Judges Stand: Juliets Nurse Impresses the Hard Boots Drew Names Nasrc Committees on July 10 Illinois Adopts, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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■ „_ JUDGES STANDI By Charles Hatton — ■ 1 Juliets Nurse Impresses the Hard Boots Drew Names NASRC Committees on July 10 Illinois Adopts Minimum Drugs Penalty Delawares Stake Nominations Increase CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 11. On the morning of March 28, 1948, it was duly reported here that Mrs. Helen Carrruthers 100 p. c. producer Nursemaid had an outstanding filly foal by Count Fleet. She still is outstanding. ■ „_ A A few few days days ago ago the the largest largest crowd crowd that that ever ever A A few few days days ago ago the the largest largest crowd crowd that that ever ever saw a two-year-old filly win a stake watched Juliets Nurse carry J. Graham Browns patriotic colors to a most emphatic success in the Debutante, which was her fourth start. She now has been to the winners circle as often as she has been to the post, and the Hard Boots are quite taken with her, though everyone of course knows its a chancy thing trying to guess if a two-year-old has a future so early in the season. We do know Juliets Nurse has all the sheer zip shes likely ever to need, and it will be interesting to to note note her her progress progress in in later later engagements engagements in in to to note note her her progress progress in in later later engagements engagements in in the East and Middle-West. She may run next at Garden State. Detroits Curtain Up, Lincolns Miss America, Arlingtons Lassie and Washingtons Princess Pat are important two-year-old filly events to be programmed in this area during the weeks ahead. The Louisville hotel man and sportsman was able to pick up Juliets Nurse for ,000 at the Sale of Select Yearlings last summer because her knees were rather suspect at the time. She stands over on them just a trifle, in the way of many quick horses, but they dont appear to have given trainer Raines too much concern. Broodmares are supposed to have outlived their usefulness as the dams of high class performers by the time they are 12 or 13, but Nursemaid was 20When she produced Juliets Nurse, whom she orphaned the next day. The Debutante winner was reared by a Percheron called Calamity Jane, because she has substituted so often for dead mares. Juliets Nurse seems to us particularly well named, whethefc it is for her dam, her foster mother, the character in Romeo and Juliet, or all three of them. President A. S. Drew of the NARC has established July 10 at Chicago as the time and place of the meeting of the Commissioners Executive Committee. Floridas Leo Edwards, Marylands Frank Small, Jr., Rhode Islands D. Thomas Testa and secretary Mrs. A. E. Smith serve with him on this board. No successor has been appointed for the late Nion Tucker, third vice-president of the NARC. In this meeting Drew will appoint the standing and special committees to study various NARC projects and report on them at the annual convention at Miami Beach early in 51. Uniformity of drugs rules and rulings is a matter of deep concern just now. On this subject of the uniformity of rules and rulings, we note that the Illinois Racing Board now has a minimum penalty of 60 days in drugs cases. A similar penalty, which applies in cases of negligence, was written into the Kentucky Book of Rules this spring. The clause which was added to the Illinois regulations only a few days ago reads: "and the trainer of the horse shall be suspended for 60 days or more or ruled off. And in addition the stable foreman, groom or any other person shown to have had the care or attendance of the horse shall be suspended for 60 days or more or ruled off. The owner of such horse shall not participate in the purse distribution." Another supplement to the Illinois code is to the effect that "All horses will enter the starting gate in the order of their announced post positions unless otherwise ordered by the starter with the approval of the stewards." This regulation has been in effect in Kentucky for several years, where it has worked out very satisfactorily. The Derby field was loaded into the gate in this order and was on its way in one and a half minutes. Several columns ago it was noted that Arlington and Washingtons early closing stakes, such" as the Classic, American Derby and Futurities, attracted more nominations than in 1949. Bryan Field and AI Fahey find that Delaware Parks nominations also have increased. Fahey thinks this is pretty remarkable, for "The decline has affected every department, from the attendance and mu-tuel handle, the figures with which most racegoers are familiar, to a reduced train service, reduced betting facili-* ties, reduced the number of employes, and even a reduced number of entries in famous stakes events, despite the fact that until this year their values were virtually maintained." Delaware increased its stakes a bit for the meeting which begins May 29 and runs through July the Fourth, when the distribution will total about ,000,000. But the stakes nominations there have gone up almost every year since 1946. In successive seasons the nominations have increased from 987, to 1,076, to 1,116, to 1,068 and finally 1,193 for the meet just ahead. Delaware stalls are in great demand, just as youd guess. Turf ana: Unlike some of his fellow Calif ornians, William Goetz did not offer excuses for Your Host, saying that he simply "Ran out of gas." The son of Alibhai is said to have broken off a tooth when he reared in the gate, which gave rise to a rumor that he had bled. . .Tom Underwood will speak at a testimonial dinner for D.. Thomas Testa, chairman of the R. I. Racing and Athletic Commission, in the Gansett Hotel, Providence, on Sunday evening. . .Abe Hewitt calls attention to it that Middle-ground beat Hill Prince in the Derby exactly the two pounds J. B. Campbell rated him over the Virginian in the Experimental... Dr. Eslie Asbury will offer a globe trotting filly at Keeneland this summer. This daughter of Tourbillon already has been in France, England, Ireland and now the U. S Prof. and Mrs. Stephen Adams of Columbia, S. C, are inspecting Blue Grass farms as the guests of Baron dOsten this week... Bill Boland saw his first Derby from the best seat in the house, on the winning Middlegrounds back. . .Suffolk play is expected to gain now that Lincoln Downs has closed, and Judge Dooley js optimistic Gansett will enjoy a successful season. . .Ardan recovered from an indisposition last week-end. . .Howell Jackson is carrying out quite an interesting program of pasturage development at his Middleburg stud. . .Belairs Prince Simon continues the Epsom Derby choice, though he is said not to have tried very encouragingly downhill, and there is quite a dip at Newmarket. . .The 00,000 winner Brownian was retired to the stud this spring and bred to Eight Thirty, sire of her stakes winning half sister Isa...Tom Shehan, Sr., rode the winner of a hurdle event at Bar Harbor in 06, so Maine had the turf sport in another generation .., Sam Wilson now has 10 or 12 0 broodmares.

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