Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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Lincoln Fields Notebook I By J. J. MURPHY 1 WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood HI., June 8. — Just one more week to go and the Chicago racing scene will shift north to Arlington Park, where ______ ______ an elaborate 36 days of . - v; racing will be pre- _______flH__£ "" sen ted. With the ar- HPpVL rival of racing secre-tary Frank Kilroe BmMandSx within the next few HHPif •• days things will com- " lBBcj|C. mence to hum out - VHH Arlington way. A slight JjEMandUk fly in the oinment is |Hpf_H the objection being taken by the -Horse-mens Benevolent and J Protective Association to a notice published in the condition bobk. It is expected to be ironed out at the meeting of that organization this evening. . . . Meanwhile, the final week of the Lincoln Fields session should provide some interesting sport. The top attraction will be the Lincoln Handicap, which will be having its twenty-fourth running. Thoroughbreds of all ages, with the exception of two-year-olds, are eligible for the Lincoln, but the majority of its winners have been four-year-olds. But four three-year-olds have clicked in the mile and a quarter event, one of them being that fine racer, Toro, who won back in 1929. ... A good mid-week attraction will be the Twilight Tear, a ,000 overnight race for three-year-old fillies, to be run Wednesday. Twilight Tear was one of the best of her sex of modern times, winning 18 of her 24 starts and being unplaced but twice. She earned over 00,000. , Robert O. Read, national president of the HBPA, is expected to arrive from his Columbus, Ohio, home late today to con-v fer with officials of the midwestern branch of the organization and preside over tonights meeting:. . . . Mrs. Gene Paradise, wife of the superintendent of parking lots at this track, recently suffered a slight heart attack and was removed to a local hospital. . . . Mrs. Evelyn Resseguet, wife of trainer William Resseguet, was an arrival from New Orleans with son, Billy, and daughter, Lillian. ... Gardeners are busy setting out beds of canna lilies to beautify the infield for the Washington Park meeting. General manager John Jackson, of the Washington Park Jockey Club, was present to supervise the commencement of the job. ... A recent racing oddity is that jockey John Bev, now under suspension for having committed a foul while riding Castile, was suspended at Sportsmans Park for fouling Castile while riding Flying Cloud. . . i Western trainer Jess Byrd states itimprobable he will ship his horses to Centennial Park, Denver. He has applied for stalls at Arlington Park. Inasmuch as Johnny Adams cannot be two places at once, and the Belmont Stakes, in which he was to have had the mount on Pur Sang, and the Delaware Oaks, in which he is scheduled to ride Astro; are on the same day, the little man would seem to have a problem. Our guess is he will ride Astro... Art Goldblatt, well-known horseman, was an arrival from Detroit, and will remain for a few days... Eagle Continued on Page Thirty-Five . l LINCOLN FIELDS I NOTEBOOK - . i Continued from Page Three River, who won seven races and, in addition, was in the money nine times last season, made an inauspicious seasonal debut here when he ran last . . .Dave Stephens, supervisor of pari-mutuels at Arlington Park, visited here for the first time this season. Came in from Baltimore, where he has been visiting with his 84-year-old mother. . .Trainer Willie Crump sent his colt, Light Broom, out for a spin between races Thursday, and the son of Ambrose j Light reeled off five-eighths in :59%. Light Broom was *an odds-on favorite for the Louisiana Derby last winter. Trainer Larry Thompson took a trip to Lexington to look over the farm recently purchased by his patron, Mrs. Helen S. Reineman and her husband. He is expected to return to Washington Park Monday. . .The Dixiana filly, Astro, is slated to leave for Delaware Park Saturday to ready up for her engagement in the Delaware Oaks, one week hence. . . .Trainer Willie Booth is back from New York after having accompanied Sam Wilsons Belmont Stakes contender, Royal Mustang to that point. Booth will return to the east Saturday night and supervise Royal Mustangs Sunday morning trial. Ex-jockey Paul Glidewell is visiting from his home in Milan, Miss. . . . Owner-trainer J. G. Nathan departed for Rhode Island with Hair Stylist, a winner on the turf here, and Kandycal. They will race at Narragansett ... Jockeys agent, Dan Broic, left for Miami, Fla., to pick up his family and move them to Chicago. . .Paul Kelley has returned from a short visit to Miami. Barefoot Boy makes good: It was just seven years ago Memorial Day when one of the greatest electrical storms in the history of the vicinity hit Fairmount Park. Rain came down in torrents, flooding the approach to the pari-mutuel windows and marooning- the stewards in their pagoda. The officials on that occasion were brave, but none more heroic than Frederic Craf-ton. With communications between the secretarys office and the stewards stand severed, a call for volunteers to. carry on the business between the two points went out, and Craf ton was first in line. Shedding shoes and socks, and rolling his well-creased trousers to his knees, Craf ton waded through the flood to enable things to function. His efforts in that instance attracted attention to his natural ability, and Crafton is now one of the most efficient and valued officials in Illinois. Sturdiness may be required to negotiate the racing strip here today. The* followingpmay be good enough to win: VOLT in the third race; HAPPY GO LUCKY in the fifth, and SUN DAVID in the seventh.

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