Connors Corner: Study Post Time at New York Tracks; Majority Seem to Favor Later Start; Long Island Road Key to Situation, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Connors Corner By Chuck Connors Study Post Time at New York Tracks Majority Seem to Favor Later Start Long Island Road Key to Situation SituationJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 4 Some discussion relative to the early post time for the first race in New York has been heard of late and the comments have teen lor tne most pare against the early start The matter was first broached when it was an ¬ nounced that the New York City Transportation Commission was about ready to take over the Bockaway division of the Long Island railroad and run subway trains over the tracks This trans portation the boys argued would be more frequent than the special race trains over the Long Island starting from Pennsylvania term ¬ inal and Brooklyn and under the new system would permit those who preferred to arrive after the first or second race ample opportunties and in the reverse ratio would permit others who had earlier engagements to leave at any time they choose The New York post time of 115 for the first race is not the overwhelming choice of the New York track management but is in ¬ directly dictated by the Long Island railroad railroadThis This artery for Jamaica and Belmont Park handles an estimated 20 per cent of the crowds The Long Island is a commuterroad and reaches its peak in transportation during the rush hours before and fol ¬ lowing the close of a business day The equipment used by the road during those rush hours is pressed into fast service and quick turnarounds of the cars and trains is required to handle the rush The race trains special ones are as a rule composed of 10 or 12 cars and for the outbound trip are considered as not needed They would otherwise lay idle in the storage yards However at night time following the last race the equipment is needed to handle the commuters on their way home to various parts of Long Island hence the quick turn around which is aided and abetted by an early post time OSheas to Tour Irish Stud Farms FarmsJoe Joe OShea for the past several years assistant to trainer Harold Goodwin will leave for Ireland over the week end He will be accompanied by his wife Joan and they plan a lengthy stay The OSheas will visit1 with his parents his father has several horses in train ing in England and also inspect some of the breeding farms in his native land Mr and Mrs Patsy Studioso he has a draft of horses in training here checked out for Louisville and the Derby They are due back at their Connecticut home oh Monday Trainer Tom Waller reported the arrival of two foals one each for the Braeburn Farm of James McCue and the other for William Ewing The Braeburn arrival is a filly by Jet Pilot from Star Ehfin and was foaled in Kentucky while the Ewing youngster is a colt by Jet Pilot from Dark Favor The latter was foaled at the Ewing farm in New York state He also reported that gprr campaigner Auditing has youngsters from Fleecy Cloud and Brides Boquet The Ewing farm is at Mt Kisco and is known as Willow Creek Mrs Dodge Sloane left for Louisville to witness the Derby and also to inspect the horses she has in the Louisville area areaFrank Frank C Rand was called to his home in St Louis due to a death in his family Hary F Guggenheim came out yesterday to lend moral support to the three yearold Ethel Walker The score was the first for the filly and the first for the menage in New York this season However the happiest woman in racing was not on hand yesterday to the enjoy the victory for she was vacationing in Florida Mrs Terry Smith widow of the noted medical authority for whom the filly was named and also the fillys dam Ethel Terry was ad ¬ vised of the success of her namesake a few minutes after the running1 and she expressed herself as well pleased E Barry Ryan checked in from Kentucky with a draft of horses lie plans to race at Belmont Park He reported that the stakes winner How is in foal to Polynesian He also reported that the yearling first foal of How by Roman will be sold at the Keene land vendue to liquidate the estate of the late Herman B Delman The youngster was fcaled before the death of his owner and no provision in the will was made for his disposal disposalBurch Burch to Inspect Stock at Brookmeade BrookmeadeTrainer Trainer Preston M Burch left for Lexington Ky to inspect the Brookmeade Stable horses in that area and will also go on to Louisville for the Derby John Barry Ryan was an arrival today He came from Lexington Ky where he has spent the past several days Ryan stated that he preferred to witness Nashua in the Grey Lag than the running of the Derby Mr and Mrs John Galbreath were on hand yesterday The visit was their first of the meeting Cliff Mc ¬ Cartney of the local forces leaves for Pimlico where he will serve as a placing judge at that meeting Slippy owned by John Barry Ryan was shipped to Brookmeade Farm Upperville Va to go to the court of More Sun Trainer Jack Skinner is due up from Maryland where he raced this spring He has a candi ¬ date for the Withers to be contested here next week in Golden East undefeated to date this year Skinner will stable at Belmont Park ParkTrainer Trainer Lucien Laurin stated that for next winter the Holly Hill S C training and wintering ground will be thrown open to outside horsesv Laurin has wintered a division of the R N Webster horses there for several years Jock McCue came down from Stamford Conn to root for War Piper Alas and alack his vocal decided to wait until Saturday morning the transfer of Nashua from Aqueduct to the local receiving barn for the colts engagement in the Grey Lag Jockey Bob Ussery is due here Saturday and will ride Switch On for Gerald Colella in the Great Neck Sprint This will mark Usserys first mount in New York in years Danny Arnstein and Phil Silvers were among the early arrivals for the afternoon The first issue of the overnight condition book for Belmont Park was released yesterday The issue covers the first 10 days of the meeting G H Pete Bostwick arrived from winter quarters Aiken S C and was on hand at Bel

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