Sportsmans Park: Mrs. Rings Stable to Race at Homewood Market Basket Star of California String Reagan Joins Ascot Parks Official Family, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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■ . . ■ 1 ™— Sportsmans Park • By J. J. Murphy — I Mrs. Rings Stable to Race at Homewood Market Basket Star of California String Reagan Joins Ascot Parks Official Family SPORTSMANS PARK. Cicero, 111., May 1.— Mrs. Connie Ring, who will campaign some horses at the Balmoral meeting for the first time this season, heads • ■ . . one one of of the the largest largest thorough- one one of of the the largest largest thorough- thoroughbred breeding operations on the West Coast. At her Three Rings Ranch, near Beaumont, Calif., which is but a few miles removed from the desert resort of Palm Springs, stands the stallions Solidarity, one of Californias most successfful sires; his full brother. Conversion; Cover Up, another stakes winning son-of Alibhai, Admiral Drake, and War Rings, both by by War War Admiral; Admiral; and and Moolah Moolah ■ 1 ™— by by War War Admiral; Admiral; and and Moolah Moolah Bux, who appeared in Chicago a couple of times, is something bf a Cinderella horse, having been purchased as a lead pony by Hurst Philpot, the former jockey. The gray proved capable of. out-running most of the horses he was supposed to guide in the mornings, was placed in training, and developed into one of the fleetest sprinters in the nation. i Mrs. Rings husband, the laie George Ring, was at his death the president of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association on the Pacific slope and did much to place the organization in its present strong position. Jack Phillips, who has charge of the Ring runners here, is well known as a farm mnager as well as a trainer. Heading the Ring string is Market Basket, a four-year-old daughter of Radiotherapy, who won stakes at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, and Atlantic City last year, and this season took the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita. Gray Dream Sires Most Winners It is interesting to note that Gray Dream, a stallion who stands in the state of Kansas, where they do not go in too much for thoroughbred horse-breeding, sired winners of -more races on the American turf last year than: any other horse. His get accounted for 175 first monies, 168 seconds, and 130 thirds. However, the fact that they in all earned 38;100 proved they were competing in what is generally regarded as lesser company. A number of. Gray Dream horses are quartered here at present, including Ambalong, Dicks . Gray, Feudal Dream, and Mr. Nuisance. . . . Jockey Herb Lindberg, who rode on Chicago courses a number of years ago, is now employed in the racing secretarys office on tracks in eastern Canada. William A. Reagan, a member of the Washington-Arlington alumni club, will travel to Ascot Park following the current session. He will replace Pat Farreli, another Washington-Arlington alumnus, in the stewards stand at the Ohio course, which is under the general managership of Peter CDonnell, who for years held a similar "position at Lincoln Fields. . . Los Angeles attorney, Jerry GiesleV, who is much in .the headlines at .present, is attempting to save the life of a horse who was ordered destroyed through, .the will of -its late owner. Giesler is fond of horses and of racing, and several years ago took time out from his lucrative practice to .serve as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board without compensation. Pensive Rose. Biarritz, and Candle Stick, who were wintered on a farm at Hinsdale, HI., have been returned to training. They are owned bs Emil Denemark * Jr. . . . Anthony Graff agnini got in from New Orleans and has taken over the training of "his horses. .... The runners that Francis Gray brought in from Gulf stream Park are Doctor Tom, Captain Flash, Shaft, Cookie Jar, Dizzy Daisy, and Chendzoid. . . . About 300 head are stabled at Washington Park awaiting the opening of the Balmoral meeting. . Trainer J. J. Affeid brought Broken Wing from Gulfstream. . . . Billtown, Bob Austin, Lynette, and Strategist. were among those brought in by trainer George Stutts. s Seven Share Interest in Play Iron Trainer Lee Muldowney, who handles Play Iron for the Select Stable,- has seven "bosses" in that outfit. They are William Gariey. M. J. Ganey, Robert Kelley, E. J. Kelley, George Sims, R. Bernard, and M. Tucker, al partners in the stable. They are Chicagoans. . . . Dr. John Neale, of Lima, Peru, is visiting with trainer Chuck Pan-in, an bid schoolmate at the University of Colorado. Dr. Neale, a veterinarian, says he is toying with the idea of bringing in some runners from Brazil or Argentina to perform on Chicago tracks. . . . "The next guy who says the horse Ham N Eggs looks like something good to eat is going to get clobbered," says Louis Meen.

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