Lincoln Fields Notebook: Several Miss America Candidates Sold at High Prices as Yearlings, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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. , Lincoln Fields Notebook Several Miss America Candidates Sold at High Prices as Yearlings I - By J. J. MURPHY I LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 8. In looking over the list of nominations for Saturdays Miss America Stakes, which is for two-year-old fillies, and checking them against the yearling sales of last season, we discover that youngsters having been bid in all the way from 9,000 down to ,000 have been named. The high priced miss is Roman Boat, a daughter of Roman-Boat, by Man o War, bred by H. B. Scott Jr. and bid in by Dun-treath Farm for 9,-000 at, Keeneland. Others for whom five-figure sums were paid are Countess Anita, a daughter of Count PlPfit Banish hv Count Galahad, for which Hill-n-Dale Farm put out 9,000, and Biddy Rue, by Psychic Bid Melva Jane, by Wise Counsellor, bred by C. W. Black and now in the G and G Stable-, who cost 0,000. Other fairly costly purchases are Timely Story, also owned by G and G Stable, who brought ,300; Sweet Susie, another in the G and G Stable, who brought ,000; and Rame, whom Crown Crest Farm sold to Woodview Stable for ,700. Sweet Josie was purchased for ,000; Star Page for ,200; Sleepy Norma for ,100; Patill, for ,200; and Dotty Redbird, for ,000. Among those entered who are still owned by their breeders are Charlton Clays Lea Lane, who will be favorite for the race; Emil Dene-marks Future Romance; Dr. R. C. Austins Mauverneen; the Fred Hooper quartet of Fierce, Olympia Lou, Miss - Olympia, and Miss Alabama; H. H. Mundys Bobelle; Howard Jones Careful Devil; Locust Lawn Farms Next Option, and Tom Piatts Lady Alorter. AAA The good four-year-old Wise Margin, winner of the Massachusetts Handicap, arrived here Tuesday to train for his engagement in the Lincoln Handicap, which will be run the final day of the meeting. Wise Margin, who is owned by Sam Tufano, was accompanied by .several other racers . . . Jockey Job Jessop has been engaged to ride a filly for trainer Mark Leach in the Miss America. It may bs Joan E. L. . . . When half the meeting ha1 been completed last Saturday, the daily a.arage pari-mutuel handle was 15,516 . . . Emil Dene-mark, who paid ,400 for E Z Eye as a yearling just about "got out" the purchase price here when the three-year-old filly won two races. Old Forge, who also put together a pair, cost 00 originally. Veteran jockey Herb Litzenberger departed for Calgary, Alta., where he wili visit with his mother. He may return to the saddle on the Prairie circuit . . . T. G. Benson has sold Spanish Charge to Tom Roden and the runner will be shipped to New Mexico . . . The 12-year-old Blue Agent has been sent to Fairmount Park, where owner J. W. Smith hopes to win a race with him before retiring him to a life of ease. A A A Frank Ashley, who is serving as announcer at this track, has been engaged in a similar capacity at Arlington Park. Ashley, last season, announced for the first part of the Arlington session and was then replaced by Californias Hal Moore. Saint Georges and Queta, owned by Valley View Farm, have been sent to Lexington to be turned out... Last week just when things Continued 6n Page Forty-Two Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Three . looked blackest for the track, a man. showed up with a half truck load of flowers for general manager Peter ODonnell. But it was not what you think. ODonnell had admired a certain horticulturists blooms last season and the gent was showing his appreciation. The following day a lady who had admired Peters photo in the paper, sent him a home-made cake. "Now if the track would dry, he would be all set," said ODonnell. Tommy Trotter, who is to be a placing judge at Arlington Park, is making his second trip west as an official. Two years ago he was assistant secretary to Jim Ross at Centennial. His father, the late Tobe Trotter, was a noted trainer. . .Danny Mc-Auliffe, the ole rider, informs us "he is making the engagements of jockey Eldon Nelson, who is here with the C. M. Graham stable, which is in charge of J. P. Watts. Nelson, who won the Fleming Memorial the first year the race bore that title, still "does" 108 pounds and led the riders at the recent Bowie and Pimlico meetings. He . plans to remain in Chicago for the balance of the season. . .Both William Reagan and Teddy Cox, who will serve. as stewards at; Arlington Park this year, were formerly stewards at the track, Reagan in 1950 and Cox in 1952. Last year Reagan was paddock and patrol judge, and Cox was connected with the publicity department and worked with the film patrol. Both served as stewards at the recent Sportsmans Park session. AAA We gave Arlington the "once over" Sunday. Were particularily interested in the escalators, seeing as how we would rather ride than walk. A fellow can now board a moving stairway on the ground level and through a chain of the contrivances be carried to the press box floor. We like that and feel certain the customers will like it also. . .Fank Butzows artist son, Richard, who is somewhat of a world traveler and soldier of fortune, is now in Rome, where he is playing the role of a swordsman and horseman in a film version of "The Three Musketeers."

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