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New Jersey L By Fred Galiani Retain Old Apprentice Rule in Jersey Russell Turns Attention to New Field Bardaro Back as Castle Rock Trainer GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., April 30.— The proposed change in the apprentice jockey rule, which has been adopted by many states in the country, has been refused here, and, it seems, for good. The new ruling calls for a boy to lose his bug when he has ridden 100 winners, instead of the customary one year from the date of his first winner, if he had won 40 races. The 100-winner rule was adopted by the commission here last spring, but after much protesting by the horsemen, it was rescinded, but for that year only. However, at a recent meeting of the commis sion, it was decided to stay with the old system of one year and 40 winners for bug boys, rather than the 100-winner clause. And it seems that should end the matter. At least it satisfies the horsemen in the Jersey area. One rider in particular who is effected is young Donald BrumfieldT who .came here from New York. Brumfield has ridden 92 winners since he first entered a winners circle last summer at Monmouth. Under the 100-winner rule, he would drop his bug after eight more . winning rides. Now, however, he can continue with the five-pound allowance until August 2 of this year. E. E. Russell has finally forsaken the training tasks, which he had pursued since 1928, and has turned his attention to a new undertaking. At present he is developing a winter quarters site in Waycross, Ga., where he has acquired 1,600 acres on the site of the old air base. Work has already started on the construction of a seven-eighths of a mile training track and erection of barns capable of housing 600 horses. Russell is spending a few days here after which he will return to Waycross to supervise the building program. He hopes to have the new winter center open to receive horses by this October. During his training days, Russell handled the Emil Denemark Stable, the Apache Stable and was 12 years with Weston Adams. If the stable area resembles Garden States theres a good reason. While here Russell conferred with track superintendant Emil Weiler, studying the blueprints of the barns here and will adapt them for his Georgia quarters. Jersey Campaign for Carroll Unit After many years of, campaigning on the New England circuit, Walter D. Carroll has deserted that territory and will race in New Jersey this season. Carroll has five horses for the Shawmut Stable of Dick Jenks here including the stakes winning Gainsboro Girl. Racing at Garden State isnt exactly new to Carroll, who was here with the Walter P. Chrysler horses back in 1945 or so. . . . Lenny Hunt ought to acquire the horse Mr. First from the Castle Rock Farm as the trainer might well be called Mr. Second. During the past Florida seaseon, Hunt was second 20 times in races with his horses. At the Gulfstream session alone he finished runner-up nine times, then in the final week of the meeting won three races. Hunt has 13 horses in his public stable here. . . . H. A. Kimball, the Great Barrtington, Mass., horseman, is on hand with his string, headed by the veteran but capable Algasir. Tony Bardaro has resumed training for the Castle Rock Farm, which he left during the summer months last year. Castle Rock and Bardaro formed a successful combination in recent years. Hugh Dufford, who had the Castle Rock menage, is awaiting word on stalls here so he can take over a division of the S. P. Steck-ler horses. . . . Eugene Navarrao, the Conquistador from the Carribean, checked in after a mishap en route from Florida. On the way up, his trailer overturned caus-ing considerable damage to the household effects within. . . . Eddie Marshall will make the engagements Htfor apprentice John Polion, who is under contract to ■Tom Barry. The Pawtucket, R. I., youngster rode here briefly last fall. . . . Jockey Willie Carroll, who rode rt P the Fair Grounds during the winter, deposited his tack in the jockeys room. Many Turf Notables at Opener The opening of the local season attracted many racing notables on a glorious spring day, the first clear and sunny afternoon of the week. Among them was Earl J. Moyer, chairman of the Nebraska State Racing Commission who came from the NASRC conclave in Baltimore. Others on hand were Maury Gross, Saul Silberman, president of Tropical and Randall Parks; John B. Kelly and Dr. Leon Levy of Atlantic City and Philip Iselin of Monmouth Park. Eugene Mori, Jr., new treasurer of Hialeah Park, attended the local festivities, while another executive of the far flung Mori turf enterprises also checked in. He was Fred Ryan, vice-president and general manager of the Tanforan track in San Bruno, Calif. Ryan will stay here for the rest of the meeting. Jack Purcell, of the Puett starting gate, journeyed for the opening before leaving Monday for a two-week vacation in Bermuda. The gates in Jersey came in for some redecoration, the new color scheme being a two-tone green and white. . . . Spencer Drayton, of the TRPB, took in the opener Atlantic City had further representation in Frank Fiores, Lou Cunninghams, J. Griffith Boardman and Bill Barris. . . . Jack Grabosky, who entered the brokerage business this week, was on hand. . . . Eddie Brennan, general manager of Monmouth, also was present. Bryan Field took time off from running Delaware Park for the af ternobn to view the first days proceedings.