Between Races: Jersey TRPB Head Popular Club Speaker McLeans Weight Gauged to Fit Repetoire Hugh Mehorter Sparks Jersey Blood Drive New Turnpike to Benefit Garden State Park, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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■* mf BETWEEN RACES * «c« ore GARDEN GARDEN STATE STATE PARK, PARK. Cam- I tdhd u i ni ~i . ~ . _„ , _ ... . GARDEN GARDEN STATE STATE PARK, PARK. Cam- Camden, N. J., May 12. — Horses and People: Former jockey Merritt A. Buxton seems well on his way toward making good as a trainer. He now has 16 head in his public stable, and won more than his share of races in Florida during the winter. . . Jersey Jersey racing racing circles circles were were grieved grieved to to Jersey Jersey racing racing circles circles were were grieved grieved to to hear that tow-headed, former rider Paul Miller was seriously wounded in the Korean fighting . . . Jock Bar-shark, manager of the William Helis racing stable, reports that some stock will be sold this fall, but denies the perennial rumors that young Helis is getting out of racing. "The late Mr. Helis was a buyer, not a seller," says Barshark, "and at the time of his death, he owned more than 300 thoroughbreds of all classes. It was too many". . .Jack Brennan, head of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau in this area, is such a popular after dinner speaker that he is greatly in demand to talk about racing at civic club dinners and luncheons . . . Lotowhite, who has done a lot of traveling the last several months, may go to California for the Gold Cup at Hollywood Park . . . Gene Mori thinks the marked increase in paid attendance is the most notable factor in Garden States current success. "Id rather have a large attendance and smaller play than small crowds and a large per capita play," says Mori. "Widespread public interest means the fans are really enjoying the races." AAA Garden State Park favors the employment of former firemen as guards in its stable area, for then, if a blaze starts, a large pool of trained men is immediately available to fight it ..As a gesture toward closer relationship between track management and owners, passes for owners I tdhd u i ni ~i . ~ . Jersey TRPB Head Popular Club Speaker McLeans Weight Gauged to Fit Repetoire Hugh Mehorter Sparks Jersey Blood Drive New Turnpike to Benefit Garden State Park were sent directly to them and not through any intermediary. . .A recommendation from the state racing commission that the stewards "go along" with the Jockeys Guild policy of meting out minimum 10-day suspensions for rough riding disclosed that the Garden State Park stewards have been dong that very thing for years. As state steward Earl S. Potter observes, "The foul is either there or it isnt, and if there is a penalty, it must be of such severity as to make a rider think twice before incurring it. A minimum of 10 days does just that". . .The new illustrated menus at Garden State, taken from those on the Southern Pacifics "City of San Francisco," have proven such popular souvenirs that a new supply has been ordered. Some people are even framing them, they are that good! . . .Pete McLean, who rode back into fame with Repetoire, didnt carry an ounce of lead in the Kentucky Derby. Knowing that owner Stanley Mickell favors live weight against dead, he merely ate a few square meals before Derby time to increase his riding weight of 116 pounds to 126 pounds. McLean admits, now the Derby is over, that the weight is easier to don than doff. AAA Reports from the West state that jockey Johnny Gilbert can get out of his neck cast an hour or more a day, and will be able to discard it within a month or so. It is _„ , _ ... . still doubtful whether Gilbert will ever ride again Interpretation, the Coast flyer who missed the Kentucky Derby because of a filled leg, has started galloping at Hollywood, and should be ready for the Cinema Handicap on June 9, the Westerner on June 30, and the Gold Cup on July 14. . .Willie Shoemaker will ride first string for Bill Goetz during the Inglewood season. He gave Goetz a second call, but it virtually amounts a first call, as his contract employer, Thelma Sneed, hasnt a large string in California. . .New Jersey has opened a drive for blood donations on the turf, and the first volunteer was Hugh L. Mehorter, chairman of the racing commission . . .Garden State Park officials have changed their minds about having the Jersey Stakes cutting a serious swath in the sophomore spring classic set-up, hence if any race at Garden State reaches an added value of 0,000, it probably will be the Trenton Handicap, run in the fall. AAA The New Jersey Turnpike, a non-stop high speed road which should be completed before the end of the year, will make Garden State a mere 70 minutes from Newark and about 30 minutes from Wilmington, Del., in case one wishes to motor . . . Trainer Tommy Heard, Jr., who is having a successful meeting here, is something of a believer in the doubling of speed. He has a broodmare at his Texas ranch named Miranda Z., all of whose foals to date have been world beaters at a half mile. So he bred her to Depth Charge, and, if the mating does not produce a foal worthy of the race tracks in this part of the country, it no doubt will find a ready purchaser in Arizona. . .Unification, the 7,000 Helis yearling who was unplaced in his initial start here the other day, was injured as a two-year-old, so he cannot be called a lemon. Continued on Page Eleven BETWEEN RACES I By OSCAR OTIS Continued from Page Forty The injury, to his stifle, precluded his racing at two. . .Bobby Levy, son of Philadelphias Dr. Leon Levy, will embark upon a career as an owner this summer. He is going to the Keeneland Sales, accompanied by trainer Sid Jacobs, to bid on choice stock. The youthful Levy is splitting his time three ways, learning the ins and outs of racing, playing tennis on the University of Pennsylvania team, and taking a course designed to prepare him for a veterinary school. AAA War Allies set a new all-time record for Caliente by winning seven straight races, the lengthiest winning streak ever chalked up by any thoroughbred there. The onetime stake horse, one of the first of the get of Alibhai to attain prominence, may go to Omaha for the summer, as he has just about raced himself out of competition at the border course. Now nine, War Allies is further proof that the Alibhai blood is enduring ... Max Hirsch, one of the most discerning yearling judges in the nation, looks first at the expression of a colt, mannerisms, and general mien, before studying conformation. That first impression goes a long way in influencing his final judgment, too... Bill Pomfrey, agent for jockey Robert Adair, is a graduate of a Rhode Island College in business administration . Marshall Bainbridge, Jr., director of public relations at Garden State, is publishing a book entitled, "Ten Years of Racing in New Jersey." A similar book five years ago entitled, "Five Years of Racing in New Jersey" was so readable and acceptable that it is one of the few turf books available at public libraries in the state . . . People in South Jersey and the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania are wondering what price glory. Seems a Philadelphia jeweler, specialist in old gold, purchased the "priceless" trophies won by Man o War and War Admiral at the Riddle personal effects auction, and has them for sale in his Philadelphia shop. If they dont find buyers, it is understood he will melt them into gold bars to bring what they will at so much per ounce. At that, we dont believe the trophies could ever have the value for anyone in the world that they held for Riddle.

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