Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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*- nlt i m 1 1 M - Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS Chief of Chart Correspondents—. BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y.. May 13. — The Centennial Purse, which, by the way, is the featured flat race for Mon- day, day, is is dedicated dedicated to to a a day, day, is is dedicated dedicated to to a a whole lot of guys who make your day a profitable one. The word is used in an off-hand way for those honored are printers, typesetters and what have you, .who spend their working lives setting up news in order that you may keep up with the fast-changing times of today. today. Members Members of of "Big "Big *- nlt i m 1 1 M - today. today. Members Members of of "Big "Big Six" are in convention in New York; Monday the sessions come, to an end. Belmont Park will be the focal point of many of the boys and John B. Campbell could devise no better tribute than to name a race in their honor. Printers, today, are a different breed from the old vagabond typesetters, who, at the turn of the century, wandered all over the universe, working here and there, and quitting at the slightest urge for one reason or none. At the same time, the majority are confirmed sports enthusiasts with racing their number one fascination. This convention marked the 100th celebration of the order and after due deliberation, Campbell selected the name Centennial for .the afternoons visitors. Well heres hoping that you and you can pick the winner, for on paper it shapes up as one interesting race. Sunday evening is a hunch bet for the printers who start their weeks work then, putting the Monday morning paper together. She can run a little, too. Mr. and Mrs. Clement Hirsch were among the afternoons visitors. He owns Blue Reading, who holds a decision over Your Host, gleaned at San Francisco. They came on from California for an eastern visit . Bill Cahalan is here on a visit from California. He formerly served as a racing official at Arlington Park and other tracks . .Glen Lasswell is due back on Monday to accept mounts. He commuted to Garden State over the week-end. Two outstanding apprentices were shorn of the "bugs" during the current week, namely Sammy Boulmetis and Willie Bo-land. On May 22 Glen Lasswell, the California sensation, will join the full fledged riding brigade. . . . Jockeys Warren Mehrt-ens and Nick Wall commuted to Garden State while Nick Combest and Chris Rogers transferred their activities to Pimlico. The quartet is due back oh Monday. . . . Guy Milton, one of the veterans of the training ranks, is in need at his Boston, Mass., home, according to word received here. He is in his eighties and had been inactive for several years. . . . Iswas, owned by the Brook-field Farm, checked in today for an engagement in the Juvenile. . . . Bob Gilmore, former trainer but now in the van agency business, is a regular at this meeting. . . . Dr. Scheid, an owner and breeder of Baltimore, Md., was on hand to lend encouragement to his Maryland Day in the Withers. Howard Oots, the veteran owner, trainer and breeder, returned to Lexington, Ky., after spending several days at Belmont. ... Frank Kearns reports that Baby Comet is rounding to top form and will be ready for engagements in the near future. ... Peter A. Markey and Harvey Fruehauf, two Detroiters, have ordered a division of their respective stables in training here shipped to the Motor City for that meeting. . . . All right, I am sorry Messrs. Jimmy KUroe and "Maje" Odom. It was not the class of 1920, the class of 1930 is correct. We could say it was a typo or what have you but that would never convince the rest of the Columbia alumni of the same class. The soft ball league sponsored by the Queens County Jockey Club will get under way next week. The grounds are on Hempstead Turnpike within easy throwing distance of the main gate of the Nassau course. . . . Senator Jim Fitzgerald of St. Albans, state senator that is, is a Belmont regular during this meeting. His handicap figures are not so good nor is Eddie Dellings advice. . . . Isidore Bieber is enthused over the name Runyon Fund he has for one of his two-year-olds. "If he develops into a nice colt the purpose of the name will have been fulfilled," he said. . . . Bobby Fermane hopes to be ready to ride during the Aqueduct meeting. He has been astride the stable pony of late and will climb up on a thoroughbred before long. . . v Eddie Kilroe of the Queens County Jockey Club was on hand to confer with Jack Campbell over that meeting. Campbell, by the way, is to be the subject of an article in Time magazine this summer. The selections for Monday are as follows: AUGUST FOLLY in the first, LOVELY IIAKDIE in the s e c o n d and PRECEDER in the eighth.

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