Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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i ■ ■ ,. tIrImr *%v N — .* tl Lincoln Fields Notebook I By J. J. MURPHY ] WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., * May 14. — Twenty-five years have elapsed since Lincoln Fields first opened its gates i ■ ■ ,. and and veteran veteran sports sports i ] ] and and veteran veteran sports sports i ] ] scrivener Paul Hirten- j stein wrote his classic lead line, "The flags ■ I are flying at Lincoln 1 i Fields." There will be J no flags flying out Crete way tomorrow. All will be peaceful and [ pastoral. The hubbub i will be at Washington Park, where the annual Lincoln Fields meeting will will ge ge under under way way at at will will ge ge under under way way at at 2:00 p. m. And, with the opening of mile ] track racing in this sector, a new deal will be inaugurated for the seekers of free passes. They will be required to "lay it on the line." To make up for the dearth of gratis ducats, the management has sliced the admission price. The new policy acts ■ as a Seidlitz powder to newsmen who, for j years, have been contracting headaches at- -tempting to provide admission pasteboards for all their friends. The scribblers will I now be certain that those who shake their I hand on the eve of a racing meeting are truly "buddies." j Among the prominent horses expected to be in action early in the Lincoln meeting are a pair of five-year-olds who recently set track records at Churchill Downs. They are Whirling Dough and Johns Joy. Whirling Dough lowered the mile standard and Johns Joy set a seven-furlong mark The pre-season buffet hosted by the Linocln Fields Association was a success. It was pitch till you win d and some of the boys went back for s "seconds." . . Pete ODonnell, big pooh- g bah of the Crete course, was gracious to r one and all. He is all enthused over the t fact that the new highway to Lincoln r Fields may be completed in a couple of t years. Sportsmans Parks Saturday mutuel handle was the largest of any p single day in the last three years. It ft went over a million May 15, 1948. . The s stewards, two of whom will serve on every 0 track during the entire season, were on 0 the beam in catching a couole of fouls v and acting accordingly. Ben Francis n is preparing for big business at his D Thornton Cafe. Missed the horses so £ to much last winter he journeyed to Florida n to look them over. Kurt Stehmann, former Cologne, Ger- t many, racing writer who is now making his ti home in this country, was a visitor at y Sportsmans Park last week-end . Trainer v M. A. Tenney is expected to arrive at c Arlington Park with a number of horses, «* the property of Rex Ellsworth, during the d next few days. In the lot are some of the 0 first crop of the imported stallion Khaled n . . .Jockey C. Burns left for Detroit at the n conclusion of the Cicero meeting . Now- E loggin who won three races at the half- miler, is en route to Beulah Park with others * in the stable of Ed Luther, Nebraska turf- . man. . Bert Thompson, western represent- n ative of the Jockeys Guild, is visiting . . r, "Casey" Gaughn, of Omaha, will campaign m his string at the coming meeting at Ak-Sar-Ben . Helen Mae Cooke, secretary to the stewards on all tracks in the Chicago area, *. recently served as a model at the spring ™ Continued on Page Nine E is LINCOLN FIELDS NOTEBOOK Continued from Page Three party of the Trinity High School Alumnae. Mrs. Cooke was a ranking aquatic star several years ago. Joe Petritz, of Rockford, 111., who was in charge of football publicity at Notre Dame and for the Ail-American Football Conference, is now one of the heads of the public relations department for Lincoln Fields. Petritz will collaborate with Frank Butzow in the gong ringing for the south side association. Butzow, formerly connected with the publicity staff of Washington and Arlington Parks, is president of the Illinois Breeders Association and races the three-year-old Don Marco Royal Mustang and Ruhe are now at Washington Park and Fanfare is expected soon, which will make three of the first five horses in the Kentucky Derby now on the grounds. Chuck Miller, Hawthorne track superintendent, has" mated his mare, Delorah, with the Illinois stallion, The Dude. He is already casting about for a name for the foal. Wants it to pertain to his favorite track, Hawthorne, of course. Well, why not name it Hawthorne An arrival from the West Coast reports that judge George Schilling, the old Caliente showman, is beaming over Wantha Davis success in the recent ladies race at Pimlico. The judge was the first to stage a ladies race, the Powder Puff Derby, an annual feature at the Mexican track, and to tell the world that Mrs. Davis was a great horsewoman. He persuaded Walter Marty, of Caliente, to match her with the leading male riders of the West and she holds a decision over Johnny Longden. Hoping to get the followers of this corner off to a good start at the new meeting, we will select the following: SABAEAN in the sixth; DEEP WATER in the seventh, and TRUMPETER in the eighth.

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