Illinois Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Illinois Notes SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 12. One of the first shipments to leave from this point for Fairmount Park, where a 28-day meeting gets under way on May 26, will be the half-dozen horses of owner-trainer H. G. Knott. The draft is slated to depart over the week-end and will include Eternal Za, K. Dorko, Delorah, Rotate, Bull Wagon and Watch Chilla. Jockey Gilbert Roser notified officials here that he plans to be on hand to accept mounts on the opening-day card, next Tuesday, of the Lincoln Fields-at-Wash-ington Park meeting. Gilbert is now riding at Churchill Downs. Miss Nancy Moessmer arrived here this morning from her home in East St. Louis, 111., to confer with local officials concerning her duties at the approaching Fair-mount Park session. Miss Moessmer has been assigned to handle the license applications at the Collinsville, 111., track, where a meeting opens May 26. Marion H. VanBerg today purchased Blewso for an undisclosed sum from Mrs. E. M. Keck. Blewso carried VanBergs " colors in the third race today. Duke Pailet reported that J. C. Gillem checked in today from New Orleans, La., and has been appointed to condition Hilds Liberty. Gillem replaces Leo Jones as trainer of Hilds Liberty. Ethan R. Moulder is a visitor here from his home in Tulsa, Okla., and plans to remain for the final days of this session. Moulder has horses racing here under the care of Dave Sodders. Jack Klucina revealed this morning he intends to leave the Chicago area on May *16 for Collinsville, 111., where he will handle pre-meeting duties as assistant racing secretary of the Fairmount Park meeting, which is scheduled to open May 26. Klucina is assistant racing secretary to Robert P. McAulif fe. at this track. E. A. Simpson, owner and trainer of a sizeable string here, has disclosed his intentions of sending to Omaha, Neb., next week the horses Turn Back, Big Ditch, Gray Chief, Golden Hygro, Woollards Pet, Solater, Saxon Door, Yankee Captain, Border Vintage and Lieut. Ben K. J. J. Eckrosh, an owner-trainer, plans to ship Ben B. and Polly Blitzen to Ak-Sar-Ben on Friday. Eckrosh will pick up two other horses who have been turned out for the cold months at Des Moines, Iowa. One of the largest shipments scheduled to depart from this point for Ak-Sar-Ben leaves over the week-end and will be made up of the horses owned by .C- C. Ware. Trainer Max D. Johnson is sending to the Omaha, Neb., track Grand La Grand, Born to Win,* Lady Toy, Aladdin, Miss Sigh, Mr. Dighton, Easy Silver, Nickel, Bosslenette, Bull Ranger, Thate and Golden Count. Trainer H. C. Bachelor has completed arrangements to ship Mrs. J. E. Brakes Grandpa Max and Gloam to the Detroit race track when this session ends. Jockey Logan Batcheller arrived here from his home in Humanesville, Mo., and reported to his contract employer, Paul L. Kelley. Batcheller has been vacationing since riding at Gulfstream Park in Florida. He announced that he will not resume riding on this circuit until the Lincoln Fields-at-Washington Park meeting opens next week. Mrs. H. F. Southards Brahman and Big Bertha, Lalla Southards Untouchable, and Mrs.. G. V. Southards Quiz Lady leave this course today, according -to trainer N. E. Southard, Jr., for the Detroit race track, where a meeting opens May 25.

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