Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-16


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Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewbod, 111-, June 15. — Myrtlewood is a name that racing men the country over remember. She and Clang were the greatest sprinters of their time and it is fitting that a track on which she registered some of her most important t r i u m p h s should perpetuate her memory in a feature race. That stake event, the Myrtlewood Handicap, is down for de-c is ion at Arlington Park opening day, Monday, and one of the best fields in its 11-year-old history will go to the post. Prop, the winner last year, is among those nominated. -The value of this sprint is 5,000. Among past winners of the Myrtlewood have been the erratic post actor, With Regards, now one of the most successful sires of two-year-olds on the West Coast; the Irish-bred sprinter, Ended; the speedy Three Dots, who was twice victorious in the event and who ran the six-furlong distance in 1:10, and the useful Spy Song, who defeated Rippey. George South, Harold Keene and Don Scurlock are former winning riders who may have mounts in the Myrtlewood. Trainer Tommy Root, acting for W. J. Walden, sold the two-year-old filly Cousin Clara to John Merchant. The new owner shipped the miss to Fair- mount Park . . . The 10-year-old Argentina stallion, Respingo, who is making his first season at stud at the Herbert M. Woolf farm, near Kansas City, has been mated with a number of Woolf or d mares as well as a few outside matrons. Latest to be sent to his court is Miss Tullahoma, owned by Wayne Swezey . . . Irving Cowan, whose two-year-old, Mr. Continued on Page Thirteen LINCOLN FIELDS I NOTEBOOK , 1 Continued from Page Three Cowboy, showed a high turn of early speed in his first start here, has returned to his home at Buffalo, N. Y. He was accompanied by his two brothers . . . Jockey Melvin Duhon, who was injured during- the Sportsmans Park meeting, has fully recovered and will resume riding at Arlington Park. Dave Hurn, trainer for the Red Top Farm Stable, has first call on the boys services. Racing secretary Frank Kilroe, of Arlington Park, visited in the Washington Park press box recently and is highly enthusiastic over the prospects of an excellent field in the Cleopatra Stakes to be run next Wednesday. Cant blame him much, as Aunt Jinny, champion two-year-old filly of last year; Ruth lily, the Pacific Coast champion of her age and sex; Shawnee Squaw, winner of her only start this year; the consistent Sickles Image, and the speedy Flyamanita will be among those in the line-up. Busher, Bewitch and Two Lea, rated among the best fillies of the present generation, have been winners of the Cleopatra. Next Move finished third in the race last year. . .The Apache filly, Lady Indian, has won twice for her new owner since being claimed for ,500, and her latest effort was a second back of Sickles Image in the Twilight Tear. Looks like the bargain buy of the season. Tommy Tomlinson, who serves as placing judge and stall superintendent at Centennial Park, Denver, and who is touring Mid-Western tracks in quest of racing material for the coming meeting at that point, stopped off in Chicago for a few hours Thursday. He departed for Denver the same night. . .Ex-jockey Johnny Nichols was an arrival" from the West Coast. . .Vice-president Charles Aaron, of Lincoln Fields, entertained a group of Greater Chicago Hotel Association members at luncheon in the club-* house Thursday. . .Young trainer Art Winnick is said to be casting eyes toward bigger things since Kathleen R. won her third straight race in his silks... When Tony Skoronski rode winners of both ends of the Daily Double Thursday he duplicated his feat at Sportsmans Park • closing day. Only other boys to have steered doubles in the Double this season are Harold Keene early in this meeting, and Clarence Smith, at Sportsmans. That is but four times in 46 days the same boy has connected in both ends. Percentage players take note. The two-year-old colt, Avaricious, who recently graduated from the maiden ranks, is a half-brother of the three-year-old, Longleat, winner of the Prairie State Stakes here last year . .John W. Snider was an arrival from his home in East St. Louis, 111., accompanied by his son, Charles, who holds the rank of major in the TJ. S. Army. Joe Bilberry trains the Snider horses and they will be sent to Detroit next week. . . Apprentice Leon Grandsart will lose two of his seven-pound allowance when he rides one more winner. That will make his twentieth success. Grandsart rode his first winner at Oaklawn Park early in the year. . . J. Graham Brown, Louisville hotel man, will have two trainers at Arlington, namely Harold Raines, who handles the eastern division of the stable, and Wilbur Borton, who has charge of the horses that have been racing at the Lincoln meeting. . .Larry Bogenschutz distributed stall application blanks for the coming Hawthorne meeting. The applications should be mailed to C. C. Miller, superintendent of the Cicero course. Its always nice to win on closing day. Hope we can help. Here are the selections for better or worse: CHALLE-PORT in the third; FRISK in the fifth, and SWIRLING in the eighth.

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