New Jersey Report: Unusual Antics of Irish-Bred Colt; Sheila the Peeler Is Strip Teaser; Pulls Off Shoes, Halter in Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Hew Jersey Report By FRED GALIANI Unusual Antics of IrishBred Colt Sheila the Peeler Is Strip Teaser Pulls Off Shoes Halter in Stable StableGARDEN GARDEN STATE PARK Camden N J May 7 Dapper Eddie Smith the ex jockey now training the horses of A P Mergardt as showing a few more furrows in his brow The cause of this is a threeyearold Irish colt right ap pelation Big Thrill but referred to by Eddie as Sheila the Peeler It seems this horse has the soul of a strip teaser I cant figure it out remarked Ed ¬ die but this guy takes everything off Hell leei arouna tne stan unui ne gets a piace he can stick his hoof and he pulls his shoes off Some days I come in the stall and his front shoe is off the next day itll be a back one Hes got the blacksmiths crazy Not only that but he gets the halter off too rubbing around the stall Why once he even got an aluminum cradle off his neck without breaking it or bending it How he I did that I cant figure out A cradle is a neck band put on a horse usually after he is blistered to prevent him from bending down and biting his knees and ripping off his bandages bandagesA A A A AThe The other morning I went into his stall and he was half way to China What a hole he had dug But aside from all that hes a nice horse Ive only run him twice here he won a race in Eng ¬ land last year and I dont think he knows what its all about yet But he figures to improve when he gets accli ¬ mated Now if I could only figure out why he wants to be a strip teaser Id be all right Eddie is a positive fashion plate both in the morning workout hours and in the afternoon Some fellows are even planning to run him against J P Sammy Smith the accredited title holder for well dressed mans honors Eddie has another distinction On four occasions he has ridden four winners on his birthday June 28 He recalls one natal day when he won three races at Agawam his only scheduled mounts when a fellow asked him to ride a horse for him in a late race Eddie took it and won with it to give him his four winners The trainer was Syl Veitch now condi ¬ tioner for the C V Whitney stable To keep up his record it was suggested to him that this June 28 he send out four winners to which he replied When I get a big enough stable Ill do that thatA A A A ACaboose Caboose who was claimed from Art Warner here by Tommy Heard was so named because he was the last horse sold on the last night of the Keeneland sales when he was a yearling And appropriately enough according to Warner he was pur ¬ chased by a railroad man Barker See ley new publicity director at Monmouth Park motored from the North Jersey track for the day They distributed stakes blanks for the coming meeting Monmouth will be open to receive horses the 15 of the month Harry Wells trainer for the Woodland Farm of Amory L Haskell president of Monmouth Park and the Raritan Stable of K P Schley has 15 horses here ready for racing They were all wintered in the state Stakes blanks for Aqueduct and Lincoln Fields meets are available The former track is offering 11 feature events on the flat and three jump ¬ ing events They close on May 15 There are three 50000 events on the roster the Brooklyn Carter and Dwyer Lincoln is offering eight stakes and each one closes 10 days before the running of theevent Chris Wood Jr was a visitor with the R E Cudahys of Chicago The field director of the United Hunts is on his way to New York for the first running of the International Steeplechase at Belmont Saturday and working in the interests of the Radnor Hunt Wood is high in praise of the riding ability of Frank Bonsai Jr son of the Maryland trainer who won his first race in silks on Lancrel at Warrenton Va captur ¬ ing the coveted Virginia Gold Cup over 17 rivals Mrs Stefan Zachar owner of the Golden Shoe Farm in Florida was a visitor visitorA A A A ASylvester Sylvester Rich picked an auspicious day for the races He was on hand to see his Sinister win the feature race on Thursday Mr and Mrs Ben Oppenheim came from New York City for the same race in inContinued Continued o Page FiftyOnt NEW JERSEY REPORT REPORTBy By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Fre Frewhich which their Emmydee was a competitor Exercise girl Betty Cox will be interviewed on Jim Learnings Sport Parade over the Mutual Broadcasting Companys coast to coast network Saturday afternoon Johnny Madala director of safety was giyen a birthday party by his close friends the other night No figures on his age were available Like Jack Benny hes 39 39A A A A AThat That irate gentleman in the press box these days is Jack Kiley liason man be ¬ tween the coop and the mutuel depart ¬ ment The other day Kiley traveled to Elkton to inspect his horse Luxuriant whom he has on a farm there Using the bus as transportation he wants to know why they charged him 127 to Elkton but 209 from Elkton back to Philadelphia Its a matter of principle and the phones are getting a workout Thats the way the ball bounces Jack Floyd Green apprentice under contract to Joe Piarulli made his seasonal debut today Green won nine races here last fall and was going good when he was injured He rode sparingly in Florida being ill for a while His book is handled by Jimmy Cotter CotterA A A A ABob Bob Carpenter president of the Phila ¬ delphia Phils and Frank Powell in charge of the ticket sales were press box visitors Thursday Anns Sulton broke her leg in the first race yesterday tossing jockey Jack Skelly The rider was not hurt which caused his agent Gene Fisher to remark Skellys been on the ground and injured at almost every meeting the last couple of years Maybe this fall will do it and well get by this one Logan Batcheller re ¬ turned from Bowie and was in action today Batchellers engagements are being made by Camillo Marin who was Fernando Fer ¬ nandez agent for almost two decades

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