Judges Stand: Randall Park Announces Four New Stakes Construct Turf Course at Ohio Track Daily Double Sensational at Delaware C. V. Whitneys Book Interesting Reading, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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FjK » Jfc JUDGES STAND *y chaws hatton DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 20. — This tourist has picked up an occasional bit of news concerning the changes at Randall Park for the meet of 44 continuous days beginning on July 27 and running through September 15, but we really havent told you the half of it as yet. Within a a few few days days now, now, Gil Gil Haus Haus will will dis- a a few few days days now, now, Gil Gil Haus Haus will will dis- distribute his first condition book, and the 4,500 applications for 1,100 available stalls are bound to increase when horsemen see this program. The purses are to be advanced 5,000, and whereas there was only one stakes event last season, thene will be five this summer, not to mention 12 other features. In addition to the 5,000 added Buckeye Handicap of nine furlongs on September 15, there is the ,500 Euclid Handicap for three-year-olds and up at a mile and a sixteenth September 8, the ,000 Youthful Handicap for two-year-olds at six furlongs, the ,000 Scarlet Carnation Handicap for fillies and mares at a mile and a sixteenth on September 3, and the ,000 Shaker Handicap of six furlongs for three-year-olds and up August 4. The Cuyahoga route series is to be renewed, except that it is written for a higher grade of horses. The Shaker is the only attraction confined to horses on the grounds. The purses begin at a ,000 minimum, as Saul Silberman believes in "better purses for the better horses," and the distribution may be increased if business warrants. Randall averaged about 12,000 last summer, and Haus thinks it may average 50,000 this year. Some 200 Delaware Park horses are to participate in the meet. The horsemen who stayed on with Randall in 1950 were given the preference of stalls, and newcomers include Clevelands Courtney Burton and George Humphrey, Circle M Farm, J. V. Stewart, James Arthur and Joe Goodwin. AAA Saul Silberman has made prodigies of improvements at Randall since the 1950 meet. There are more boxes, and those at the lower end of the stand will be thrown Randall Park Announces Four New Stakes Construct Turf Course at Ohio Track Daily Double Sensational at Delaware C. V. Whitneys Book Interesting Reading open to general admission patrons. There is a turf course, which may be used the last two weeks. An elevator will serve Turf Club patrons. The new barns are of cement blocks, with bunk houses at each end, and 318 stalls lined in wood. We should guess its difficult to build them for less than 00 a stall. Two copies of the United Gate, having 14 stalls each, have been ordered. The main track has been resurfaced to a depth of eight inches. There are four new covered patrol judges stands and the press, stewards and placing judges quarters have been remodeled. Randall has the pleasant atmosphere of Pim-lico and Saratoga and Silberman has landscaped it with five lakes in the inner field, in a setting of 90,000 blossoming flowers. Decorative boxes of flowers are arranged along the front of the stands, and prim hedge rows about the parking lots and entrances. In short, the new Randall is something to see. Cleveland now has one of the finest courses in the Midwest. AAA " Perhaps the most remarkable change in Delaware Parks operation this summer is the resumption of the Daily Double form of wagering, and the extraordinary enthusiasm with which it has been received by the public. Delawares play is up and t might be up considerably more were the American Tote Company able to supply the club with all the Daily Doubles ticket dispensers it ordered. There are 15 of these devices and 35 were ordered. In an effort to serve the public, Delaware opens the doubles machines at 11:55 a. m. Saturdays, 12:30 p. m. weekdays, and keeps them open until 5 minutes of the 2:00 oclock first post time. The machines are far faster than issuing tickets by hand, and keep the lines moving. Nevertheless, the lines are of such length the * area has been roped off to avoid cross traffic with the incoming train passengers. This observer often has heard it said that the Daily Double detracts from play on the first two races, and in fact has so little value to the associations that it isnt worthwhile assuming the additional overhead to offer it. But it certainly is popular with Delaware patrons. AAA This corner has read, and enjoyed C. V. Whitneys book, Lone And Level Sands. It is a personal account of his experiences in the latest global conflict, and in it the New York sportsman proves an interesting reporter. We hope that some day he will publish his racing experiences. His anecdotage in this field is equally entertaining and such a book would be a valuable contribution to the history and literature of the American turf. Trainer Sylvester Veitch has some of the Whitney horses commuting between Long Island and Delaware this summer. The string includes New Castle Handicap prospects in Fleecy Cloud and Jazz Baby, and a rather promising colt called Cold Command has been made eligible for the Dover Stakes. No less a colt than is Count Turf won the 1950 Dover. Whitney, incidentally, tells us he is pleased with the first foals by Phalanx, and down at the Lexington farm it is hoped that First Flight is in foal to him. The result would be by a three-year-old champion out of a two-year-old champion. AAA Turf ana: R. K. Mellon will renew the Rolling Rock meet of two days, on October 3 and October 6, this season, distributing 4,500 in purses for performers through-the-field. This will be the fourteenth annual meet. One hears it contributed some 0,000 to crippled children last year. . . .Delaware riders have confidence in the film patrol. . . Randall Park may revive the Ohio Derby in some future season. Paul Silberman visited there last week end . . . Chasers were moved into stalls vacated by a few flat horses shipped from here to Monmouth. The flat horses will be augmented by more Foxcatcher, Greentree and Ziegler performers.

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