Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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————————— * ♦ Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS _ Chief of Chart Correspondents— —I JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 9.— George W. "Slim" Sully, the middle initial according to the paddock boys stands for "Wish-, ful," made his first ap pearance since the running of the Kentucky Derby. Sully saddled . Count Turf for r Jack Amiel for the ; race and in an unguarded I moment revealed . that it was a 1 few words of Gaelic , that he spoke into the 2 horses left ear that turned the trick. This statement statement can can be be dis- ————————— statement statement can can be be dis- dismissed for Count Turfs ancestry a few 7 generations back is English, a race to 3 which Sully ascribes all the misfortunes of j Ireland from then until now. While those B who journeyed to Louisville celebrated before . and after the running and paid attention to the governors oratory a scene e was enacted in the local clubhouse yesterday that dimmed the Kentucky celebrations. Jack Amiel collected the Gold Cup, McCreary the plaudits and Sol Rutchick the consolations, but Sully was somewhat t neglected in this department. The boys decided to remedy the situation and a committee headed by Fred Lansburgh and Bob jj" Robertson was appointed to act. They scoured New York from end to end and finally came up with a memento that will j keep. Sully was called in and in the presence " of the clubhouse regulars was presented with his gift. The present was symbolic of the Derby for it was a pearl gray Derby hat. Slim accepted the gift and replied with a few well -chosen couple of hundred words. He lauded Bill Coram, Tom Young, Mose Lowenstein and others for their kindness, consideration and hospitality during his stay and then hoped that if the occasion ever arises again that Sol Rut-chick would not miss the plane. Slim said that during the Belmont Park meeting he would sport the topper in a manner that would do credit to a Derby winner or better still an Irish breeder of champions. Sol Rutchick did not set any precedent when he failed to show up to saddle Count |t Turf for the Derby. The late Sam Hil-dreth refused to go to Churchill Downs to 0 saddle Zev for the Rancocas Stable when n he won in 1923. He delegated that chore e to his assistant, Dave Leary. Hildreth also 0 passed up the Derby trip when he sent Grey Lag down for the race. Grey Lag, . however, pulled up lame a few days before the running and did not start. ... A meeting of the HBPA with Sol Rutchick presiding ;_ was convened last night. The agenda comprised assocation business. . . . John n B. Campbell was congratulated by none e other than Horatio Luro for his placing the Dell Stables How atop on his Experimental , weights over the other fillies. She won the Kentucky Oaks to vindicate the e handicapper. . . . The stake blanks for the Aqueduct meeting are available. Nominations _ are to close on June 1. Trainer John Partridge reported that all but one of his horses, Nell K., stabled Continued on Page Eleven Connors Corner Continued from Page Three at Belmont Park for Spring Hill Farm are coughing . Alfred Decouzens, who races under the nom de course of the Short Brook Farm, was on hand for the afternoon . . . "Beans," Reardon, former umpire accompanied by the Missus came out for the afternoon. . Lawrence Lewis, the Richmond, Va„ patron is due here from his home for the better part of the Belmont Park meeting: . .The three -year-old, Ken, owned by Mrs. E. Kendall Weil, was shipped to the farm, at Deerfeld, 111. The colt is suffering from a shoulder ailment that defies the treatments of the veterinarians. Ken will be turned out for the remainder of the year . . . The vacation of Mrs. Jack Skirvin, wife of the well known trainer, was spoiled. She went to Louisville, Ky„ for the Derby and to visit relatives. Yesterday husband Jack picked six winners in a row, and she had to be in Kentucky when it happened. Trainer Frank Kearns reported that Piet, owned by Peter A. Markey, the Detroiter, will be next seen under colors in the Metropolitan. Owner Markey and Harvey Prue-hauf will be on hand for the race and remain for the better part of the meeting . . . Louis Rabinowitz received word from Alex Gordon that the mare Lost Control had foaled a colt by Reply Paid, the stakes-winning son of Questionnaire . . . Norman Charlton, who will serve as a steward at "Waterford Park for that inaugural meeting, was a Jamaica visitor yesterday. . Max "Memphis" Engleberg, on the sidelines for the past few days with a light touch of the flu, returned to his handicapping chores during the afternoon . . . Should Battlef ied start in the Preakness, he will be ridden by Eddie Arcaro. The colt is improving at Erdenheim Farm . . . William Woodward does not plan to go to Epsom for the English Derby in which his Turco II. is one of the choices. The selections: GLORYO in the fifth, MY BEBBY in the sixth and WHISKEY SOUR in the eighth.

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