Run 50,000 Delaware Saturday: All-Star Field of Twenty Fillies and Mares Expected, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Run 50,000 Delaware Saturday All -Star Field of Twenty Fillies and Mares Expected Parlo, Lavender Hill, High Voltage, Cerise Reine and Clear Dawn Among Hopefuls By CHARLES HATTON DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del, June 25. A new and lucrative era of competition among the fillies and mares dawns here next week end, with the decision of the mile and a quarter Delaware Handicap on Saturday. This event will have a minimum of 10,000 added and may gross 50,000, depending upon the distribution of the retroactive breeder and nominator awards for the clubs unique "Distaff Big Three." Indications today were that an all-star field of perhaps 20 will compete, regardless of the outcome of the afternoons New Castle Handicap. The prospects range interestingly through Walter Appels Another World, George Cavanaughs Blue Violin a recent arrival from Chicago, Foxcatchers queenly Parlo, Marcus Goldnamers Royal Fan, Louis Lee Haggin II.s Hen Party, John Hanes English Queens Beeches, W. L. Huntleys Rosemary B., Walter Jeffords Open Sesame, Maine Chances Fantine Busher, Hypera and Myrtles Jet; John S. Phipps Spinning Top, Mrs. Ada L. Rices Cerise Reine, Shawmut Stables Gainsboro Girl, Charles Silvers Lavender Hill, Wheat-leys High Voltage, Mrs. Ben Whitakers Grecian Queen, Elmendorfs Carry the News, C. V. Whitneys Dispute and Mrs. George Wideners Evening Out. Several Raced in New Castle Several of the prospective entrants were participants in the 5,000 added "new" New Castle here this afternoon. Handicap-per Gil Haus weight assignments for the upcoming 10 furlongs test are to bereleased on Monday, and it is generally "expected that the Top Flight winner Parlo will be the actual topweight, following her recent authoritative success at Belmont Park. The acknowledged three-year-old leader, High Voltage, is to be a starter this Monday in the Gazelle at Aqueduct, and is to come here immediately thereafter if her form seems to warrant. She won the Delaware Oaks in what was the first lap of the "Distaff Big Three," totalling an estimated qdarter-million dollars in value. The record-breaking Parj.0 had her first prep for the Delaware here this morning when she breezed a leisurely half in :48 on a soft surface. Of particular interest will be the weights Gil Haus assigns this four-year-old and the more Youthful High Voltage. The weight-for-age scale provides that three-year-olds carry 116 pounds at a mile and a quarter, older mares 126 pounds. In the Top Flight, the romantic gray High Voltage attempted to concede Parlo two pounds on the scale, and was beaten off in a race in which she bogged down in the deep going along the rails. Until this season, the Delaware Handicap was decided as the New Castle and as such was run 17 times, exclusively of the weekends renewal as a "new" stake. With the posting of the unique Delaware, the club instituted a special winter double entry blank which afforded owners the opportunity to nominate a filly or mare for both races at a single fee through January 31. This resulted in 142 nominations, a record for a race exclusively for the female of the species. This record was further increased to 156 nominees when 14 additional fillies and mares were nominated at a higher fee by their owners before the regular May 1 closing date. A surprise entrant for the Delaware is Lavender Hill. Among others pointing for this event are High Voltage, the leader of the two-year-old fillies last season, the 1954 three-year-old. leader, Parlo, and the three-year-old champion of two years ago, Grecian Queen. Gainsboro Girl, who won the New Castle rather unexpectedly last season, is a prospect for the Delawares introductory running under its new nomenclature.

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