Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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H Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY 1 WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 6. — General manager Peter OTJonnell entertained some distinguished visitors from Kentucky the , other day when he played host to three men who have a big hand in making things click at Churchill Downs. The trio, taking in a few days of Lincoln Fields sport, are Tom Young, the popular veteran general superintendent of the Kentucky plant; Stanley Hueenbenr. executive vice-president, and Cliff Burke, who has been superintendent Youngs right bower for many years. All had interesting tales to tell the press boys, with Burke being especially loquacious. They will return to their stamping grounds this weekend.. . .Other visitors from the Blue Grass country are Roscoe Goose and wife Fana, accompanied by Frank Podesta, farm manager for Henrjr Knight. They will remain for the week.. , .In from New Orleans for a brief visit with his. sons, Milton and-William Resseguet, is Louis Resseguet, who was accompanied on the trip north by his old friend, Jules Peacock, also of the Crescent City Harry S. Haynes, of Dallas, Texas, who is a close personal friend of owner Sam Wilson, Jr., arrived for a few days of the sport. One of the up-and-coming trainers hereabouts is 23-year-old Don Kerrone, of Frankfort, 111. Young Kerrone, who trains the Ben Fogelson string, broke into the racing business on the Nebraska half-mile track with trainer A. E. Mettz, and when the latter resigned as conditioner of the Fogelson string, he took charge. Kerrone saddled 33 winners on Chicago tracks last year and is well on his way to eclipse that mark this season. He has saddled 14 winners on this circuit to date, and as we go to press was in a tie with William Hal Bishop for the training honors at Lincoln Fields. . . W. M. Wickham, horse owner of Bloomfield, Ky., was among the recent arrivals. His thoroughbreds are in charge of Tommy Root.. . .President Robert Carey, of Hawthorne, broke up a motor trip to South Bend to take in a few races. . . Paul Bailey has been engaged to ride the highly regarded filly Amour Amour in Saturdays Miss America Stakes.. . .Apprentice Robert Lynch, having been released from his contract by trainer Bennett Creech, has departed for River Downs. Leslie Wickel, who is under contract to Mrs. A. M. Creech, recently became a full-fledged rider when his three-pound apprentice allowance, granted for his contract employer for one year after having completed his first 40 winners, or one year of riding with the five-pound allowance, expired. Wickel is a 19-year-old from Burley, Idaho, the town for which the noted trainer, Burley Parke, was named, or vice versa. The Parke family comes from Idaho, where Vasco Parke, Lincoln Fields official, still makes his home. The family is related to the Creech family.. .Pur Sang and Royal Mustang, the Belmont Stakes candidates, had equine company on their trip east. Jolly Jackie and Pinsk went along with Pur Sang and Devilnation with Royal Mustang. . A number of returned veterans undergoing treatment at Hines Memorial Hospital, near Chicago, attend the races each week as guests of the Lincoln Fields management. Ken Church, "travelingest" man in the jockey colony, will be off on another jaunt in the near future. He will head for Suffolk Downs about June 11 to have Continued on Page Nine I LINCOLN FIELDS NOTEBOOK Continued from Page Three v the mount on Oil Capitol in the Massachusetts Handicap to be run at that track June 13. Maurice White, owner of the Emerald Hill Stable, is a former basketball impresario of this section . . . Dr. and Mrs. David Hill, Louisville, Ky., devotees of the thoroughbred, arrived from their home for a visit of several days. They have many acquaintances among: the racing: fraternity. . .Jockey C. L. Martin is in from Detroit and will ride free lance. A strong candidate for the Miss America Stakes was uncovered yesterday when Princess Lygia, owned by Mrs. Harry Trotsek, made her first start. She is by Roman, from Roman Matron, by Pompey, and equaled the time made by Juliets Nurse in winning last years Miss America. Princess Lygia was never extended in winning by eight lengths... My Re9 Geflen, one of those starting against the Trotsek filly, is the first thoroughbred ever owned by Fred Engel, of Lake Forest, HI., The filly, a daughter of the Italian stallion, Sirte, was •purchased at the last Keenelahd Sales by Engel, who is an executive of the Harris Trust Co. Engel has a farm near Chicago on which he has been raising Arabian horses for some time. It may be noted that with the "My" dropped from the two-year-olds name a combination of the name of the owner is formed. . .Peter Vinegar, who graduated from the maiden ranks yesterday, is a half brother of Volcanic, the mile and three-sixteenths track record holder on the turf at this track and the mile and an eighth turf record at Arlington... Amour Amour, a Jet Pilot filly owned by Leslie Combs, has been working well for her racing debut. She is out of the Man o War mare, Perfect Love. Tomorrows card looks rather rough. Hope our horses are not in too tough. We select ROCKY SHt, in the fourth; * PENSIVE LADY, in the sixth, and WITCH SIR, in the seventh.

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