view raw text
i 1 — SJ Connors Corner I *■ -By Chuck1 Connors Withers Stakes Deserves Better Placing See Small Field for Lawrence Realization Trio of Invaders to Seek Massachusetts BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N, Y., June 24.— David Dunham Withers, a far-seeing racing man of the past, was honored at Belmont Park this afternoon. The i 1 honors honors were were somewhat somewhat left left handed handed 1 honors honors were were somewhat somewhat left left handed handed for a stake that has been revered in the past was tossed in the featured spot of a wash-day program. The program was composed of six claiming events, an allowance affair and the Withers. Granted there are only a certain number of Saturdays in a month, but the Withers is deserving of a more favored spot in the week than on a Monday program. Well, as as the the man man once once said, said, times times have have — SJ as as the the man man once once said, said, times times have have changed and evidently Belmont- has too when it comes to carrying out the old traditions this association inherited from associations that passed out of existence in the past 40 or so years. Belmont and Jamaica this fall much come up with some new offerings for two-year-olds, three-year-olds and the older horses. An all-age stake at Jamaica at five and one-half furlongs, with a substantial .money, award, would no doubt attract the best of the two-year-olds, three-year-olds and older horses. With one or two exceptions the ranking three-year-olds will pass up the Lawrence Realization. It is too far, state the present-day trainers, or perhaps it is j their inability to get a horse trained to race that far that is the true answer. So the Lawrence Realization will attract a small field. There are too many opportunities to race three-year-olds and older horses* over shorter distances than the stake agenda calls for at Belmont, hence the number of horses, that move out of town for engagements along about that time. New York horsemen are beginning to lose interest in the real cup races, the opportunities are too few and their interest at present is not in the development of thoroughbreds in general, but in racing middle distances more frequently. Not that they are mercenary, but just careful. . Jota Jota May Go to Stud - Greek Spy, Tick Tock and Paper Tiger will be shipped to Suffolk -Downs for their engagements in the New England feature, the Massachusetts Handicap. ... Trainer Mack Miller in a telephone conversation with Mrs. Miller at Lexington, Ky., stated the latest reports on the condition of Paul Ebelhardt are to the effect that paralysis has set in on one side of his body. . . The Cain Hoy Stables Joto Jota,, whq went amiss in the Coaching- Club American Oaks over, the week end, may be returned to the stud. . . . Trainer Burt Mulhol-land of the George D. Widener stable, reported that the two-year-old. Night Hour, came up with ankle trouble and will be out for some time. Mulholland also reported that the coughers in his menage are improving. . . . Mr. and Mrs, William H. Veeneman, they were present to lend encouragement to their starter Woodlawn in the Coaching Club American* Oaks, returned home after the race. The filly will be flown back to Arlington Park today according to stable advices. Ashley T. Cole, chairman of the New York State Racing Commission, is on a vacation and will be an absentee for several weeks. . . . Prank Bryson, a former jockey, is a patient at the St. Clair Hospital, west 51st Street, New York. He was admitted to the institution after collapsing on the street. He is desirous of getting in touch with "Bones" Ingersol, jockey agent, somewhere along the East Coast. . . . George D. Widener, who is in Kentucky inspecting the foals, yearlings and other horses at his farm near Lexington, is due back here on Wednesday: . . . Jockey E. Rodriguez i-eturned from Cleveland, where he rode on Saturday. . . . Jockey Conn McCreary has been teridered the mount on Paper Tiger in the Massachusetts Handicap. Traveling Reinsmen Back on Long Island Jockey Bill Boland returned from Delaware Park, where he rode on Saturday. Among the others to Te-turn from out-of-town engagements over the week end -were P. J. Bailey, A. Valenzuela, R. Trejoc, S. Cole, Pete Anderson and W. Lester. . . . Racing men in this area were saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Anna May Gordon. She followed her husband Alec in death by three months. Funeral services were held j this morning. . . . Jockey Ray Broussard returned to the riding ranks following a mild touch of illnessZ. . . Trainers report that the cough which is prevalent here is showing signs of spreading. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Rand were out early for the- Withers program. . . . . Jamaica was the scene of a clambake on Saturday. The event was staged by a Jamaica business group. . . . Trainer Jim Ryan plans to return to Belmont Park and then to Saratoga Springs following the close of Delaware on July 4. . . . Art Kennedy was returned to the hospital today. -The heat and a recurrence of an old heart ailment was responsible. . . . The press box denizens expressed their sympathy over the death of Evan Shipman. He was lauded as a top-notch writer.