Sportsmans Park: Sir Tribals Dismal Try Was Unnecessary Trainer Wanted Out Because, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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— ■ — - r 1 Sportsmans Park — : — — : By J. J. Murphy — — Sir; Tribals Dismal Try Was Unnecessary Trainer Wanted Out Because of Off Track Racetracker Capable Runner on All-Going SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, III., May 5.— Admirers of Sir Tribal, and they are many at this course, came in for a bad break when the heavy rains of last r — ■ — - 1 Friday Friday night night soaked, soaked, the the racing racing Friday Friday night night soaked, soaked, the the racing racing strip to such an extent that it was almost muddy, for the running of Saturdays feature. Although it is generally known that the grey runner is not an off -track horse", they, the public, nevertheless installed him as the favorite. He wound up a deep last and was beaten off. It is understood that trainer Steve Ippolito attempted to scratch Sir Tribal Saturday morning, morning, but but since since a a couple couple of of morning, morning, but but since since a a couple couple of of other conditioners wished to withdraw their horses, the r declaring of three from the field wourd have made for a five-horse race, and five horses racing are frowned upon in the Chicago area as a rule. So, regardless of the. wishes of his connections. Sir Tribal was forced to run. When eight horses or less are entered, 5» a race, a good reason for declaring must be submitted to the stewards. Evidently the fact ..that Sir Tribal cannot run in the mud was not good enough. Many horsemen believe that it is about time a rule was written the . book to cover such a situation and to prevent patrons from burning up their money on a horse hailng little or no chance. Racetracker,. . owned by Emil Denemark Jr., ran a fine race in taking the weekend feature. This gelding is. one of the few good runners that have sported the silks of WiHiani Hal Bishop: and gotten away from the Anna, HI., turfman. He was bred by Hal Price Headley. * and last year was in th money eleven times in 20 starts, winning six races. Saturday marked" his sixth, start this year and it was his second victory. At Oaklawn Park he beat Ezgo, a frequent stakes-winner; and. Sir Tribal on a good track".. His record, shows victories on every .type ? of racing strip. Silver State, who, finished second, is also a useful off -track horse as well as a shifty fast-*track runner. Full Flight, who was third, is reported to be: one of those for which a withdrawal slip was filed Saturday morning. • Mrs. Wise Neqrs Century Mark Chicago boasts probably the oldest racing fan in the nation in Mrs. Margaret Wise, who will reach the 100 mark in, a few months. Mrs. Wise, who made. her home near Louisville until about 10 years ago; has - either • ;* : attended or -enjoyed over television or, radio almost every Kentucky-Derby eyer run. She is currently hospitalized: and it was feared she would mis? this years . classic: but; arrangements were made to place a Ty set Sin .her. ward. And Mrs. Wise picked Tim. Tam as the winner. ... Endearment, a half sister of Idun, the 1957 two-year-old, filly champion, is awaiting the opening of the Balmoral, meeting. The? miss is owned by Mrs.. J.,W. Dunham; who purchased her at the. Keeneland sales *, last year for 0,000. . . . Overheard on a bus: "Hope that Pomeranian jockey comes here. Think he is just as good, as Shoemaker." The man.eyidently had reference to Manuel Ycaza. who comes from Panama. - • Trainers. Elmer Kalensky and Arnold Winick have gained, a. following through the success of. horses in their care during .recent years. Each has a good-sized, string awaiting the opening of the Balmoral meeting next Monday- In Winicks charge are Point of Order, winner 6f the National Jockey Club Handicap last fall; Marcia W., Spiel* Fleet Argo, Supre Metre, Andre, Rio Vegas, Dip Tower, Kathy H., Redamber, Some Front, Bit O Sport, Polly Ponder, Dusum, Ritas Reward, Jedu. Monk Shoe; Ratheram, First Fau and Cilcennin. Kalensky has Ben A. Jones, Finical, Pride O.Dixie, Golden Hue. Ahmed, Hail Navy, Raising Cain, Fast Cash, Morale, and several others in his band. Fjeselman Shows the Way Turf veteran Mose Shapoff is visiting with his son, trainer S. WvShapoff. . .. . W. C. Tompkins sent Grand Bazaar and Rapid Free to Slaughters, Ky., to be turned, out. . . . Cole and Cobb sold Pap Duncan and Dubious ■Max to Harold Webb, and Chuck Paryin will do, the * training. . . . Going into the final week of the meeting, jockey Jack Fieselman was 10 winning mounts up on his closest rivals, Willie Collier and Tony -Skoronski. who were in a tie for second place. , . . V. bpperman sent Shell Diver to Louisville. .. .-. Tommy May receivedT Aero Commander from Lexington. . . . Frank . Nugent sent Gold Blend .to Cahokia Downs. ... J. II. Davis sent Hippplon and Tier on Tier to Detroit. ... Trainer L. E. Ogle, brought five head from Gulf stream -Park for owner Charles. S. Handelman. . . Trainer Tom Kelley is at . Washington Park with 30 head for different owners. Margaret Travers, secretary to racWg secretary Charles McLennan, will arrive: from Maryland Tuesday. McLennan is expepted Thursday, .. . ." An attempt will be made to save the Olympia colt. Jet Age, who suffered a fractured right front leg in Saturdays fifth-race. The horses of William "Hal Bishop, 40 in number, are expected at Washington Park Tuesday. . . . Callfbrnian Jack Glendower, an official at the Balmoral meeting, arrived from. Golden Gate Park.». . . Ten head, owned by Reverie Knoll F,arm, are bedded down at Washington. Trainer frank Sanders is-lit the east with Romanita. He and the filly, will be along later; . !. . Jockey Jimmy Hanley leaves for Ascot Park. Tuesday.

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