Judges Stand: Delaware Converts New Racegoers; Yildiz Looms Topweight for Kent; Jet Master, The Pimpernel in Dover; Disqualification Rule Irks Players, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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: • — : • — ■ — — • — • — -i- • — — -— . : • J U D G ES STAND by charles hatton DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 19. — We suppose you know that "The Trend" here is up, as it is at most other meetings, in some instances expedited by more auspicious dates, nine races arid twilight racing. A thing that is gratifying to Byran Field, who generally manages Delaware Park so ably, is that many of the local patrons obviously are newcomers. They are only just learning to place a wager, like those attending Waterford Park. Needless to say, the tracks which are making new racegoers are doing the best job of merchandising the sport. Randall and Laurel are two others that have stimulated more interest and arent just catering to the so-called regulars. Herbert Bayard Swope observes that "In order to be good business, racing must be a good show." It is equally important to advertise ones show; and in this_ connection we think that Gene Mori did an exemplary job of it the first, several years at Garden State Park. As a result the Camden track now is sitting in a berry patch* so to speak. Delaware Park has racing of the highest class, fast race trains and one of the most delightful courses on our beat. The club is • utilizing all the advertising mediums such as radio, TV, the daily press and so on, somewhat more extensively than in the past, and this is reflected in the crowds, though the weather has been unfairvon several occasions. * Delaware hasnt facilities for live TV, even if it chose to telecast the sport live, but the Sussex and other events have been. filmed for night shows. AAA Delawares own Repetoire, the Flamingo winner, Yil-diz, and the Calumet castoff, Alerted, are the Kent prospects one hears mentioned oftenest. Several of the Belmont Stakes starters are/in the Kent, but horses rarely drop back from a mile and a half to run a mile and a sixteenth within the space of a week. For that matter it may be a bit too close for Alerted, runner-up in the -Yankee at Suffolk on Monday. Yildiz appears to be com- Delaware Converts New Racegoers Yildiz Looms Topweight for Kent Jet Master, The Pimpernel in Dover Disqualification Rule Irks Players ing up to the race fresh, and he is a capable colt if an unlucky one. He gave so much, promise that Johnny Gilbert is said to have been engaged for him in the Belmont Futurity before he won his first race here last summer. But he was coughing and on the shelf most of the rest of the season, and wasnt nominated for the Derby and some other early closing events. Following his success in the Flamingo, the Mahmoud colt was to have run in the Chesapeake, unfortunately rapping himself coming off the track after his final work. Under the terms of the Kent, Yildiz would carry topweight of 126, conceding three pounds to Repetoire, Jievertheless, racing secretary Haus imagines. he would be the favorite. AAA Delawarians also may look forward to a meeting of Jet Master and The Pimpernel in the 0,000 Dover Stakes here on July 2, if they escape the coughing epidemic. Local observers were quite impressed with The Pimpernel, who came within a fifth of the track mark in the Christiana, and before that set a world record at Belmont. He is physically a fair sample of the substantial type of foals Pavot is siring, and those whove inspected them will be surprised if the Jeffords stallion doesnt send up other runners. This tourist collaborated with Lou Doherty in drawing up a tentative Elmendorf breeding list last winter,. and The Pimpernel and his sister were such excellent individuals their dam, Chalara, was again selected for Pavot. Of course, Jet Master also has speed and more speed. The Stanton Park will attract one- of the largest Monday crowds in its history if Jet Master and The Pimpernel are brought together in the Dover. A A A New York racegoers have complained bitterly of The Jockey Clubs disqualification rule, which arbitrarily places the offender last, or rather nowhere, it doesnt matter if he is clearly second or third best. Delaware operates under Jockey Club rules, and this one applied to ihe* Sea Fan race here last week. As you might guess, those who backed Sea Fan were not charmed. But the race did show a fallacy of the idea of having the stewards place an offender at their discretion. For eye witnesses tell us that if this had been done in Sea Fans case she must have been confirmed the winner, as she clearly had . Winship beaten when she came over, just to make doubly certain, we suppose. The film patrols new third dimensional feature showed there was a foul, though some thought Mann on Winship might have been overacting in snatching up so sharply. Jockey Hansman on Sea Fan got the minimum of 10 days, adopted here at the request of the Jockey Guild. This observer once conducted a forum on the question of whether the Jockey Clubs rule or that which, permits stewards to place disqualified horses at their discretion is the better regulation. Tire latter rule certainly is the more satisfactory to horse" players, but in some instances for reasons which are a bit selfish we suspect The Jockey Club takes the position that the rule is supposed to discourage fouls, and it is the more effective for it denies the offender any share of the purse. AAA Turf ana: Among other things, Randall is said to have resurfaced its track, and situated more boxes in the area between the-stand and clubhouse since its 1950 meet... Mrs. E. S. Moores Circle M will be represented there this summer. . .Delaware Park has two chase courses. Some of the hazards would terrify Holystone. . .Philadelphia contributes most to Delaware attendances. . .The Stanton tracks gate is as nearly 100 per cent paid as Keenelands, or Chicago clubs, under the latters new admissions policy. . .In case you have wondered about it, Cary Boshamers Miss Nosoca is named for two states. Bosh-amer has a home in. North Carolina, a farm in South Carolina.

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