New Jersy Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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New Jersey Notes GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., j May 24. Trainer Claude Feltner vanned a draft of horses into Garden State Park after campaigning in Maryland. His charges will race in the silks of Henry Hecht. Last year Feltner saddled 32 winners to be one of the leading money-winning conditioners of the season, taking down 82,650 in purses. Paul Miller, whose riding career was cut short by a call from Uncle Sam, was a visitor to Garden State Park. The Philadelphia-born boy, now residing in nearby Mt. Ephram, was seriously injured while serving in the infantry, and spent six months in Army hospitals. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Now on a 20-day leave, Miller announced that he hopes to resume riding after his Army stint in July. Jockey George Hettinger has given J. L. McKnight first call on his services at Garden State Park. Hettinger lost no time in scoring for his new stable, by-driving home Question Eight, a 0.60 victor, and recent claim, in Wednesdays final event. During the first 17 days of the spring meeting at Garden State Park, 47 horses have changed hands by way of the claiming box. J. L. McKnight took over five, and River Divide Farm obtained four. Jockey L. C Cook, whose mission to Garden State Park was to ride, J. R. Collin.s Biddy Jane in the Rancocas Stakes, successfully accomplished his aim by driving the filly home to a well-earned victory. In addition to nabbing the stake, Cook has netted two other wins, for a record of three victories and one third in four tries. Jockey Eugenio Rodriguez, who returns to action on Tuesday, following a 10-day suspension, has commitments in the Camden Handicap and Jersey Stakes at Garden State Park. Rodriguez will be up on K. G. Marshalls Coffee Money in the Decoration Day fixture, and will ride Max Kahlbaums Jampol in the 0,000 added Jersey Stakes. River Divide Farm has shipped a small draft of horses to Suffolk Downs to represent its interests during the New England meeting. The major portiy of the" con- . J c m;j ... v i i j . . a- ii ii At i d ... j j tingent, along with its contract rider, Charles Burr, will remain at Garden State Park to close out the spring session. Everything is in readiness for the golf tournament sponsored by Garden State Park, to be held Monday at the Riverton Country Club. Open to owners, trainers, jockeys, stable help, and employes of all departments of the track, a large field is anticipated on the greens at tee-off time. Garden, State Park has added tables to the lawn areas adjacent to the walking ring. Here, patrons may relax between races and view the saddling procedure in shaded comfort.

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