Judges Stand: Racings Weaker Sex Becoming Weaker Kilroe Offers Turf Races for Two-Year-Olds Eastern Invaders, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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JUDGES S T A N D *y CHARLES HATT0N ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 25. — For the sake of candor; the filly and mare division is, at the moment, fairly well depleted. Among the .older mares there are only the inconsistent Marta, and the repaired Sickles Image. And* among the three-year-olds Grecian Oueen. Canadiana and Cerise Reine. who was fired for a small splint following the Coaching Club American Oaks and will appear later in the Chicago summer season. This may seem a rather desponding view, but it is the only conclusion possible from a look at the record. It.must be discouraging for clubs which have so generously gone along with breeders suggestions they program more and richer events for the sex. But, of course, the associations can only be philosophical and make the best of the material which the bloodstock industry produces. Grecian Queen confirmed her CCA Oaks form when she apprehended Canadiana trying to steal yesterdays Gazelle. On the same afternoon, here at Arlington, Fred Hoopers homegrown Eddie Sue won the six-furlong Artful from some other sprinters of her age and sex. She is by-Education, who was the leading money winning two-year-old of his year, and is proving a better sire for Hooper, really, than his Derby winner, Hoop, Jr. Bubbley attempted to concede her six pounds while carrying 120 and Eddie Sue beat her with authority. Apparently Bubbley simply is not the filly many thought her last season. Her older sister, Real Delight, is much more capable, and she may resume her career later in the season at. Arlington and Washington. These clubs have added 25,000 to stakes for three-year-olds and upward of the weaker sex to be decided during the remainder of the season of 67 days. * * * Arlington and Washington propose "races daily on the Racings Weaker Sex Becoming Weaker Kilroe Offers Turf Races for Two-Year-Olds Eastern Invaders for Arlington Features Club Unveils Something New in Sprinklers turf for all ages and divisions." It was suggested here last summer, with uninhibited presumptuousness, that some horsemen might have two-year-old they would like to race on the grass, and perhaps tracks having these courses should experiment with such races. Jimmy Kilroe is carding a number of turf events for two-year-olds here this season and it will be interesting to note if this program proves practicable. Grass racing comes naturally to all horses, of course, but an occasional performer seems to go much better through the innerfield than on the loam of the main tracks. Perhaps some two-year-olds, who are experiencing difficulty winning on the loam will prove worth their oats in turf course competition. How many races, exactly, will be decided on the grass at Arlington and Washington will depend, to a considerable degree, upon the weather. When the going is soft and there is likelihood the course would be damaged racing over it, overnighters are transf erred to the main track. Lind-heimers turf courses have been carefully cultivated and scientifically maintained over a period of years and seem to withstand use that would be excessive at some other tracks. Of course, when the turf training tracks are in readiness it will be possible to fill and program still more grass races. And this will be quite all right with the track crowds here in Chicagoland, who are keen to have more of them. s AAA Bill Winfrey advises he is bringing Native Dancer here following the Dwyer on the Fourth of July, and indica tions are his rival, Jamie K., is coming to Chicago to remain for some time. Winfreys only concern is the weather. It can become hotter than the hinges of Hades, but the heat wave of several days back was fairly general about the country.- Handicapper Jimmy Kilroe incidentally shares Charles McLennans high opinion of "The Dancer," and observes, "There are those who think that because he does not win off by himself, he cannot be outstanding. But he only does what he has to in order to win." Kilroe did not compare him with Citation. However, he remarked Jhat: "All other factors being equal, I think time is an important differential. They ran the Derby in 2:02 and the Belmont in 2:28 and some change, the last six furlongs in 1:13. -So I must think these are top class colts." Other invaders from the East are indicated for other of Arlingtons stakes. For instance, the nine-year-old Royal Governor continues to train satisfactorily and is a prospect for the Stars and Stripes. The one-eyed Armageddon is expected early for the Stars and Stripes, and perhaps also the Laurance Armour Memorial. John Gaver plans naming Tom Fool for the 5,000 Arlington Handicap, though he might wish it were something less than a mile and three-sixteenths. There, incidentally, has been a great deal x f conjecture concerning the outcome of. a meeting between Native Dancer and Tom Fool at "wfa." Except for the Pimlico Special, however, the autumn wfa events are at distances which appear more advantageous to the versatile Sagamorean. AAA Manager of aerations, Bob Henderson, and track su-erintendent, Clarence Brinkman, have introduced something new in track sprinklers at this meeting. The" sprinkling truck is equipped with an arm of 50 feet which sprays water over the racing surface throughout its entire length. In this way the truck can circle the course and Continued on Page Forty -Three I JUDGES STAND • By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Fifty-Two water it thoroughly from the inner rails to a point past the center of the track, without imposing its own weight on the cushion. The sprinkler is refilled from other tank trucks, which replenish the supply while it is in operation. The device has been patented. The idea naturally is to water the course without wearing any paths in it. The tire marks of the truck are far removed from the portion of the surface customarily followed by fields in action. As you might guess, the horsemen are high in their praise of this innovation. AAA Turf ana: Incidentally is not a candidate for any of Arlingtons or Washingtons early closing stakes, though Maine Chance nominated several of her stablemates. Perhaps they appeared brighter prospects last November. . . . The TRPBs Bob Laughlin, knocking on wood, reports all quiet on the Northside front. . . . Two service trucks patrol the Arlington parking areas, fixing flats and unstalling engines at no charge. There are free buses from the lots to the stands on Saturdays and holidays. . . . Spencer Drayton plans to visit Arlington soon. . . . The recent Lincoln showed Ruhe, who has his depressed moods, at the top of his form for the Equipoise. . . . Ted Cox is assisting with the TV program here. . . . The turf strip will be opened for training Tuesday; Thursdays and Sundays Larry Thompson relinquished his HBPA post to devote himself exclusively to training. Lincolns crowds were up about four per cent, and in the rain mostly. . . . The recent MRA stakes winner, Beanir, is a candidate for the Lassie.

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