Judges Stand: Lincoln to Offer Turf Course Racing Delaware Stakes Attract Name Mares Edgey Prospect for Detroit Features Leading Riders Pack Tack for Chicago, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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— " ■ — JUDGES STAND by charles hatton CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 12. — Midwest racing this week will be notable for the opening of the Chicago area summer season of sport at Lincoln Fields-at-Washington. The Crete club begins its meet of 29 days on Tuesday with a card of eight races, featured by the usual usual ,000 ,000 Inaugural Inaugural Handicap. Handicap, usual usual ,000 ,000 Inaugural Inaugural Handicap. Handicap, which is at a mile, an unusual distance for inaugural handicaps. First of the six stakes is next Saturdays 0,000 Crete Handicap. This six furlongs will be followed on May 26 by the Joliet, for male two-year-olds; on Decoration Day by the Peabody Memorial; on June 2 by the Fleming Memorial; on June 9 by the Miss America, for two-year-old fillies, and on June 16 by the Lincoln Handicap. Each has 0,000 added except for the Peabody, which is enriched with 5,000. Pete ODonnell, the former sports scribe who general manages Lincoln, tells us he thinks the Peabody may have one of its most important renewals this year. Among the candidates are the four horses that were closest to Count Turf in the Kentucky Derby: Royal Mustang, Ruhe, Phil D. and Fanfare. Phil D. is said to have popped an osselet in the local classic and hardly will be a starter, but the others are possibilities. Lincoln-at-Washington will introduce the new policy at Chicagoland tracks of a reduced admission and no Annie Oakleys. The pass-less system appears to have worked satisfactorily at Delaware Park and Keeneland. The Crete club is fortunate to be the guest of Washington Park, which is one of Americas finest tracks, and Larry Bogenschutz has a number of turf course events in the book. These are extremely popular with Chicagoans. AAA Delaware Parks June meet seems assured a large share of "name mares," so to speak, with the New Castle increased to 0,000 and the renewal of the Delaware Oaks. Charley Fishers Dixiana has prospects for both races in Heres Hoping, champion of the Midwests three-year-old fillies of 1950, and the maiden, Astro, who was second to How in the Kentucky Oaks. Probably they will point for Arlington-Washingtons many rich filly-and- Lincoln to Offer Turf Course Racing Delaware Stakes Attract Name Mares Edgey Prospect for Detroit Features Leading Riders Pack Tack for Chicago mare stakes. Jack Hodgins now has them in training here at the Downs. How, Ruddy, Carolina Queen, Boot All, Rosefern, Gaffery, Busanda, Next Move and The Mater are other prospects for Delawares stakes. Next Move is no stranger to Delawarians, having won the Oaks there last summer. The New Castle now ranks with the Arlington Matron as one of the richest events for this division during what is called the "major season." AAA Detroit patrons saw some of 1950s better two-year-olds in Sickles Image, Aunt Jinny and Pur Sang last season, and Mrs. Otto C. Neumann may show them a classy youngster at the meet which begins May 25. In any case, Downs horsemen tell us her Edgey performed like one well above the average in her first start, though that was a maiden race. This is the Roman — Creese filly for whom Mrs. Neumann paid her brother, E. E. Dale Shaffer, 0,500 at Keeneland a year ago. Roman has sired many top sprinters and Creese is the dam of Sheriff Culkin and grandam of To Market. Other Downs developments who appear "better than an empty stall" are Mrs. Freddie Sharpes and R. Mullen, Jr.s, Mutation, a Keeneland graduate who was a creditable second to Crownlet in the Debutante, and J. Graham Browns filly, Ave, a homebred by his Seven Hearts. Mutation was very well bought as an 50 item by Petrose, sire of Freeman Keyes Flyamanita. Mutation may be pointed for the 0,000 Miss America Stakes during Lincoln-at-Washington. She began racing for ,000 but has shown steady improvement. Bill Evans, of the Breeders Sales Company, incidentally observes that the form of this filly, the ,700 Count Turf; the ,000 Repetoire, and the ,500 Phil D., is one of the best things that has happened to the yearling auctions. It encourages buyers of the sort who bid on nearly every thing that comes into the ring, and start the bargaining on most of the offerings. _ AAA Lincoln Fields entrants should be well ridden with Ken Church, R. L. Baird, Johnny Adams, Doug Dodson, Johnny Adams, P. J. Bailey, Gerald Porch, Willie Garner, Charles Swain and other competent jockeys tacking their tack there. Church is presently third in the national standings, and the free lance Adams is leading the Downs booters. In fact, we can not recall when the Lincoln-at-Washington meet has attracted more of the better jockeys. Church was very popular at Arlington and Washington Parks last summer, which wasnt in restraint of trade at the "tote" windows. And horsemen are of the opinion he now is a more polished rider. Dodson is riding for Howard "Babe" Wells this season, and trainer Ben Jones puts him on a good many of the Calumet Farm horses in the absence of Steve Brooks, who now leads the 1951 riders and is riding for Mayor Jimmy Jones on the West Coast. AAA Turf ana: Downs crowds continue to exceed expectations and the club running out of programs on a recent "off day". . .Laurels John D. Schapiro was a mid-week visitor here . . Few mares have won the Suburban, but A. G. Vanderbilt has named his Next Move for Belmonts Decoration Day mile and a quarter. He won it last year with Loser Weeper. . .The Thoroughbred Racing Associations have not joined in the proposed National Turf Council . Mrs. John Hertz Risque Ma, of whom this tourist is the unofficial breeder, is a candidate for the filly end of the National Stallion on June 4. . .Aunt Jayne Z., by that sterling sire, Shakamak, now racing for ,500, still shows a smattering of class. . .Mount Marcy is one horse who enjoys riding on trains and is eager to be off when he sees the traps loaded. His mascot, a black cat, doesnt share his enthusiasm, hides behind trunks and sulks the whole way... Slim Sullys gag about Count Turfs diet of bogrot recalls that the colts sire, Count Fleet, actually had sod imported from Hot Springs for him. . .President Bill Corum will remain until the Downs closes.

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