Arlington Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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► ■ 1 — 1 Arlington Notebook - By J. J. MURPHY S ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 19.— Two valuable horses must be destroyed as a result of injuries sus- , tained during the running of the Myrtlewood Handicap, opening day feature at this track. They are the five-year-old gelding, Eagle River, and the seven-year-old horse, Big Story. Eagle River is owned by Mrs. Helen Reineman, and Big Story, by E. Barry Ryan. Dr. Martin Kent, state veterinarian, , • ; [ , | J ■r T ■ * v t i [ [ , - • 1 ■ • | ■ • ■ • . 1 • I i » r . • ; . ; - [ [ [ ; , ; states ifc will be impossible to save either. Eagle River, winner of 4,474 in purse money last year, finished ninth in the Myrtlewood despite his injuries! He beat out Fanfare and Ballydam. Big Story, who earned ,175 last season, fell early in the running. He was badly cut about the left front leg. Eagle River suffered numerous deep gashes on his left hind leg... Jockey Paul Bailey will be absent from the saddle for a couple of days as a result of an injured arm and shoulder sustained when he was thrown from First Security in the first race of the meeting. Louis Lee Haggin n., president of"* Keeneland, was an arrival and intends to remain for several days. His horses here are in charge of Duval Headley . . .Dan O. Sabath, son of the late Albert Sabath, owner of Alsab, was joined in wedlock last Sunday with Miss Toni Day, of Clarion, Pa... Trainer Eddie Hayward has received word that Mrs. John Payson Adams, owner of Miche and numerous other horses, will spend this week-end at Arlington Park and then leave for New York. Mrs. Adams is coming from her California home... The veteran trainer, Phil Reilly, who for some years was connected with Clifford Mooers, Texas turfman, as trainer and in an advisory capacity, got in from Louisville and is greeting old friends. . .Mrs. Elizabeth Brisbane, of Winnetka, 111., was a visitor for the opening. She has some horses here in charge of S. Griffin. . .Ben Fogel-son returned from a trip to his Lincoln, Nebr., home and was accompanied by Mrs. Fdgelson. The much traveled five-year-old colt, Rock Tavern, is in training here. He was bred in Ireland, reared in England, won in the British West Indies, and came to the United States from Canada. He is a son of Nasrullah, Noors sire, and is from the mare, Iceland. His owner, Oswald M. Steele; of Kingston, Jamaica, expects to stand Rock Tavern at stud within the next year or two. . .Trainer Eddie Hayward is paying another visit to Chicago, scene of some of his former triumphs; The gray distance running South American, Miche, is the star of the stable he trains for Mrs. John Payson Adams, of Carmel, Calif.... The track superintendent at Washington Park and Sportsmans Park should be con-; gratulated on having their racing strips in such excellent and safe condition for the first two meetings in this territory. Not a -single horse broke down during the run- ning of a race, every thoroughbred that started having finished. A few were with-. drawn due to having run off before the race, or being injured previous to the start. Robert McAuliffe, steward at Fair-L mount Park, took advantage of an off day at that track to attend the Arlington Park opening. Reports the Fairmount meeting is a big success . Fred Purner, director of public relations at Santa Anita, flew in from New York, where he attended the TRA publicity meeting. He planned to leave for Los Angeles today. Purner at one time headed the publicity staff at Arlington. . .The infield lake has been stocked with 400 Pekin ducks. Any owner who does not win a race at the meeting is entitled to a pot shot at the field ..Charlie Dunkley, the AP man, was an interested spectator opening day. . . .Major Ednyfed Williams, former chairman of the Illinois Racing Board, arrived from Europe in time for the opening. Major Williams during his six-week trip visited the Chantilly and Long-j champ courses in France, but still prefers Arlington Park. Motorists may visit Arlington Park with-Continued on Page Thirty-Nine ARLINGTON ARK I NOTEBOOK , i — — — Continued from Page Three out a care in the world. Two service trucks are now patrolling the parking areas and give free service. Plat tires, are fixed, stalled engines remedied, and all for free. And watta ya know, no tipping. . .When it comes to moxie, dont overlook jockey Melvin Duhon. Accepting his •first mount after he had his collarbone cracked at Sportsmans, Duhon rode his charge to third place and then came right back with a winner... Stakes books for the Narragansett meeting arrived. Opens July 2 for 24 days of racing. . .Benjamin F. Lindheimer has started his eleventh season as executive director of Arlington Park. . .Pari-mutuel business was up considerably over opening day last year, 84,639 against 37,536. . .Johns Joy was within one second of the American record when he tied the track mark of 1:09%.. The standard is 1:08 ys, made by Bolero over the very fast Golden Gate track in northern California. We will let you pick the winner of the feature race tomorrow. We will choose the minor events and select BIB AND -MADE in the first; SPRING CHIMES in the third, and PROVOCATIVE in the fifth.

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