On the Trot, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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On the Trot By MORRIE KURLANSKY Junior Colleen Sold at Auction Grandma Burright Tutors Grandson Dale Wingays Time Commendable MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood, 111., May 12. — Junior Colleen, object of several literary efforts on the part of Tom Wilburn, was sold for 60 at the auction held at Aurora auction held at Aurora Downs Sunday. His new owner will race Junior at the fairs and otherwise use him as a saddle horse . Old Man Moses, a winner of 0,729 in his career, is quite a sight to behold when he goes through chores in the morning hours. The 11 -year-old trotter trotter by by Spencer Spencer is is trotter trotter by by Spencer Spencer is is again in Dee Stovers barn and will make his first start here this week. Being a gelding and therefore ineligible as a stud prospect, Moses nevertheless should win a lot of prizes in the show ring for his owner, Glen Barker of Rockf ord, 111., when he is through racing . Jake Mahoney, veteran trainer, was suspended for seven days for unsatisfactory drives behind King Gaines prior to this horses victory in 2:06% Saturday night. Grandma Burright is seen daily on the grounds and she is quite busy, too. Only this spring its her two and one-half-year old grandson, instead of her horses, whom she is teaching the rudiments of life on a race track. The youngsters mother, Joyce Hankins, together with her husband, Jack, trains the horses owned by Paul D. Dougherty, the La Grange patron Earls Pied Piper, the 00 bargain, is the money-winningest trotter on the grounds with ,500 in four starts, all victories. Bomb Sights owner, Alvin A. Gould of Cincinnati, is said to have seen his colt race but once or twice. In spite of his seeming indifference, Gould has turned down several very good offers for his crack trotter, one of the purest-gaited performers seen in a long time at Maywood Park. Secretary Ted Leonard classified Bomb Sight into the select free-for-all group after his brilliant 2:05% performance, but it is very doubtful that Lou Ruber, Jr. will start Bomb Sight in an ovenight event. Bomb Sight, according to his trainer, not only has a world of speed but is the best-mannered horse he ever had in his care. Last year, the ycung trotter was started at nine different tracks all over the Midwest, but he ships like an old campaigner. On his racing days, as if he knows whats in store for him at night, Bomb Sight lays down in his stall and rests. Sign of a true champion! Dale Wingays win time of 2:05-, in Saturday nights Free-For-AU Pace was a new record for the meeting. By comparison, the feature race at Yonkers Raceway, N. Y., on the same night, was won in identical time by Dandy Dick, which reflects favorably on Dale Wingays effort. Incidentally, this was the first time that Leonard wrote a free-for-all race for Illinois -owned or -bred horses. These horses usually race in less important events. While all owners of the six participants — John Lee, Miss Shine-A-Mite, Dale Wingay, Gay Order, True Jay and Gene Hayes — are bona fide residents of Illinois, only horses, Gay Order and True Jay, are by sires standing in the Prairie State Delhi Lady, the Jordan Brothers good trotting mare, started in the 1949 renewal of the Hambletonian. worlds richest trotting race. Leading all drivers at Maywood Park in the "most wins" department, including Saturday nights racing, was Russell Britenf ield with eight victories. Seven drivers with six wins each were tied for second place, namely Earl Roush, Stan Stucker, Tom Wilburn, Billy Rouse, C. F. Rumley, Dee Stover and Frank Taylor . . . Allmore, the two-year-old pacing colt by Eddie Havens, last week went a mile in 2:21, although there is still a lot of lost motion with him as he goes too wide with his hindlegs. The colt was broken and trained all winter by presiding judge C. J. "Pete" Langley, whosold him to Billy Rouse before the meeting opened here . Gay Order, Court Lawful, upset winner of Saturday nights first division of the Chicago Harness Writers Pace in the good time of 2:07 with Mel Harmening in the sulky; King Gaines and Waydale, undefeated in two starts here this year, leave for Detroit for a stake engagement Thursday night at Hazel Park. Seen in the clubhouse the last few days were R. A. Warren, member of the Illinois Harness Racing Commission; Chet Adams and his attractive missus Chet is the famed cartoonist of the Chicago Tribune strip, "All in Sport," a daily feature in the sports pages; Ira Pink of the Englander Company, Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly, socially prominent Chicagoans and ardent harness racing enthusiasts; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Whipple, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Starck, well-known Chicago piano manufacturers; Art and Mrs. Schactel, entertaining Arts mother and his father, La Salle haberdasher; Dr. Bartels, prominent Cook County staff physician. Also seen were Mrs. Eleanore James, owner of harness horses, entertaining a party of 14; Stephen Hord, head of Brown Brothers Harriman in Chicago; Rudy New-bauer, sales manager of the radio division of NBC; Rocky Wilms, prominent beer cooler manufacturer; Paul S. Dougherty and son, owner of harness horses and a metal coating factory on the southside; Jimmy Segreti, Chicago Tribune sports writer, and his wife; Charley Dunkley, former sports editor of the AP in Chicago; Elmer Polzin, turf writer for the Herald American, and his wife, honoring the winner. Mel Harmening, with Court Lawful, after the latters victory in the first division of the Chicago Harness Writers Pace.

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