Lincoln Fields Notebook: Jay Jay Gee Glassy Illinois-Bred; Baybrook Nearly Wins at Route; Extend Syfrigs Apprenticeship, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Jay Jay Gee Classy Illinois-Bred Baybrook Nearly Wins at Route Extend Syfrigs Apprenticeship HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 15.— There was something about a couple of the winners here Saturday that we believe to be deserving of notice. At least they seemed interesting to us. To begin with, in the feature race, which was the Miss America Stakes, the conquering heroine was Jay Jay Gee. Now this could be the best Illinois-bred filly in years. We cannot very well go overboard on any runner who has not been over five furlongs, ! but we have seen Jay Jay Gee win three races here, and she has impressed us very much. We had a kindly feeling for Queen Hopeful in the race, inasmuch as we deem the Queens owners to be fine sports people, but we must admit that Jay Jay Gee overshadowed her. As. for the others, they were up the track. Wish Jay Jay Gee. had been named Jay Jay Em. Then we would have something to cheer for, but there was, a few years ago, a Jay Jay Em who won a race or two, so we must be content with that. Now that Jay Jay Gee is by a horse named littletown. That stallion was a fair to middling runner around Chicago a few years back, but he was sold at auction not so long ago for 00. Teddy Cox iells me that Howard Reine-man, of Lexington, Sunny Crest Farm, purchased Littletown in more or less of a joking way for his wife, Helen, and it seems that when Littletown was to be sent from Chicago to Kentucky, he was loaded in a trailer with another stallion and by the time they had got to Joliet, which is only a hop, skip and jump out of Chicago, the stallions had fought so much they were both half chewed to death. The driver of the truck did not realize that you couldnt mix stallions, and more than that, you couldnt put fighting chickens together. Littletown is now recuperating at the Reinemans farm, where he will be used as a sort of equine gigolo and his daughter Jay Jay Gee will prance her stuff hereabouts. Now the sixth race Saturday was won hy Sunny Dale. Dave Paper, of St. Paul, owns her and Dave Feldman, a fellow Chicago newsman and announcer here, was, I believe, responsible for her start. Sunny Dale, a five-year-old mare, won a couple of stakes this past winter and is checking in Saturday beat the best sprinter I have seen this year, and that goes for my old favorite, Tea-Maker. I believe I passed along the word to you readers after Baybrooks initial outing here that I thought him great, lads and lassies, he was even greater in defeat. This colt is not cut out to be a distance horse, and Saturdays race was one and one-sixteenth miles. But he battled it out in such a good manner as Royal Mustang and just failed to last. Had the race been one mile, we believe he would have won it. With six months still to go, we nominate Baybrook for sprinter of the year honors. He is by Bayfield, who we dont know too well, who is out of Coral B., whom we dont know at all, but we believe those who are more familiar with breeding lines than this scribbler, will probably be telling you all about that later. Harry Trotsek is about to become a trainer on three fronts. He recently shipped three horses to Delaware Park and is planning to send seven to Detroit. Those beaded for the Motor City are Bloom, Net Profit, Night Beat, Marie-chen, Ahsa Beauty, Shakers Image and Durbonette. The others in his care will remain in the Chicago area.. . .Former owner Jock Sirl has departed for Bostons Leahy Clinic, to go through the checking up process. . . Harry N. Eads, who has some horses here, is visiting from. Dayton, Ohio. . . Ben Endovina, Chicago produce .merchant, who had some horses here last year, was on the grounds the other day looking for some suitable racing stock. . .Coleman Kelly, the Irish breeding authority, is a regular Saturday visitor.. . .Friends here are glad to learn that popular Humphrey Finney had been appointed to the board of directors at Bowie.. . .Virginia Rein-Itardt, of West Wind Farm, has the two-year-old, Paradise, from F. M. Jayne. . . . Horse owner Jake Sher and Mrs. Sher Confirmed en Page Forty-Three Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPII* Continued from Page Four arrived from their Miami, Fla., home for a short visit. With the reurn of a good racing strip, 185 horses worked over the Hawthorne -oval Saturday morning-. . . .Eddie L. King, Jr., an apprentice who has ridden five winners, has reported for duty to the Emil Dene-markstable. The boy comes from Indianapolis, Ind Louis Syfrig, an apprentice who was badly injured in a spill at Columbus, Nebr., last year, has received a seven-month, four-day extension on his apprentice allowances and therefor will enjoy the "bug" until next year. The boy won the first race of his career at Omaha last June. . . .En route to Denver, the Lyo Lee-trained horses, En Fleur and Seventh Sun, will stop off at Omaha to compete in the 0,-0000 added Ak-Sar-Ben Handicap at that course1 July 4. Gerald Miller, who has been spending his 30-day Army furlough with his father, Harry Miller, assistant track superintendent here, has reported back to headquarters at Columbia, S. C, for duty. . . . Veteran juckey Willie Morrissey will accompany trainer Ly Lee to Omaha and Denver at the conclusion of this meeting. ...Jockey W. Zakoor, who came from Detroit to ride Saturday, was to return to that point ealy next week.. . .The horses in the Lixnana Stable were transferred to Arlington Park Sunday Jockey Johnny Adams will ride one of the Trotsk-trained horses in Saturdays Lincoln Handicap.. . .Frank "Jimmy" Kilroe, paying his first visit of the year to Hawthorne, was the center of attraction in the racing secretarys office Saturday morning. . . . Stake blanks for the new triple turf classics to be run at the Atlantic City meeting, have arrived.

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