California: Derby Winner Furyvan-Background Notes Silky Rooters Disappointed, but Hopeful, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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■ — — — . .■—_— ____■■ California % ; By Kent Cochran — 1 Derby Winner Furyvan — Background Notes Silky Rooters Disappointed, but Hopeful Former Racing Figure Now Philanthropist GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Calif., May 5.— Furyvan, bred at Helbush Farms by Miss Gwendolyn Fay of Northridge, was a driving winner of the S50,000 Golden ■ — — — . Gate Gate Derby. Derby. Neither Neither Miss Miss Fay Fay nor nor Gate Gate Derby. Derby. Neither Neither Miss Miss Fay Fay nor nor her associate in thoroughbred breeding, Herman H. -Helbush, was on hand to greet the bay son of the Helbush stallion, Good Ending, in the Winners circle. The colt was sold last .spring, to Martin; Traub,. of Tacoma, at a time when. Helbush -was hospitalized in .Los Angeles and he and his aides were disposing of all the . farms racing stock in order to 1 lighten i g h t e n the the sick sick mans mans business business .■—_— ____■■ 1 lighten i g h t e n the the sick sick mans mans business business responsibilities. Trainer Carl Roles has done a masterful job of conditioning the colt, who now has earned approximately 0,000 in purses and ranks as a threat for the Westerner and other three-year-old features at Hollywood Park. Roles flew up from Inglewood to saddle the winner; The Kentucky Derby, run three hours before the Golden Gate Derby, vied with the local affair for attention of the crowd during the early afternoon. Everyone was rooting for Silky Sullivan in the Blue Grass classic, but when the sensational stretch-runner failed, the crowd, clustered around a dozen TV sets scattered . through the stands, took the disappointment with _ stoicism. Students of form, however, were mystified by Silkys failure to show up well in the mud, for jh all his off-track races in California he had displayed a keen liking for the going-. Optimists were wondering — and hoping, too— that the big Californian may "do a Your Host," for it is remembered that Your Hosts worst race was in the Kentucky Derby, but that he continued on thereafter to race with distinction until a broken leg permanently shelved him the following year. Certainlyjthe Derby at Churchill Downs was the poorest race Silky has ever run. Seven and Eleven Comes Home Trainer B. C. Haeussler, pinch-hitting for Willie Wyndle, absent at Hollywood Park, saddled his first winner Saturday when Seact Aon Deag, which is Gaelic for "seven and eleven" came home on the bit. ... David P. Stevens, G.GF. mutuels manager, left Saturday night for Washington- Park, Chicago, to serve* in a. like capacity there. . . . L. .J. "Monty" Montgomery flew over from Las Vegas. "Monty" is 84, and at one time operated a sizeable racing stable in California, among his horses being the stakes-winner War Allies. He was also a breeder. Among those he bred was, the stakes-class horse Lefty- James. Monty was an associate of former racing commissioner Charles E. Cooper in his horse operations,, and. later became -a bosom friend of the late William- B. Kyne. The man, wealthy.nn oil and. other industries, of late years has devoted, himself to philanthropies, chief of which is putting of 20 medical: students through-the University of Michigans medical school: every year. To date, he has given away million and says he "still has four to go." "It has been said of humans that wooden legs are not inherited, but wooden- heads are," remarked the trainer as he timed- a horse three-quarters in 1:19, * with the horse doing his best after having been in training- three months. "But Ive come to think that if the axiom were turned, around it would fit the horse to a "T." Realizing that a. puddin* head or an ugly duckling may- be born, into any. family human or -equine, no matter how illustrious the ancestry, we refrain- from mentioning the pedigree of the horse under discussion. . . . Jimmy Wallace flew to Chicago Sunday morning;, to bed. down the Agoura Stock Farm . horses which, left Phoenix by train last Wednesday. Jimmy will fly back next Saturday to saddle Ekaba for his try at. the -§50,000 Golden Gate Handicap, after which the horse will, be flown to Chicago and pointed for the. rich grass course races the Windy City will present this summer. Ekaba was third to Round Table and. lion Liege in last years American Derby over the grass. Glen dower Heads forWgshrngton Park Jack Glendower, assistant to secretary Lou Eilken, checked out for Washington- Park. . . . Charlie Mul-laney, racing secretary at Stockton, returned from a trip of inspection. "Stockton will surprise California racing-people this year," said: Mullaney. "It is a brand new racetrack, from-the foundation, up. Even the racing strip is new. The old; tracks grandstand-and club house burned down a few years ago, and the space where they stood, as well as the old track and its infield, have been converted- into one big parking area. "The grandstand has no supporting posts to obstruct the fans view, and everything is spic and span. Its as modern as modern can be— "in fact, it looks like 1070 " construction-and planning;* Stockton has boosted its purses this year to a minimum of ,000, an increase of 40 per cent over the last few years. Cabbage Unkraut. is Offering the saddle services of jockey Bobby Willis,, to local, horsemen. , . . Trainer Bill; Sargent came in from. Mexico City, where he spent the winter. ""L took three-horses down there; sold, them .profitably," he said. He reports Hal King, the former | Continued on Page Fifty-Fire CALIFORNIA I By KENT COCHRAN Continued from Poge Six Oakland dance-hall proprietor going great at the Mexican Hipodromo. "King has 15 , head there and is winning many races," he said. Sargent is looking for horses to train. Formerly trained for Sid Luft and later for Harry James. . . . Note for dope-ster fans on a muddy day: speed horses carry their speed a furlong father in sloppy going when the track has a hard bottom than when its fast or muddy. Mrs. John Monaghan has sent eight mares from her Colorado ranch to Three Rings Ranch, four for mating to Moolah Bux and one each to Cover Up, Berseem, Lights Up and .Fair Truckle. . . . Mrs. Louise Buchanan, of Vancouver, B. C, who has been breeding in Kentucky and South-cm California for the past few years, recently purchased a home in Santa Anita Oaks, hard by the Arcadia track. Boards her two mares at Three Rings Ranch. They are Nashara, by Mahmoud, and Sloop Sedge, by War Admiral. From the pair she has two-year-old fillies by Princequillo and Re-Armed, which she plans to race, but will sell the mares yearlings, a filly by Imbros and a colt by Bernwood, at the Del Mar sale in August.

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