Judges Stand: Plan More Improvements Lincoln Fields Quality of Horses Gratifies Odonnell Lea Lane Impressive Chicago Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-17


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JUDGES STAND By CHARies HATT0N LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 16. The improvement program at this agreeable park was by no means completed with the erection of the new stand, we learn from general manager Pete ODonnell. More stabling facilities are planned, along with more hard top parking areas, many of the patrons now motoring here in various sections of what is called "Chicagoland." It is gratifying to ODonnell that there has been a conspicuous improvement in the quality of the horses attracted for this meeting, and he hopes to further this at future Lincoln meets. The Crete club hardly can match Arlington and Washington for rich stakes, but the eight at this meet range in value from 0,000 to 0,000. This has brought to Chicago a good many horses who will appear later in features at the magnificent North Side course. The contention for the public favorites was never keener than at present. Nothing illuminated this more clearly than Determines return to California after the Derby, and Hasty Roads departure for Chicago previous to the Belmont Stakes. And this competition is, of course, all to the good of racing generally. It tends to enhance-thoroughbred values, at the same time removing the temptation to risk injuring a horse to have him ready for any individual race. There was a great deal of this sort of thing went on when 00,000 events were rare, and turfmen felt almost compelled to be objective about them. AAA The liveliest of the two-year-old fillies in this area or perhaps any other for that matter is Charlton Clays homegrown Lea Lane, who recently won the Miss America with a flourish of 14 lengths, equalling the :59 track record en route. "Uncle Chilly" is a commercial breeder, Plan More Improvements at Lincoln Fields Quality of Horses Gratifies ODonnell Lea Lane Impressive Chicago Winner Crack Field Seen for Lincoln Handicap with a stud nearby Claiborne in Kentucky. But like all other breeders he retains an occasional filly for racing and breeding, and last summer astutely felt Lea Lane was a "keeper." She is by the brilliant Nasrullah, out of the stakes mare, Lea Lark, a daughter of Bull Lea. You may -remember that Lea Lark came creditably close to debiting Bewitch with defeat in the Ashland at Keeneland several years ago. Her daughter, Lea Lane, seems bound to make her presence felt rather poignantly in the many filly features at Arlington arid Washington this summer. Coin-cidentally,1 another Nasrullah appears one of her stoutest rivals for these stakes. This is Courtesy, who is owned, rather piquantly, by Clays nephew, A. B. Hancock, Jr. Courtesy has not shown quite Lea Lanes dash, but she is out of an Hyperion mare and is accordingly a very resolute sort of filly, only just missing in both the Ran-cocas and a division of the Polly Drummond. Still another of the get of the syndicated Claiborne stallion impresses us as the likeliest Oaks prospect uncovered thus far in the season. We are referring now to Belairs lovely Natasha, who is out of the champion Vagrancy, dam also of Black Tarquin. She is a bit on the leg just now and is Nelson Dunstan is visiting Kentucky breeding: farms, inspecting yearlings that will be sent to the Lexington and Saratoga Springs sales this summer. His column will be resumed on June 21. not the sort for the abrupt five-furlong dashes, but if she remains sound you will doubtless hear from her later on. AAA Lincolns first meet "at home" in more than a decade is a success, despite such misfortunes as a deluge on Memorial Day and some transportation difficulties. Its distribution seems to us generous, and Saturday there is a renewal of the Lincoln Handicap at 0,000 added. This mile and a sixteenth could well bring out the best field of the meeting. Hasty Road is eligible and is in fairly comfortably at 115- pounds, but it seems more likely that the formidable Hasty House establishment will rely on Sea O Erin, who won the Peabody and is required to carry only 112 pounds. It is patent he likes the Crete surface and Harry Trotsek has him in good fettle at the present. Also in this event is the stables hard-hitting Mister Black, who promises to develop into one of the handicap luminaries of the summer racing season hereabout. A rare few fillies have ventured to oppose the colts in the local handicaps, nevertheless, it is quite possible that Arab Actress will have a go at this purse. Though she seems to like the first six furlongs the best, it is significant that Larry Bogenschutz assesses her at 117 pounds, which reflects a certain respect for the daughter of Burg-El-Arab. Alfred Vanderbilt made Find eligible for the Lincoln, but since he won the Queens County at Aqueduct only last Monday one wonders if he will be on hand here Saturday. In any case it is going to be something rather special and doubtless will attract one of the largest crowds of the meeting. AAA Turf ana: The new model Arlington will be inspected this week end. . . . Evening Out now has qualified handsomely for the Gazelle and New Castle. . . . The Jockey Continued on Page Fourteen I JUDGES STAND By. CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Fifty-Tvo Club has published a brochure on its "Universal system of horse identification." . . . According to a reliable survey, 90 per cent of racing devotees who like cooling gin drinks are impartial what brand is poured. ! . . . Hannigans is handling Lincolns publicity. . . . Blue Teal reversed Emerald Hills ill luck. . . . High Gun looks the part of the best of Heliopolis issue, short backed and toppy. Bob Kleberg will doubtless give him a chance at stud.$. . . Never Say Die traces to Galaday, who raced with distinction for Robert Sterling Clark in America, produced the Guineas winner, Galatea. . . . Alibhai is currently pacing Bull Lea and other TJ. S. sires for the 1954 honors. . . . Sunny Boy, sire of the French Oaks winner, Sun Cap, is a grandson in tail male of Asterus, one-time Boussac sire. . . . High Gun has a non-winning half-sister called Venturina who suddenly accrues more worth. ... The winners of each of the "Triple Crown" events were sold at Keeneland, the Belmont hero for 0,-200.

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