Connors Corner: Coughing Keeps Two-Year-Olds Out of Youthful; Stakes Comes Close to Being Two-Horse Race; Idun May Go to Camden for Delaware Valley, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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Connors Corner By Chuck Connors Coughing Keeps Two YearOlds Out of Youthful Stakes Comes Close to Being TwoHorse Race Idun May Go to Camden for Delaware Valley ValleyJAMAICA JAMAICA L X N Y May 7 As predicted several days ago the cough is taking its toll especially in two yearold events around these parts The Youthful Stakes at Jamaica for tomorrow has four starters and these were obtained by dint of perseverance For a few minutes it seemed that that the Youthful would be a twohorse race or a walkover However the Graham Bell inven ¬ tion came to the rescue and ac ¬ quired two more entrants Some of the more pessimistic of the paddock gang memberships were of the belief that the race would would be called off or abandoned for lack of entries but their fears went for naught naughtThe The abandonment or cancellation of a stake event is nothing new in racing Several years ago trainer Preston Burch he had the Longchamps Farm horses in his care shipped a twoyearold filly to Suffolk Downs to race The miss Donita M arrived on the scene in the summer of 1938 However at that time they had a clause in the stage engagements in fine type that in the opinion of the management the race could be declared off at will This was just what happened The Suffolk Downs management declared that no other starters could be mustered against the invader from New York Donita M got a sightseeing tour of New England from Belmont Park to Boston and back At that time there was ho toll roads and traffic was extremely heavy at times timesWolkovers Wolkovers a Thing of the Past Stakes events have changed over the years and the oldtime walkover is now memories On the subject of walkovers some of the veterans recall that the late Kim Patterson spent an hour one morning with his jockey planning strategy in the running of the Hemp stead Highweight Handicap at Belmont Park The trouble with Patterson is that he forgot to obtain the scratches before he sat down with the jockey To be sure all the instructions went for naught for his charge Millwicfc moved down the Widener course at an open gallop for a walkover score Al Faliey came up from Delaware Park on mission ¬ ary work He will remain for a couple of days seeking stake nominations and shipments to that track Fancy is convinced that the coughing epidemic is rife at Belmont and the barking of the twoyearolds and some older horses is grating on the ears Trainer F Martin shipped Cabachon and Hot Point to Lincoln Downs for racing at that track Trainer H Jacob son received Rain King from the farm He was turned out for a brief period Jack Silverman the south shore enthuiast braved the elements and witnessed several training trials turned in by some of his horses Trainer Frank Cundall shipped Corlette and County Sweep to the farm for a lengthy respite Trainer Eddie Christmas shipped in a draft of horses Owned by Howell Jacksonto Belmont Park fromJLaurel The horses owned by Louis Lee Haggin in charge of trainer Howard Hoffman came on from Kentucky to race here Trainer Moody Jolley is due here the latter part of he week from Louisville with Nadir and other horses owned by A B Hancock HancockSeek Seek Rider for Master Boing BoingTrainer Trainer Sherrill Ward will decide within the next 48 hours whether he will ship the unbeaten Idun to Garden State Park for the 6 furlongs of the Delaware Valley or not The Mrs Charles Ulrick Bayowned miss found the going rough trying to make art overnight race in these parts Trainer Elliot Burch is seeking to straighten out the jockey assignments for Master Boing owned by N B Hunt for the Dixie Handicap at Pimlico This event is to be contested over the turf at the Maryland course Iron Liege owned by Calumet Farm will not be shipped here for his week ¬ end engagement in the Grey Lag So say advices from New Jersey where the colt is stabled Mickey Miles the old internationalist who was riding in Austria for Baron Rothschild when World War I erupted was discharged from Mary Immaculate Hospital over the week end He reported that it was or at least it seemed just as hard to get out of the local hospital as it was getting back to Brooklyn from Europe those 44 years ago Anyway the surgeons pronounced the operation a complete success successThe The weather mostly bad for the past week threw a flock of monkey wrenches in the work schedule at Aqueduct The mechanics have been idled during the rainy period Jack Grabowsky the Philadelphian relayed word from the city that he may be on hand later in the week He has a maiden importation ready to run and is interested in acquiring other horses Trainers James Fitzsimmons reported that the cough invaded his precincts at Belmont and the ttyoyearolds will be on the shelf for some time Veteran horse ¬ men in this area expressed sincere regret over the passing of James Stewart The latter trained the horses owned by the late Joseph E Widener for several years making his headquarters at Belmbrit Park ParkEvClay EvClay the tub thumper at Hialeah is on hand handHe He came up to snare a few horses for Garden State Stateand and that meeting Jockey Eddie Arcaro did not accept mounts for this afternoon Jockey Tony TonyContinued Continued on Page F orfySeven orfySevenjrC jrC V X S fM Ci U u tutOi CONNORS CORNER CONNORS Continued from Page Six SixDeSpirito DeSpirito resumed Tiding today following a 10day suspension Alexandra Ycaza a younger brother to Manuel arrived from Panama and applied for a jockeys license He plans to ride here as a free lance and later to proceed to New Jersey for the sum ¬ mer season Jockey Jim Combest de cjded to remain at ChurchilL Downs until that meeting comes to a close 10 days hence and then return eastward Should Martins Rullah start in the Preakness Cdmbest will do the riding chores

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