Lincoln Field Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-04


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. . — . — Lincoln Fields Notebook ;. By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 2.— The first colored rider to appear in silks on Chicago tracks in some time is Hosea Lee Richardson, ■ ■ i who rode Whirl By in , .,„_ the eighth race today. flflflBtafc. Hosea Lee, nicknamed HPL "ShortenhV Bread," % celebrated his sixteenth Hlji birthday May 20 and weighs in at 105 pounds. He is a native sIRnife of Columbia, S. C, MUfJB| where his mother re- ||HpPH sides, and has been KK jH with his contract em- ||HjisHH ployer, Tommy Root, , for a couple of years. Incidentally, Root rode against one of the best colored jockeys in Chicago in the late twenties- The boys name was Simpson. Shortly before that time, C. Dishmon was quite popular hereabouts. Last two colored riders we saw in action were "Easy Over" Johnson and a lad named Foxboth, at Caliente. Of his new prospect, Root says, "I feel that Hosea has earned the opportunity to ride a few races. First, because he has a lot of natural ability, has proven to be an apt student and a fine little gentleman. His keen sense in judging pace has been shown me time after time in morning workouts. Should he show the same ability in the afternoons racing, he will do well in his profession and be a credit and inspiration to his race." The three-year-old Kings Hope, who helped make the early pace in the Pea-body Memorial, has been shipped to Detroit to take part in the more important races in his division to be staged at the Motor City track. . .Mr. nd Mrs. Allie Reuben came in from their Toledo, Ohio, home to tane in ine, running oi me Fleming Memorial Handicap. They own the Hasty House Farm stable and had threq horses named for the event... Chuck Duval, who several years ago shared publicity duties at Sportsmans Park with Bob Curley, made his first visit of the season and broke even. Pretty good for Chuck. . .Among the prominent Kentuckians present for todays races were J. Graham Brown and Roscoe Goose. . .Stanley Hugenberg, executive vice-president of Churchill Downs, and Tom Young, general superintendent of that course, are expected in from Louisville in the near future. . Roy Steward, San Bernardino, Calif., racing enthusi* ast, is an arrival. During his stay he will be the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Byrd. Time marches on: Witch Sir, who won the Stars and Stripes Handicap five years ago and earned over 0,000 in that event, could have been claimed for ,500 this week. . . Turf writer Maurice Shevlin hopped a plane after the races today and took off for St. Paul, Minn., to captain the Mar-Kay Recreation Center bowling team at the American Bowling Congress. . . . Jimmy Dykes, manager of the Philadelphia As, yesterday spent an off day at the races, . . . Roughn Tumble, Santa Anita Derby winner, and Aunt Jinny, Champion two-year old filly of last year, are bedded down at Arlington Park. They arrived this morning. . . . Arch Ward says general manager Pete O Donnelly is a man of distinction with or without a glass in his hand. . . . One of racings staunchest supporters has written one of the best reports of World Continued on Page Thirty-Six LINCOLN FIELDS NOTEBOOK Continued from Page Three War n. The novel is Lone and Level Sands, and the author, Cornelius Vanderbilt "Sonny" Whitney. . . . Owner Edward Morris, visiting here from Lexington, slipped in his hotel room bathtub and suffered a couple of cracked ribs "Casey" Gaughn, accompaned by Mrs. Gaughn, arrived from their Omaha, Nebr., home for todays racing. They have a number of horses here in charge of trainer L. J. Thompson. . . . Trainer-Fred Sharpe returned from Detroit to saddle the filly Swell Dish for her engagement today. Jockey Gerald Porch will be back in action Tuesday when his 10 -day suspension terminates. During his period of idleness Porch visited his folks at his * Akron, Ohio, home. . . . Word has been received that Peter A. B. Widener may be present when his filly, Miss Break, goes to the post in the Miss America Stakes next Saturday. . . . Ben Jones has sent Fanfare, Jennie Lee, and Dixie Lad to Arlington, Park to join the other members of the Calumet stable quartered at that point. . . . Mrs. Johnny Beech, wife of the well-known clocker, is confined to Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, due t a rather sudden illness. . . . About two dozen thoroughbreds nominated for the Arlington and Washington Park handicaps, boast individual earnings of over 00,000. . . . Arlington Park Jockey Club will celebrate its silver jubilee season, with a party to be held June 15. "About 50 members of the Chicago joint executive board of the Hotel, Restaurant Workers and Bartenders Union lunched at Washington Park Friday. The get-together was for the purpose of presenting a check for 0,350 as the Chicago groups quota of the sum pledged by the international union for the building of a new wing at the City of Hope, Los Angeles tuberculosis and cancer hospital for AFL members and for Histradut, a labor movement in Israel. John E. Cullerton, president of the Chicago local, made the presentation to Hugo Ernst, general president of the union. . . . Many members of the racing fraternity attended services for John T. Broderick this morning. The late Mr. Broderick was father of Joseph Broderick, secretary of the Illinois Racing Board. Although there does not appear to be any standout horses on Mondays program, the following look fairly good: SHAWNEE SQUAW in the sixth; HAIR STYLIST in the seventh, and TRUMPETER in the eighth.

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