Sportsman Park: Several Track Records Broken Last Week Sir Tribals Spring Standard is Still Best, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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Sportsmans Park J. J. ; By Murphy — — ■ Several Track Records Broken Last Week Sir Tribals Sprint Standard Is Still Best Gran Fino Carries Aristocratic Pedigree SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 3.— The track was muddy at Sportsmans Park again this morning, but during the time it was fast, covering a period of about four days, we had an abundance of time record-breaking or equalling performances. Gold Key started it off in clipping one-fifth second from Key Biscaynes old IVa miles mark in going the distance1 in 1:51. In the following race, Noble Imp turned 1 1-16 miles in 1:45 to equal the standard held by Better Goods. The following day, Dr. Joe Kay, a" five-year-old who has campaigned here for the past couple of seasons, lowered the 6-furlong record established by Turndown last fall in running in 1:12. However, Dr. Joe Kays tenure was short-lived, as the very next day Pan, a black son of Alibhai, carried 120 pounds and ran the three-quarters in 1:111s, while on the same bill. Black Powder, an ebony-hued Nebraska-bred, turned a Vs mile in :4625 to better Flashy Tokens year-old record by one-fifth second. And later on the card, another mark, held by Key Biscayhe, was shattered when Bay Boy, a three-year-old gelding, did one mile in l:38-i. Air this means that the lone mark at the outset •and still standing is Sir Tribals 6]2 furlongs record established two years ago. Other standards .listed in the condition book are for the little contested distances of 1 5-16 miles held by Braseda, 1 7-16 miles held by Volition, 1 3-8 miles held by Red Reck, and 1 5-8 miles held by Ball Hawk. Nebraska-Bred Black Powder Makes His Mark Black Powder may be the first runner- bred in Nebraska in modern times to connect in three straight races outside his home state", where, we believe, one homebred race is carded every day. The altered son of Powdered Milk — Classic Under, was bred and is owned by Omer Hall, of Omaha, and trained by the latters son. Black Powder was victorious in his last start at Oaklawn Park and has taken two purses in succession here. . . . Gold Key, victorious in the first two divisions of the three-contest Endurance Series, is exceptionally well bred, being by Jet Pilot, the 1947 Kentucky Derby winner, and out of the good producing Dixiana mare. Fulmar. The latter is the dam of Fulvous, winner of both the Arlington Lassie and Princess Pat Stakes, and "of Fulcrum, who won the Kentucky Breeders Futurity at Keeneland last season. The fact that rather ordinary racers have been showing such speed bears out the prediction of President William H. Johnston that Sportsmans Park would have a much better racing strip this season. The course dries out quickly, and while appearing to have a good cushion, when fast is still -conducive to better time on the part of the thoroughbreds. We have heard no complaints from trainers or jockeys during the past week, so it must be that everything is all right. While a colt named Gran Fino ran second to Pan in the latters record-breaking race, we feel he might be a trifle ashamed that he failed to fare better. He comes from a fine family. His "father," Beau Max, -is one. of the head men at the fabulous King Ranch in Texas, while his "mother," But Why Not, was a member of turf societys elite in her younger days. But Why Not earned about 00,000 in purse money, making her one of the aristocrats of her sex. During her career she beat Gallorette, one of the great mares of all time; beat Bolero, former 6-furlong worlds record holder, and won the Black Eyed Susan and other stakes. Dalgo Sidelined With Injured Foot Danny Stewart, who at one time trained many top horses, including Misty Isle, for whom a Chicago stake is named, is a patient at the Little Company of Mary Hospital at suburban Evergreen Park . Jockey Milton Dalgo suffered a fractured toe Friday and will be out of action for a few days. . . . Jockeys Don Wagner and Eugene Curry are still at St. Anthonys Hospital, Chicago. . . . Schooling of horses at Washington Park got under way Friday with starter Roy Dickerson and assistant Bill Simpson in charge. . . . Two Rainbows, racing in claiming company here, was a stakes performer in her younger days and finished third in the Modesty. . . . Bill Quinlan, liaison man between the mutuel department and press box, celebrated his 63rd frirthday Friday and passed out apples. Bill, who was agent for Eddie Arcaro, many years ago, believes an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Ethel Haffa, Chicago owner, attended the Kentucky Derby. . . . Daily Racing Form trackman picked seven winners in his selections Friday. His two other top choices finished second. . . . Joe Bobba, who has insured some of the best horses to race in California in the past dozen years, stopped off for a visit en route to the Derby — . Murry Shilling, pari-mutuel employee here, left for Buffalo, N. Y., to take charge of the mutuels at a harness meeting to be held in that city. . . . Mrs. Connie Ring, owner of a number of horses stabled at Washington Park, arrived from her home in Beaumont, Calif. ... Dr. H. Dembenski, of Hot Springs, Ark., visiting. ... . Also Marion Partlow, owner of Part-low Farms at Casey. 111. Ditto John W. Snider. East St. Louis owner.

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