Arlington Park Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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ARLINGTON PARK I NOTEBOOK ■ Continued from Page Three horse with which they have interfered. In the Equipoise -Twenty Grand melee no other competitor was close to that pair coming: to the wire. Therefore, had the present rule existed, Equipoise would have been placed second and his backers for place and show would have saved their money. Also as to the Equipoise Mile, it is deemed only fair to state the race was so named by Frank Butzow, now Lincoln Fields publicity man, and president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Association, when he was connected with Arlington and Washington Parks. Butzow induced C. V. Whitney to present the challenge cup as a trophy for the race. It is one of the most beautiful trophies in American racing and to be retired it must be won three times by the same owner. Calumet Farm has won it twice. Howard Wells, who has horses racing at this meeting, also won it on two occasions with Equifox, a son of Equipoise, but the first of those victories occurred in the inaugural running in 1941 before the Whitney challenge cup became symbolic of victory. Best Seller, owned by Darby Dan Farm, also won the race twice before the cup was offered. Jimmy Durante, one of the most popular of all entertainers, has been an Arlington regular since opening day . . . John A. Kinard, owner of John Joy, was a guess in the press box prior to Tuesdays races ... J. Leslie Younghusband, whose Valley View Farm is not far away, has been a regular visitor at Arlington. . . . The two-year-old filly Hadraini should not have been beaten last start. Her rider lost a stirrup nearing the finish .. . Two socialites just back from foreign vacations and attending the races opening day were Mrs. J. Hampton Monroe, who has been in Europe, and Miss Elita Mailers, who has been spending some time in South America. . . . Jockey Billy Fisk is returning to New England immediately after riding Sickles Image in the Cleopatra Stakes. . . . Robert Laughlin, TRPB representative in New England, who recently attended the wedding ceremony for his daughter in Oak Park, 111., departed for the East to resume his duties. Ed Coffey, vice-president of the TRPB, arrived from New York for a short visit. . . . Sam Wilson, Jr., is spending the week here following which he will depart for New York . . . A. R. Evans, who has several horses here in charge of McKenzie Miller, got in from his home in Danville, Ky. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Jack Entine, of Miami, Fla., are sp«nding a couple of days at the races before leaving for New York and Europe . . . Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Karie are here from Crawfordsville, Ind. They have shipped the three-year-old filly, Betty Doe, from the farm at that point to trainer John Goode ... J. Graham Brown, of Louisville, was on hand for the running of the Cleopatra Stakes . . . Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Brown arrived from Joliet, 111., for a few days. They have horses here in the care of Robert Lerner . . . Dr. Alex Harthill, Louisville, Ky., veterinarian, was renewing friendships among the horsemen. Has been attending the races at Detroit. . . . Harry Trotsek was a press box visitor today and answered numerous questions shot at him by the newsmen. Our selections for tomorrow will not pay fabulous prices, but they appear to be fairly solid. They are: EASY LAD in the fourth, AMOUR AMOUR in the fifth, and NIGHTMARISH in the seventh.

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