Balmoral: Sea O Erin Runs Better on Dirt Tracks Beaten in Love Two Outings over Grass, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-01


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• i... muMam Balmoral — By J. J. Murphy Sea O Erin Runs Better on Dirt Tracks Beaten in Lone Two Outings Over Grass Confirms Old Horses for Courses Adage WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., May 31.— When Sea O Erin won the Citation Handicap here on Monday, he boosted the earnings of the Hasty House Farm Farm to to 19,909 19,909 for for the the year. year. i... • Farm Farm to to 19,909 19,909 for for the the year. year. Last year the Hasty House horses earned 04,868, and in 1953 took down 75,003. It marked the fifth stakes success of the year for the son of Shannon II., three more than he won all last year. The Memorial Day pari-mutuel handle of ,181,820 was the largest ever recorded on a day of spring racing in the Chicago area. The attendance was 35,716. . . . Exactly Exactly one one year year ago, ago, Memorial Memorial Exactly Exactly one one year year ago, ago, Memorial Memorial muMam Day, Sea O Erin won the Peabody Memorial at Lincoln Fields. ... In winning the Citation, Sea O Erin boosted his all-time earnings to over the 00,000 mark. . . . The "horses for courses" adage was evident in the case of the Hasty House four-year-old. Beaten off on the turf in the Continental, he came back to win easily on the dirt. He has tried the grass but twice in the past year and a half and was beaten each time. It applies in reverse to St. Vincent, whose great races have all been on the grass and whose recent losing races, including his defeat in Mondays Suburban at Belmont, have been on the dirt St. Vincent, due to arrive here shortly, seems at least a 30 per cent better runner on the grass. ... In that respect he is much like Stan, who may be his .arch rival this summer. . . . Last year, owner Alile Reuben stated than Stans activities would be confined to the turf. ... It would seem as if Vance Longden, trainer of St. Vincent, would do well to follow the same pattern. . . . The daily average pari-mutuel handle at Balmoral for the first 13 days is 68,970, and the daily average attendance is 13,320. At the 1953 Lincoln Fields meeting, staged at Hawthorne, the average handle at this point was21,766 and the attendance 11,522: Eads Handling Jonabelle Runners Trainer Charlie Eads has in his care here Bowmans Belle, a three-year-old full sister of Battleship, winner of 74,727. Battlefied started 44 times and won half his races. Eads also had a. two-year-old half-sister of Battlefield, named Decolletage, and a three-year-old named Lord Blandford. All were bred and are owned by John A. Bell, master of Jonabell Farm, Kentucky. The three-year-old Sticks, who had such an arduous trip to Pimlico to race in the Preakness, returned to Washington Park in charge of trainer John Wozneski. . William Hal Bishop has sold the five-year-old mare Irene Staunton to Larry Thompson. She started _ ~ 31 times last season. ... P. G. Johnson has resigned as trainer for the Emerald Isle Hotel Stable. A replacement has not been named as yet Mrs. Joseph Tom- linsons Nasrullah colt, Homeplace, became one of the favorites for the Joliet Stakes through his good race of Saturday. His time of 1:00% for five furlongs on such a "dead" racing strip, was very impressive. Nathan Rabin, Chicago furniture dealer who entered the racing business last year with the purchase of Gin Tonic, has ben adding to his stable recently and now has iive runners here in charge of trainer Ralph Bohn . Trainer Walter Susini has sent word to racing secretary Pat Farrell that a shipment of horses belonging to the Duntreath Stable will arrive here Wednesday. In the consignment will be the Count Fleet three-year-old, Fleet Path, woh was second in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes last fall. . . . Duke Penter, former stall superintendent here, was a recent visitor. ... A large field of two-year-olds is expected for the 5,000 added Joliet Stakes to be run a week from Wednesday. Among the nominees are such high-priced yearling sale purchases as Hasty Queen, Peter Parent, Noorland, Blue Polly, Roman Bass and Shooting Bull. . . . Harry D. Crooks, Chicago warehause terminal executive, had as guests on the holiday Miss Frances Polley, Bill Burke and Mr. and Mrs. Walt Duettner and daughter. Carstens1 First Chicago-Area Campaign Willie Carstens. a 25-year-old jockey plying his trade at the Balmoral meeting", hails from out where the tall corn grows. He is a native of Davenport, Iowa, and a graduate of racing at OmahaTs Ak-Sar-Ben track, where he started riding as a 17-year-old. His jockeying in the past has been confined for the most part to smaller tracks, where he has been quite successful. . . . Eubilides, a three-year-old here in the stable of Mrs. Joseph Tomlinson, twice defeated the English " two-year-old champion, Our Babu, last year; and was ranked eighth in the English Experimental Handicap. Mashall Ney, an Irish-bred in the same stable, won the Select, Old Rowley and Jersey Stakes in England prior to being shipped to this country. Another member of the Tomlinson outfit, Ballydonnel, was second to Pana Slipper in England last year, and Pana Slipper recently finished second in the English Derby. William Johnston, president of Sportsmans Park, was an arrival from Florida and took in the sport on the holiday. . . . Horses finishing first, second and third in Saturdays third race are eligible for the Joliet Stakes. They are Homeplace, Marks Rickey and Vaults Ration.. . . . Like Jimmy Cannons line: "Guys who beg hdrse owners for tips, squawk the loudest when they lose." . . . Eldridge Boss has purchased Yutu and Druids Lyrics from Arthur and Evelyn Larson. . . . Trainer Paul Schaufelberger arrived from Maryland wjth two .horses.

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