California: History of Golden Gate Derby Renewals Furyvan, Carrier X., Crasher Loom Large Social Climber Likely Highweight in Cap, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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— ,. California : By Kent Cochran * History of Golden Gate Derby Renewals Furyvan, Carrier X., Crasher Loom Large Social Climber Likely Highweight in Cap GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, Calif., May 1.— Eleven years have elapsed since the Golden Gate Derby was inaugurated. That was in 1947, the year the track-■ — ,. which-sits-on-Sari which-sits-on-Sari Francisco-Bay Francisco-Bay which-sits-on-Sari which-sits-on-Sari Francisco-Bay Francisco-Bay was reorganized and opened, fol-owing the several years it lay idle after the ill-fated original meet-which ran only a few days before going bust on account of the worst stretch of inclement weather the district had_ experienced in a half century. Cuttyhunt won that first Golden Gate Derby. Henpecker took the 1948 running and, in later years, Pedigree, Sir Butch, Marcador Marcador and and Golden Golden Land Land came came Marcador Marcador and and Golden Golden Land Land came came home in front. The race was not run last year;, it is run only when the track races in the spring. The principal race for three-year-olds on the Albanys courses fall programs is the Oakland. An exceptionally high-class field has been lined up for this Saturdays renewal of the Golden Gate. Derby. Practically every top-class three-year-old on the Pacific Coast will be in the starting field, the only two deflections from the California circuit being Silky Sullivan and Gone Fishin, the pair being engaged at Churchill Downs in Bill Corums extravaganza. .... . The Golden Gate Derby this year carries a 0,000 value and will be run under handicap conditions, in order to provide a closer, contest Prize Host has been assigned top weight of 122 pounds, one more than Furyvan, the colt who beat him last week. The general opinion is that Furyvan will be installed the public choice. Carrier X, winner of the San Felipe at Santa Anita, and Crasher, the Llangollen starter, rate good, chances, as also does George Coverts recently uncovered, flash, Twentyone Guns. Try it, the brother to Com Husker, and Harcall and El Cajon also are wellr-regarded. Point Seaneen for Californian Social Climber, Llangollen Farms sturdy Calif omia-bred son of Your. Host, looms the highweight in the 0,000 Bay Meadows Handicap, May 10. This became apparent when Seaneen, recent winner over the Llangollen colt, was vanned Wednesday night to Hollywood Park by trainer Bill Finnegan, acting on order from : owner Neil McCarthy. Seaneen looked to be a, certain 1 highweight in the race, richest of the .Golden. Gate meeting other than the- local Derby. Seaneen is a nominee for the 0,000 Caliente Handicap, but Finnegan said there was little chance that he- would journey south of the border to meet Round. Table. "Our main objective will be the 00,000 Californian at Hollywood Park," he said, indicating that the bay Irishman will ■ be sent into a test race or two at the track- of. the lakes and flowers. Seaneen broke Count Speeds long-held track record when he covered the 1 1-16 miles in 1:40%. Count Speed ran it in. an. even 1:41 back- in 1947. . . . Finnegan took 25 head: south, leaving several here with Paul Lycan and* other trainers who will saddle them for races yet to be run. at Golden Gate. . . . Dave Hum, who saddled Count Diamond; in his recent race, and the jockey who rode the horse say the report that the saddle slipped was in error. When Willie Hartack broke his leg- and. a new rider became necessary for Tim Tam in the Kentucky. Derby, ] a San Francisco wag- telegraphed: Jimmy. Jones: "Have i saddle, will travel," and signed it Willie Fry. Willie is the Rogue River Indian lad who rides here and can do 92 pounds. . . . R. A. "Bud" Suever of. the Jockeys Guild is still trying-to locate jockey Dallas Harrier,~in-• jured some weeks ago in. a spill. Wants to hand; the lad: benefit checks which -have been accumulating weekly. The. checks, mailed to all known- addresses, are returned marked "Party Unknown." . . Ex-jockey and now trainer Jack Leonard anil: his 92-pound wife eagerly, scan Dscing Raily Foiki to follow- the fortunes of their son, Jackie, now riding at Jamaica, where Ralph. Thoreaux, Bill Bolands agent; is making-his engagements. "Jackie has had: five -winners, seven seconds and seventeen thirds so far back there," they stated. "Hes sure to make good." Jackie phones his , parents regularly every Friday, evening- and. they phone him every Tuesday. . ., . Basil Frazier of EL Monte, 20- : year-old nephew and namesake of Basil James; is here galloping horses arid learning- to ride. James recently presented the lad with one of; his luckiest saddles. Frazier is a high school graduate: can. do 105. His father was a jockey. Weather Causes Tardy Breeding Season "Doughnuts" Harrington, long-time stable foreman for Buster Millerick, is looking for a job. . . . Rumors that Marshall Hanrahan, en route to Louisville with the Jack Dempsey Special, became ilLat Las Vegas and was forced to abandon the trip were an; exaggeration. The : popular horse owner continued, on- with, the junket. . . . The long series of rainstorms during- March, retarded the breeding season, in. California, but the last - three weeks of. April brought warm,, clear, weather, and studmasters .throughout the state are reporting nearly all; mares as "settling" with either the first or second service. Add; Californians who went to Churchill Downs on the Dempsey junket: Mr. and Mrs. Hugh. Goates of. Ar- CALIFORNIA I By KENT COCHRAN Continued from Page Six cadia, Peter Mole andvwife of Beverly Hills, Mrs. Fay Pautz of Indio, Claire Shortall and Mrs. Maud Hanley of San Francisco, Kai Rothenborg of Los Angeles, Mrs. Nan Ryan and Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Wentz of Hollywood and Mrs. George Gojun of San Pedro. . . . People are saying that the wide and intense interest in Silky Sullivans Kentucky Derby effort will cause more TV sets to view the running of the race than any event in turf history, by far. Vic Alhadeff, U. C. Grad., and who is a younger brother of Mbrrie Alhadeff,. general manager, of Longacres, learning the fine points of racing in the Golden Gate racing sees office. . . . George Reeves, one of Harry Harts lieutenants at old Mar-wyck Ranch. Northridge, 20 years ago, and later trainer for, Archie Sneed. John Val-predo and_ other owners, has moved his string" over to Golden Gate from Pleasan-ton. . . . Which reminds that the fair-circuit contingent will be glad to see some of the stakes-class horses pull stakes and depart for the southland — their going will give the lesser lights a better chance to win a few purses. Whats that old adage about an ill wind always blowing good to somebody?

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