William H. Bishop Unit Checks In at Washington Park Track: Star Rider, Clarence Meaux, Accompanies Illinois-Owned Stable; 50 Horses in String, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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William H Bishop Unit Checks In af Washington Park Track Star Rider Clarence Meaux Accompanies IllinoisOwned Stable 50 Horses in String StringHOMEWOOD HOMEWOOD HI May 6 Ownertrain ¬ er William Hal Bishop and jockey Clarence Meaux who rides for the Anna 111 horse ¬ man have arrived at Washington Park to await Mondays opening of the 30day Bal ¬ moral Jockey Club meeting The Balmoral session is the first phase of the 98day coordinated season which will run 45 days at Washington Park and 49 at Arlington concluding at the latter track on Labor Day There are 50 horses in the Bishop unit Bishop who has one of his strongest sta ¬ bles in years shipped out from Laurel where on Saturday his Bernburgoo won the Laurel Spring Turf Handicap with Meaux the winning rider Meaux also was astride Mickey Boy who captured the co featured Maryland Derby L LAt At the conclusion of last Saturdays rac ¬ ing Bishop had saddled 58 winners since January 1 to remain second to Vester R Tennesseee Wright the leader with 71 At the same time Meaux had 99 wins to 100 for John Ruarie RuarieHas Has Made Recent Purchases Within the past two weeks Bishop in ¬ creased his thoroughbred holdings with the purchase of Frenchbred fiveyearold Ca malion from Nathan Cohen Remand The Surgeon and First Question fromH Stew ¬ ard Mitchell See Me Go from W D Bill Haun and hes still in the market marketI I Bishop has no nominees for the 15000 added Miss Chicago Stakes openingday feature for twoyarold fillies at Balmoral BalmoralHowever However he has eligibies of quality for other stakes scheduled at the summerlong coordinated session sessionj j Bishop always has been a factor inde cision of training honors here He led at Balmoral in 1955 and 1956 at Arlington Park from 1951 through 1954 and at Wash ¬ ington Park hi 1952 and 1953 From 1946 through 1956 Bishop was the leading trainer in Illinois and his 11 year run was snapped only because he spent the entire 1957 spring season in New Jersey I This is Meauxs fifth season as a jockey jockeyI I but his f irst in sustained competition dur ¬ ing the coordinated meeting Last year his 247 wins ranked him seventh national ly He was a close runnerup 91 to 93 to Ray Broussard at the Fair Grounds meet ¬ ing and was second to Howard Grant at Laurel LaurelMeaux Meaux will face topflight challengers at the Balmoral session Among riders on hand for the start of the meeting will be the Adams f atherand son duo 44yarold Johnny and 24yearold son J Ralph Dave Erb SwoonsSons regular rider Ken Church J D Jessop Larry Gilligah John Sellers Jack Fieselman bvie Scurlock and others

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