Reflections: Whirlaway Crying Out Loud to Run; Fine Contributions to War Relief; Everybody Gave Cheer for Bing; National Stallion to Test Babes, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Nelson Dunstan REFLECTIONS By Nelson Dunstan WhirlawayOying Out Loud to Run Fine Contributions to War Relief Everybody Gave Cheer for Bing National Stallion to Test Babes NEW YORK N Y June 1 1Thethrong Thethrong of 47083 at Belmont meant a record in racing patrons for the Long Island Railroad Attention earned 6000 of his 55000 purchase price by finish ¬ ing second on the disqualification of Market Wise Ben Jones plans to start MarKell in Thursdays Top Flight Handicap and Herald in the National Stallion and will move the Calumet string to Washington Park around June 10 Max Hirsch had a wistful look in his eye when Attention was running in the Suburban But the Old Fox saddled a running filly in Sea Reigh winner of the fourth race Racings success in various sectors on the holiday was nothing short of phenomenal Joe Renick had his best two days of all time winning the Roseben with Some Chance and the Suburban with Don Bingo Tommy Luther who rode Through Bound to win the Tomasello Memorial at Suf ¬ folk is another veteran holding his own 50000 fans were on hand at Mexico Citys Hipodromo on Sunday A daughter of Blue Larkspur Blue Delight now re ¬ tired is a grand brood mare prospect Whirlaway is crying to run and will get his chance soon Jimmy Jones son of Ben is now a naval officer stationed at St Augustine Fla Directors of Tropical Park will meet Friday to discuss the possibilities of a meeting this winter Paul Ames New York broker brought rounds of applause when he went to 200000 in the purchase of War Bonds to secure possession of the Binglin silks which were worn by jockey Joe Renick when winning the Suburban with Don Bingo Ames is also the solid American who bought 125000 in bonds for the football used in the game on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and he also was the bidder of 100000 for the autographed baseball the v highest bid of a ball fan to date These purchases totaling 425000 were made in partnership with his brother Stephen Ames of Beverly Hills Calif Both are true sportsmen and this writer knows they are contemplating the purchase of some horses this year When called to the microphone Ames made a hit with the crowd by saying simply I am happy that I am in a position to aid the war effort Thank you youRacing Racing can well say in return Thank you brother Ames Everybody was happy that Bing Crosby had won a Suburban renewal And there is quite a story behind Don Bingo his winner Some years ago he bought a group of horses that won him quite a bit of radio ribbing if not races Then he turned to South American horses and from Senor J Annovelli bought in partnership with Lin Howard Ligaroti a son of Fogan Lirica by Lord Basil and as you recall Ligaroti did quite well for them When the opportunity came to secure Lirica the partners bought her with a foal at side and another babe on the way They paid 2500 for all three The foal was Suertero who later won races in California When Lirica foaled the babe at Bings farm in 1939 he was a brown colt they named Don Bingo A s a threeyearold in 1942 he won only one race in seven starts but since his first start at Jamaica this year he has been a muchimproved colorbearer A winner of his two starts before the Suburban he had attracted considerable attention and was by no means neglected even though he was facing the best he had ever encountered4 He is a royallybred horse and especially in the bottom line for his dam is by the English sire Lord Basil by Bayardo of the Hampton line The secondhand third are also by famous English horses Most of the South American stock is English although an occasional French strain is found in the pedigrees of her horses It will probably not be known for a day or two how much will be con ¬ tributed to War Relief by the holiday cards at Belmont Park Detroit and Lincoln Fields now operating at the Hawthorne track in Chicago Although Belmont drew 47083 fans Lincoln Fields lured a throng of 36800 a new record for that track Col Matt Winn has always been a staunch supporter of the American Red Cross but in this instance his War Relief Day also included the Chicago Servicemens Center It really does not matter what particular organization benefits in fact it is good that some specify one organization while others lean toward another For it all comes under the auspices of the National War Fund which was inaugurated by President Roosevelt New England was a powerful contributor last year but it would not surprise us if the figure skyrocketed this season Suffolk Downs drew close to 36000 fans on Monday and should it develop that Lou Smiths Rockingham Park does not go through with its meeting Suffolk Downs would take over the dates and donate the entire three weeks operation to war relief agencies and local charities Should this come about there is hardly a doubt that the Turf Committee of America will realize over its goal of 2000000 2000000Another Another huge crowd should attend Belmont on Saturday when the Belmont Stakes and National Stallion will cofeature the card It is hard to see any three yearold standing in Count Fleets way of becoming the sixth to win the Triple Crown In fact at this writing it is hard to say just who will come out to oppose the Hertz colt Nevertheless he will draw thousands to see him run the mile and a half and with 5000 for second money and 2500 to third it is certain some others will also go to the post From the angle of a contest the National Stallion will be of much greater interest but the coughing epidemic among the younger horses makes this field an unknown quantity at this writing Lucky Draw winner of the Youthful and Juvenile and the best twoyearold to show on long Island to date is unfortunately not an eligible Calumet has a promising youngster in the colt Herald and Mrs Ames winner of the Fashion for the Longchamps Farm is another who seems a certain starter This last of the juvenile stakes of the highly successful Belmont meeting closed with 211 nominations and on the list are many royallybred youngsters who have yet to make their initial appearance It may develop that the race will bring forth one or more who will play their part in the many rich events for twoyearolds later in the season

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