New Jersey Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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New Jersey Notes MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport. N. J . June 20. Stake books have been issued at Monmouth Park, covering the 15 added money handicaps of the meeting. They are now being distributed among owners and trainers represented in the stakes calendar. Nick Jemas, who just recently became the proud papa of a boy, checked in from Delaware Park and will ride at this meeting as a free-lance. A. J. East has assumed the training of three head for F. E. Dixon, Jr., including the two-year-old Bit Again, a half-brothei to Ferd. Others taken over by East include Fizzle and Dine Wisely. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Lewis of Florida are spending their summer vacation at Monmouth Park. Lewis is well known among racing circles as Floridas Tomato King." Those who like racing oddities may reflect on Saturdays fifth race at Monmouth Park when a full brother and sister. Flying Weather and Sailors Choice, not only drew into the same race, but also had post positions side-by-side. Both are by Happy Argo out of Port Weather. Coincidentally. they also finished side-by-side, in fifth and sixth positions. Jockey Chris Rogers arrived from Canada after a short vacation and will swing into action at once. His engagements are being handled by Jimmy Cotter. Of the eight trainers saddling winners on opening afternoon of the Monmouth meeting, six were very busy "Bs." N. L. Byer. T. J. Barry, M. A. Buxton, B. P. Bond. T. Bonham and F. A. Bonsai visited the winners circle. Stake books for the coming Narragansett Park meeting in New England are being distributed by attachees of racing secretary John Turner, Jr.s, staff. Colonel Emil Engle, in charge of foal paper registration, reports over 700 papers on file, and anticipates that number will be nearly doubled before the close of the Monmouth meeting. Mike Basile, fully recovered from recent injuries, has announced that he is ready to resume his saddle career and will be seen in silks shortly. Jockey Joe Culmone, who dead-heated for national saddle honors last year; checked in at Monmouth Park Tuesday morning and immediately started galloping horses in readiness for a return to activity. He plans to accept mounts as soon as a 10-day suspension he is serving for rough riding expires. The engagements of jockey Ty Meloche will be made by the veteran agent Frank Riley during the Monmouth meeting.

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