Judges Stand: NARC Studying Apprentice Allowance Rules Hooper Shops for Prospective Producers War Kilt Seems Chip off the Old Block More Acute Shortage of Riders Predicted, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-27


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i m I Villi ™™"»™ JUDGES STAND " By Charles Hatton NARC Studying Apprentice Allowance Rules Hooper Shops for Prospective Producers War Kilt Seems Chip Off the Old Block More Acute Shortage of Riders Predicted NEW YORK, N.-Y.. June 26. Turfiana: Maj. Ed Williams and his fellow NARC members are studying the various bug rules" to encourage the development of mere riders. . . . Brownie Leach is here in the interests i m I of of the the Keeneland Keeneland auctions. auctions. It It is is not not quite quite of of the the Keeneland Keeneland auctions. auctions. It It is is not not quite quite true, by the way, that he stood beside the 00 window and passed out catalogs. But it is an idea. . . . Ivan Parke and Fred Hooper plan to attend the Lexington yearling market, in quest of another Hoop Jr. "We also are buying fillies along with the object of putting them in the stud when they finish racing." Parke says. "We have several Sir Gallahad III.s and a Man o* War mare." As "Junior" is by Sir Gallahad III.. Hooper may, this year, want fillies of other breeds. . . . G. G. Don Don Cameron Cameron advises advises that that Johnny Johnny Long- ™™"»™ G. G. Don Don Cameron Cameron advises advises that that Johnny Johnny Long- Long-den who has been riding so well at Santa Anita, will come to Long Island following that meeting, to handle the Hertz horses. .... Alfred Parker estimates that By Jimminy could possibly be returned to training within six weeks, but he proposes to let the son of Pharamond II. vacation until spring, breeding him to a few mares before he resumes his turf career. . . . Compared to French and Australian crowds, our own "classics" have been staged in semi-privacy. William Woodwards Hycilla, a smashing third in Englands recent Coronation, is expected to voyage here in time for the "46 breeding season at A. B. Hancocks Claiborne. . . . Half a dozen chasers were fatalities during the Belmont span. . . . "She has that spark bred in her." Beaugays admiring groom observes. "She is on her toes just walking about the shed." . . . There is an altogether pleasant prospect of Saratoga-at-Saratoga and Keeneland-at-Keeneland next year. Hardboots are hopeful, in fact, that the gas situation permits a Keeneland fall meet. . . . Lt. Harry Stevens heard Ted Husings. Derby broadcast in the Pacific. . . . Colony Boy still is green. Last winter this pillar of oure piffle suggested that War Kilt was "the most likely to succeed" of Sam Riddles final crop of Man o Warriors. By obliging coincidence she won her last start last week at Belmont and with such a flourish of speed to spare that she seems to have impressed the most blase railbirds. It is going to be indeed interesting to note how she fares in Aqueducts Astoria on Saturday. "That will be her next start, according to our present plans," trainer Howard Racine tells us. Racine, who used to handle the Riddle hunters and jumpers, is not at all disturbed over the possibility that Beaugay also may appear for the Astoria, which should give you an idea of how well he likes War Kilt. We do not pretend to know how good War Kilt is exactly, but she is one of the most striking-looking two-year-olds of her sex we have seen since her dam. Friars Carse, and her sister, Speed Boat, whom she resembles, came down the pike. "She always could run fast," trainer Racine says. "She went a quarter in :22-.-, over the farm track as a yearling." To all horsemen familiar with the Eastern Shore strip, that is not running at all. just flying low! Of course, everyone who likes horses and racing is sentimental about Man o War, and War Kilt has a lot of rooters as one of the last foals sired by the Patriarchal red stallion who wows Faraway Farm visitors just by the lordly lift of his head. One imagines that Crispin Oglebay and Harrie Scott are almost as pleased about War Kilts promise as is owner-breeder Riddle. Oglebay has built a stud almost exclusively of members of Friars Carse "s family, including Anchosr Ahead, Level Best. Ocean Blue, The Level, Air Hero, Price Level and all that crowd. Scott was so keen on War Kilt as a foal that he drove in from Shandon Farm to our hotel to insist we come have a look at her. Trainer Racine tells us, by the way, that Riddle had the misfortune to lose his best male two-year-old this season when War Colors injured himself fatally in a work at the farm. "In fact, we almost lost both War Colors and War Kilt in a split-second," he recalled, with a shudder. "They were breezing head and head when War Colors bobbled like a jumper and the filly almost crashed into him. The colt pulled up in a cold sweat. We did not know what the trouble was. but that night War Colors tried to get up in his stall and both his hind legs snapped. Strangest thing I ever saw." This ill-fated youngster was by War Admiral — Mock Modesty. His yearling brother is the colt who outruns all the idle babes in their romps through the farm meadows. One of a few indeed, all too few* subjects on which racing men agree is that "something must be done about the scarcity of jockeys." Discussing the matter with some ex-riders, trainers and others in a trackside forum the other morning at Belmont Park, it was agreed 1 that the other racing states should support New York, Michigan, Kentucky and Delaware in their efforts to create more riders by adopting similar apprentice allowance rules, and 2 that if the present weight concessions granted developers of apprentices is not effectual, it should be increased to the point where horsemen practically have to cooperate in self-defense. New York was among the first to introduce the weight pull for contract employers and to revive races for maiden jockeys which give horsemen a chance of developing riders without pitting them against the Arcaros and Wrights. A member of the American Trainers Association suggests that it also might be a good idea to put on some races for boys who have not ridden more than five winners, and for those who have not ridden 10. Of course, apprentices educations cannot, or should not, be neglected while they are with racing stables. A school teacher was hired by Aiken, S. C, horsemen to tutor the youngsters in their employ last winter. The present shortage of riders will be more pronounced next season, still more when post-war courses are built.

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