Illinois Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Illinois Notes ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 19. - Miche, Breton Light, and three other rnembers of the Mrs. John Payson A.dams Unit, were placed in quarters. The shipment was supervised by trainer Edward Hayward. The quartet came from New York. Strother Griffin checked in from Lexington, Ky. The veteran trainer will have for the local campaign Star Wish, Miss Muffet, and Virtue, owned by Mrs. Edward Bris-bine, and First Belle, the property of Mrs. Brisbine and Mrs. Griffin. Jimmy Bracken, agent for jockey John Adams, stated that the diminutive reins-man has been engaged to ride Eugene Con-stantin, Jr.s, Prop in the Equipoise Mile. Adams also has been contracted to be astride Brownell Combs Bernwood in the l Warren Wright Memorial. Frank Barnett, trainer of those horses owned by the Lexington, Ky., sportsman, Hal Price Headley, arrived from Belmont Park with his 18-horse unit. Following the termination of the Arlington campaign, the Headley Stable will be transferred to Washington Park. Hugh Fontaine came in from New York and immediately took over the conditioning responsibilities of the Emerald Hill Stable. Fontaine replaced Ralph Bohn as trainer of the contingent. Jockey Andy LoTurco packed his tack and departed for Ak-Sar-Ben. The veteran reinsman is expected to return later in the week. Sam E. Wilsons Royal Mustang returned from New York following his engagement in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer William Booth arrived by plane after supervising the shipment of his charge. Dixianas three-year-old filly, Astro, returned from Delaware ?ark, where she was unsuccessful in her quest for the 1951 renewal of the Delaware Oaks.. The promising Dixiana miss has been nominated for the leading sophomore filly fixtures at both Arlington and Washington Parks. Ivan Parkes extensive public entourage arrived upon the local scene from Belmont Park. Parke announced that his brother, jockey Charles "Chuck" Parke, would do the bulk of the riding for the stable. The Chicago division of the King Ranch Farm was further augmented with the arrival of five additional members from the farm at Kingsville, Texas. Trainer W. J. "Buddy" Hirsch supervised the unloading of the new arrivals. — -•♦ FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, HI., June 19. Trainer Lyo Lee departed for Centennial Park at Denver, Colo., with the nine-head public stable he has under his care. Included .in the shipment were such good performers as Phantom Sea, Encantadora, Reticule, Evidence and Turn Back. Valet Gerald Rooney, son of F. J. Rooney, a member of the official family here, is recuperating in Normandy Hospital following an appendectomy. Racing secretary John J. Klucina was at his desk yesterday morning following •a brief visit to his Cicero, 111., home over the week-end. At private terms, J. B. Holmes acquired the five-year-old mare, Iria Petrina, from Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Amlung. A recent arrival here from Chicago is trainer Earl E. Wilson for the North Shore Farms, Inc. He brought the trio, Deep Fen, Head an Tell, and the sophomore, Saxon Knight. For Mrs. E. G. Farrant he has the three-year-old Imperial Mandy. Jockey William Carstens, who has been Testing at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, since he was injured in a spill at Sportsmans Park this spring has, arrived on the local scene and will swing into action within the next few days. R. W. Shaw announced that he has sent the veteran racer ShaWs Pride to his farm to be turned out. Trainer L. D. Jones has registered a public stable including the four campaigners, Delectable Lou, Faico Tigress, Dees Colleen, and Busy Dame. Trainer L. Huddleston has sent the eight-year-old mare, Ramel, owned by M. B. Brady, to his farm at Newton, 111. There has been a total of 20 claims transacted at this meeting.

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