Delaware: Clear Dawn Surprising New Castle Winner Parlos Form Warrants Delaware Highweight, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-28


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Delaware i By Charles Hatton Clear Dawn Surprising New Castle Winner Parles Form Warrants Delaware Highweight Extends Family Developed by Willie duPont DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 27. The "new" New Castle was good sport, especially if you were amoner those intrepid souls wagering on the mutuel field. Though she had earned 116 pounds, an attractive chestnut mare called Clear Dawn, who races for the Pittsburgh Pirates president John Galbreath, was one of the quartet comprising this arbitrary mutuel coupling, and she proceeded to dust off Open Sesame and the highly fancied Cerise Reine in a stirring stretch run. A crowd of 22,759 who wagered ,712,238 was lured to the rustic Stanton course to see this event, and the successful Darby Dan mare rewarded the field players vaguely sardonic attitude at the rate of 4.40 for . Alas, for pre-race calcula--tions the Dan Rices lukeworm favorite Cerise Reine could only be third, after leading into the stretch. There is a dim suspicion, which now is quite generally entertained, that she is somewhat less formidable than when she was here as a three-year-old and all but downed her rivals in the Delaware Oaks. Matter of fact, the daughter of Requested was not striding out too boldly in her local success in a preview for this race, despite her impressive time fractions. Her appearance and that of Gainsboro Girl, Grecian Queen and Evening Out gave the New Castle some tone, but had much less relevance to the result than many seemed to anticipate in the wagering. Grecian Queen was "the cynosure of all eyes" as Shakespeare, or was it Oxford, put it, in the walking ring, but she could not raise a high gallop in the race itself. Indications are that all of the field, with the exceptions of Canadiana, who is ineligible, Crisset, June "Fete, Gweny G., and Evening Out wilL reappear for the 50,000 Delaware Handicap here next week end. Filly Queen Training Brilliantly. Willie duPonts brilliant Parlo breezed a consummate half-mile in :48 here on the weekend for her upcoming engagement in the Delaware Handicap, which is the worlds richest event for fillies and mares. The daughter of Heliopolis obviously brought along all her speed and dash en route from Belmont Park, and, if she is not the hardiest campaigner in training, she must be respected in -this mile and a quarter, though she almost certainly will carry the actual top weight. Parlo, incidentally comes of the Etoile Filante family of Fairy Chant, Fairy Mahhurst, Chevation and other duPont stakes winners; As the story goes, duPont at one time serious considered disbanding his stud and disposed of all his mares excepting Etoile Filante and one other. Judging from the success of his small broodmare band in late years, he prudently kept a "blue hen," as most of Foxcatchers stakes winners are traceable to Etoile Filante. This, incidentally, is French for -falling star." It seems the mare was foaled on an evening when there was a particular spectacular display of this phenomena in the heavens. President Donald Ross of this sylvan course has two rather promising young progenitors in Cochise and Greek Song, now standing at stud in Kentucky. With moderate opportunities, each has sent up several winners in his first crop, two-year-olds of this year, and they serve at a nominal ,000 for a live foal. Cochise is at Cy Whites Elsmeade Farm on Lexingtons historic Russell Cave Pike, while Greek Song, a classic winner, is at Charley Asburys place only a few miles distant. In seasons past, Ross used to buy yearlings privately, to replenish his string, but with these two youthful sires and a band of an even dozen broodmares he now is in position to rely on his own stud for reinforcements. Greek Song, as you may know, is a son oof the enormously popular Heliopolis, and his progency have won in somewhat better company than those of the gray Cochise. A two-year-old of somewhat more than usual promise is Countermand, who is by Green Song, out of the good mare Everget. Hen Party and Rosemary B. in Rich Event Turf ana: Hen Party, the Delaware Oaks second, has remained on for the Delaware Handicap. . . . "Mose is back" Shapoff tells us that Rosemary B. will be pointed for the same event. She did not appear for the New Castle, preferring the longer route. . . . Al Fahey has been busy autographing programs for mem,- .bers Of the Fourth Estate after shooting "par for four holes in the golf tournament between the writers and the brass hats. ... J. Simpson Dean presented the New Castle trophy. ... Is Proud now races for Mrs. "Pug" Moore. .. .... Six New Castles have been decided in "off" going in 17 years. ... Its longest-shot winner was Elpis, at 22 to 1, in 47. . . . Pollys Jet could run in the Tyro. . . . Rico Monte is attaining fame as a "filly sire." . . . "Cheekly Charley" Smirke may have a mount in the next Washington, D. C, International. . . . Prince Aly "Sugapud" Khan is a finalist in. the Parisian croquet tournament. . . . Harpo Marx was one of the games ablest exponents, and former chairman of the N. Y. commission, Herbert Bayard Swope, was his most formidable rival at Great Neck. . . . Delaware Park has . been a member of the TRA since 52 and sets an excellent example. . . . Evening Out is reported training satisfactorily for her Delaware Handicap engagement. . . . Darts is the latest avocation of the local sports scribes. Most adept is Bob McCurley. . . . High Voltage is expected soon from Aqueduct for the Delaware, depending on her showing in the Gazelle. " t t i i it x j j t j ii i ,

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