23 of William Molter-Trained Horses Arrive at Washington: Conditioner Is Represented At Balmoral for First Time; Rice Unit Also in Quarters, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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WILLIAM MOLTER 23 of William MolterT rained Horses Arrive at Washington Conditioner Is Represented At Balmoral for First Time Rice Unit Also in Quarters QuartersHOMEWOOD HOMEWOOD HI May 7 The Wash ¬ ington Park horse colony was augmented here today with the arrival of 23 members of William Molters public stable Molter one of the nations leading trainers for several years shipped his charges from California where they cut a wide swathe in the racing there since the turn of the v vMolters year Molters unit laden with quality joins a dozen or more other major stables and owners that will be campaigning at Bal ¬ moral for the first time since the inaugural meeting in 1955 Balmoral president Hu ¬ bert E Howard said saidThe The high caliber of horses either here new or expected a little latter establishes Balmoral as an important spring meeting It certainly is gratifying that major owners are responding to the stakes program we have arranged arrangedThus Thus more top drawer competition is as ¬ sured for that phase of the 97day Bal ¬ moralArlington ParkWashington Park j coordinated meeting that begins Monday at Washington Park Included among the horses shipped here by Molter are some of the best owned by Travis M Kerr whose Round Table was top money winner of 1957 with 600258 600258Watts Watts Is in Charge ChargeMolter Molter will come to Chicago later to take active charge of his public stable one of the nations largest Meantime the duties of training the thoroughbreds now on the grounds have been assigned to Dick Watts a veteran of 40 years who has not raced in Chicago since 1948 1948When When Molter brought some 40 horses the property of a dozen different owners to Washington Park last summer it was his first campaign in the Middle West in 10 years He had run his charges mainly on the Pacific Coast and with thumping success as evidenced by the fact that he led the nations trainers in wins from 1946 through 1949 and in money won in 1954 and 1956 1956With With the help of Round Table whose victory in the American Derby here was the first and most significant move in a murch toward the 1957 grass horse cham pionship Molter had a 1140458 year second nationally to Calumets H A Jim ¬ my Jones with 1150910 It was the sixth year in which horses trained by Molter won in excess of 1000000 1000000Molters Molters public stable is the latest first time visitor to the Balmoral meeting to take up residence at Washington Park with plans to carry on through the entire 97day coordinated season seasonMrs Mrs Ada L Rice of Chicago will race her horses at Balmoral for the first time and in fact will send her fiveyearold Beau tillion after the 20000 added Modesty Handicap for fillies and mares that is the Saturday feature on opening week Mon ¬ days inaugural feature will be the 15000 15000Continued Continued on Page FiftyTwo 23Horse Molter Unit Arrives at Washington WashingtonAwait Await Balmoral Opener Monday Rice Coontingent Also on Hand HandContinued Continued from Page Three Threeadded added Miss Chicago which has drawn 41 twoyearold filly nominees of whom 14 al ¬ ready have won 24 races among them themStill Still another California invader is Mrs Connie Rings stable headed by the Pacific Coast champion filly Market Basket also listed for the Modesty Mrs Ring has never before raced at Balmoral either and for her debut shell back up Market Basket with five twoyearolds Harry Brand and Brian Hickey colts and Act Now Sybil Brand and Winter Snow SnowOther Other stables at Balmoral for the first time include North Down Farms of To ¬ ronto Canada Agoura Stock Farm Calif W L Huntley of Coral Gables Fla and T E Losee of Los Angeles AngelesEven Even the jockey colony will have a couple of new faces around the premises with the announcement that two experienced riders from California will be here from the out ¬ set They are Chicagoborn Pete Moreno 32 and three years the senior of his brother Hank who rode at Washington Park last summer and Jimmy Ruggeri 27yearold native of Nevada Iowa who has been a successful campaigner on the Pacific Coast in recent years

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