Delaware Memos: No Definite Plans for Royal Vale; Deserves Rest After Hard Campaign; Once Performed in Claiming Ranks, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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Delaware Memos By FRED GALIANI No Definite Plans for Royal Yale Deserves Rest After Hard Campaign Once Performed in Claiming Ranks RanksDELAWARE DELAWARE PARK Stantpn Del June 11 Trainer Jim Ryan was sitting in front of the racing secretarys office this morn ¬ ing getting his shoes shined and conversing over his handicap star Royal Vale There are no definite plans laid for him as of now he said We might go to California maybe to Aqueduct but the horse deserves a rest He has been in training since December and running hard I cant say what is next for him al ¬ though ne is in plenty of races including the Sussex here he commented The son of Kingsway Cora Deans is at Belmont and will be sent on here tomorrow Like Stymie and others Royal Vale was run in claiming races and last year somebody could have laid 10000 on the line and picked up 150000 this year The fiveyear old ran in hurdles both here and abroad Ryan saw the horse win in England and as he said this morning was well ac ¬ quainted with the family lines of the horse having worked for a stable that raced Royal Vales granddam Just in what race he will pop up next is a moot question but wherever it is Jack Westrope will be on him They are a good team remarked Ryan He likes the horse and knows how to handle him Westrope was back in action here today after winning the Massa ¬ chusetts Handicap HandicapJoe Joe Mergler returned from Belmont Park where 10 of the horses in training of the estate of Mrs R H Heigh e were sold and is now having his first day of unemployment in 20 years For two decades Mergler had been connected with the stable of the late Maryland sports woman and developed such stakes win ¬ ners around the Old Line State as Pro ¬ verb Seer Adroit Pony Ballet Zar Indus Wisenheimer and Meringue Merglers outstanding accomplishment was his victory in the mile and a fuf long Black Helen Handicap of 1946 with Adroit who at that time was considered primarily a sprinter At the present Joe is just looking around aroundElmer Elmer Trueman purchased Fair Bit from John Frazer and will run the horse in his own name He formerly trained the filly for Frazer Joe Cramer will ship seven head to Chicago toward the middle of next week Ed Brennan general man ¬ ager of Monmouth Park was down to give the Delaware plant the once over before he opens the North Jersey meeting Dave Gorman who won the Polly Drummond with Incidentally returned to New York Another outoftown engagement for him will be on Isasmoothie in the Yankee Handicap at Suffolk Downs next week weekE E Barry Ryan has received word from bis brother John currently in England where he attended the coronation and the Epson Derby that the latters High Love won a handicap in France Tien Lan the dam of Double Brandy owned by C E Tattle is in foal to Requested Duval Headley is expected to go to New York to see Tom Fool run in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Headley bred the cracking son of Menow Gaga Mr and Mrs Harry Parr who are campaigning a string at this meeting will leave for New York where they will attend the Belmont ball and witness the running of the Belmont Stakes Moodey Jolley has taken over the training of the Claiborne Farm horses of A B Hancock Trainer Lyle Phillips returned to Monmouth after saddling Tape Reader and Abbottstown for the Montchanin Handicap HandicapApprentice Apprentice Willie Lester checked in and will ride out the rest of the week Guest of the Delaware association yesterday was Col M C Nitos Chirapravati military attache to his majesty the king of Thai ¬ land and Mrs Chirapravati The Colonel has attended the races here before and in commenting on his native tracks said We have two tracks in our country but they cannot be compared with this delightful course We have racing all year round in my country Before the war I owned ownedContinued Continued on Page FortyOne Delaware Memos MemosBy By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Six Sixtrained trained and rode some Horses but that was in my younger days daysJustin Justin Funkhouser arrived in time to see the Polly Drummond and mentioned that his stallion Noble Impulse has 41 yearlings representing his first crop and 22 of them are the property of Funk ¬ houser at his farm Jim McHugh who paid 25000 for the juniper Sundowner yesterday at Belmont led his Brandy wine polo club against New York last night at Toughkamen field and lost 5 to 4 in a sudden death chukker chukkerIra Ira Hanford will be down to ride Brook meades County Clare in the Kent Stakes Saturday and then will journey to Mon ¬ mouth Park where he plans to ride for the entire summer session Former jockey and exercise boy Leo Lacy had a close call the other afternoon Lacy who is inactive with a broken arm suffered at Timonium early this year came up on the Baltimore train and it wasnt until he got in the track that he noticed he had lost his wal ¬ let He made a rapid dash to the train siding and was scouring the cars when a conductor asked him what he was doing Looking for his wallet Leo said I must have lost it on the way up from Baltimore Leo could have spent fruitless day where he was because he was on the Philadelphia race special After being so advised he hearched the proper train and eventually lame up with his wallet Glen Lasswell kill pack up after Saturdays races and leave for Monmouth Park The bucket gang was out on the track this morning six strong picking up pebbles and stones from the track The strip is so handman ¬ icured a couple of times a week

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