New Jersey Report: Bad Fortune Strikes Foales Stable Stakes Winner Just Sidney Taken III, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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— ■ ., New Jersey Report By FRED GALIANI - Bad Fortune Strikes Foalesf Stable Stakes Winner Just Sidney Taken III Vet Remarks About Colts Gameness GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 25. — 111 fortune has laid its heavy hand on William Foales stable again, Just Sidney, Sidney, winner winner of of the the — ., ■ Sidney, Sidney, winner winner of of the the Camden Handicap and nine other races, is seriously ill, suffering from what has been diagnosed as gastroenteritis, the cause of which has not yet been determined. The four-year-old son of Delib-erator — Lia has been ill for five days. Just Sidney is purging constantly stantly and and throws throws stantly and and throws throws periodic convulsions. Last night he broke out of his stall in one of his fits and .it took a strong force of men to get him back in again. This morning, with the rain beating down steadily to add to the melancholy setting of the scene, Just Sidney threw another fit. It finally wore off and the good little sprinter, who has seldom been out of the money in his three years of campaigning, leaned shaking against the rear wall of his stall, his drooping head wedged into a corner. Dr. R. E. Connolly, the veterinarian in charge, commented, "Last night we thought he was going to die for sure. Not once, but three times, especially after he broke through his stall. This is one of the gamest horses Ive ever seen. Its only his heart that is keeping him going. His nasal membranes are flaming red and his blood count is twice as thick as a normal horses." Just Sidneys condition is still critical. He was the breadwinner for the Foales family. Last year misfortune struck when Foales Scobey-ville was setting a track record in the Long Branch Handicap. Victory within his grasp, as he was far in front, when he broke down badly in the stretch. Scobeyville was later saved for the stud. There is no need to mention Foales feel-"ings these past days. Judge John F. Saturniewicz completed his assignment at the Yonkers Raceway meeting and has assumed his post as head of the clubhouse mutuels here, a position which he holds at the states other three tracks. . .Tommy Heard, Sr. has arrived from Texas to visit with his son for a few days. The elder Heard remarked that Boysy, who was bought for 00 and became a stakes winner, is living a life of ease at the Texas farm . .John D. Mooney, the former rider, became a grandfather for the sixth time yesterday when his daughter, Allene Peak, gave birth to a girl in Chicago. . .Pat Kelly, one-time adviser to the Jockeys Guild, stopped off for a day en route to New York. Kelly has been appointed a representative of Howard Reinemans Crown Crest Farm. . .There will be something of a zoological note Wednesday when 250 Lions from Brigantine and 350 Elks from Philadelphia take in the sport. Fed up with the housing situation at the resort areas of Monmouth Park and Atlantic City, trainer A. J. Cochran has joined the trailer set. This will be his first venture at living on wheels, and his wife, and two children, who are due from their Miami home in a few weeks, are in for a surprise when they arrive. . .Jockey Sammy Boulmetis is anxiously phoning Baltimore, where his wife is expected to present him with their 1 ird offspring shortly. The Boulmetises have two other children The job of farm hunting for Joe Kaplowitz is over. The owner of the Ridge Stable has purchased 114 acres near Mt. Holly which he will use as a breeding farm. The land is lush in pasture and contains a couple of streams, elaborates Kaplowitz, and he is going to build a three-quarter mile training track on the place. Making a comeback here is Arthur Stone, who once rode contract for John D. Hertz as a "bug." Stone, injured in a spill at Hawthorne in 1952, did not return to riding until the recent Santa Anita meeting after being sidelined for 14 months. He is pursuing Ids comeback efforts here* for trainer Morris Dixon... Ty Shea has received a telegram from Paul Sanford, in which the latter beseeches his friends for financial aid. Sanford is in a Miami hospital, where it was discovered he has cancer. The HBP A has given him some funds but he is in need of more. While Basil James is serving a suspension, agent Jimmy Cotter is handling the Continued on Page Forty-Seyen NEW JERSEY REPORT I By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Fhe book of Robert Louis Stevenson, thus renewing- an old combination. Cotter made the engagements for Stevenson when the latter was a bug rider. The literary-named jockey rode his first winner of the meeting Monday on Castle Rock Farms Jerrys Best in the last raee With but six days to go at the session the jockey race has developed into a two-man contest. Willie Hartack is setting the pace with 29 winners, but he hasnt any breathing room as Boulmetis is right behind him with 27 as they went into todays races. The next closest competitor is Jimmy Stout, who has been in the winners circle 14 times.

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