Judges Stand: Dancer, Jamie K. Renew Rivalry in Belmont; Knebelkamp in Praise of Grecian Queen; Bert Thompson Suggests More Television; Moyers Guidance Aids New Commissioners, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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JUDGES STANDS CHARLK BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y June 12 And now the Bel ¬ mont The fascination of this last of the Triple Crown events is the prospect Native Dancer and Jamie K will renew their rivalry of the Preak ness and the betting is that the re ¬ sult will be the same Even though Jamie K was stretching the grays neck at the finish in a way which suggested to many ob ¬ servers he would have won at the Belmont distance Per ¬ sonally we cannot concur in this opinion feeling that the Sagamorean would be in front were they running still for his is the antitype of the exhibitionist and only does what Guerin requires of him He certainly is obliging as an audit of his form shows for he has won 13 of his 14 starts and was by way of winning the other when the furlongs ran out on him It is a remarkable score particu ¬ larly on those ankles At the same time we must confess Jamie K is a more capable animal than we had thought him Not off his race in the Preakness so much as his sprint here in which Safety only beat him a nose in 110 Few thought he held that sort of speed In the event any other of this Belmont field is returned the win ¬ ner it will be both shocking and financially distressing for most of the huge crowd expected You can imagine the hilarity when Louis Primas The Preem turned up in the entry box And with a notation on the slip blinkers off Off The Preem of course not Prima But anything can happen in the Belmont Stakes Hurry Off convinced us of this when he ran for 7500 Belmont week reappear ¬ ing on Saturday to win the Belmont itself itselfA A A A AWathen Wathen Knebelkamp chairman of the Kentucky com ¬ mission and long a horse owner and breeder was a recent visitor to see his first renewal of the CCA Oaks I though Grecian Queen ran a brilliant race he commented add Dancer Jamie K Renew Rivalry in Belmont Knebelkamp in Praise of Grecian Queen Bert Thompson Suggests More Television Movers Guidance Aids New Commissioners Commissionersing ing and I feel sure that in the final analysis she will prove the best of her age and sex division Any turfman might envy the owner of such a beautifully bred thor ¬ oughly game filly We were reminded that in the win ¬ ners enclosure after the stake Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey remarked I surely hope some day to breed a filly like that Apparently she is more amenable to rating than her rival Cerise Heine who has gone to Arlington Park for Ben Lindheimers long and opulent roster of filly and mare events Mrs Whitakers home ¬ bred may appear for the 100000 New Castle at Delaware Park and is seems probable she will be pointed also for the Gazelle and the Alabama which are exclusively for members of her age and sex division She always plays up en route to the paddock in a way that makes one wonder if she is going to run her race but usually she does and her form is something to give pause to those who seem to fancy class and sheer brawn are somehow correlated For Grecian Queen may be categorized with Black Helen and Bed o Roses who also were small but had boundless courage and integrity In addressing the recent NASRC convention the Jockeys Guild Bert Thompson took occasion to say that TV is proving a tremendous aid to the sport It takes racing into millions of homes he observed and depicts it as the clean exciting sport that it is There can be no question it is making many friends for racing Thomp ¬ son urges that all tracks make it a point to televise their Saturday features showing the sport at its best TV is debited with an alarming decrease in baseball attend ¬ ances but for obvious reasons televising racing is not the same thing And the reaction of the public is bound to be more pronounced than in the instances of most other sports For instance no American has to be shown what a ball game looks like But many had only the vaguest secondhand notion of the appearance of the racing scene until the advent of TV It has tremendous potentialities as a medium of furthering the thoroughbred sports pub ¬ lic relations And racinghappily is making the most of it to cultivate greater interest in the sport sportA A A A AIn In this departments humble estimation judge Earl Moyer made one of the most important addresses among the many heardduring the recent Boston convention It was something to steel commissioners to brook no non ¬ sense in any future disputes between management and the horsemen In sum Moyer said I believe that we ad ¬ ministering racing must permit negotiations and arbitra ¬ tion to the fullest extent within reason But when the disputants are obviously unable to reach agreement then commissions must intervene in the interests of the public and the sport Moyer advised demanding the full divul gence of all the facts to determine what is fair and just and to be impartial and remind the parties concerned they have the right to insist the track operate in the interests of the sport and the public Each side the Ne braskan said might be required to make a concession in order to effectuate a compromise and a working agree ¬ ment Moyer is at once a forceful speaker with a keen legal mind He was addressing many commissioners who had never before attended a convention of the NASRC and indeed who may not have had a complete grasp of their duties and the delegated authority which the public publicContinued Continued on Page FortyNine JUDGES STAND STANDBy By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page FiftyTwo FiftyTwovested vested in them Moyer concluded by say ¬ ing Without being autocratic let us get at this business which he considers the most vital problem confronting contemporary racing racingA A A A ATurfana Turfana Suffolk Downs play is up some three per cent but with more races programmed NASRCs Bulletins are published biweekly during the summer seasons height Without its records and ruling published in DAILY RACING FORM chaos The global International trophy will be exhibited at the Grand Prix Judge John Pappas is to be commended for arranging tours of the stable area for Mas ¬ sachusetts Day patrons showing them racing backstage Never saw so many colors with disgusting initials emblems etc as in the New England area Opera ¬ tive 6 commented They look as if they were thought up by a schizo

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