Sportsmans Park: Illinois-Owned Lincoln Road Surprise Colt; Derby Finish Merits Shot at Preakness; Very Ordinary Juvenile Record Here in 57, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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Sportsmans Park ByJ J Murphy IllinoisOwned Lincoln Road Surprise Colt Derby Finish Merits Shot at Preakness Very Ordinary Juvenile Record Here in 57 SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 May 7 The State of Illinois will have a worthy representative in this years Preakness in Lincoln Road the colt that lurnisnea quite a surprise in fin ¬ ishing second in the Kentucky Derby A son of With Pleasure who defeated the great Armed in the Equipoise Mile eleven years ago Lincoln Road was no great shucks as a twoyearold in this area last season In fact he failed to finish in the money in the three stakes in which he started although he won a couple of overnight races He was not deemed good enough to be num ¬ bered among the 145 juveniles of last year listed in Jimmy Kilroes Experimental Handicap weights or not among the starters in either the Arlington or Wash ¬ ington Park Futurities Chicagdlands outstanding twoyearold classics But here he is being made a supplementary entry for the Preakness The colt is owned by Isaac Blumberg of nearby Des Plaines HI and is trained by Victor Sovinski of Kankakee 111 Sovinski was at Washington Park this morning looking over the 15 head he has stabled at that course and later visited Sportsmans Park He stated he was leaving for Maryland this afternoon or tomorrow to supervise the conditioning of Lincoln Road for his next big try If Lincoln Road who will be ridden in the Preakness by the Canadian jockey Chris Rogers makes a good showing in the Maryland event he will likely remain in the east to be a starter in the Jersey Stakes at Garden State Park We believe the last time an Illinoisowned horse won the Preakness was 16 yeiars ago when Alsab defeated Requested and Sun Again Ponder Next Start for LoriEl Another Illinois racer making good in top company in the East is LoriEl who last week end finished second in the Bed o Roses Handicap at Jamaica Michael Spto one of the owners of the filly was here yesterday and stated that LoriEls next outing would either be in the Modesty at Balmoral or the Distaff at Belmont Park The Modesty is at 6 furlongs and the Distaff at seven It all depends upon the weights says Soto Arming at Washington Park from California this morning was the veteran trainer R T Dick Watts with 22 horses in his care He has runners owned by William G Gilmore vice president of Golden Gate Fields by Andy Crevolin in whose silks Deter ¬ mine won a Kentucky Derby the Desoris Stable and the Kerr Stable Watts a former jockey who saddled Clifford Mooers Old Rockport for a Santa Anita Derby victory a number of years ago is making his first trip to Chicago in a number of seasons seasonsSo So many newcomers will be members of the official family at Balmoral this season that time will be taken out to introduce them to each other Among those who will not be back are Vasco Parke William A Reagan and Fred Crafton longtime employees at Washington and Arlington Fred Burton who served as racing sec ¬ retary for a couple of seasons and Kline Weatherford the former FBI man who was assistant to Ben Lind heimer for a couple of years Weatherford is reported to be holding down an important industrial position while the others are engaged hi racing elsewhere Among the new office employees is Eric Blind a starter on some tracks who arrived from Maryland yesterday TeaguelPichon who will serve as assistant to the stew ¬ ards got in from New Orleans OrleansLasswell Lasswell to Ride for Rockmoore Stable StableAgnes Agnes Bingem theracing secretarys secretary has been released from St Anns Hospital Chicago and is recuperating at her home Jockey Ovie Scurlock the saddle veteran reported at Washington Park from Miami Jockey Glen Lasswell is on hand and will ride for the Rockmoore Stable owned by Sidney Moore of Iowa Mr and Mrs Moore were looking over Leatlier Button and their other racing stock this am The threeyearold Faunier owned by the Faunier Stable and trained by H Stamper died this morning following an attack of colic Trainer Harold Hoff ¬ man left for Louisville with Mr and Mrs Paul Keim to inspect some horses owned by the Keims Charles Stepanek a representative of ThistleDown is visiting in the interests of that Ohio course courseJohn John C Daniel one of the placing judges here will replace Jack Klucina as racing secretary at Mau mee Downs during the final three days of that meet ¬ ing Klucina is going to Audubon Park as racing secre ¬ tary Following his Maumee Downs engagement Daniel will visit New York to interest owners in the Hawthorne Gold Cup and will later report to Randall Park Ohio where he will serve as an official Jack Maisell former owner is visiting from St Louis George Ellis arrived from Kentucky with one horse L R Barker who has some runners at Ascot Park is visiting for a couple of days William Hal Bishop a man of action lost no time in naming horses to take part in the sport at this oval Entered nine this morning and over half of them got in

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