New England: Unlucky Rockcastle on Sidelines Again Vet Reveals Leg Injury Not Too Serious, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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__________ L_t__ ™ ■ ■ — «— * — — New England I Cox — — By Teddy Unlucky Rockcastle on Sidelines Again Vet Reveals Leg Injury Not Too Serious Keep Big Paddy in Light Training at Farm LINCOLN DOWNS, Lincoln, R. L, May 5. — Mrs. Joseph A. Leones big, powerful stallion, Rockcastle, is once again on the familiar hospital list. As he strolled : __________ about about the the stabling stabling area area this this about about the the stabling stabling area area this this morning we stopped in for a look-see of the famed Yankee-land warhorse and found his right hind leg wrapped in bandages. The Calumet Farm castoff. once again will be given a lengthy vacation but there is some hope that he will return to action before the Suffolk Downs session is terminated. • Rockcastle came back to the barn in a lamed con- j dition dition and and nodding nodding after after his his un- ™ ■ ■ — «— * — — dition dition and and nodding nodding after after his his un- unsuccessful attempt to represent the Down East area 1 against the invaders from New York and Maryland in the 450,000 added Lincoln Special. At first the worst was feared, for the injury appeared on what was believed to be the Rocks only sound leg. Dr. James T. OConnor Jr., nationally recognized veterinarian, once again was called into service to treat his favorite patient and it was found that the Leone pet was not as badly injured as had been feared, Rockcastle is one of the few horses to overcome, both a fractured sesamoid and coffin bone on the same hoof. . He also has been set back on numerous other occasions by varied and sundry aches and pains, but he has a way of bouncing back when least expected. Rockcastle takes a place next to Brass- Monkey as one of the most popular favorites in the history of ■New England racing. Brass Monkey, however, was ah ordinary selling plater who became famous as a Silky Sullivan or Malicious type of stretch runner. 378 Horses Stabled at Narragansett Park Program Scribbiings ... At the moment there are 378 horses stabled as the Lincoln Downs overflow at Narragansett. Sidney Robinso,. former turf editor of . the Boston Post who aids Eddie Mack in the publicity office, says more than 1,200 horses have raced during the meeting, which is just about 400 more than have ever raced before over this strip. . . . The veteran broodmare, Marion Niles, dropped a foal this" week at Mrs. Becky Gaignards stock farm. It is a fine colt and the sire is Bull Dandy. The newcomer is a half brother to theJilly, Devils "Dream, who was the winner of the New England Futurity in 54. Anthony J. Ryan reports that his pride, Big Paddy, . presently is living the life of Riley at-his farm at Oak-hurst, Mass. He reports that Big Paddys dam, Ellen Mist, has been returned to the court of Bult Dandy, this spring, in hope that she will produce a full brother to ■ Bir Paddy,„who is now a four-year-old. Ryan has a five-eighths of a mile track at Oakhurst and 150 stalls, most of which are filled by boarders. He says he has not yet decided when he will bring- Big- Paddy back to the races. The stallion is being kept under light training. Mrs. Gladys Hinphy named her filly Phoebes Babe in honor of Mr. and. Mrs. Ralph "Babe" Rubenstein. Mrs. Rubensteins name is Phoebe. . . . A. N. "Buck" Kreihs, who has one of the leading stables in. New England under the. care of the Cuban trainer Angel Berrera, was an arrival from New York, where he has been quartered for the last month. Kreihs hails from New Orleans. His regular jockey is the veteran, Evan "Sleepy" Jenkins — . Trainer Dick Posey reported that he is planning to. send two mares, Faithful Song and Queensware, to owner Everett Lowrances farm at Claremore. Okla. They are to be bred, to the prolific young- sire, Everett Jr., who has sent out seven two-years-olds this year and all have won, which is ber lieved to constitute a. record. Faithful Song is a stakes winning daughter of Greek Song— Faithful More, by . Roman. Posey is,second- to Guy Armes in the battle for leadership among the trainers at the meeting. • Party Special Dies While Working- I During training hours, Party Special, owned by Mario Basilico, keeled over dead at the head- of the stretch. A heart condition was believed: to be the reason for the demise of the six-year-old gelded, son of: Air Hero. . . . Tommy-DePalo, 19-year-bld: native of ;Bari, Italy, returned from New York, where he visited. his sister. The. lad is the leading apprentice of the - Lincoln meeting. When he came to this country three and one-half years ago he obtained: employment pushing a fruit cart in New York and. one afternoon a horse player asked hirri why he didnt become a jock. "Whassa. jock? I no understand!" came the answer, and with that the punter brought an. interpreter into service and before long the lad washeadedfor Jamaica, where he hooked on. as a hot walker. In the old-country, the closest DePalo came to riding was on broken down donkeys and busted bicycles. The boy is among the most popular reinsman here. " - - , Greek Admiral and Saratoga Pete, owned by Peter Issaris, joined the Lincoln, thoroughbred: colony. They were arrivals; from. Gulf stream Park and are trained by. Don .Bryant. . . . jockey Enrique Gonzalez, is back on the New England scene, having arrived from , the beautiful Oriental Park-hi the pearl of Antilles! Havana, Cuba. Max Katz, who is a veteran of numerous campaigns/at the Cuban- track, but who avoided the course ntinutop, P FUFjre | I NEW ENGLAND By TEDDY COX Continued from Page Six during the winter, came on from Gulf-stream with the platers Fair Damsel, Way-layer, Triple Bee and Gatd Manoso. . . . Cuba was further represented with the arrival of jockey Armando P. Martinez. Leo Garrity, who trains the New England division of the Peter Fuller horses, and George Handy, in charge of the New York group, attended the funeral of Fullers father, ex-governor Alvan T. Fuller, of Massachusetts During the first 45 days of this meeting, a record number of 32 "objections" were lodged, many of .which bordered on being frivolous. Twenty-three were disallowed, while the original posting was altered in nine. Twenty-fiye of the alleged fouls occurred in the stretch, while nine was claimed because of incidents that allegedly occurred on the- backstretch.

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