Between Races: Del Mar Plans Bizarre Press Box; Phony Title Named by Djordjadze; Some Gal Bargain From Spa Ring; Odd Hollywood, Santa Anita Suits, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-11


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BETWEEN RACES By Oscar Of is s sDel Del Mar Plans Bizarre Press Box Phony Title Named by Djordjadze Some Gal Bargain From Spa Ring Odd Hollywood Santa Anita Suits SuitsHOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK Inglewood Calif June 10 Most California track press boxes have a bit of the unique or unusual but Del Mar is going to step into the truly bizarre this summer if Eddie Moriarity the new gladhander for the Surf and Turf Club has his way and there seems no reason he shouldnt Moriarity was day ¬ dreaming during his two years of wartime duty aboard the air ¬ craft carrier Bunker Hill about the most comfortable spot he could imagine and his i dreams were of a country club atmosphere each umbrellas and easy reclining chairs Now that he has been advanced to the post of press chieftain for Del Mar he will lhave an opportunity to make those dayl dreams come true He proposes to install the reclining chairs umbrellas and all their trimmings to provide the working press men with a miniature club atop the grandstand roof Between races the turf writers can lounge in the sun bast in the sea breezes then watch the races and need only arise to hit the typewriter keys when necessity and deadliness occasion Moriar ¬ ity worked on the Chicago Times and the Detroit Free Press before the war but upon his discharge from the Navy he decided to stay in California getting his first job here on the staff of Al Wewson Hollywoods press box just two sumrers ago Since then he has worked on the staffs at Del Mar Santa Anita and Golden Gate The Del Mar press box no doubt will do for the writers what the swank jockey quarters at Delaware Park accomplished for the jockeys namely provide all the comforts of a swank club clubA A A A ALast Last winter at Santa Anita Louis Bron stein retired Los Angeles ice cream poten tate acquired two juveniles at private treaty from Prince Dimitri Djordjadze the Virginia horseman One OneBracing Bracing as Tiger Inn was a proven youngster when pur ¬ chased The other was a twoyearold son of Princequillo Who she by Sun Edwin It was tagged by Djordjadze as Phony Title Bronstein was not aware of the name only of the breeding at time of purchase Later when he discovered the youngster was known as Phony Title he decided to change it His wife Laurel re ¬ quested him to check with Djordjadze be ¬ fore making his move as there might be something worth keeping Bronstein di ¬ rectly phoned the Prince who explained it this way according to Bronstein Too many people all over the world claim phony titles especially of nobility This is a good horse the real thing Let him be a rebuke to all who so claim such titles to which they are not in fact entitled Bronstein agreed not to change the name Phony Title is one of the best twoyearold pros ¬ pects developed in the west this summer winning at first asking with consummate consummateease ease in cleVer fashion and in sharp time Speaking of twoyearold prospects chalk up a moral victory for Jim Hughes the West Coast horse expert He accom ¬ panied Harry Warner to the Saratoga Sales last year urged his boss to buy a daughter of Some Chance Greeny when the bidding was listless Warner did buy for 1400 the filly now known as Some Gal She was the cheapest of the seven purchased by Warner After winning at box cars in the second out of her career here last week she more than paid her sales price in the purse and the stable rates her as the best prospect of the sales septet We thought she was too much of a bargain to pass up at that price says Hughes She is a halfsister to Pigreeny not a bad sort of a campaigner The next morning Warner was offered a profit for her but he turned it down Of course it is too early to say or predict with any de ¬ gree of accuracy at this time but there is a chance she will become one of the true truebargains bargains of the 1947 FasigTipton Sales We suppose all tracks are faced with a goodly amount of suits over this and that most of them inconsequential of course but there is something in the climate out this way that seems to give Hollywood Park and Santa Anita more than their share Certainly there are no two more finely conducted tracks anywhere but there is a large segment of population in southern California which seems to think that it always is open season on the tracks i bankroll The latest concerns an Indiana visitor who lost a lot of tickets before a race was run and said tickets eventually called for the winner Somebody else found the tickets and cashed them Which is as good a time as any to make the observa ¬ tion that tickets are the same as cash and lacking preponderant evidence to the con ¬ trary the cashiers are obliged to honor valid tickets presented to them no matter who presents them

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