Citation Fitted for His Belmont Stakes Shoes: Newell Deem Completes Task In Trifle Over One-Half Hour, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-11


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Citation Fitted for His Belmont Stakes Shoes ShoesNewell Newell Deem Completes Task In Trifle Over OneHalf Hour HourBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y June 10 Citation was fitted for his Bel ¬ mont Stakes shoes this morning Unlike the fabled blacksmith of Longfellows the shade tree gave way to the protective roof of the stable and plater Newell Deem went about his chore in a fashion that left no doubts as to the advancement of present day methods Deem is not of the robust type his power comes from strong wrists and well developed hands Ripping off the old plates was no task and as each plate came off the foot was given a thorough examination not only by the plater but by the Jones clan father and son The most interested spectator at the plating ceremony was an old overlyfat English type bulldog This fellow relishes the pared horn of the foot and munched away on the delicacy as a connoisseur would treat a breast of bird of paradise served under glass After ripping off the front plate Deem glanced up at Jones and in ¬ quired Who is this fellow fellowThats Thats Citation answered Jones JonesThe The plater grinned and in a nonchalant manner said they tell me he can run a far piece He can at that replied Jones in a monotone The straight aluminum plates were tacked on without undue fanfare and Citation was walked the length of the stable to his screenedoff stall reserved for the star of the Calumet stable Therewas a brisk demand for the plates that were removed from his hoofs but this set had been promised to Eugene Mori of Garden State Park where on last Saturday Citation had annexed the Jersey Stakes Jimmy Jones will have the old set chromeplated and autographed by all and sundry and forwarded on to the Garden State presi ¬ dent dentThe The entire operation took a trifle over a half hour and Deem picked up his work box and departed for another stable to tack on more plates

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