Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY i WASHINGTON PARK, Hdmewood, 111., June 1. — Mrs. Emil Denemarks Ruhe ran a truly fine race in the Peabody Memorial and to this observer looked better than either Pur Sang or Royal Mustang. After hitting the fence on the first turn and dropping so far out of it that even his staunchest supporters gave up, he made such a run entering the stretch that hopes were, rekindled. The colt was ri- rtartaVtln *vF mror_ coming the early handicap however. Ruhe will probably remain in the Chicago area but Pur Sang and Royal Mustang will head for Long Island and the Belmont Stakes. Johnny Adams will again ride Pur " Sang when the colt tries-f or the big eastern race. Trainer John Zoeller reports Pur Sang received several minor cuts above his lower forelegs during the running of the Peabody but otherwise is in gpod condition. Royal Mustang" will have a running companion in the three-year-old stakes later in the season when Bugledrums swings into action. Bugledrums as a two-year-old last season had a much more impressive record than Royal Mustang. He won the Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park and was second to To Market in the Arlington Futurity. His earnings were over 2,000. The colt started but once this year finishing fourth in the Bahamas Stake at Hialeah while Royal Mustang was second. Pur Sang was third in that affair. The Lincoln Fields meeting reaches the halfway mark with, the running of the fourth race Thursday. Pari-mutuel business was about 75,000 above that of last season but attendance figures, have not greatly swelled. In fact, until Memorial Day the total attendance was slightly below that of last year, one of the reasons being the big Monday before the holiday last season. However, 5,000 more persons passed through the turnstiles this holiday than last year to "up" the total. . .The five-year-old mare Rare Bid has the best record of the meeting as we go to press having won three for three. Technicolor also scored a triple but has been defeated a couple of times . . .Johnny Adams and Paul Bailey were in a tie as leading riders after 14 days with 12 each and Harold Keene was close hebind with 11. Adams added three Thursday to take a clear lead Carrara Marble and Eagle River, from the Helen S. Reineman stable, are training well for tomorrows Fleming Memorial Handicap Incidentally, Mrs. Reineman and her husband Howard have purchased a Kentucky Farm from Henry Knight. It was formerly part of the Coldstream Stud and prior to that was owned by H. P. McGrath whose Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby. Thirty-six-year-old jockey George South proved he stall retains plenty of the bid vim and vigor when he brought an extreme outsider Anns Fox home first the other day. South was inactive during the early part of the year. . Coleman Kelly, the Irish breeding authority, was mighty pleased Continued from Page Forty LINCOLN FIELDS NOTEBOOK Continued from Page Three with the success of Arctic Prince in the English Derby. Arctic Prince was bred in County Kildare, Ireland, not far from Kellys old home. Incidentally, Kelly states the farm and grazing lands of the County Meath are the best in the world . . Steve Hannegan, internationally known publicist, visited the track Thursday and lunched with Miss Frances Polly, secretary of the Lincoln Fields Association. . .Harry Sheer and Jack Drees, the Arlington Park publicity men, visiting the press box to tell the boys their favorite plant will open June 18. One of the first persons to visit the race track these early morning: hours is .Johnny Adams, Jr. The boy makes his headquarters at the Dixiana barn and may frequently be seen astride a saddle pony. He will have something: to tell his friends when he gets back to that Kansas schoolhouse.. .Over 8,000 cars were parked in the area on the holiday. That is the" largest number in three years . . Keith Carter, of the TRPB, will visit Ak-Sar-Ben, Omaha, early next week to confer with Jake Isaacson, general manager of the Nebraska plant, and TRPB agent Al Wells . . . General manager Peter ODonnell of Lincoln Fields entertained a number of newspapermen for dinner and the Charles-Maxim fight Memorial Day . .s Mr. and Mrs. Reid Luginbuel arrived from their home in Vjnita, Okla. They have several horses in training here in charge of Beany Creech. Jockey Melvin Duhon states the cast protecting his fractured collarbone will be removed this week-end and he expects to return to saddle duty before the meeting ends . . . Owner Eugene Constantin, Jr., planed up from his Dallas, Texas, home to view the Memorial Day card and had the pleasure of seeing his colt Anns Fox trim a fair field. . .Among the recent arrivals is I. Cowan, of Boston, Mass. He has several horses here in charge of trainer C. C. Norman. . .The veteran jockey, John Allen, who has been riding in New Mexico and Arizona, was an addition of the saddle-smith colony. Trainer Gerald Bloss has taken first call on his services . . Jockey Charlie Swain was forced to cancel his Thursday mounts due to the reoccurrence of an old leg injury. He fractured the leg in several places while riding at Keeneland over a year ago. „ Some pretty fair horses running out this way tomorrow and we think three of the best are SWELL DISH in the fourth, ANDY B. W. in the sixth, and JOHNS JOY in the seventh.

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