New Jersey Report: Brazil Has Delegate at Convention Dr. Manuelo De Camargo is on Hand Seeks Information, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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.... New Jersey Report By FRED *GALIANI Brazil Has Delegate at Convention Dr. Manuelo de Camargo Is on Hand Seeks Information on Starting Gate MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 22. — Having the distinction of making the longest journey to attend the NASRC [ convention convention in in Asbury Asbury .... [ convention convention in in Asbury Asbury Park this week is Dr. Manuelo de Camargo, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he is president of the Barretos race track. There is no racing commission in Brazil, but De Camargo is acting as representative of the four courses in the State , of Sao Paulo. With the lingual gual help help of of Dr. Dr. Miguel Miguel gual help help of of Dr. Dr. Miguel Miguel Perez Pita, of Havana, and Oscar Obregon, of the Mexico Racing Commission, De Camargo revealed that the starting gate used in this country struck him as the most interesting factor in racing, as in his native land, fields are started from the tape. While here he is planning to get as much information on gates as he can in the hope that it can finally be introduced in Brazil. Racing is conducted all year round in Sao Paulo state at the tracks, San Vicente, Sao Paulo, Campinas and Barretos. The latter plant is 350 miles from the capital city, Sao Paulo, while the others are in a radius of 50 miles. At the Sao Paulo course, racing is held every Saturday and Sunday. The St. Vicente plant runs Wednesdays, Campinas Thursdays and Barretos Sundays. De Camargo naturally was most impressed with the modern splendor of Monmouth Park. x It De Camargo came the farthest, Ashley T. Cole, chairman of the New York Racing Commission, is at the other extreme. He merely has to come from his summer home in nearby Allenhurst. The largest delegation in point of numbers is from Louisiana, who is represented by the full commission and others associated with the tracks totaling 18. The commission in the Pelican state picks up added duties with the opening of Magnolia Park, the new harness track in the state. This will be Louisianas first venture in the trot game on a big scale. The meeting opens in September. Dr. Charles Lormand, dean of French racing chemists, celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday yesterday, which was publicly noted at the dinner party given by the American Tote Company last night at Tony Yonadis country club. Dr. Lormand came from Paris to attend the chemists ! convention, which is always held in conjunction with the NASRC conclave. . . . j Tom Beedem and Louis Lobel, .from Massachusetts, -were vocal in their praise of the new and luxurious jockey quarters here. They were taken through them by Sterling Young and Maury Gross. Zolton Gombos, the publisher who heads the Ohio Racing Commission, attributes the decline in play in the Cleveland area to atrocious weather this spring. It rained for two solid months. . . . Jim Edwards, chairman of the West Virginia board, reports that play is up about 8 per cent at Waterford Park. The notable point here is that this year there are only eight races instead of nine as prevailed last year. It was Edwards who limited West Virginia race cards to eight and reduced the number of racing days in the state. As he says, you have to take a long-range view of the entire racing picture. Gus Smith was another who celebrated" a birthday yesterday and was on the receiving end of some practical jokes. Mrs. Smith is the secretary of the NASRC. . . . Jockey George Stidham is dispensing stogies today on the arrival of a seven-pound, 14-ounce boy at Fitkin Hospital, Asbury Park. The new arrival, who will be" christened Steve, and mother Anita are doing fine. This is the second child for the Stidhams, who also have a girl. . . . Jack Skelly, who rode in New York yesterday and Saturday, returned here and swung right into action. He has been engaged to handle J. M. Grieves Miss Joanne in the Molly Pitcher Handicap Saturday. For the fourth straight year, Al Iipp-man and his 52 Club were hosts to a group of paraplegic boys yesterday. The 52 Club entertained 32 boys at cocktails and luncheon in the Omnibus Room of the Parterre Terrace. Usually at these annual affairs, Lippman arranges to have showgirls from a Broadway musical attend. They act as messengers for the boys and, in general, add a touch of glamor to the day. Last year Sherry North and the girls from one of the current hits were on hand. Wires got crossed somehow this year and Lippman was disappointed that he could not keep that feature of his party this year.

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