Connors Corner: Battle is on for Turf Patronage Aqueduct, Monmouth Contestants Porch to Ride at Arlington Park Winner for Friday 13th Devotees, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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"" ,Vifr|ii"11" CONNORS CORNER By Chuck Connors AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 14.— Thef t .battle for patronage from the lush metropolitan area on the part of this track and and Monmouth Monmouth Park Park at at and and Monmouth Monmouth Park Park at at Oceanport, N. J., promises to be a hectic one. The early propaganda favors the New Jersey center, for the tub c thumpers for that track 1 have stressed the fact e that the trip over the New Jersey turnpike is r a pleasant one. Horse- r men who have made the trip in the past few t days days voiced voiced the the opinion opinion J J "" ,Vifr|ii"11" days days voiced voiced the the opinion opinion J J that under present conditions, Monmouth r will cut a deeper swath into the attend- h ance here than in previous years. Reports s from Garden State were to the effect that 1 hundreds of New Yorkers, from the Bronx, 1 Westchester and other northern sectors I preferred motoring to the Camden course r. than over the parkways and congested city s traffic to Long Island. The opening at Mon- C mouth and the .first Saturday of this meeting, or so argued the boys and girls of the clubhouse set, would offer a good line on the choice of the racing-minded New York J patronage. As far as weather conditions for J the day were concerned, no favoritism was ■ shown. The local parkways were crowded ■ during the morning hours with beach- I bound traffic. The additional hazard of a slow moving motorists due to construction r is not conducive to even tempers, either in- ■ bound or outbound from Aqueduct. Earlier ■ in the season, it appeared that the exodus * of horses to other tracks from this area * would not be as pronounced as many had JJ predicted. However, in recent days that trend has been reversed and a goodly num- ■ ber shipped away to Chicago, Delaware and J* to Monmouth Parks for those respective meet- 1! ings. The fields at this meeting have been ■ on the smallish side. Whether that can be ■ ascribed to the exodus to other tracks or the ■ aversion on the part of some trainers to race here is a debatable question. AAA p Jockey Gerald Porch departs for Arling- is £ ton Park where he will ride at that meet- ing and the one to follow at Washington Park . . Ray Metcalf came down from Suf - ti to folk Downs in quest of racing material and F brought the news that the old-timers race, c for jockeys who rode decades or so back w offered a good argument in favor of youth, b . . Davel Mandel, the ubiquitious man b about the clubhouse, has joined the ranks S t c 1 e r r t J J r h s 1 1 I r. s C J J ■ ■ I a r ■ ■ * * JJ ■ J* to 1! ■ ■ ■ p is £ ti to F c w b b S Battle Is On for Turf Patronage * Aqueduct, Monmouth Contestants Porch to Ride at Arlington Park Winner for Friday 13th Devotees of non-smokers. Could be the Col. Isidore Bieber influence, he is an active campaigner in this respect, or it could be on the advice of the doctors. . The grapevine reported that Primate, owned by the Star-mount Stable of E. B. Benjamin, the New Orleanian, carries an insurance policy in the sum of 150 grand. . A draft of the J. J. Colando horses was shipped to Monmouth Park for that meeting. Uncle Miltie headed the consignment . . . Two horses were sold yesterday for export to Porto Rico. They were Chicot and Metuselah . . . M. M. Wolf shipped Lambent to a farm in Massachusetts to be turned out for the remainder of the summer . . . Jimmie Coleman shipped the veteran eight-year-old gelding Called to Eddie Regan for training. AAA Jules Schwartz shipped the two - year -old Peanut King to Baileys Long Island farm to be turned out for the remainder of the summer. . Novel Request, owned by the Warbern Stable and trained by Phil Bieber .bucked in his last start. Bieber ascribed the bucking to the depth of the racing cushion. . .Willie Booth came out for the afternoon and joined Mickey Miles in the popular pastime seeking winners . . . Al Leeds and Max Rosenfield deserted Wall Street and the plastic field for the afternoon and upon arrival bumped into an "angel" in the person of Clem Kahn. The latter playing Santa Claus, or was it trying hedge, sold one half of his Daily Double investment and a part of the ticket on the opening race. The arrivals expressed thanks after the event for the Double selection was a good one. AAA Arthur Guetel, of Kansas City, a newcomer to the breeding ranks, has a half dozen foals at his Kansas farm. In the lot a half-brother to the Fleet Technician . . . Herb Woolf came on from Kansas City, Mo., and did some rooting for his Delegate account for the secondary feature of Friday afternoon. The Kansas City merchandiser plans to remain for several weeks... When Tocoli, a South American-bred accounted for the seventh race, it brought back memories of the successes of Sari H. and Cabelero over this same strip. ►. . , Recent additions to the vets list are Thwarted, Frost Bitten, Landlord, Lambent and Nor west . . . The devotees of the superstition came up with the winner on Friday 13th. In the Double 11 and 2 proved successful and total 13. The Double paid off at a shorter price than a parlay, thus showing the influence . . . Trainer Jack Skirvin came up from Monmouth Park to saddle Jubling in the Gazelle. The filly will be shipped to the New Jersey course on Sunday or Monday. . Mrs. J. J. Jones, vice-president of the Crowley-Jones Camera Co., and Robert F. Kratz will be married Sunday at Upper Brookville, N. Y., home of Allan T. Flynn. They both make their b homes in Coral Gables, Fla., and will s so honeymoon in Canada. t r

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