Reflections: Relief Aqueducts Week-End Theme; Large Throngs Worry Officials; Too Many Good Horses on Shelf; Market Wise Doing Well, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-09


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REFLECTIONS By Nelson Dunstan Relief Aqueducts WeekEnd Theme Large Throngs Worry Officials Too Many Good Horses on Shelf Market Wise Doing Well WellNEW NEW YORK N Y June 8 It wont be long before New York tracks have eight races daily with or without a steeplechase Doc Strub had a happy smile when he left for the Coast Leslie Combs n newly ap ¬ pointed chairman of the Kentuncky Racing Commission will sell 10 yearlings at the Keene land sales When has an owner raced the sire and dam and then from their mating ob ¬ tained a Belmont win ¬ ner such as Bounding Hcme Keep your eye on the two yearold filly Good Hope for she is a full sister to Occupation and Occupy At the Calumet barn they call Twilight Tear Suzy Thomas Piatt breeder of Al sab was a New York arrival from Dela ¬ ware He is optimistic on yearling prices in August It is doubtful if the Epsom Derby and Oaks will now be renewed Col C V Whitney scored with another Mahmoud colt when Hindu Kush won at Aqueduct on Wednesday WednesdaySaturdays Saturdays racing at Aqueduct will be for the benefit of War Relief and it will swell the 525276650 which re ¬ sulted from the first two War Relief days at Jamaica and Belmont There will be 14 of these days in all on the New York tracks Other localities are heavy contributors On Decora tion Day Bay Meadows donated alt of the profits to hospitals while Lin ¬ coln Fields Colonel Winn announced donated 10465712 from the Memo rial Day program On the demand of the jockeys Delaware Park added some 32000 to the fund on DDay this being but one of the two tracks to operate throughout the country Racing has added another aid to the War Relief in this years racing by admitting persons into the tracks through the purchase of a War Bond free of charge During the re ¬ cent 14day meeting at Belmont 840625 was realized thus adding the bonds sold at Jamaica the total Is 1433873 It would not be sur ¬ prising at the end of the year if the total sale of bonds ran between 8 000000 and 10000000 Instead of letting down the sport of racing is coming through stronger than ever before in its war efforts effortsRacing Racing has grown with such leaps and bounds that New York officials are said to be prepared to close the gates when the throngs have become so large that public safety is endangered One of our con ¬ temporaries states that a turn out of 50000 people would certainly bring about the closing of the gates The only track in New York that can stand a throng of 50000 is Belmont Park and at that figure the Bel ¬ mont course would be crowded to capacity The point as we see it is not so much at ¬ tempting to cut down racing throngs but rather preparing for the day when plants can be rebuilt to house the throngh com ¬ fortably It has ever been a source of won ¬ derment why people will go to a race track and be pushed from pillar to post to say nothing of trying to get to a mutuel win ¬ dow There is no doubt in our mind that some who go once will not return and be subjected to the mauling caused by inade ¬ quate show room Some tracks cannot obtain additional property to enlarge their plant Then again there are any number of good architects who could improve the present plants to the point where comfort would become a greater consideration than is possible under the space as it stands today todayThe The weights for Saturdays Carter Handicap reflect ail too clearly how many of the topnotch handicap performers are on the well known I shelf Devil Diver who started the season so brilliantly is top weight at 136 but his recent injury makes it a foregone conclusion he will be in the barn when the race is run Apache is second at 132 and Slide Rufe next at 128 They too have been on the injured list and al ¬ though Apache is rounding to shape il fe doubtful if he will be in the Carter lineup The threeyearold ranks have also had misfortunes Bjrpadcloth who finished second in ttfe Kentucky Derby and now Plat tjjr who ran second to Pensive in the Preakness are laid aside for re Pairs and it is a question just when they will be returned to action With series of purses never before known it is very likely that some of the richer events to come will be won by threeyearolds and older horses whose quality is not in keep ing with the fact that they had the good fortune to stay sound AA Alsjib or a Market Wise could noWjr Turjl to win a powerful sum of money According to latest reports Market I IISQ ISQ is electrifying the clockers ai icferranks In ifie months to cornel

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