Native Dancer to Seek Dwyer, Then Come Here for Classic: Winfrey to Keep His Charge Busy; American Derby Also Is on Champions Itinerary, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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► = ■ : Native Dancer to Seek Dwyer, Then Come Here for Classic Winfrey to Keep His Charge4 Busy; American Derby Also Is on Champions Itinerary BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 15.— Bill Winfrey, who trains A. G. Vanderbilts champion three-year-old, Native Dancer, and calls the gray colt a "lazy so-andTSO," revealed today that the son of Polynesian will be kept too busy to loaf during the rest of the summer, having stake engagements on Long Island, at Saratoga and at Chicago. In commenting on Native Dancers narrow victory in the rich Belmont Stakes Saturday afternoon, Winfrey said, "He didnt waste any effort on Saturday. He doesnt win in a flashy sort of way, but he keeps on winning. The Belmont is sup-posted to be the test of the champion and, if it is, he certainly answered the question. Never Any Doubt in Trainers Mind "He proved himself to others but there never was any doubt with me that he was a champion. "Next comes the Dwyer at Aqueduct on July 4, then to Chicago for the Arlington Classic." Native Dancer collected 2,500 for his Beimont Stakes victory last Saturday, bringing his total earnings to 22,745. The Dwyer, at a mile and a quarter for three-year-olds, carries 0,000 added, while the Classic, at a mile for three-year-olds on July 18, carries 00,000 added* Winfrey said Native Dancer would go to Saratoga following the Classic and compete in some race there, returning to Chi- Continucd on Page Forty-Eight Native Dancer to Seek Dwyer, Then Come Here for Classic Continued from Page One cago for the 5,000 American Derby at Washington Park on August 22. Winfrey is considering the 5,000 Travers at Saratoga on August 15 and possibly the Saratoga Cup, which will be run after the American Derby. Though Native Dancers victory in the Belmont Stakes was by only a neck, it was a thriller, and his time of 2:28% for the mile and a half was just one second off the track set by Bolingbroke as a five-year-old under 115 pounds in 1942. Native Dancer carried 126 pounds Saturday. The Vanderbilt colts Belmont time was only two-fifths slower than the stake record held jointly by Count Fleet and, Citation. Following his rather busy summer campaign, Winfrey said Native Dancer will continue to race in the Fall, confining his appearances to eastern race tracks.

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