Judges Stand: Suffolk Among Fastest Drying Tracks Mid-Western Horsemens Memories Short Plucky Maud Regains Form, Unexpectedly Big Week of Sport in Middle, Far West, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-26


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son coat coat which which mac made unpromising unpromising as as a a y JUDGES STAND By Charles Harton Suffolk Among Fastest Drying Tracks Mid-Western Horsemens Memories Short Plucky Maud Regains Form, Unexpectedly Big Week of Sport in Middle, Far West BOSTON. Mass., June 25. Suffolk Downs Diary: The "Lady in Red," that daring show plunger, is here again, practically incognito and without the crimson son coat coat which which mac made le her her such such a a dramatic dramatic figure figure last last season season. le her her such such a a dramatic dramatic figure figure last last season season. . . The Suffolk tracks quick-drying properties ; are among managing director Wilsons modest little boasts. . . . Frank Ryan tells us a delightful anecdote about Weston Adams-homegrown two-year-old Harrier, who recently was a good second to Ramojac here. It seems his dam, the veteran campaigner Sun Kincsen. fell away at an alarming rate upon being retired to the stud, where she was bred to Hard Tack. In consequence, Harriers diet as a foal was scantier than a war-time menu and included fully as many substitutes. He was so undernourished and yearling earling that that George George Alexandra Alexandra only only brought brought unpromising unpromising as as a a y yearling earling that that George George Alexandra Alexandra only only brought brought him here from Keeneland to serve as a hack at Framingham. But, like his dam. Harrier thrived on training. The Adamses are now encouraged to hope he has a future as a race horse The Pinks. Greene and Brown, are making Suffolk bookies quite blue. ... A good part of the Suffolk centerfield has been rented to a truck farmer, who has converted it into a flourishing broccoli patch. . . . Black Maria, a genuinely first-class race mare for W. R Coe. often has been mentioned as a failure in production. Her grandson Polynesian changed that tune Trackside gossips put an interesting construction on the dates shuffle among Bay State dog tracks, relating it to the last election. . . . When Hoop Jr. won the Derby, Sir Gallahad III became the third sire to get three winners of the stake, equaling the feats of Falsetto and Virgil. . . . Visiting Brookline Country Club with Frank Ryan, we noted that the track there has been dismantled. All that remains is a depression the shape of the home- stretch in the golf course. . . . The Little Flower has been stuffy j I about racing for so long that his latest sally lacks any element of i surprise and was anticipated at Aqueduct. ... One would think that the long absence of any racing would have conditioned horsemen to fill programs more promptly than they have at Detroit and Chicago. There now exists some concerted opposition to racing and all this inner strife is harmful Oscar White, an alumnus of the Pres Burch school of trainers is fully as considerate of his charges and as them easy on as is his mentor. It is our theory that the Withers and Preakness were much more beneficial to Pavot physically than financially. The rout of Col C. V. Whitneys fillies did not end with the Coaching Club Oaks, but extended to the New Castle in which Lazy Fs Plucky Maud dusted off Legend Bearer and Silver Smoke in track record time. However, this latest reversal was not altogether unmitigated. The Jockey Club credits R. A. Fairbairn with breeding Pluckv Maud which is proper, but it is our recollection that her dam Maud Muller, was leased to Col C. V. for the purpose. She raced under the Eton blue and now is at the Whitney Farm, where she has a colt foal who is Monsoons brother. Whitney himself liked Plucky Maud as a yearling and sent an agent to bid on her at the auctions, but fillies brought rather more than anybody expected that year and when his representative stopped at ,000, Lazy F obtained her for Sa.300. The New Castle result was, we should guess most gratifying to trainer Dubassoff. Discussing Plucky Maud with Dubasoff and Charley Kennev a few days before the stake, the Lazy F trainer seemed discouraged about ler, as she had run indifferently in two Belmont races. But she is not the first Sir Gallahad III. filly whose whimsical form has baffled her connections. There are many rich races ahead of Plucky Maud, including the Hannah Dustin at Suffolk and the Beldame at Aqueduct. It is, incidentally, a rather fanciful thing that Legend Bearer runner-up in the New Castle, is racing at all. She was retired last year to be bred. Pending the breeding season Legend Bearer was enhsted as a work-mate for Recce on the farm training track. That was last fall. To everyones amazement she showed such a renewed interest in racing that Balding returned her to SlSSF* Where. She Prompt won. And she has been winning frequently ever since. Recces own record seems to indicate by •?iW£rythat Colonel Whitneys Equipoise fillies should nick well with Mahmoud. One imagines that results of the Wood Derby Peter Pan and New Castle will not detract from the Sir Galla-rShn™ Sc? ahmouds at the yearling sales this summer, and 2°, » ■ tu; ds yeacrine ster to Sky Larking assumes more value all the time. She is by Elpis sire, Blue Larkspur, out of Risk, a Sir allahad III. mare who is the dam of Beaugay. This will be a "big week" in turf circles, both in the Midwest and Far West. On Saturday Santa Anita climaxes its roster of stakes features with the 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap, which is the worlds richest horse race, and Arhngton-at-Washington introduces its long series of lav-sh stakes with the 0,000 Clang Handicap, at six furlongs, on Wednesday. From this distance it appears that Louis Mayers rejuvenated Thumbs Up and the colorful campaigner Gay Dalton will be the "name horses" of the Santa Anita field. Turf folk east of the Rockies will be keenly interested in the outcome, as a majority of the participants in this edition of California racings "Gold J Rush are to appear later in Chicago and New York events ext week-end at Homewood Ben Lindheimer offers a 1 double-stakes bill comprising the Hyde Park and the Princess Doreen. You may recall that it was in the Hyde Park last summer that Free for AH first attracted attention to his Promise by setting the 1:043, track record for five and one-half furlongs. Possibly Ben Jones will uncover In Earnest or High Shine in the ensuing renewal of the stake. The Princess Doreen. of 5,000 added, is expected to at- tract Tom Piatts Kentucky Oaks winner Come and Go.

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