Arlington Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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. ♦ Arlington Notebook — By J. J. MURPHY ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 16.— You could have fried an egg on the sidewalks of Chicago today, but it was was pleasant pleasant out out Arl- was was pleasant pleasant out out Arl- Arlington way. A soothing r breeze was blowing across the nearby meadowlands and the vista afforded by the verdant infield and surrounding pastures was pleasant to the eye. Those making the, journey from the loop to the course on the 9 : 52 were pleasantly surprised surprised at at the the air- surprised surprised at at the the air- air-conditioned train assigned to the run for their comfort. All of this tended to make speculation a pleasure and it was believed that Arlington Park would have a banner opening day. Racing secretary Ivan Thomas was becoming acquainted with the horsemen and offered an innovation in that ; he requested that jockeys for the various horses be named at the time of entry. While this procedure was frowned upon in a few • quarters it drew much favorable comment and it certainly was of benefit to members of the press whose duty it is to list as many riders as possible with the overnight entries. The program for Tuesday was filled ■ shortly after 10:00 a. m., thereby enabling the horsemen to take a leisurely trip back to their quarters, shower off, and enjoy a "light siesta before returning to the course for the afternoons sport. Two of the stewards who have been employed at rather distant tracks checked in, Keene Daingerfield coming from Kentucky, and Aidan Roark from California. Both looked fit and ready for the battle. Announcer Ray Haight was in from Baltimore after having performed his stint on all the major tracks in Maryland during the past spring. Ray did a similar chore at this track last summer and his work was highly commended. Twelve thoroughbreds, the property of the Brookmeade Stable, arrived from New York and more are expected later. The dozen were in charge of Joe Kramer, who will handle the midwestern division of the stable . . . Jockey Melvin Duhon, who has been popular hereabouts in the past, got in from Fairmount Park . . . The veteran, Willie Garner, who is just about the oldest of the active riders, arrived from Detroit and will free lance here . . . Apprentice John Heckmann, having served the 10-day suspension for rough riding imposed upon him by the Lincoln Fields stewards, will be eligible to ride Wednesday . . Owners Marion VanBerg and A. Graffagnini have swapped horses, VanBerg taking possession of the two-year-old Nickies Boy and Graffagnini getting the seasoned runner, Son Charlie. Phil Reilly, one of the real veterans of the turf and a man who helped Curley Brown design Arlington Park, was present for the opening. He came from Kentucky, where he has been resting following a fishing trip in Minnesota. Reilly is composing a yarn on Lucky Baldwin, with whom he was associated before the days of the old Santa Anita track. We listened in on a yearn he was relating to another old-timer of doings on the turf 60 years ago, so it is plain to be seen that Mr. Reilly is no Johnny-come-lately. . .Robert F. Carey. Continued on Page Thirty-Seven j ; | | • . t j j I , I j | J , , I i — — I Arlington Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Three general manager of Hawthorne, is en route to the Canadian wilds on his annual fishing trip. He says the finny fellows are so plentiful in his favorite spot they have been known to leap into the boat after a catch as it is being landed. Carey looks forward to a big autumn meeting at Haw- thorne and plans many improvements to the historic course. M. R. Prestridge, who owns a good string at this track in partnership with Bill Allison, was an arrival from his home in Alamagordo, N. M., and- will remain for several days . . Danny McAulif f e, who in his riding days won several stakes, has taken over the engagement book of An- thony Ferraiuolo. He is also agent for apprentice Don Devine. . Mrs. Teddy Cox, wife of one of the Arlington stewards, returned from Baltimore where she attended the graduation exercises of her daughter, Darlene. The young lady accompanied her mother to Chicago. . . Have received word from New Orleans that Anthony Pelleteri, head of the Fair Grounds track, will arrive in a few days. . . Peter J. ODonnell, general manager of Lincoln Fields, is planning a few weeks rest after details of the late session have been cleared away. "See you at Washington ," said Peter. Miss Wabash, a two-year-old in the stable of A. B. Karle, is in from Fairmount, and A. W. Rupelt will do the training . . Trainer John T. Kermath had as his guests on the last day of the Lincoln meeting Harvey C. Fruehauf , George A. Cavanagh and Charles B. Bohn, all of Detroit. Bohn for many years raced horses in partnership with the late Peter A. Markey, who passed away last month. Both Bohn and Cavanaugh now have horses being trained by Kermath . . . Bayard Sharps Hannibal, winner of the Experimental Free Handicap No. 1 at Jamaica, and Larry McPhails General Staff will arrive here Tuesday. They are coming from the East via airplane. Hannibal is nominated for the Warren Wright Memorial and General Staff for the Equipoise Mile.

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