New England: Lincoln Downs to Mark Armed Forces Week Name Feature Races for Various Services, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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New England I By Teddy Cox Lincoln Downs to Mark Armed Forces Week Name Feature Races for Various Services Prickett Shunned Pro Grid Ranks for Turf LINCOLN DOWNS, Lincoln, R. I., May 3.— B. A. Dario, who came to this country as a penniless immigrant from his native Italy, saw the world for a time through through portholes portholes as as a a member member of of through through portholes portholes as as a a member member of of the United States Navy, but never attained much in the way of rank. It was after shedding the bell bottom trousers that the Lincoln Downs chieftain began to amass what today constitutes one of the vast fortunes in this area. Now we find him playing host to top-drawer brass of many nations. Only last week end he feted military officers representing 22 free nations. nations. They They are are attending attending the the nations. nations. They They are are attending attending the the Naval War College at nearby Newport, R. L During the course of the final week of the meeting, which closes May 17, Dario and his associates will help observe Armed Forces Week. Races will be named in honor of the many branches of the armed services. Dario plans to invite representatives from the branches of » the armed forces to the track. Program Scribblings: James H. Cans Double Choice suffered a fractured coffin bone in the left front the other day and was humanely destroyed. The six-year-old gelding had started four times at the meeting and earned two seconds, one of which came on the fateful day of his injury. . . . Jockey George~Gibb, veteran who has enjoyed his place in. the New England spotlight in recent-years, will finish out the meeting. The lad hails from Bristol, Conn. . . . Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Richards, whose horses have enjoyed considerable success under the training of Guy Armes here, returned to their home at Massilon, Ohio. The Richards-Arm es contingent is undecided at the moment as to its destination. Up to now the stable has not obtained a full complement of stall space at Suffolk Downs. Premium on Suffolk Downs Stalls There are several other representative stables hanging on the limb, while awaiting other stables to cancel out at the East Boston track. Among these is the public unit trained by Alex TL Johnston, whose horses have been running exceptionally well at Lincoln. Numerous stables have been shifted to Rockingham Park, where the overflow is to be handled, while still other stables have received stall allotments that call for their horses to be split between the two tracks. . . . Dr. Thomas Broderick Jr. reports that-D. N. Garver. of the Echo Hills Farm, among- others, has written to him regarding the application of casts for bucked shins on two-year-olds. Garver reports that many owners and breeders in his area, Becksville, Ohio, are intensely interested in the treatment. . . . Dr; Brodericks sidekick, Br. Edmund F. Finnerty Jr., was on hand yesterday while playing host to M. Thomas Baccof, who- serves as bio-chemist at the Veterans Administration hospital at Providence, R. I. Dr. Finnerty has been collaborating with-Dr. Broderick in working out the details for the application of ~he casts. Fuller "Mackie" Prickett, the former South Carolina football sfar, appears to be well on his way in his chosen career as a trainer, which he picked instead of trying the gridiron in the professional ranks. Mackie clicked with a winner after saddling six losers since obtaining his license as a trainer. . . . Owen Headley, who last appeared ,on the Yankeeland circuit a couple of seasons ago, is a welcome addition to the local riding colony. Owen enjoyed a big season during the winter at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. He will do most of the riding for Bill Gateman, who brought a string -from Gulfstream Park. The stable includes Brady A., Miss Babcock, Capt. Dare, Saluceton. Bamaway, Partner, Lynn Better and Galldinia. . . . Another new outfit on the local scene is the stable trained by Frank Martin. He brought Cabachon and Hot Point from Jamaica and received Fried Cake and Muggins from the Maryland circuit. Park Dandy Gets Three-Quarter Shoe Trainer H. L. Comwell received the three-year-old filly Painted Flower from Belmont Park and expects to start her here .before long. . . . Jimmy Hines, the "Voice of Narragansett." made his initial appearance of the season at Eddie Macks frenzied penthouse, and renewed acquaintances with the newshawks. Hines also mans the mikes at the Massachusetts Fairs. He reports that he has returned to radio and now conducts a dally morning program over WICE, at Providence, R. I. . . . , .Bill Buryer reports that he has abandoned the bar shoe that Park Dandy wore throughout last season. Instead the veteran thoroughbred warrior now wears a three-quarter shoe. Purver, who hails from England, explains that Park Dandy did well enough with the bar instrument, but that it kept his foot from growing properly. He has high hopes that the oldster will enjoy another successful campaign. Park Dandy probably will start in the middle of the Suffolk Downs meeting. Ronnie Baldwin, clever Ohio saddlemite who has been trying his luck at Lincoln Downs. for, the first time Continued on Poge Twenty I | NEW ENGLAND By TEDDY COX Continued from Page Eight this season, has often held his own against the best competition on the Chicago circuit. Baldwin reaches his peak in efficiency when he "looks and cooks," while allowing the other reinsmen to do their hustling until the vital moving time is reached. Baldwins true ability has not really been appreciated by horsemen in New England. He hopes to do better with, the opening of Suffolk Downs. . . . Mrs. Gladys, Hinphy will join her husband. Bill, with the opening of Suffolk Downs. She remained at her New Orleans home after the Fair Grounds meeting.

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