Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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► Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS ., ■ Chief of Chart Correspondents BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 6. — The members in good standing of the paddock set held an impromptu meet- and high on the agenda was a memory lesson, this time in breeding. The success of Walter M. Jeffords young stallion, Pavot, in furnishing New York patrons, for the present at least, with the leading colt and filly, The Pimpernel, owned by William Goadby Loew, and Cigar Maid, owned by Jack W. Schiffer, was in the opinion of the acting chairman, Mickey Miles, the old international jockey, something of a record. Miles based his premise on the fact that both were sold at public auction at Saratoga Springs by different consignees and are trained by two former jockeys, one on the flat and the other a steeplechaser. Walter Kelly trains Cigar Maid, while Dolly Byers takes care of the worlds record holder, The Pimpernel. Miles question to the meeting was to recall a similar instance and the answer, you guessed it, was » silence. Miss Marjorie Lindheimer, ambassadress for Arlington and Washington Parks, after deliberation, recalled that Ben Jones had in his Care for Calumet a team that did right well, Bewitch and Citation. They were by Bull Lea and there was no doubt that Citation was the champion of his juvenile year and that Bewitch rounded out her freshman year with plenty of honors. Miles took that answer under advisement, but instructed the meeting to go delve into the record books and come up with another The Pimpernel-Cigar Maid instance or be penalized. Max Hirsch tried to recall the Domino, or Broomstick lines but to no avail. The entire matter was referred to Clem McCarthy for further study by a walkout vote. Jockey Ted Atkinson came up with one for the books the other a. m. In a letter from a soldier in Korea, was a request for a picture of Atkinson astride his most recent winner. Atkinson answered the letter the next day for his winning mount was G. I. Mail, scored a few hours after the receipt of the letter Jockey Ovie Scur- lock will go to Belmont Park to ride Cochise for the Brandywine Stable in the Sussex Handicap... E. Barry Ryan is at Lexington, Ky., visiting his recently acquired farm, part of the Widener estate, but is due back on Thursday.. . .Mose Sha- poff came over from Delaware Park for a few days racing Trainer C. V. Reynolds severed his connection as trainer of the horses owned by Louis Prima and next week will take over another post R. V. "Bob" Boyle purchased the two-year-old, The Deceiver, from Sidney Smith at private terms. Russell A. "Bud" Firestone is in "Virginia for a few days visiting Howell Jackson at his farm... Max Hirsch shipped Black Douglas and several two-year-olds, owned by King Ranch, to his son "Buddy" at Arlington Park to race at that meeting John C. Clark, top man at Hialeah, came on from his Bingham-ton, N. Y., home for a brief visit. Jack Needles of Pimlicp showed up for the afternoon and returned to Baltimore after the days program C. H. Cor- nehlsen, for many years a placing judge on the local tracks, was on hand for the past several days Sterling Young, of the Jockeys Guild, is here following an inspection trip for that organization throughout the eastern area.... Jack Skinner spent the better part of the morning hours inspecting the steeplechase and hurdle- course at Aqueduct. He later reported that the turf and jumps were in perfect condition. Schooling classes for hurdlers and steeplechasers will be conducted two days before the opening of that meeting, Wednesday and Thursday. Another future addition to the steeplechase ranks arrived this morning. A baby boy was born to Mrs. Jack Cooper. Jack was so excited after the arrival that he did not show up in time for the afternoons jumping race, to function as observer, for his post as racing secretary and handicapper.. . .R. J. Kleberg, master of King Ranch, reported that he has 20 foals in Kentucky and a dozen at the Texas nursery. In the latter crop is a full sister to the "Triple Crown" winner Assault W. S. Cox, secretary of the Moonee Valley Racing Club of Melbourne, Australia, was a visitor during the afternoon and witnessed several of the races from the stewards pagoda. He plans to remain here for several days Jimmy Kilroe packs his Continued on Page Thirty-Three Connors Corner Continued from Page Five charts and handicap figures and leaves for Arlington Park on Monday. He will serve as racing secretary and handicapper during that and the Washington Park meet- -ing. Jimmie Mulholland-, son of. the G. D; Widener trainer, Bert, following his graduation from Admiral Farragut Academy, will enter Annapolis this fall. The 18-year-oldster has mapped out a sea career.. . .A squirrel which found its way to the roof of the grandstand made valiant efforts to gnaw his way into the stewards* pagoda. The efforts of the rodent brought on some "cute" remarks from those who witnessed the performance. The j selections for tomorrow are: EVANS MOUNTAIN in the third, GUN MOLL in the fourth and DANADA GIFT in the sixth.

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