Lincoln Fields Notebook: Hope for Break in Weather for Final Four Days of Lincoln Fields Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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l-» RMMbt yM ™ » . A Lincoln Fields Notebook Hope for Break in Weather for Final Four Days of Lincoln Fields Meeting I By J. J. MURPHY I LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, HI., June 18.— With less than a week to go, this meeting is in the clear financially despite some of the worst breaks possible. The terrific storm of Memorial Day was followed by rains, and a bad racing strip. Then the heat set in ■ and seldom have Chicagoans experienced such humidity so early in l-» RMMbt yM the the season. season. One One could could? the the season. season. One One could could? not blame a person for preferring a shady nook by a babbling brook, or a spot in a hammock under a tree, to the race track. With a fair weak in weather during the final four days of the session, the daily average handle could well be about 00,000. 00,000. Saturday, Saturday, ™ 00,000. 00,000. Saturday, Saturday, with the Lincoln Handicap, richest race of the session as the stellar attraction, should be big, and the final three days better than average. As a rule we do not follow the betting end of this business too closely, but we are always interested in the success of new tracks, and Lincoln Fields, having been idle for over 12 years, must be placed in that category. AAA Tommy Trotter, who will serve as placing judge and entry clerk at Arlington Park, was an arrival from New York. This will mark Tommys first appearance on a Chicago course. . .Trainer TL . B. Bethel has shipped Coded Message, Pink Mink, Ticker Tape, Lady How, Brown Ariel, Little Burden and Rosamunda H., the property of O. H. Pohlmari, to ThistleDown, . .With the temperature standing at 95 degrees, starter Ruby White wore a topcoat all day Thursday... Dave Erb has been engaged to ride for Enoch Rea in the Primer at Arlington Park, while Ken Church will have the mount on one owned by Clifford Mooers in the same race... Mr. and Mrs. Allie Reuben, owners of Hasty House Farm, were arrivals from Toledo, Ohio...R. T. Mc-Donnel is-back in the racing business, having purchased Buster Jim from John Beck. AAA H. A. Christensen, executive secretary of the Colorado Racing Commission, and F. Richard Hite, secretary of the same body, among the visitors recently — John Heck-mann has entered into an agreement to ride Bright Lark for the Taylorcrest Stable in the Primer Stakes, opening-day feature at Arlington Park... The sensational filly, Lea aLne, will be vanned to Arlington Park Sunday. Her first engagement will probably be in the Cleopatra Stakes, which is for fillies, exclusively, and will be run July 5... Fritz Dorigo, owner of the Hofbrau Stable, who has been visiting for some time, left for his home in Hallandale, Fla„ where he is in the restaurant business. . .Howard Underwood, of Lexington, acting for the Venezuelan sportsman, Nicholas de Las Casas, sold Bobby Boo, ■a double winner here, to Tracy Bougon ... . Joe Kramer was due to arrive here Friday from Delaware Park with several horses. . . Roy Waldron sent the horses in his care to Arlington. They are owned by Bwama-zon Stable. AAA The two-year-old colt, Rock Pilot, owned by the B. and H. Stable, arrived from Fair-mount Park to fill his engagement in the Primer. . .Milton Rieser will send the horses in his care to Arlington Park Monday. . .Trainer Phil Reuter announced that Volo Sun, Roselle and Siradi would be turned out for several months. . .Jockey Eldon Nelson has been engaged to ride Rush Prince in the Au Revoir Handicap, to be run here next Wednesday, closing day. AAA Trainer R. T. McDonnel, former conditioner of the horses of G. Rollie White, returned from Detroit. . .Carter Thornton, trainer for F. W. Jansen, sent Pay til to Detroit and shipped Rommel and Lola to Knollwood Farm. . .Jockey Herbert Cavaliers parents have wired the boys at Lin-coin Fields thanking them for the TV set, air conditioning unit, and new hospital bed forwarded to the ailing rider recently. A A A Pasco, four-year-old half-brother of Lea Lane, was of stakes caliber. As a two-year-old he finished second to Navy Page in the Ardsley Stakes at Aqueduct, beating Van Crosby, who was later to become a stakes winner in the Chicago area . . .That four-year-old filly, Breadwinner, is aptly named. Sold as a yearling for 00, she has won over 0,000 in purse money; is probably valued at 0,000, and should make a good brood mare when her racing days are over . . .The five-year-old Elaine E. may not be able to do much running, but she is a nice little lady. Instead of dashing off after unseating I jockey Knapp the other day, she stood by and nuzzled him until he arose and grabbed her bridle.

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