Connors Corner: Jamaica Encounters Opposition from Garden State Park Today, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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. . = 4 Connors Corner JamaicaEncountersOpposition From Garden State Park Today By "CHUCK" CONNORS JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 2. — New York encounters its first major opposition tomorrow when Garden State Park, over in Camden, N. j., opens its doors and launches the New Jersey season. However, the opposition will not be of monumental proportions due to the fact that few horses are slated to be shipped from here to that •center. . . This This is is due due principally principally* ♦ ■ This This is is due due principally principally* ♦ to the cough which is prevalent, in this area and furthermore, horsemen who vacate stable, room here and ship elsewhere are, according to the grape-vine, jeopardizing themselves for the future. Lole Island tracks in the past served as the pool from from which which horses horses for for from from which which horses horses for for stake and handicap engagements at other tracks were recruited and on the majority of occasions the list was impressive and at the same time profitable to the wayfarers. That this situation will prevail again this year ahd for years to come, there is no doubt. Garden State has drawn for its opening program a few of the New York stationed horses. However the two featured offerings are fashioned for different type starters. The Bed o Roses is for filliesand mares, while Garden State has an open event. Conflict between race tracks is deplored by those who have the best wishes of racing at heart. However, under the setup today, the promoters of racing grounds play second fiddle to the state governments and such a thing as conflicts is shoved aside and ignored. As far as the supply of horses, good and bad, is available to fill an overnight program of nine races, the solons of the respective states are in agreement. Undecided on Gallant Mans Starts Gallant Man, the Belmont Stakes winner, was called upon for his first breeze of the season. The colt, owned by the Texan, Ralph Lowe, and under the supervision of trainer Johnny Nerud, was breezed a half mile, over the training track, this morning in 52 second. Gallant Man is named for several stakes at Belmont Park, but Nerud was noncommital in naming any particular event, for, as he said, that is. some time off. . . . Jock McCue motored down from Stamford, Conn., for the afternoon. He reported that his brother, Jim, who races under the nom de course of the Brae Burn Farm, will be along from Miami for the latter part of the Belmont meeting. . . . Jockey Conn McCreary planes out for Louisville, Ky., tomorrow morning. He will ride Martins Rullah and immediately after the .Derby plane back here. . . . Trainer Jimmy Hastie reported that Spanish San, owned by the Buchanan Farm, is coming along nicely in his training. The colt has been on the ailing list for some time, but Hastie is confident that the colt will make amends for his idleness this summer. The final draft of the King Ranch two-year-olds arrived from Texas yesterday. The shipment comprised nine head. Max Hirsch at the same time shipped 10 horses to Garden State in charge of George Weck-crly" to race there. . . . Joe Marrone, who has a draft of importations in" training with his. son, came down from Boston, Mass., for some racing. ... Charlie Cohen of the Charfran Stable arrived from Miami, Fla., via Lexington, Ky. He inspected the stallion Crafty Admiral and the foals and yearlings at Joe Metz* Mares Rest Farm. . . . Word from the North Shore Hospital at Manhasset is to the effect that Lou "Walger. maestro of the tote department on New York tracks, is on the mend. He was stricken with an ailment due to eating a condiment to which he is allergic. . . . Mrs. Ann Clare, track superintendent at Saratoga Springs, N. Y, arrived for a few days racing. She reported that the weather at the upstate resort was much better than that which prevails at Jamaica. Harry F. Guggenheim planed back from London and reported that the trip, the return one, weatherwise was an improvement over the east-bound passage. He was kept busy during the afternoon, answering questions relative to the running of the 2,000 Guineas. . .. . Mickey Miles, the old graduate of father William Dalys school of horsemanship, is improving steadily at the Mary Immaculate Hospital. The veteran of a half century ago came through his surgery at that institution in good shape. . . . Leo Mayer, a veteran of the clubhouse, is on the ailing list and has been an absentee for several days. . . . The opening of Belmont Park cant be far off. How come? Well, the men are posting the directional signs on the parkway jthat runs past the | i Ctfnf/nued*on Page fbrty-F/re - i I CONNORS CORNER By CHUCK CONNORS Continued from Page Six , Nassau County course. . . . Jack Skinner has, according to work watchers, some of the best looking two-year-olds stabled at Belmont Park. They are owned by the Rokeby Stable of Paul Mellon of Pittsburgh, Pa., and represent some, heavy investments at the yearling maris. . . . Trainer Jimmy Smith of the Eleonora Sears menage reported that he will have a couple of representatives of the Bostonian under colors during this meeting. Jockey John Ruane may take over the leadership in the Jamaica jockey race. At the moment he has 26 victories to his credit, two back of I. Valenzuela. The latter is in Kentucky and winners .out there dont count in the local standings. . . . Art Rooney, the Pittsburgh football impresario, and owner of the Shamrock Farm, relayed word from that steel area he would be along for some racing Trainer Osca"r White of the Walter. M. Jeffords stable reported that Mr. Jeffords would be along for some racing at Belmont Park. . . . Owners and trainers, some of them at least, are timing from the poles at Belmont Park. Track superintendent John Golden stated that on the main track and from the mile pole to the stand the short white poles should be used.. The entire series of poles, marking starting points will be aligned to conform to the new racing strip which was cut down during the fall and winter.

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