Thistledown: Broadmoor Unit Doing Well at Thistle Milton Kite is Conditioner for Stable Shy Peg Being Pointed for Ohio Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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r . , h...... iMSl ThistleDown — By Joe Hirsch Broadmoor Unit Doing Well at Thistle Milton Kite Is Conditioner for Stable Shy Peg Being Pointed for Ohio Derby THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 4. — Milton Kite and the Broadmoor Farm horses are doing pretty well at this meeting. Kites three winners give r . , him him a a good good start start in in the the race race for for him him a a good good start start in in the the race race for for leading trainer honors and with several promising two-year-olds in the barn, a bright summer is* in prospect for the outfit. Broadmoor is the nom de course of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Daniel and their farm by that name is located on famed Paris Pike in Lexington, Ky. Daniel, a household furniture manufacturer, bought the place about five years ago from J./ B. Hurst Hurst and and has has made made a a number number of, of, h...... iMSl Hurst Hurst and and has has made made a a number number of, of, improvements, including an enclosed training barn. Broadmoor, which covers about 250 acres, has two studs and 10 mares. The stallions are both stakes winners — Ace Destroyer and Jet Ace. Of the 10 head that Kite has here for Broadmoor, Sky Peg, a three-year-old Faultless filly, is probably the top banana. She beat Cain Hoys Racing Fool at Gulfstream Park this winter when the Guggenheim horse went off at 2-to-5 and Kite, if youll pardon the-pun, is pretty high on her. She bruised her left front heel in a recent outing sidelining her for about 10 days and forcing her declaration from todays Cleveland Debutante Stakes. However, Kite says shell definitely go in the 0,000 Ohio Derby and believes she stands a royal chance against the top sophomores, colts and geldings, that the Derby attracts. Of the Broadmoor juveniles, two are fillies by Challedon and Depth Charge and two are colts by Talon and Phalanx. The Challedon filly and the Ehalanx colt are nominated for The Gardenia and The Garden State. "~ Ohio Faces More Pari-Mutuel Tax In Ohio, as in other states around the country, politicians turn to racing as though it is some magic fountain of revenue, without a bottom, never drying, always able to be tapped to make up that fiscal deficit that eems to crop up so frequently. In a letter to the chairman of the state house taxation committee Ohios GoV. Lausche recently wrote, in part: "In view of the stringency in the finances of the state of Ohio, I cant overemphasize the need of passing house bill 344 which would boost the pari-mutuel take one per cent from the present 12% per cent ; The adoption of the bill would provide an increase in revenue in the next two years, on the basis of the wagering of last year, in the amount of ,650,000. With increased wagering that amount, of course, would be increased." Gov. Lausche has always impressed us as a conscientious, able and clear-thinking public official, which is what makes his last statement so astounding. Why does the governor believe that by taking a bigger bite out of a bettors dollar he can keep pari-mutuel wagering on the same level, let alone increase it? Does it stand to reason that people are going to flock to the race track because the state is going to take more of their money than ever before? New Jersey, which for several years had been attracting a good deal of play from neighboring New York with its comparatively moderate 12 per cent take-out, switched to 13 per cent last summer and immediately noticed a decline in its wagering that continued throughout the remainder of the season. This has been the case in almost every instance of a bigger tax bite and Gov. Lausche or his advisors should arm themselves with the facts if they are really serious about relieving a distressed financial situation in the state. Cohen Prefers Racing to Real Estate Here is a case of an owner who became so enamoured of the turf and race track life that he recently gave up a flourishing real estate business in Louisville, Ky., and has decided to devote his full time and efforts to the sport. Maurice Cohen campaigned a string of horses throughout the Midwest, under a number of trainers, for the past 15 years. Hes had good stock and bad but it hasnt been success or failure that has attracted him to racing as much as the game itself. Cohen always spent a good deal of time around the barn, and through observation picked up the techniques of the trade. Recently he applied for a trainers license, got it, and has been conditioning his own stable -since. The first time he saddled a horse he threw Eddie Plesa up on Trigger Man and to give the story a movie ending Trigger Man came through. Around the Track: TV Guide will fly several of the top local radio and television personalities from downtown Cleveland to the ThistleDown infield by helio-copter on June 16, which has been designated TV Guide Day here. In addition, Ronnie Krancer is bringing a number of patients from Crile Veterans hospital along for dinner and an afternoon at the races. . . . Al Hudson, who makes W. B. Williams engagements in New Jersey and who was working the Ohio circuit last summer, was a visitor yesterday. You may remember Hudson as the University of Miami back who intercepted that Holy Cross pass in an Orange Bowl game several years ago and sprinted the length of the field for the game-winning touchdown. . . . Rose Pondfield flew in from Baltimore last night. Shell remain here through the ThistleDown meeting Ed Brennan, Jr., .is doing an excellent job as paddock judge. He keeps ■the show moving, which can be a difficult task in this

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