Belmont Park: Racing Clan Welcomes Sun at Belmont; Discuss Victory Streaks; Colin Unbeaten; Tommy Taylor Saddling Share of Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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Belmont Park I By Chuck Connors Racing Clan Welcomes Sun at Belmont Discuss Victory Streaks; Colin Unbeaten Tommy Taylor Saddling Share of Winners BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., April 30.— The paddock gang, the local chapter, basked in the . bright sunlight this morning, but every now and then one of the members would turn and face the East to make sure that it was not a mirage or a papier-mache sun hanging in the sky. Yes, Old Sol broke the rain-soaked barrier that enveloped this area for the past umpteen days and Belmont Park took on a more cheerful aspect. The boys discussed many facts of racing, such as unbroken victory skeins, the impending clash at Churchill Downs between Nashua and Summer Tan, the prospects of Nashua dethroning Citation as the worlds largest money gleaner, and other pertinent data. Boston Doge, the unbeaten one from New England, occupied considerable attention during the discussions and his career, breeding lines, disposition, mannerisms and campaign plans were given a fine-tooth combing. Unbroken victory skeins are interesting, up to a certain point, said the boys who went back over such as Colin, Vander Pool, Man o War, Native Dancer and others of. past and present. The consensus was that Vander Pool, due to the disqualification of Equipoise in the Youthful Stakes, amassed the longest skein, while Colin is the only one in the book who retired undefeated. Man o War went down to" defeat in the Sanford Stakes at Saratoga while Native Dancer met his Waterloo at Churchill Downs in the Derby. The boys flew off on another tangent when the matter of weather was injected and a possible recurrence of coughing. The latter ailment, is, according to the paddock gang, bound to come and its appearance can be anticipated when, the* weather turns warm and the dust starts flying around the. stable area, Coughing is not serious, but aggravating to trainers anij handlers for a stable full of "barkers," that is the name designated by stable hqlp for the victims, is not a cheerful spot, Florida Commission Secretary on Visit Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ring," he is secretary of the Florida State Racing Commission, were among yesterdays visitors. They arrived from Florida on a brief visit to this area . . . Trainer Tommy Taylor is the smilingest man in the area. The reason, just look at the trainers list, winners that is. He proclaimed to the rooftops that he will finish but the New York season despite the fact that few of his charges are stake nominees . . . Leo Dekorn, the the itinerant golfer, braved yesterdays Inclement weather bearing gifts to the tote , . . Fred H. Post, father of William Post, the well-known trainer, is convalescing at his home after major surgery . . . Trainer Hilton Dabson was undecided as to the future engagements of his Nances Lad following the Swift. The colt has engagements at Garden State and Laurel. Nat Clyman, one of the veterans of the New York scene, is a patient at the Doctors Hospital, Free-port, L. I., convalescing from surgery . . . Capt. Ed x Byrnes, retired, of New Yorks finest, trains out to Louisville on Wednesday to do some rooting for Nashua ... Joe Donohue returned from a business trip to Lexington, Ky. ... Charlie Cohen reported the arrival of a colt foal in Kentucky at the Metz-Drymon Farm. The youngster is by Crafty Admiral from Winter Tale . . . Mrs. Seth W. Morton was among yesterdays visitors. She is en route to her Saratoga Springs, N. Y., home . . . Meyer Kaplan stated yesterday that he had retired, from business. He maintained several auto agencies on Long Island, and will devote the remainder of the summer to .racing . . . Dr. J. G. Catlett returned from Lexington, Ky., where he served as a steward at Keeneland. Plan N.Y.A.C. Day at Belmont The New York Athletic Club will hold its annual day at Belmont Park on Tuesday, May 24 . . . Andy Feeney, an attache of the state racing commission, was back on the job following hospitalization for one week . . . John William Jacobs, son of Hirsch, accompanied his father to Garden State to help with the saddling chores at that point. The horses they started during the afternoon will be vanned back here on Sunday . . . Jockey Eddie Arcaro galloped several horses this morning and later reported that he was ready to leave for Kentucky . . . Paul Andolino, in whose name Boston Doge performs, was on hand to help root for his colt in the Swift . . . .Major Albert Warner was among the early arrivals for the afternoon . . . Mrs. Dodge Sloan, mistress _of Brookmeade Stable, was present to witness the running of the Swift. Jock McCue came down from his Stamford, Conn., home to root for the Brae Burn Farm starters of his brother James . . . Wallace Gilroy dropped in to represent the old nutmeg state, Connecticut, during the afternoon . . . Trainer Dick Handlen, of Foxcatcher, reported that Parlo top three-year-old and handicap filly of last year, is coming around nicely and will be seen under colors, before this meeting comes to an end . . . Mr. and Mrs. John H. R. Thouron were early arrivals for the big week-end progranr. . . Herman B. Delman was a recent morning visitor. , . . Trainer J. H, "Slim" Pierce, of Pin Oak Farm, stated that Roman Patrol, Winner of the Louisiana Derby, who went amiss shortly after the jace is cpming around nicely.

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