Balmoral: Joliet to Have 28th Running Wednesday Good Field from 69 Eligibles Expected Summer Solstice, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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i . ..a "■■■■mii "iiaati*i2 Balmoral I By J. J. Murphy — Joliet to Have 28th Running Wednesday Good Field from 69 Eligibles Expected Summer Solstice Impresses in Triumph WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 4.— The Joliet Stakes, to be run here Wednesday, is one of the two added money features of the Balmoral meeting ing with with any any backgrounds, backgrounds, the the i . ..a "■■■■mii ing with with any any backgrounds, backgrounds, the the other being the LaSalle that was decided opening- day. The Joliet is for two-year-olds at five and one-half furlongs and this will mark its twenty-eighth running. It was established at Lincoln Fields in 1926 and was won by No Regrets. The next year it was taken by the great mare, Anita Peabody, and among the winners through the years have been Blue Delight, Delight, the the dam dam of of Real Real Delight; Delight; Delight, Delight, the the dam dam of of Real Real Delight; Delight; "iiaati*i2 the fabulous Alsab; Littletown, now at stud in Illinois, who defeated Occupation in a surprise triumph, and Olympia, who ran a dead heat with Ky. Colonel in 1948. First jockey to win the event in successive years was Bobby Dotter, .now trainer for James Cox Brady. This feat was duplicated later by Johnny Adams. Steve Brooks won it twice, but in separated seasons. Mister Carter, who died shortly after, and Top Traffic, triumphant here the other day, took the two divisions of last years running. Sixty-nine young runners have been nominated this year, among them such juveniles of proved ability as Homeplace, Tiger Wander, Cherry, Colonel Wilson, First Lap, Skeptical Kid, Roman Boss, and Mister Lucky. Jockey Chris. Rogers has been engaged to pilot Homeplace; John Heckmann will be on Cherry; and Al Popara will have charge of Tiger Wander. Another Fine Hasty House Prospect Summer Solstice, Hasty House Farms gray three-year-old, was an eye-catcher here Friday. Despite the fact that he was making his first start in this country, the public liked his looks and backed him into odds-on favoritism. He did not disappoint, although he was required to come from last place and race wide in the stretch to take the honors. With Stan not going in the Balmoral Turf Handicap and Mister Black recovering from a slight injury, Summer Solstice could well be the stables chief reliance in the 0,000 event, to be decided here next Saturday. . .Rock Pilot, a four-year-old who raced well as a three-year-old here last year, has been temporarily shelved and sent to a farm near Oak Forest, 111., along with four -others owned by the B. and JH. Stable . . . Stall application blanks for the • Atlantic City meeting are available at the office of the racing secretary . . . Mrs. Joseph Tomlinson has sold the Alorter two-year-old Kings Men for which she paid ,000 as a yearling, to Charles Fritz at private terms. Steve Ippolito will do the training. Keene Daingerfield, secretary-treasurer of the Society of North American Racing Officials, announces that the deadline for officials wishing to become charter members will be June 22. In order to qualify, the applicants must have served five years or more as a racing official. Latest to join is timer Bill Cunningham, currently clocking the horses at this track . . . Lou Effrat, New York baseball writer, attending the races on an off-day and interested in the progress being made by his thoroughbred namesake, Lou Effrat, a two-year-old now in New Jersey . . . Trainer Vance Longden is making his first appearance in Chicago since 1953 when he shipped Indian Hemp in to run in the Washington Park Handicap. Indian Hemp is now at stud in California . . . Easy Boy, Quick Lad, Lost, and Last, owned by C. C. Ortleib, arrived from Lexington and were taken over by Kenny Noe. Brooks.and Adams Pace Riders The athletic boys from University of Illinois who attended the races recently were given the first five winners by an expert handicapper, but wagered against them. In the sixth race, they went for the selection, but it lost. They returned to Urbana sadder, but wiser and determined in the future to select football and track stars instead of horses . . . Johnny Adams has moved into second place in the riding standings back of Steve Brooks . . . Horses belonging to Mrs. Russell Reineman, Mrs. Herbert Herff , and Mrs. Harry Nathan-soh, all wives of executives at this track, have won races at this session . . . William Hal Bishop, the noted horse trader from Anna, 111., scarcely knew what to do with himself Friday. It marked the first time at either the Sportsmans Park or Balmoral meetings that he had failed to send at least one runner postward oh an afternoons card. Usually starts three or four and sometimes, more. Dorsey Evans, Jr., press box attendant here, is a graduate, of the University of Kansas and is now enrolled at the Howard University Law School at Washington, D. C. Hails from Kansas City, Kan., and while . in the service was leader of an Army band, the result of his majoring in fine arts . . . Several horsemen here are interested in the sales to be held at Belmont Park, June 8-9, when some good runners will be offered . . . Understand that Graham Brown, owner of the Brown Hotel Stable, has purchased the controlling interest in the famed Campbell House at Lexington from Joseph" Tomlinson, whose wife has a string racing here . . . George Cavanaugh, owner of Blue Violin, hosted a party of Detroit friends Saturday when his filly ran in the Honeymoon Stakes . . . Owner Wallace Strong, who has horses both here and at River Downs, departed for a visit to the latter track.

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