Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., May 20. Gerald Miller, son of Harry Miller, assistant track superintendent at Hawthorne, recently sent his dad a clipping from the armed services paper, Stars and Stripes, in Pusan, Korea, showing an item about the horsemens strike... Gerald, who has odd jobs at the track when hes home, seemed to be worried about the possibility of no racing for his enjoyment when he gets a leave . . . Raymond J. Harding, under contract to Mrs. Dave Feldman, owner of the Blossom Stable, which houses Light Moon, winner of the Chicago Handicap at Sports-" mans Park, accepted his first mount of the Lincoln Fields meeting today. Harding has ridden 11 winners, eight of them at Sunshine Park. He rode the two longest shots of the meeting here . . sDave Paper, St. Paul steel man, paid his regular weekend visit to Hawthorne. His Dance Nsing won impressively last week despite his sulking tactics. . Papers Scrutenized, who was rated as one of the best prospects off workouts in Florida last winter, injured himself quite seriously and was shipped to Dr. Alex Harthill at the Golden Maxim Farm in Louisville. Scrutenized is in for a long rest. He worked three-sixteenths of a mile in :16 at Gulf stream Park. Mike DeLisa, well known South Side club operator, plans to go into the horse business as soon as his health permits. DeLisa had a serious heart attack last winter. . .Mr. Good, named for the late trainer John Goode, may be a good colt. Mr. Goode personally selected this colt at the Keeneland Sales for Martin and McKinney. Mr. Good was a recent winner at Churchill Downs. Mr. Goode requested that the horse not be named for him or that it would be a jinx, but the owners just left the "e" off and figured everybody would be satisfied that way. . . Alberto, matre d of the Ambassadors Buttery, is down to .00 bets these days ..."The Derby ruined me," he says. Happened into Eddie Rice at Belmont a couple of weeks ago. Reports he was bedded in Florida with a bad case of the "shingles." Rice was affiliated with the Harry Trotsek stable here last summer and also made the engagements of jockey Ken Church. .. The Minnegin boys, Joe and Maury, are enjoying a vacation at the races. They are well-known telegraphers in this vicinity. Ed Conerty is their constant companion at the track. They report that Bill Burke, the man with the bag full of pills to cure all ills, is sitting it out in Rockford, 111.... Have/ it from Walter Dauchy, Caliente ballyhoo expert, that the hottest shot among the riders down thataway is a Panamanian named Trejos, whom Walter describes as "Panamas gift to the racing world." To our mind Panamas greatest sportsman is Raoul Espinosa, who won a Santa Anita Handicap with Olhaverry... Veteran trainer Al Plack is here with several horses. Was in poor health for some time, but says he feels okay now. The Ak-Sar-Ben track at Omaha, where racing is conducted in the best Continued on Page Thirty-Three Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Three tradition of the turf, gets under way today. Gone are such old timers as Tom Byrne, George Brandeis, Pat Boyle and others who helped pioneer the sport in the great little city, but Ralph Roche is still on the job and will be giving the iron men a battle . . . Overheard on a bus, "If the -track hadnt been muddy, the Hawthorne stretch not too long, and the rider had saved ground, my horse would have won by a couple of lengths" . . . Sorry we had to refuse that invitation for the Belmont Park press ball. It would have furnished a neat opportunity to see how the other half live. The Lincoln Fields management, having through circumstances beyond their control been unable to stage their session in the pastoral surroundings of Crete, have, in a sense, moved the mountain to Mohamet in importing a couple of cows complete with bedding and fodder to the Hawthorne infield. At some tracks geese and ducks, which grace the scene during meetings, have been given over to the "hungry at the conclusion of the sessions. Some of the boys are already casting longing eyes at the bbvines. . .Del Holeman, the Tennessee trainer, got in with 18 horses for various owners. . .John Adams will ride Spur On in the Fleming Memorial . . .Jimmy Breckons will have the mount on Joe Graves in the same race. Joe Graves was second. to False opening day. . .Rain or shine, Fred Crafton always looks as if he stepped out of a bandbox. Number of arrivals from Louisville. A. N. Rupelt is in with 14 head, and S. Bryan Ott with 17... William "Booger" Johnson, a trainer who claims he was named for that great little racer of yesteryear, Booger Red, brought Hallieboy, Country Boy II., and Many Gifts, among others 1...R. W. Boy ens has Isle Sea, Aurora Deb, and Miss Canasta in for the N. and G. Farm. . .Trainer Jimmy Wallace, who at one stage of his career was the rider of the great Exterminator, is visiting a few days, and we expect to interview him at length . . .Sandtop, who is one of the eligibles for the Peabody Memorial, arrived in charge of trainer Stanley Hazzard. . .Foxpoise, another pretty fair racer, got in with L. H. Thompson in charge. The racer is owned by Delbert Clements. . .Steve Brooks, the jockey is strutting his stuff. Rode 27 winners at the recently closed Churchill Downs meeting. He is equipped with a ten gallon sombrero and a "get your man," look, but that, will not scare Adams.

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