Balmoral: Four Invaders for Rich Tuft Stake Domenico Joins Local Rider Colony Irwin, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Balmoral « By J. J. Murphy Four Invaders for Rich Turf Stake Domenico Joins Local Rider Colony Irwin Frishnets Pay Annual Visit WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 8.— The 0,000 added Balmoral Turf Handicap, to be run for the first time here Saturday, is attracting con- s?r?urnh1i» af+onHrm onH in fho — — . field will probably be four horses , starting for the first time this season in Chicagoland. They are Marshall Ney H., Cascanuez, County Clare and Mark-Ye-Well. Marshall Ney II. is a good looking colt who has been having his troubles in the starting gate. He seems to be troubled with claustrophobia and thoroughly detests the machine, although his be havior has improved a trifle in ™s-andi 1 ■ the past week. Won three of his six starts in England and Ireland last year, and Mrs. Joseph Tomlinson paid a good price for- him. He has fine breeding lines and eventually "will end up at stud either in this country or abroad. Cascanuez comes from the other direction, having been bred in Argentina. He arrived in the United States early in 1953, and although seven years old, is enjoying his best season. Recently forced Maharajah to set a new track record to beat him. County Clare Raced Well Last Year County Clare is by the imported stallion, Shannon II. Will be recalled as having finished second to the 1954 grass champion, Stan, in the Meadowland at this track last season. Was flown in from New York. Mark-Ye-Well is returning to the scene of one of his most important victories, the American Derby. Won the Arlington Classic the same year, 1952. Been plagued with hoof trouble and failed to win in 10 starts this year, but finished in front of St. Vincent and .Social Outcast in the Suburban. Early last year he was a stakes winner on the turf at Santa Anita, taking the San Marcos Handicap at one and one-quarter miles on the grass. Later won the mile and an eighth San Antonio on a sloppy track. Set an American record in the San Marcos. Harry Trotsek, the Hasty House Farm trainer and the man who has -selected a number of fine racers from sales in the past, departed for Belmont Park to attend the two -day vendue at that point. Will attempt to come up with a couple or more top runners for Hasty House. Not that they are not loaded, but it is always •nice to have a few in reserve. "A strong bench," as the , baseball men put it. . . . Jockey Chris-Rogers returned to action Wednesday after having been idle for a couple of days with a bruised foot. ... A new addition to the riding colony at this track is jockey Palmer Domenico, who checked in from Fairmount Park. Palmer seems to like Chicago and would undoubtedly stick around if he could get some good mounts. . . . Mike McGee having turned trainer. Jockey Bobby Permane now has a new agent. He is Ronnie Phelps. Joseph Tomlinson came in from Florida by air to view Homeplace in action in the Joiiet Stakes, while A. B. "Bull" Hancock came up from Lexington for the same purpose. . . . Roy C. Marcus, Eastern owner, was among the visitors Tuesday. . . . Marshall Ney II., coming up to his race in Saturdays Balmoral Turf Handicap, went one mile between races on a muddy track-Tuesday. Trainer Jimmy Jones would have preferred to have the horse make his trial on the turf, but that was not permissable due to the softness of the course. . . . Hardwicke, a three-year-old colt who broke out of the maiden ranks here recently, is a full brother of Calumet Farms Kentucky Derby winner, Hill Gail. . . . Mister Black worked one mile in 1 : 47% in the middle of the turf track following the final race Tuesday. He gave no indication of having figured in a recent accident and will be a starter in the Balmoral. Wilson Has Leachs Detroit Unit Leonard Wilson, who is manager of Mark Leachs farm in Michigan will take over the training of some horses for Leach in Detroit. . . . Louise and Irwin Frishnet, of Miami, Fla., are paying their annual visit and expect to remain for some time. They operate a restaurant in Miami, which is more or less of a meeting place for race track folks. . . . Have you noticed that Tony Skoronski has piled up a pretty good average since returning to the saddle following his accident "at Sportsmans Park? Has had but few mounts and has "ridden several winners. . . . The racing strip was in such poor condition Wednesday and the fog so thick that but four horses were clocked on the main track and a similar number on the grass. Two of those to try the turf in six-furlong breezes were the Brookmeade Stable duo, County Clare and Tritium. Tarsus, an Irish-bred three-year-old son of Arctic Star, owned by Mrs. H. C. Fruehauf, was humanely destroyed Wednesday morning following a sickness of three weeks. ... As we went into Wednesdays race program, jockey Johnny Adams, who got off to a slow start at this meeting, was "breathing down the neck" of Steve Brooks in the race for riding honors. Picked up two winners on Brooks Tuesday. . . . Beadah had every right to beat Little Apache recently. Cost 7,-100 as a yearling, while Little Apache sold for ,500. . . . Dogoon, good three-year-old who won the George Woolf Meriiorial at Washington Park last year, is expected to arrive this week end. Is eligible for the 0,-000 Chicagoan. Also coming for the 0,000 race is Trim Destiny, the Arkansas Derby winner.

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