Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-04


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1 f Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS .. Chief of Chart Correspondents— BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 2. — The coughing epidemic has subsided and the majority of trainers in this area have their two- year-old charges back in training. The latter part of this meeting will see a pronounced increase in the size of two-year-old fields and 8 it is possible that from the large number of those highly regarded youngsters a new pretender to the two-year- old crown will emerge L — "" before the Saratoga Springs meeting. At the present time The Pimpernel, Primate, Cigar Maid and Jet Master are the ones held in high esteem by the rank and file of racegoers due to their triumphs here and at other tracks. Belmont Park has a pair of juvenile stake* offerings J,o be renewed, the National Stallion, colt and filly division, while Aqueduct will offer the Tremont, Astoria and the Great American, Empire City and Sara-toga-at-Jamaica will offer the Wakefield and Albany, respectively, and these will round out the top offerings for the freshman class of this year for the first half of tfie New York season. Saratoga Springs has for years been the meeting ground of the better regarded two-year-olds and, according to all the omens in sight, this year will be no expcction. Eight fixtures for two-year-olds are on the agenda for the month-long meeting at the upstate resort topped by the Hopeful. The top stake offering for the youngsters in the fall season is the Futurity and this event, established back in 1888, has been the objective of any owner who has a good colt or filly eligible for that offering. A glance through the records reveals but few instances where the top colt of his years was not a Futurity eligible. El Chico, owned by W. J. Ziegler, and Albert Sabaths Alsab, are two that come to mind. Nomination for the Futurity requires that the produce of the mating of a stallion and a mare be named before the youngster is born and believe it or not Vince McCarthy, who has charge of the compliation of that data for the Westchester Racing Association, is au- thority for the statement that some entries come from France, England and •Canada. Trainer Sol Rutchick stated that if all goes well he will ship J. J. Amiels Count Turf to Chicago for the Arlington Classic. ...Ray Metcalf transferred the horses he had at Jamaica to Aqueduct this morning. . . .Trainer A. C. Colando was in receipt of four horses which were turned out at the farm in Red Bank, N. J., this morning . . . Trainer Walter Kelly reported that M. C. Erlangers Boy Genius returned from his out-of-town engagement at Garden State in good condition. He Has an engagement later in the month at Monmouth Park in the Breeders Stakes. . .Trainer Hirsch Jacobs reported that Palestinian was placed back in training this morning. The colt developed a slight bow last fall. . .At M. C. Erlangers New Jersey Farm, a brown filly arrived by Burg-El-Arab from Gala Forever. The latter is a gray mare . . The Brandywine Stables Greek Song will be on the shelf for some time, according to the grapevine, with a suspected bow . . . When apprentice J. Colaneri rode the Short Brook Stables Off Line to victory in the second race yesterday it marked his first score in 18 attempts. Morton L. Schwartz was among the early arrivals and spent some time watching morning training trials . . . Eddie Brennan, of Monmouth Park, was among the visitors . . Mrs. Edward Legere will enter the hospital next week for a gall bladder operation. . .Earl Potter, steward representing the New Jersey Racing Commission, was a visitor. He inspected the film patrol which will later be installed at the New Jersey tracks starting with Monmouth. . .Trainer Burt Mulholland may ship Knowitall, owned by Mrs. George D. Widener, to Delaware Park for his Kent engagement. This offering is to be decided three weeks hence. . .E. M. OBrien shipped the horses Top Step, Chia Mia and Carbeau to Delaware Park for engagements. . .Jockey Basil James, who performed at Delaware Park today will return to accept mounts on Monday. A collectors item is the set of gates that hang at the clubhouse entrance. The gates were cast in 1865 for the old Jerome Park track and when that racing ground was razed were, acquired by the Belmont family. In 1937 the gates were presented to Bel-Continued on Page Thirty-Six Connors Corner Continued from Page Five mont Park. . Jest, owned by the King Ranch, was scratched from the Oaks due to minor* injuries suffered this morning. . . Eddie Kilroe was on hand during the morning and reported that the response to the stake offerings at Aqueduct were above those of last year in many instances . . .The admittance crew under George McNulty were posted at their respective stations before 10 oclock to handle the throng... The New York State Racing Commission was well represented during the afternoon with Ashley T. Cole, Jake Swirbul and W. C. Langley on hand . . . The prospective line-up for the Belmont on June ,16 has been enhanced. Word from the Chicago area is that a brace, Pur Sang and Royal Mustang are headed this way. Looks like six starters will round out the field. Well know more, after the running of the Peter Pan next Saturday. . Pete Markey and Harvey Fruehauf are due here from their Detroit homes for a few days*of racing. They have horses here in charge of trainer Frank J. Kearns. . The selections are MISS TOPIC in the second, COVETED in the fourth, and CIGAR MAID in the sixth. .

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