Reflections: Dwyer Promises Real Horse Race; Aletern Favorite for Lincoln Cap; Army of Bicycles at Garden State; Jockeys Chained to One Track, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-15


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Nelson Dunstan REFLECTIONS By Nelson Dunstan Dwyer Promises Real Horse Race Aletern Favorite for Lincoln Cap Army of Bicycles at Garden State Jockeys Chained to One Track DETROIT Mich June 14 14Porter Porter Roberts a top notch rider earned 300 extra for riding five winners at Detroit Saturday Stalls are ready for Whirlaway and his stablemates at Wash ¬ ington Park All Detroit gate receipts of Saturday were turned over to War Relief Reliefthis this being the fifth contribution of this kind The Thoroughbred Racing Associa ¬ tions will soon make known its recommendations to all member tracks on breeders awards Over 85000 fans attended at four major tracks on the weekend Grass races are highly popular with Detroit fans Many of the best jumpers in the East will be in the Motor City by the end of the month The Jockeys Guild paid up all back debts debtsand and is now out of the red The lads of the sport pages pagessaid said Beauty when they inspected the changes at Wash ¬ ington Park on the weekend Massachusetts Handi ¬ cap entries close Tuesday night The post time at ArlingtonWashington will be 3 oclock on week days 215 on Saturdays and 200 p m on holidays Mrs Payne Whitney receives a breeders award of 375 for the victory of Devil Diver in the Carter Handicap Bill Kyne will bear down for War Relief when the Bay Meadows meeting gets under way in October Stall space is still a headache to Washington Park officials Judge Murphy and Major McCreery are being praised on all sides for their work to benefit horsemen horsemenWith With the announcement today by Allen T Simmons that Blue Swords would not be a con testant in Saturdays Dwyer and since Count Fleets camp revealed several days ago that the Triple Crown winner will be rested until his engagements at Washington Park Aqueducts 25000 weekend feature appears a wide open affair Many of the divisions lesser lights who were prone to remain in their stalls when The Count was running will come out and dispute the issue in the mile and quarter event The Dwyers list of eligibles is an interest ¬ ing document containing many names which back in April were mediums of Derby speculation Gold Shower was a dark horse along with Burnt Cork and a few others Gold Shower is one of those who may step out for Dwyer honors and to his name must be added those of Vincentive Fops Pick Supermont Strategic Famous Victory Deseronto Princequillo and possibly Bossuet and TipToe Thus it shapes up as a real threeyearold contest despite the absence of name horses of the division As for Blue Swords the shadow of Count Fleet may possibly have run his last race of the year The son of Blue Larkspur rapped a leg at the start of the Preak ness inflicting some damage to the tendon Since that time he hasnt engaged in serious training but a respite from competition may enable him to come back to the races later in his best form Only five days more for the successful Lincoln Fields meeting before the 67day ArlingtonWashington meetings get under way at Washington Park next Monday The wisdom of shifting the Lincoln meeting to Hawthorne was very apparent in the mutuel play and this despite the bad weather which prevailed during the early days of the meeting The closing feature will be the 5000 Lincoln Handicap at one and onequarter miles and it should draw one of the largest throngs of the meeting to the Stickney course on the weekend Aletern winner of the Peabody Memorial and La Salle Handicap is a Lincoln eligible and will be favorite to take this distance race also Burnt Cork Rounders Bushwhacker and Valdina Groom are eligibles for this event which was once one of the most important staged in the Middle West Burnt Cork who won the Victory Handicap in convincing fashion from Pig Tails Harvard Square and Bushwhacker at six furlongs on Saturday will face a much sterner task should hego postward against the older horses this weekend Shot Put Valdina Orphan Best Seller Daily Trouble Choppy Sea and Take Wing all of whom started in the La Salle Handicap are on the eligible list It shapes up as a fitting event for the closing day dayNominations Nominations for Garden State Park stake events close today Due to heavy stall applications president Eugene Mori is endeavoring to rent 200 stalls at the famous old Rancocas Farm which is only 18 miles from the New Jersey track The Rancocas barns are in fine condition and are doubly valuable as there is a fine training track on the grounds We also hear that concessionaires from Atlantic City Ocean City and other shore points have been trying to see the Garden State officials about a proposition to use hundreds of bicycles for transporting fans from bus stops In this way a fan could get off at any bus line within two miles of the track rent a bicycle and complete the trip They would park the bike in a special rack see the races pedal back to the bus stop and then be on the way home How the Garden State officials look upon the proposition our informant did not know As most race fans have reached that age where life is supposed to begin we have an idea they would shy away from such dignitywreckers It might bd a lot of fun at that and especially on one of those bicycle built for two con ¬ traptions Is it fair to the jockeys Recently a boy was refused an opportunity to go from one western track to another to ride in a stake In retaliation the second track refused to allow a rider to go to the first one In our opinion this is rank injustice to the rider and especially those who by their skill are sought by owners in important events No track has more than enough raceriders these days and the good ones are hard to obtain Naturally a boy who has made a name for himself is an asset to a track but there is no reason for track heads fortunate enough to have him to deny him the right to ride in rich events at other tracks No good can come of such practice and if it does not warrant the attention of the racing commissioners it most certainly does that of the Jockeys Guild A contract employer has the right to say what a boy who is receiving a salary will and will not do But we hold that any further jurisdiction is unwarranted unfair and establishes a dangerous precedent It is the same as telling an owner or trainer he cannot ship a horse away for a 25000 race even though that track is offering only a 2500 race on the same day Every man whether an owner or jockey has the right to derive as much income as possible from the sport by plying his trade to the best advantage

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