Linclon Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-11


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— 1 Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY . WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 9. — Horsemen with quality thoroughbreds are setting their sights for a shot at the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap, which will be the feature of the closing day of this meeting next Saturday. It is likely that trainer Harry Trotsek, of Hasty House Farm, will hold a high hand in the event as he has a formidable quartet in his stable in Swap out, Wine List, Seaward, and Inseparable. The latter ran third in the event last year whenjDinner Hour was the winner. Caillou Rouge, now running in claiming races here, was third in 1949, and Historian, also on the grounds, was the winner in 1946. And jockey F. A. Smith, who recently rode Citation at Hollywood Park, has won the Lincoln no less than four times. ... Be Fleet, recent conqueror of Citation out that way, failed to win in nine starts as a three-year-old last season, and earned less than ,000 in purse money. Aside from his success over Citation, which brought him about 0,000, he has taken down 7,800 for winning the San Juan Capistrano Handicap, and 9,400 for winning the San Francisco County Handicap this year. All of which reminds one that Seabiscuit, who made western turf history, did not reach his peak until his four-year-old year; that Armed and Stymie had their best money earning seasons as six-year-olds, and that Exterminator was best as a seven-year-old. j Trainer Frank Kurinec checked in from Maryland with 10 horses. They are the property of Fred Wyse and R. H. Abercrombie and are bedded down at Arlington Park. ... Jockey Johnny Adams, who has an agreement with Dixiana, will ride that stables three-year-old filly, Astro, in the Delaware Oaks. He and trainer Jack Hodgins will leave for Bryan Fields bailiwick the latter park of the week. . . . B. Landy and L. Pike, who are in the photograph engraving business in Chicago, recently shelled out ,500 for the Illinois-bred sprinter, Hypostyle. They race under the nora de course of the Mariano Stable, and their horses are trained by J. L. Clarke. ... Ed Ryan, head of Chicagos Hayes Hotel, is one of the most enthusiastic thoroughbred devotees of this vicinity. Was a great friend of the late Harry Morrisey. ... Morning trains for Arlington Park will leave North Western Station at 6:40, 8:10, 9:52 and 11:16 daylight savings time. The annual meeting of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Association will be held in the Washington Park clubhouse dining room following the faces Tuesday. Motion pictures of horse breeding activity will be shown . . Joseph Broderick, secretary of the Illinois Racing Board, was the only person connected with the board to attend Fridays meeting of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association . . Several horsemen have stated a request will soon be made to permit owners and trainers to scratch down to eight-horse fields. A good explanation is now necessary to withdraw from a Continued on Page Forty LINCOLN FIELDS I NOTEBOOK — J Continued from Page Three 10-horse field... Dry Summer,, a recent two-year-old winner here, is owned by W. Britt, of New Mexico, and trained by J. W. Harkey, of Texas. When the pair first arrived from the Southwest with the colt, they were unable to find the Lincoln Fields track, so took the racer to the downtown office and parked him in a van on busy Michigan Boulevard while they sought instructions. Breeding authority Frank Butzow says that if the late Col. Milton Young, father of judge Jack S. Young:, knew there was a runner named Levity racing today, he would be greatly shocked. Frank states that Colonel Young, who bred Broomstick and owned Hanover, was the leading breeder of his time. He was known as "the apostle of the Levity family" because of his partiality to mares descending from the bay mare of that name. Levity, who was foaled in 1845, was by imported Trustee. Her dam, a daughter of Tranby, was never named, but became immortal as the dam of Levity and Vandal. The latter, as a sire, was responsible for preserving the male line of imported Glencoe, which survived through Virgil, Hindoo, and Hanover. Butzow tells us that that male line is weak today, being represented only by the sons of Wise Counsellor. Jockey Club rules do not permit the repetition of a name until 15 years after the death of the former bearer, and, of course, in* the case of Levity, almost a century has passed* but Butzow believes that Colonel Young would wish some other name had been chosen for the present day racer. Mr. and Mrs. Allie Reuben, of Toledo, Ohio, are here for a return visit from their home in Toledo. They own the Hasty House Farm Stable. . Charlie T. Leavitt was an arrival from California. Ruth Lily and two others trained by Leavitt were expected from the West Coast this afternoon . . .John L. Bennett, Decatur, HI., manufacturer, who is known in his district as the f lyswatter king, entertained a party oi 10 in the clubhouse. . .H. H. Mundy, Paw-huska, Okla., owner and breeder, is here for a few days. He has a good-sized stable here in charge of trainer Ross Higdon... J. Graham Brown came in from Louisville to watch his two-year-old filly, Hadnt Orter hv the Miss America Stakes. . .William Row. well known breeder of quartei horses, came in from his home in Paw-huska, Okla., and will remain for a couple of weeks. His -mare, Senorita, won the quarter horse derby of Oklahoma recently Good-sized fields are entered for the first day of the final week of racing at the Lincoln Fields meeting. We hope the following horses will do well: FASHIONED in the fourth; RARE BID in the seventh, and FRANK MUNNS e in the eighth.

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