Open Spring Meet at Narragansett: Sophomore Band to Contest Middle Distance Allowance; Four Stakes Are Scheduled, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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Open Spring Meet At Narragansett Sophomore Band to Contest , Middle Distance Allowance; Four Stakes Are Scheduled NARRAGANSETT PARK, Pawtucket, R. I., June 4.— Narragansett Park takes over the spotlight in New England racing Monday, when this track brings racing back to Rhode Island. The session here will run 24 days through July 2, featuring four stakes /events with a total added money value of 5,000. The opening headliner is an allowance affair named the Mitchell Ford Purse, with a field of eight three-year-olds and older horses named to compete over a mile and a sixteenth for the top end of the ,000 purse. The feature, seventh on the nine-race card, is headed by B. Greens Swift Steve, top weight under 116 pounds. Others entered are Red Head Stables Bank Coal, 114; Max Kahlbaums Black Coffee, 110; H. A. Kimballs Ronas, 105; F. M. Poncelets Condamion, 111; J. L. Friedmans Wabash Moon, 111; W. J. Beat-ties Pacific II., 105; and Mrs. A. B. Gallaghers Mi-Marigold, 105. Post time daily will be 2 p.m„ and nine races will be rim every day during the meeting. New Stables in Area Narragansett president Judge James E. Dooley anticipates a banner session here, and racing secretary M. C. "Ty" Shea is just as hopeful, since a number of Maryland and New Jersey stables have shipped in to oppose the New England "regulars," giving Shea a wealth of material with which to work. Sheas first big test of the meeting will come up on June 18, when the King Philip Handicap, Gansetts first stake, will be run. The mile and a sixteenth is for three-year-olds and upward and carries a 5,000 added purse. The richest race of the session is slated for June 22. This is the 5,000 added Providence Stakes, a nine-furlong event for three-year-olds that may attract entries from the New York and New Jersey circuits. Nominations for the stake closed last Wednesday and the list of entries studded with some of the top sophomores in the East. Outstanding among the Providence nominees are Montpeliers Saratoga, who pushed Nashua to a new Preakness record last week, and H. A. Dabsons Nances Lad, winner of the Swift Stakes and fourth in the Preakness. Also named for the event are Dedicate, winner of the Jersey stakes; Traffic Judger third in the Preakness, and. Racing Fool, fourth in the Kentucky Derby. Following the Providence will be the 0,000 added Narragansett Nursery Stakes for two-year-olds on June 25. This five and a half furlong dash has 0,000 added. The 5,000 Governors Handicap will climax the meet on July 2, with three-year-olds and upward going a mile and a furlong.

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