Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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I - 4ft *W~ 11 . Connors Corner i By "CHUCK" CONNORS Chief of Chart Correspondents BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 22. — In another week or so racing will reach a peak for summer meetings. In ad-. dition dition to to the the big big tracks tracks dition dition to to the the big big tracks tracks now in operation, Detroit, Delaware Payk ] and a dozen or so mi- i nor ones, strung across : the country, will open their respective doors. : This situation will bring about a shortage of horses of the cheaper variety and racing secretaries in some in- ; stances stances will will be be hard hard I - 4ft *W~ 11 stances stances will will be be hard hard put to fill overnight programs. The name horses, more than likely, will remain in New York or Chicago, and thus these two sectors are assured of excellent sport. Next week Delaware Park replaces Pimlico on the racing map and in a brief while Monmouth Park will swing into action. These two eastern tracks, through their stake offerings, will attract starters from the New York area due to their accessibility by van or train. The invaders, following their engagements will, in the majority of cases, be returned to their New York headquarters. Racing officials in this area have at times remarked that New York during this period is turned into a supply depot for other tracks and their observations are borne out when the overnight nominations for a stake offering are presented. Memorial Day is one of the real biff days of racing, much biger than Independence Day, for in the big metropolitan areas people are still at their homes, for the vacation season has not been launched. Belmont Park, on Memorial Day, will present the time honored Suburban and this offering is the first of the big handicaps to attract the attention of racing followers and the casual racegoer as well. On this day the Westchester Racing Association entertains its biggest crowd and, for this year, all* old-time records are expected to go by the boards. The starting line-up for the Suburban will be large and included in the potential field will be found the names of such performers as County Delight, Three Rings, Greek Ship, Cochise and a raft of others. TJie Suburban is one prize that owners, trainers and jockeys seek to win. Joe Donoghue will fly to London to witness the running of the English Derby at Epsom Downs. . . . James Cox Bradys Casemate came out of the Metropolitan with an injured sesamoid. He will be on the shelf for a long time. . . . Joe Eitinger, master of Marlboro Stud, was on hand for the Juvenile Stakes and reported that Mat-tie J., dam of Jet Master, had foaled a filly at Leslie Combs Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. He also reported that his other broodmare Off Key had dropped a filly by Jet Pilot. . Max Hirsch said that the coughing epidemic which laid the better part of his stable on the sidelines had subsided and he was about ready to place the recovered ones back in training. . . . Jack Skinner returned from a week-end spent at his Virginia farm. . . . Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords came on from her home and joined her husband here to remain for the balance of this meeting. . . . Tom Bragg made the trip down from his Connecticut home for the Juvenile Stakes. . . . Ridley Allen reported that he has room for three or four horses. The reason is that a draft he expected from Kentucky will not arrive due to illness. ... Trainer Bill Knapp stated that Evelyn L. Hopkins Three Rings will next face the starter in the Suburban, weather permitting. John Barry Ryan was forced to miss jthe seasonal debut of his Darnaway in the fourth race yesterday. Mrs. Ryan is recovering from a minor operation performed in the Presbyterian Hospital Monday. He lost his gelding via the claiming route to the Hudson Valley Stable for 0,000. . .Trainer Holly Hughes, of the Sanford Stable, reported the loss of the French-bred steeplechase, Brittanicus DX Hhe succumbed to a blood clot. Owner Laddie Sanford is now in Cuba but will be here for thefinal days of the meeting . . . John Hay Whitney was a morning visitor during the training hours . Eric Guerin will ride Lord Putnam in the Withers for the Putnam Stable... Apprentice Jack Allen packed his boots and saddle and is Detroit-bound. . .Jim Ryan took over the steeplechaser Boom Boom to train for James Cox Brady. . .Another fashion show, this time hats, will be staged for the girls on Thursday. Live models will wear them during the afternoon and they hope that it dont rain. Trainer Casey Hayes shipped six horses to Suffolk Downs for the C. T. Chenery Continued on Page Thirty-Four Connors Corner | Continued from Page Five menage to be campaigned during that meeting. In the lot were Cambetta, Khum-bata, Finian and Eabana. . .Trainer P. A. Bonsai came on from Pimlico to saddle Jack the Great in todays offering. He returned to the Old Line State following the event. . .Jockey Willie Passmore will go to Delaware Park to ride during that meeting ...J. C. Hauer has mapped out plans to ship his Aris Mona to Chicago for engagements during the Arlington and Washington Park meetings. . .Jockey Jim Nichols has accepted a mount in the Kings Plate at Toronto and will leave for that city on Friday. . .Joe Kyle will serve as clerk of the scales during the absence of Cal Rainey who will do that job during the Delaware Park meeting. . .The Cherry-Oca Stable will ship Cuore and others to Arlington Park for turf races during that meeting. The South American was a good performer over the turf at Hialeah. . .Trainer Ivan Parke has decided, following the close of this meeting, to ship the Fred W. Hooper horses to Chicago for the meetings during the summer months. . .The half-length margin that separated Primate and Jet Master in the Juvenile on Tuesday could have been reversed had the allowance of five pounds been claimed for Jet Master at the time of nomination. Jet Master was entitled to that allowance due to the fact that his sire, Jet Pilot, had not sired a winner at the time of nomination. . .E. Barry Ryan will race during the Arlington and Washington Park meetings returning to Saratoga S p r i n g s for that session. . . Howard Hoffman will ship a draft of the horses owned by Ada L. Rice to Arlington Park for that meeting. The selections are: EDNAS CHOICE in the first; VINCENT X. F. in the fifth, and ROSE FERN in the sixth.

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