Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI.. May 19. — The Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association fared well during the e Sportsmans Park meeting. Harold C. Hoffman, secretary-treasurer of the organization, reports that in i addition to receiving Z ,036.90, representing f the one per cent deductions " from purses s won by members, William " Johnston, head of the Cicero course, donated ,000 to the fund. HBPA are indeed * | grateful. Hoffman states an office of the - organization has been opened in the Washington Park stable area and that Horsemens " Mutual Insurance applications are - available. June 1 is the deadline for applicants : 60 years of*age or older. Hoffman will soon leave to attend the opening of the Ak-Sar-Ben meeting at Omaha following r which he will journey to Fairmount Park . . . One of the races here Saturday was * named in honor of Martie Plynn, one of the most popular horses ever to race in the - silks of the late Stuyvesant Peabody. Martie - Flynn, a gelding, was retired from the turf [ many years ago and presented to one of his * greatest admirers, the late starter Harry Morrisey, by Mr. Peabody. He was shipped j 1 to Morriseys Redwood City, Calif., ranch where a paddock was set out for him under ■ the eucalyptus trees. Martie Plynn lived a * life of leisure in the California sunshine until Morriseys death following which, we ; - believe, he was returned to Illinois. Johnny Zoeller checked in from Churchill Downs with four horses including the three-year-old Pur Sang who will be pointed for the Peabody Memorial. Pur Sang, owned by Reuben Kowall of Detroit, won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes last year. In starting in the Experimental Handicap Number 2 this year, he finished sixth but wound up in front of To Market, Uncle Miltie, Hall of Fame and Pictus. In the first part of the Experimental, he was third to Repetoire and Pictus and trimmed Count Turf . . . Paul Hirtenstein, retired Chicago turf writer, was out for his first visit Friday. Spent the winter soaking up the Florida sunshine and part of the spring taking the baths at Hot Springs. Looks like a two-year-old . . . Howard Oots, veteran owner and breeder, was an arrival from Lexington and will remain for a few days . . . William Hal Bishop started 77 horses in 19 days at Sportsmans Park which may constitute something of a record. Illinois-bred horses accounted for seven purses at Sportsmans Park. Liability won twice, Infinity K., Kitty Kat, Prefer Troutt, Hypostyle and False one each . .Doug Davis, manager of the Heigh-Ho Farm near Lexington, was a week-end visitor . Jockey George South is in from Churchill Downs and will ride free lance... The Blossom-Stable ■■ has sold the sprinter Shaffie to the Edgewood Stable of R. E. Kurelik who had considerable success in conditioning Fu-turesque for three victories at Sportsmans Park will continue to train . John Man-iates, of Chicago, announced the purchase of Double Barrel and Sams Bride from Mrs. Mrs. E. Dandellas. The training will Continued on Page Thirty I LINCOLN FIELDS | NOTEBOOK Continued from Page Three be done by Clarence Greene... A total of 28 horses ere vanned the 16 miles from j Lincoln Filds to take part in Fridays pro-i gram.,.B. W." Stivers and Joe H. Smith, i of Lexington, have been visiting. They i have some horses here in charge of trainer Frank Muth. . .It was mistakenly published in this column that John Stelle was former governor of Kentucky. Should have been Illinois. Sorry. Nebraska owner Willard T. Beezley will desert the Ak-Sar-Ben meeting this year for the first time in many seasons. His horses will be shipped to River Downs, Ohio. . .The veteran jockey Charlie Beasy is an arrival and has given first call on his services to Johnny Loftus who was was some shucks as a rider himself. . . Bob Curley, former publicity man for Sportsmans Park and now drum beater for the Chez Paree, was able to leave his him for the first time in six months last week-end. Has been bedded down with a heart condition . . Bob Irwin will handle a division of the Marion VanBerg stable which is being split with a draft of horses headed for Detroit. " The one-time stakes winning gelding Take Wing, has been retired to a life of ease on Clyde Troutts farm near Benton, 111. During his career the son of Chicle started 197 times and won 67,820 in purse money. Take Wing was for years one of the solid citizens of the Chicago horse colony. As a four-year-old he won the Stars and Stripes and three years later won the Lincoln and Meadowland Handicaps. That same year he was second in the Arlington Handicap and the Equipoise Mile. Take Wing is now 13... Rock Tavern, a five-year-old son of Nasrullah, has arrived from Canada and is now in the stable of Rosario Conino; The horse is owned by Oswald Steele, a steward of the Jamaica Jockey Club, which operates at E3ngston, British West Indies. Here are three horses who seem to have a fairly good chance to start off the new week on the right foot: SUNSHINE ROSE, in the third; TIMUS, in the fifth, and RARE BID, in the eighth.

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