Judges Stand: Class Tells in Massachusetts Handicap; Jamaica Jockey Club Officials See Belmont; New Classic Honors for Old Sire Hyperion; NASRC Seeking Continuity of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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JUDGES STANDS CHARLES HATTON SUFFOLKDOWNS Boston Mass June 11 Royal Vales class prevailed in the Massachusetts Handicap which is the richest and one of the most important of the New England seasons hardy animals For a frus ¬ trated jumper Mrs Weirs English colt does very nicely on the flat win ¬ ning the Dixie and Gallant Fox and now the Massachusetts Apparently Tom Fool is the only handicapper who is his superior at a mile and a quarter which is our classic distance And it is probable Royal Vale is a better prospect for the autumn marathons if he can maintain his form Of course trainer Ryan very sensibly is making hay while the sun shines and we understand Royal Vale may go off on a transcontinental foray to the West Coast for the 100000 Hollywood Gold Cup there on July 11 This is the date also of the 50 000 Brooklyn at Aqueduct in which Tom Fool is expected to attempt emulating Whisk Broom II who is the only horse to have brought off a triple in the Metropolitan Suburban and Brooklyn the same season The Massa ¬ chusetts was a good show particularly enjoyable for those who made Royal Vale oddson Westrope took him back leaving the gate then appeared to think he had given his mount rather too much the worst of it when he saw To Market lengths ahead and exuding speed entering the backstretch So Royal Vale started up midway the back stretch This enabled the local favorite Larry Ellis to gain exciting proximity to the New Yorker down near the finish Though he never really looked like beating Royal Vale Larry Ellis gave loyal Yankees their kicks We have seen horses come back better than To Market did which may account for his stopping so abruptly on the last turn turnA A A A AInteresting Interesting visitors down east are Colin Calder who is Class Tells in Massachusetts Handicap Jamaica Jockey Club Officials See Belmont New Classic Honors for Old Sire Hyperion HyperionNASRC Hyperiona a NASRC Seeking Continuity of Racing Racingpresident president of the Jamaica Jockey Club and the clubs steward O M Steele We came all the way here to at ¬ tend the NASRC convention and found it a rewarding ex ¬ perience Calder observes It is interesting to us to learn of the administration of the sport and its presentation in this country Now we are looking forward to seeing your famous Native Dancer in the Belmont Stakes on Satur ¬ day Calder and Steele tell us that there now are 30 days of racing annually in Jamaica The sport is confined to two tracks Marlie at Old Harbor and Knutsf ord Park at Kingston This latter course is the scene of the most im ¬ portant sport including a Jamaica Derby and the Two YearOld Stakes The islands big name horse at the moment is Double Man who is by Picasso out of Kitty Hawk and is a handicapper He bears up notably under assignments such as 147 pounds As a threeyearold last season Double Man won all his races with the single rather ironical exception of the Derby in which his saddle slipped Steele tells us that Most of our horses are homebreds stemming from English strains We should like to have some American horses but there are regula ¬ tions Thestud in Jamaica comprises 20 stallions and about 300 mares The leading breeder Sir George Sey ¬ mourSeymour mourSeymourA A A A AThis This is a brilliant season in world racing for Lord Derbys venerable 22yearold Hyperion five times Eng ¬ lands champion sire Ever since the turn of the year second generation Hyperions have been making their presence felt in U S stakes These include Money Broker Blaze Secret Meeting Curragh King and Correspondent who have collectively accounted for the Florida and Ar ¬ kansas Derbys Acorn and Blue Grass Stakes placing in the Louisiana Derby Last week end there was further evidence of Hyperions importance as a source of classic candidates when his granddaughter Grecian Queen won the Coaching Club American Oaks and on the same afternoon his son Aureole was runnerup in the Epsom Derby Grecian Queens sire Heliopolis has consistently ranked well forward on the list of Twenty Leading Sires but we think she is his first classic winner Mrs Ben Whitakers watchcharm of a filly could iot cope with Cerise Reine in the slop for the Delaware Oaks However when it became a question of staying the searching CCA route of a mile and three furlongs her class prevailed And that was all she had left upon which to draw during the final stages when Sabette challenged her after she had prompted the early pace paceA A A A ASince Since racing commissioners represent the state it is quite natural they are deeply concerned about the con ¬ tinuity of racing Much to nobodys surprise Tom Testa said in the recent NASRC meeting I think we can all agree that recent misunderstandings in various parts of our country have not been beneficial to racing and yet I submit that a vast majority of those engaged in the sport are hopeful that a means may be found to adjudicate these differences which arise from time to time before they results in strikes and undue publicity which could seriously injure the sport In recent years many sug ¬ gestions have been offered in the hope of avoiding these incidents We all readily admit there are manycompli cations that make it impossible to create a national body to consider these problems and attempt to adjudicate them So much for a Racing Congress Such a Continued on Page FortyOne JUDGES STAND STANDBy By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page FortyFour FortyFourbody body never has appealed to the TRA and recently at a KTBA meeting in Louisville The Jockey Clubs Marshall Cassidy in ad ¬ vocating meetings of representatives from the various components of the sport made it clear he was not suggesting a racing con ¬ gress In the NASRC convention Prank Warton suggested a racing continuity rule as a possible means of avoiding further in ¬ terruptions of race meetings He would re ¬ quire the tracks to state their purse policies at least 90 days prior to the opening date allowing a period of 30 days during which horsemen would accept or reject the pro ¬ gram Every licensee and employe could be bound by an agreement of employment with the association Warton said and the schedule would apply during the entire meeting It is to the tracks advantage to state their purse policy as far as possible in advance of their meetings and not many in the present day allocate stalls to horse ¬ men who are uncooperative in the matter of racing their horses Records are kept of the number of stalls occupied and number of entrants at most courses for the man ¬ agements future reference referencet A A A ATurf t Turf ana LieutGov Clifford Jones of Nevada in inviting the NASRC to Las Vegas noted that the first recorded horse race in his state was in 1860 at a place called Lousetown which if it exists at all now is a ghost town Remarkably there are only 58 subscribers to the NASRCs invalua ¬ ble Bulletin Sir Victor Sassoon famil ¬ iar with U S racing might be interested in starting Pinza in Laurels International with Sir Gordon Richards up Royal Vale is of Fairways male line Lou Smith is making Joe Smoots Las Vegas dreams come true

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