Belmont Park: Fillies and Mares Take over Spotlight Big Events Coming Up in All Sectors Nashua and Swaps May Meet in Chicago, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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, ift.--------TT---a-agja Belmont Park I—- • — By Chuck" Connors — Fillies and Mares Take Oyer Spotlight Big Events Coming Up in AH Sectors Nashua and Swaps May Meet in Chicago BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 4.— The members of the distaff side of the thoroughbred family are undergoing special treatments to take over the the racing racing spotlight. spotlight. The The fillies fillies , the the racing racing spotlight. spotlight. The The fillies fillies and mares are being pointed for some interesting presentations to be offered within the next month. The preliminary test is here, with the Top Flight on Wednesday, over the mile and one-sixteenth distance. This event will be followed by the Delaware Oaks, the Distaff and Gazelle at Aqueduct, the "New" New Castle and Delaware Handicap at the Delaware course. course. These These events events carry carry total total course. course. These These events events carry carry total total ift.--------TT---a-agja endowments of 45,000 with the Delaware topping the expenditures, pursewise, with 10,000. The dates for the runnings are well spaced and permit a liberal time span between the different offerings. These events are those presented by the east coast tracks but out Chicago way and on the west coast there are other attractive offerings, well endowed, for the alleged weaker members of the thoroughbred family. The Chicago area presents the Cleopatra, Pollyanna, Modesty and latron. Hollywood weighs in with the Milady, Sea Breeze and Vanity. This rounds out a well balanced program for the fillies and mares and, in addition to these, there are a dozen or so offerings for two-year-old fillies which have not been mentioned. Rich New York and Chicago Stakes However, the male members of the family will, as is to be expected, cut in on occasions stealing the spotlight with the Belmont, Dwyer, Arlington Classic, Brooklyn and others devoted to the three-year-olds and older horses. The racing .menu for the next two months is an appealing one and, by the time the Saratoga Springs session rolls around, trends indicating this or that standout or champion can be anticipated. The hopes for a return engagement between Swaps, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Nashua are none too promising at the moment, but the paddock gang, whose members are well attuned to the, slightest rumblings of the grapevine, have an expectant look in their eyes. This look has been translated to indicate that something is in the wind and that out Chicago way an effort will be made to bring the two together in something special, with Arlington Park the locale. Nashua is, according to plans, headed that way for a stake engagement and the gossip from California is that Swaps will be included in the Ellsworth shipment to that area. Well, as the boys from below the Rio Grande are wont to say, quien sabe? Trainer Cary Winfrey announced this morning that Dedicate, owned by the Miamian Mrs. Jan Burke, would not start in the Belmont Stakes. The colt, who in a space of one week established two track standards at Garden State, came out of his last engagements with a bruised foot, due to the hard condition of the racing surface. The ,foot was pared down to what appeared the seat of the trouble, and while Winfrey said that it was not a severe injury, it was just enough to keep the colt from undergoing training trails to keep him on edge for the big event, hence the declaration. Winfrey is positive that the colt will be ready for engagements during the Aqueduct meeting. . .Patsy Tamburo received by plane from Ireland the four-year-old Sebastian and the invader will be shipped to Monmouth Park to start in a hurdle race at that track. He also expects the arrival of the three-year-old Paddy Shaw, a winner this summe* in the land of Erin. . .Jockeys Ted Atkinson, George Glassner and Dave Gorman are due back on Monday from Suffolk Downs to accept mounts here. McCreary to Ride in Queens Plate Exercise boy Raymond Ryan, in the employ of the Maine Chance Farm, was admitted to the Mary Immaculate Hospital this morning for observation and X-rays. He was thrown from a horse he was galloping. ...Jockey Conn McCreary will plane to Toronto, Ont., where he will ride Senator Jim, owned by J. H. Stafford, in the Queens Plate. . .Charlie Tudor, the jockeys agent, returned from Baltimore where he attended the funeral services of his 83-year-old mother who passed away. . .R. E. "Red" Wingfield arrived from Kentucky with a draft of horses owned by various patrons for racing here. . . . Arthur Hawksworth left for Miami to attend the graduation services of his son Arthur from the University of Miami. . .Frank C. Wharton of the Illinois Racng Board left for his Chicago home following several days here. The paddock gang got a real bang out of the jumping race. They gave the list of owners of the different starters the once over including Orestes Kid. His owner is Almond Cooke, which the boys claim is rather appetizing. . .A. J. Sackett, who has several horses in training, dropped in for a few days racing. . .Something new was added to the racing secretarys office this morning, an improvement that threw considerable light on the premises. The big trees that adorn the parking area were pruned down to the minimum. This, commented Jimmy Kilroe, will give him a better opportunity to study a trainers expression when it comes reason for scratching from small fields. . Mr. and Mrs. John A. Morris came out to root for their starter, Jamaica Rose. They left after the race. . .Allie Sylvestre did some rooting in the steeplechase event when his nephew, Allison Stern, supplied the winner, in Danny Boy II.

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