view raw text
► j Lincoln Fields Notebook I — By J. J. MURPHY _______ . WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June- 4. — Of the 41 two-year-old fillies nominated for the Miss America Stakes, Saturdays feature, few have had stakes ex-perience. Among those ___flflfe_v having faced the test ■BP ; in fancy ranks are Miss Break, Swell Dish, _____ *£§ Whirla Lea, Fancy % IjHMjplpFf Step, Free For Me, -wBrifc/i Dear Lillian, and Sweet H_P_ Relish. Swell. Dish is ___llM!Mr__i the only stakes winner HHH|r_H in the field, having HPm JH connected in the be- HyFS_BH butante at New Or-leans. Miss Break and Whirla Lea have each won two against a single for Swell Dish. The latter has raced at five different tracks since the. first of the year. H. H. Hundy is the largest contributor to the Miss America, having nominated four. Juliets Nurse, last years winner, was a stakes victress in her first start this year and is now quartered at J. Graham Browns farm in Kentucky. Miss Sal K., the first winner of the Miss America, did not race after her two-year-old year, while Miss Stephanie, the second winner, won a single ordinary race as a three-year-old. The three jockeys having previously entered the winners circle are on the grounds. They are George South, Willie Garner and Ken Church. During the first 16 days of the Lincoln Fields meeting, 48 horses changed hands via the claiming route. William Hal Bishop led the haltermen with six claims, one of which was the two-year-old filly Marie Eileen, for whom he paid ,000. Top money claim was the ,500 Mrs. H. J. Damm put out for Harry D. Mais Boy, co-holder of the five-furlong worlds record, was taken by Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Holman for ,500. George Gerber lost three horses through the claiming box and obtained one. A total of 37 claims were registered at the Sportsmans Park meeting, which preceded Lincoln Fields. . . . Dan Bailey, who was formerly connected with the publicity staffs of Arlington and Washington Parks, was a visitor last week-end. He is spending his Army furlough in the Chicago area. ... Here is not only one for the book, but two: First Night, a co-favorite last Saturday, paid 4.40 ever hear of a favorite paying such a price? and exactly the same amount was wagered on him straight as on Emory A., ,548. . . . Lou Diamond, Sportsmans Park drum beater, dropped in to say "hello." The 25-year-old jockey, John Bev, whose real name is A. J. Bevalaquo, has impressed with his good horsemanship since serving a 10-day suspension at Sportsmans Park, and has entered into an agreement to ride for Valley View Farm Saratoga stake books have arrived Abbie Mendol-sohn is in town from the West Coast where he has been in the cafe business Mr. and Mrs. George Grabowski, of Omaha, Nebr., were among the recent visitors ... Casey Gaughn has made arrangements to ship the five-year-old Special to Omaha . . Immediately after the current session closes 250 painters will be put to work dolling up the Washington Park stands for the regular Continued on Page Thirty-Six I LINCOLN FIELDS I NOTEBOOK I — j Continued from Page Three Washington Park meeting, which opens following the close of Arlington Park. It is expected the work will be completed in 30 days. . .Jockey Logan Batcheller, who got in Irom Garden State Park last weekend, will do the riding for the Paul L. Kelley Stable, and Danny Broic will handle his engagement book. . .Harold W. Ostle, former trainer of Brown Dame, reports the mare recently foaled a colt by Flint Shot at the. J. D. Mikel Farm at Carlock, 111. Brown Dame, owned by Crosby and Thomas, will be returned to the court of Hachazo. Danny McAuliffe, noted Eastern rider of over a score of years ago, is here and can still weigh in at about 110 pounds. He is handling the engagement book of jockey Don Scurlock and soon hopes to be booking mounts for Hershall Radford, a 17-year-old apprentice from Fairfax, Okla., who will shortly make his riding debut. Radford, who, according to reports, has ridden "scads" of winners on the quarter-mile tracks of his home state, is under contract to H. H. Mundy . . . One veteran thoroughbred who always earns his keep is the 11-year-old gelding, Raffle House. He was in the money 25 of his 30 starts last year to earn about 3,500 and has already picked up ,370 this season. He races for a ,500 claiming price. . .Frank Kilroe, who serves as racing secretary at Arlington and Washington Parks, is expected to arrive about June 12. He is at present assistant to Jack Campbell in New York. Marion VanBerg returned from a trip to his Columbus, Nebr., home. Reports some floods in that vicinity.. .A number of horses owner by E. Barry Ryan are reported en route from Maryland and are expected to arrive here Tuesday. . .Racing secretary Larry Bogenschultz will journey to Cincinnati tomorrow to attend the graduation of his daughter, Mary Lee, from Our Lady of Cincinnati College. . .Eddie Rice, jockey Ken Churchs agent, returned from a business trip to Miami... The Bassett boys are back. Ike, midwestern Jockeys Guild representative, got in from Ohio, while brother Arlin, a good lightweight jockey, arrived from Hollywood Park. Arlin will be connected with the stable of Howard Wells. . .The two-year-old filly, Elaine Ruth, is in from River Downs for a crack at Saturdays Miss America Stakes. She is owned by Paul Youkilis, of Cincinnati. . . .H. C. Dodson has engaged Willie Garner to ride Espy in the Miss America; Doug Dodson will be aboard Miss Jato, the other half of the entry. If the weather doesnt turn cold to cause the track to freeze the following horses running tomorrow might win with the greatest of ease. HYPOSTYLE in the fifth; CIRCUS CLOWN in the sixth, and YARDTOWN in the eighth.