage Top Sophomores in Sprint By J. N. LYON Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass.. May 9. — Paul Andolinos Boston Doge, winner of 10 of his 11 starts, will next be seen under silks at Suffolk Downs on May 25, in a special invitational race styled the "Suffolk 21." Judge John Pappas, president and general manager of this East Boston oval, planned the six-furlongs conditioned event, first because of the tremendous demand among New England turf patrons for a chance to see this three-year-old son of The Doge — Boston Lady whom they have come to regard as their own champion, and second as a festive remembrance of Suffolk Downs 21st anniversary. Full conditions for the "Suffolk 21", along with a complete list of the three-year-olds to be extended invitations, are now in the process of being worked out. However, Pappas did state, Suffolk 21" is to be endowed with a purse of 0,000 of Continued on Page forty-Seven Zard Suffolk 2V nvitational Race Boston Doge and Other Star Sophomores Will Compete in 0,000 Sprint on May 25 Continued from Pogo Ono rhich the winner is to receive 1,000, taking this event the richest sprint race ver put on in New England. The "Suffolk 21" will fit perfectly into he tracks final two weeks of racing which tas now come to be known as New Eng-Emds "Festival of Racing." A series of randicaps and stakes for horses of all types nd age groups has/ been scheduled for this 4-day period with purse distribution in xcess of 45,000, making this easily the Host lucrative period of sport ever staged n the Northeast. The "Festival of Racing" egins on May 19, with the 0,000 added Massachusetts Handicap. Following that is he 0,000 Commonwealth Handicap on ;he turf for May 21. Then comes the invitational "Suffolk 21" on May 25, for 30,000, and the Bay State Kindergarten Stakes at 0,000 added for two-year-olds n May 28. The Tomasello Memorial Handicap at 0,000 for three-year-olds *nd upward is listed for May 30, Memorial Day, and the 0,000 Constitution Handicap for three-year-olds will be run June 1. The festival concludes with the 5,000 added John R. Ma comber Handicap for three-year-olds and upward, on the turf course, on closing day, June 4. Boston Doge, presently stabled at Belmont Park, is according to his owner in top condition, following the lone loss of his career in the Swift Stakes, and it is to be vanned to Suffolk Downs within the next [two days. Andolino plans to have the colt jget in his final workouts for the "Suffolk 21" over the Suffolk racing strip. To Race Regardless of Track Conditions In arranging to return Boston Doge to the scene of his first race, in May, 1954, Andolino informed Judge Pappas that the colt would be a starter in the "Suffolk 21" regardless of the condition of the track or the calibre of the opposition. In fact, Andolino specifically asked the Judge if he would bend every effort to bring Hilton Dabsons Nances Lad and Mrs. E. H. Augustus Informant, the only two horses ever to finish in front of Boston Doge, to Suffolk Doge, to Suffolk Downs for the race. The saga of Boston Doge commenced a year ago, five days shy, for on May 14, 1954, the colt made his debut at Suffolk Downs in a five-furlong dash and won handily by three lengths. He came back in another sprint on May 26. and was again a handy winner, this time by three and one-half lengths. A series of coughing spells sidelined him for the summer months, and he didnt race again until October 20, again at Suffolk Downs. This time he won by seven lengths in a six-furlong allowance event. Stakes company proved to be the next conquest for the "Beantown Bullet" for his next trip postward found him annexing the important money in the Newport Stakes at Narragansett Park. From that point on the colt was on his way for in winning such established fixtures as the Hibiscus Stakes, the Bahamas Stakes, the Experimental Free Handicap and the Governors Gold Cup, he made news across the country in running up his string of 10 straight victories.

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