New England: Former Rider Does a Bit of Reminiscing; Francis Turtle Horn Recalls 1932 Derby; Finished Second Aboard Economic in Race, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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New England I By Fred Galiani Former Rider Does a Bit of Reminiscing Francis Turtle Horn Recalls 1932 Derby Finished Second Aboard Economic in Race RaceLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 4 Satur ¬ day for one brief mad day Louisville Ky becomes the nations sports capital as the Kentucky Derby comes up for its eightysecond running Since there have been no dead heats in its long history only one jockey owner and trainer has been successful each year While few ever reach that summit of glory there have been comparatively only a lew more men who have ever had the for ¬ tune to ride or train a horse in the classic Here at Lincoln though there is a thin well tanned chap who came pretty close to having his name mscriDea on tn is Francis Turtle Horn who finished second on F H Louchheims Economic in 1932 beaten by Col E R Bradleys Burgoo King and is now one of the valet corps at Lincoln Almost a quarter of a century has slipped by since Horn was pumping away on Economic but memories came back quickly as he recalled that Saturday after ¬ noon I still remeber it well The track was fast and it was real rough coming away from the gate Economic got the lead though so we escaped any trouble We led to the sixteenth pole where he tired and we were beaten by five lengths I always thought Economic was short for the race otherwise he would have won Earlier I had finished second on him to Universe in the W6pd Memorial After that he didnt get any work They gave him a trial before the Derby but forgot to put blinkers on him and he wouldnt work He went into the race short shortHandled Handled Seabiscuit in a Claiming Event EventI I always thought Economic would have been the best threeyearold of the year reminisced Horn I won the Ohio Derby on him and then he finished second in a race at Saratoga7 when he went wrong He didnt race again He was a real nice colt He was 500 to 1 in the winter book and I think he was 20 to 1 on the day of the race Horn calls Wolbach Nebr his birthplace and rode around the country from 1922 Jo 1939 In the course of his career he handled such good horses as Snark Pompoon and Seabiscuit But I didnt win with Seabiscuit In fact when I rode him he was running in a 3500 claimer at Narragansett Park That was before he got good Asked why they called him Turtle Horn smiled and answered I guess its because I move so slow But I dont pay any attention to them After this Saturday there will be another name going on the winner Derby jockeys list It may be a new one or it may that of a repeater And somebody will finish second Francis Horn knows how the latter will feel It once happened to Tiim TiimArmand Armand Houle the Swansea Mass owner of the Victoria Stable is rightfully proud of his new trainer C J Bryant not merely because of the success his stable is enjoying but mainly because his judgment has been vindicated Bryant a native of Louisville Ky and a long time figure around the tracks took out his trainers license this past March at Houles insistence insistenceSince Since then Victoria Stable which has only six horses has won seven races and picked up a number of other checks Bryant was an exercise boy for many years with such stables as F P LetcHier Jerome Respess Joe JoeBaumbach Baumbach and others He was associated with the Victoria outfit for the past three years and impressed Houle so much he designated him as trainer this season At the moment the move has been a success successMann Mann to Campaign at Garden State StateWaller Waller Mann packed up after riding here Thursday and left for Garden State Park where he will do the booting for the stable trained by Danny Shea Jr John Collins the Orange N J trucking man was a recent turf club visitor Marshall Wilder hurt his leg coming out of the gate in the first race Thursday then was hit with an attack of swollen glands He is idle today but is expected to swing into action Satur ¬ day Jimmy Savoy is saddling the G R Handy horses in the latters absence Handy is in Kentucky for the Derby Mike Freeman the Providence trainer who is currently handling a division of his string at Laurel is expected here shortly to complete arrangements for consolidating the stable for the Suffolk session sessionAnother Another New England apprentice Edward R John ¬ son Jr of Lowell Mass is expected to accept the first mount of his career before the end of the meeting Johnson is 18 years old and is under contract to Oscar Foster Trainer Harry Campbell checked in with Sagmiere and DomOLea from Canada for the balance of the meet Marvin Greene has sent Country Gossip up from Maryland and the horse will be raced here under Tony Cataldi Mrs G Schneiders Gem a fiveyearold mare has been sent to her owners farm in The Plains Va by trainer J E irginia Robert ¬ finishedfhirr son to be bred Valet Leon Sweet once finished fhirr ir o UTarshfipM PrAfltrx t cnvs thp hnvs

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