Arlington Park: first Weeks Figures Up to Exceptions Most Events Ever Run in Six-Day Period Hartack and Sellers Display Fine Form, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Arlington Park L By J. J. Murphy First Weeks Figures Up to Expectations Most Events Ever Run in Six-Day- Period Hartack and Sellers Display Fine Form .ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 25. The first week of racing at Arlington Park went off smoothly with the attendance and pari-mutuel handle being up to the expectations of the management. More races were run off during the six days than in "any other week in the history of the sport in Chicago. Nine-race bills were in. effect Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Wednesday and Saturday bills followed the natural trend, the extra race Friday was the hurdle affair, and Monday was opening day. . . . Trainer Charles Sanborn reported that the two-year-old Mr. Granite, by Unbreakable, has been altered. The youngster is the property of J. D. Marshall, of Lexington, Ky. . . . Bold Man, a winner here Friday, might turn out to be a bargain buy-He is the first horse ever to carry the silks of Patricia F. Hoban, of River Forest, 111. Trainer Mike McGee purchased the six-year-old son of Bold Irishman at the recent Belmont Park sale for ,500. ... A rumor in circulation around the track recently had it that Mose Lowenstein, the well known trainer, had passed away at Lexington. The report was very much exaggerated as Lowenstein, although quite ill at St. Josephs Hospital, Chicago, is said to be holding his own. Erb in Thick of Jockey Duel Trainer Larry Thompson left for Kansas City to spend the week end. Will be back Monday. . . . Jockey Willie Hartack and apprentice John Sellers are welcome additions to the riding ranks here. They have been showing good form in the saddle, although each has been unseated from a mount since the meeting began. . . . Dave Erb went into a tie with Hartack as the jockey leader, when he rode two winners Friday. Incidentally, Daves favorite food is Louisiana shrimp. That is a good choice for a jockey. Not many calories. ... A fellow would have to get up early in the morning to "beat the gate" at Arlington. The gatemen go on duty about 7 a.m. . . . Mutuel clerk Mike Kingston celebrated his 75th birthday recently. Has worked at Arlington for 16 years. . . . Mrs. Evelyn Poellien, wife of trainer John Poellien, passed away Saturday morning following an illness of 18 months. She was 48 years of age and aside from her husband leaves two sons. Frank E. Fitzgerald, known to many as "Little Fitz," brought Marshall of Arms and Mr. Looknow from New Jersey. Marshall of Arms is owned by W. J. Sprow, and Mr. Looknow by Mrs. Sally Simpson. . . . Trainer John C. Hauer flew to Louisville to spend the -week end. . . . Former horseman Claude Passarieu is visiting from his home in Houston, Texas. . . . The filly, Miss Zami, looked good in winning her first start here the other day. Trainer S. Bryant Ott had her in fine fettle for her initial outing Bill ONeill, son of Pat ONeill, manager of Bwamazon Farm, will be on hand to see Judy Rullah try for Mondays Pollyanna Stakes in which she is expected to be a short-priced favorite. Walter Donovan, general manager of Garden State Park, visited recently after having flown in from the East in Harry OSheas -plane. He departed for California after having spent a few hours at Arlington. . . . Chris Rogers, Sr., father of the jockey, is visiting from his home in eastern Canada. Expects to remain for a few days. . . . C. A. Klingaman, who qperates the Indian Trail Restaurant at Winnetka, 111., and is a " regular visitor during the Arlington Park meeting, put in an appearance. . . . Chris Wood was in from Delaware Park for Fridays hurdle race. . . . Dr. Paul J. Meginnis, track veterinarian, has received the pedigree papers on his South American stallion, Yadran, now standing in Illinois. Citation Filly Arrives From Ohio Newmarket Maid, one of the first fillies by Citation, has arrived from River Downs in company with Darling Dora. Doug Davis, Jr., is in charge. . . . Harry L. Nathenson, vice president of Balmoral, departed for the Florida Everglades to do a little fishing. . Keep off the grass signs are posted in the paddock area for the first time, and a policeman shows up very early each morning to enforce them. . . . Jarrin John, winner of Fridays hurdle race, is trained by a lady, Mrs. P. L. Dent. ... It seemed as if everyone wanted to get into the act in the jumping affair. At one time during the running the outrider was chasing a loose horse, grooms were attempting to catch another, and assistant starters were dragging an injured jockey from the course. . . . The start made up a tape stretched across the track, reminded one of the bid days of the open barrier when on many occasions the runners were off in sections. On the first Saturday of the Arlington Park meeting last year, the attendance was 22,879 and the handle ,480,215. . . . Several exercise boys were injured when thrown from horses during the past week. The animals are just too peppy. . . . It is rorted that. St. Vincent is not coming along as well as had been expected. . . . Ideal weather prevailed here for the first week of the meeting, and attendance a;nd business were up to expectations . Mr. and Mrs. George F. Effingham came down from Milwaukee to view the week end racing. . . . The Irish-bred three-year-old, Ballydonnell, showed good speed in his first start in this country the other day. It was a dirt race. He may go better on the turf.

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