Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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4 Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., May 21. — Sam E. Wilson, Jr., Texas turfman who is one of the most enthusiastic patrons to enter the racing business in recent years, figures to cut quite a swath in the two- and three-year-old races this season. His three-year -olds, especially Royal Mustang and Bugle-drums, have proven their ability. His juveniles must be pretty fair, as he has nomi nated no less than seven of them for the Joliet Stakes to be run Saturday. Likely favorite for the Joliet is Mrs. Emil Denemarks Red Curtice, winner of the Bashford Manor Stakes. Another stakes winner named is Oh Leo who was successful in the Kenner Stakes at New Orleans. . .Jockey Doug Dodson, one of the nations top riders is back in the Chicago sector to remain. He has reached an agreement to ride for Howard Wells during the season. Dodson, like many other noted reinsmen, including John Longden, Don Meade, the late George Woolf, Hedley Woodhouse and Scotty Craigmyle, obtained his preliminary saddle education in Western Canada. He first gained recognition while riding for Frank Brewster, Seattle labor leader and former chairman of the Washington Racing Board. Dodson led the stakes winning jockeys in 1947 and was sixteenth on the last last year. A. J. Halliwell, Canadian sportsman, spent last week-end at Washington Park. . . . J. W. Snider acquired the six-year-old Jamaica-bred Potentate n. from C. C. -Caudle. Potentate II. was a winner at Sportsmans Park for his first score in this country. . .Jockey E. J. Knapp is sitting out a 10-day suspension, imposed at Churchill Downs, at his home near Columbus, Ohio. He will later report to the stable of Helen S. Reineman ,. .Apprentice Al Widman is the lightest rider in the jockeys quarters, tipping the scales at about 95 pounds. The newcomer rides a good race for one of his poundage W. Julian Walden, owner of Circus Clown, got in from Kentucky and viewed his racer in action in the Crete Handicap Trainer R. B. Berini is desirous of getting in touch with exercise boy Al Wan-cha, who is believed to be in Maryland. Courts Maude, a six-year-old mare in the stable of C. H. Karl, met with a freak accident recently. While being transferred from Sportsmans Park to Washington! Park in an open two-horse van, Courts Maude was severely bumed about the forelegs and lower shoulders when a careless passing motorist flipped a. lighted cigarette into the equipage. The straw bedding was ignited and the mare will be absent from the races for about a year. . .Trainer Jess McMahan has sent Dollys Beauty, Town-lette, No Admission and Ramona to Fair-mount Park. The horses are owned by Mr. and Mrs. George B. Holman, of Mt. Vernon, 111 — Ben Green, former mayor of Anna, 111., was a recent visitor and was the guest of William H. Bishop, one of the leading citizens of that town ..Ivan Parkes son, Bennett, an attache of the Arlington Park general managers office, recently Continued on Page Thirty-Five DAN E. STEWART— Sent out Festival II. to account for yesterdays Lincoln Fields feature event at Washington Park. LINCOLN FIELDS NOTEBOOK Continued from Page Three took as his bride, Shirley Mae Hair, of Hialeah, Fa. J. J. Greely, who has a couple of horses here for Meadow Acres Farm, is adding to his string with a pair that son, J. J. "Bud" Greely, Jr., will send up from Kentucky. The four-year-old, Wisconsin Boy, who made a couple of starts early this year, has been turned out at the E. Barry Ryan farm, near Lexington, by his owner, W. M. Peavey. The colt thus returns to his old stamping: grounds as the Ryan farm was formerly part of the Elmendorf Farm, where Wisconsin Boy was bred. Owner Peavey, of Ladysmith, Wis., has three stakes running three-year-olds here in Anyoldtime, Sir Bee Bum and Down De Lane. They are in charge of trainer E. C. Dobson. . .Mr. Bam, a four-year-old, who is here in the stable of Mrs. H. P. Bonner, of Whittier, Calif., is the best money-winner of the get of the stallion, War Bam. He took down about 2,000 in purse money last season although spending some time at Caliente, where races are staged only on Sunday. Frank Dwyer, maitre de hotel of the Washington Park clubhouse, was busy greeting old friends oh the first Saturday of the meeting. Among those enjoying the food and surroundings were William Sen-ick with a party that included Judge Michael Igo, Judge Phillip Sullivan and Peter ONeil. Also present were Richard OHara with a party of 24 friends and handicappers, including Bill Roche. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lawder were conferring with John Marsch. Bernard Fallon and racing commissioner William Miller and Mrs. Miller were in the crowd. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Atwater were present while Harry Crooks entertained a party of eight. Mrs. A. E. Reuben, owner of the Hasty House Stable, arrived from Toledo, Ohio, to watch Roman Bath carry her silks to victory in the Crete Handicap. A trio of horses seeming to have a good chance in tomorrows races are TRUMPETER, in the third; TIGER HARRIS, in the fifth, and WHIRLING DOUGH, in the sixth.

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