Brumfield Takes Duc De Fer to Chicago, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Brumfield Takes Due de Fer to Chicago Around the Track: J. W. Rodgers Due de Fer flew to Chicago yesterday morning for Balmorals 0,000 added Domino Handicap at seven furlongs. The four-year-old Spy Song colt, who raced here Saturday in the Oceanport, almost blew the plane when the van driver overslept. Trainer Ed Brumfield left this morning to saddle Due de Fer. . . . John "Trader" Clark and his wife were on hand to root for their Poor Rube in the fifth race. He reports that his good race mare Quiz Song, who beat Landmark, Sickles Image and At-alanta in the 1952 running of the Correction Handicap, has a suckling filly by Roman and is back in foal to Roman. The Clarks departed for their farm in Lexington, Ky Walter Donovan, vice-president and general manager of Garden State Park, was a visitor. . . . John Santoro of the World-Telegrams racing department came down from New York for the afternoon. Gen. Tsung Jen Li, who served briefly as acting head of the Chinese Government some years ago, was the guest of the Jersey City restaurateur Quon Chu . . . Jockey Henry Block has his brother John, 17, on the grounds. John, too, is preparing for a saddle career. . . . Doc Colando will send Crowns Glory out in the Lamplighter on June 25 The meeting is off to a flying start. New attendance and handle records were established on opening day and yesterdays figures showed a decided increase over the same day in 1954, with the mutuel take up 05,000 and the gate up over 1,100. . . . You can now get clipped in identical fashion at all three Jersey tracks — Angelo Frascone, who has the barber shops at Atlantic City and Garden State, recently took over the same operation at this plant.

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