Chicagoland Notebook: All Clear on Saturdays Nine-Race Card at Lincoln Fields, Cox Reports, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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mmmmmmmmfmmmm Chicagoland Notebook All Cleat on Saturdays Nine-Race Card at Lincoln Fields, Cox Reports —By J. J. MURPHY 1 LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., May 25.— We are all aware that the photographing of the running of the various races has become an all-important part of the turf sport. And through that process has developed a very responsible position, that is, mmmmmmmmfmmmm the analyzing of the "pictures" for the benefit of officials, jockeys. and horsemen. Two 2X- and horsemen. Two 2X- perienced men of our acqua intance have made a specialty of this work. They are Al Shelhamer, in California, and Teddy Cox, in Illinois. Shelhamer, a former jockey, has the complete confidence of Western turfmen, just as Cox, a former turf correspondent, correspondent, has has in in correspondent, correspondent, has has in in this state. Therefore, anything Cox has to say anent the matter is, we believe, of interest. Speaking of the camera patrol, Cox reports that a film record of the nine -race program run off here last Saturday was one of the few times when the report read "all clear" on nine races. That is, the films failed to reveal any interference of other matter worthy of investigation by the stewards. Cox adds that there was one occasion at the recent Sportsmans Park meeting when an "all clear" report was forthcoming. He says that he has not made more than six "all clear" reports on an entire card since the films were introduced in Illinois three years ago. He adds, though, that he firmly believes Illinois has the cleanest riding of any other major racing center. AAA Jockey Kenneth Church left for Garden State Park to ride the stakes-winning Menolene, owned by the Dickey Stable, in a feature at the New Jersey track Wednesday. He expects to be back in action here Thursday — Johnny Adams, who went to New York, will be back next Monday. . .Harry Trotsek went to Florida from Pimlico on business, and Ruhe, who finished second in the Hasty House silks here Monday, was saddled by "Peewee" Fisher. . .Robert Mc-Auliffe returned from a swing east in the interests of the Hawthorne Gold Cup and received many nominations. He will depart for Fairmount Park to take up his duties as steward. . .Trainer Harry Brown returned from a trip to Rochester, Minn., where he went to confer with his employer, Clifford Mooers, who recently underwent surgery at Mayo Brothers clinic. He reported that Mooers was resting easily and that his condition was good. AAA Dan Desmond, former Chicago sports-writer, has been added to the publicity staff at Lincoln Fields. . .Frank Carra, who served as steward at the recent .meeting at Wheeling Downs, was a visitor. Makes his home in Chicago Heights. . .Have received word that George Martin, former jockey and outrider and brother of the late T. P. Martin, is ill at Veterians Hospital, Rutland, Mass., and would appreciate hearing from . ; friends. . .Eight horses trained by Larry Thompson, - arrived from Louisville, but Thompson, former vice-president of the central division of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association, went to Kansas City to celebrate his 45th birthday . . .Hen Medic, a three-year-old owned by Alfred Scherer and Glenn Sydow, broke a leg during a training move the other morning and was -destroyed by Dr. Al Galan. . . Note to Tommy Root: Better come back home, the boys are anxious to see that weight-packing sprinter. White Skies, in action. AAA With four days of racing completed, the daily average pari-mutuel handle here is running slightly over 00,000... James Vouros has purchased the "two-year-olds, Phil E. S. and Katrinka R. from M. Block and they will be trained by Nilo Dabag. . : We learn that Native Dancer and "Find, the Alfred Vanderbilt stars, have been nominated for the Hawthorne Gold Cup. . .E. C. Dobson got in from Louisville with seven horses. . .According to Martin "Duke" Renter, a total of 695 horses are stabled at Washington Park. Incidentally, the distance between Lincoln Fields and Washington Park is about 12 miles. AAA The three-year-old Tyner, unbeaten in his only two starts, both of which were in Kentucky recently, has been named for the Peabody Memorial by owner A. B. Karle, of Crawf ordsville, Ind Verne Long has shipped Luce Change and Alcora to ThisUe-Down where the meeting gets under way June 1 . . .The two-year-old Red Sultan, who finished second in the Governors Handicap at Beulah Park, is expected to be among the starters in the Peabody Memorial Handicap here. He is owned by Clarence Hartwick. AAA Oh Leo is training for Saturdays La Salle Handicap and will be ridden by jockey Kenneth Church. . .John T. Kermath was an arrival with 10 head, including the good filly Blue Violin, who has been named for a number of stakes in the Chicago area this Continued on Page Forty-Seven Chicagoland Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Three year... The six -year -old Snorkel, whp_ bolted during the running of a race here Monday, has been barred from further competition at this track. . .Endon, a winner at Sportsmans Park and who was later shipped to Detroit, has been returned from that point by owner Marion VanBerg and will be handled here by Kenneth D. Kepler . . .Trainer Joe Carter having departed for Fairmount Park, Anthony Graffagnini has taken over the handling of his own horses.

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