New Jersey: Saturday Looms Important Day on Turf; Idun Expected to Make Seasonal Debut; Has Pick of Two Races at Garden State, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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New Jersey By Fred Gallon Saturday Looms Important Day on Turf TurfJdun Jdun Expected to Make Seasonal Debut Has Pick of Two Races at Garden State StateGARDEN GARDEN STATE PARKrCamden N J May 7 This Saturday assumes particular importance in racing circles for the exciting reason that the champion two yearold of last season who won all of her eight starts in 1957 is currently a tenant of barn J in the stable area and this morning her activities were confined to a walk under the rain soaked shed Where Idun will make her return is a matter of conjecture as there are two races Saturday in the condition book in which she can start One is the 25000 Dela ¬ ware Valley Stakes at 6 fur innrrc which naturally is also open for colts Another race is a 10000 sprint confined to threeyearold fillies Sherrill Ward who has ca ¬ pably guided Idun through her juvenile campaign is noncommittal on which race the filiy will go goThe The mild mannered soft speaking Ward has his own reasons for not making any public announcement at this time which we can appreciate It is no secret that Idun had4 been entered for some races in New York which failed to fill and the filly is still looking for a sppt to mark her 1958 debut And you cant blame any trainer for doing what he deems best for his horses It is almost certain though that Idun will be entered in one of these racesas Ward himself admits he didnt ship down here from New York not to run The filly was slated to be galloped this morning but has a slight mouth injury and so she was merely walked this rainy vam She had a broken cap the other day commented the trainer and her mouth bled a little We got the doctor to treat her and though it isnt serious we took it easy on her One of the fillys main objective is the Acorn Stakes and naturally Id like to get a race into her before that We arent anxious to start her right off against colts or older fillies Threat of First Defeat Lurking LurkingIf If she had been beaten once it would be a different matter continued Ward as he sat in a chair in the feed room If she did get beat a second time it wouldnt make too much of a difference Maybe it would be better if she had lost If you start often enoughthough you know you will get fieaten They all do atrsome time The filly has put on some weight since last year when she included the Matron Gardenia land Frizette Stakes in her relentless march to two yearold titular honors But Ward doesnt think that she is carrying too much weight and thinks that she may even be a little too tight New Jersey fans saw Idun in action over this strip here twice last season when she won the Gardenia and a prior prep for that stakes No matter which race is chosen for the filly on Saturday the daughter of Royal Charger Tige OTVIyheart will be a welcome returnee to action over this strip stripGarden Garden State has had many a champion perform here these past 16 years and this spring finds no varia ¬ tion from the procedure What the condition of the track will be on the week end is anybodys guess For five straight days the course has been subjected to ceaseless rain and at present is a river of slop A change to good weather will bring about an improvement but whether it will be at its best is just conjecture Al ¬ though the Camden strip dries out rapidly enough it has had so much water dumped on it that it must be deep for some days after the rain stops As a matter of fact not one of the long time residents at these meet ¬ ings can recall when there was so maijiy successively rainy days Clear and fast was the almost unvarying slogan here for many years yearsJack Jack Turner Begins Saddle Comeback ComebackJack Jack Turner who as an apprentice in 194748 vas the leading bug rider in Hew Jersey is back on the scene of his heyday and ready to swing into action Now a native of Camden Turner has not ridden since last fall but is working out horses in the morning toget into conditi6n A natural lightweight the blondehaired youngster had no trouble making 108 pounds Although he made His name around these parts he hagridden in most every part of the country as he puts it from Mexico City to Lincoln Downs At one time he was en ¬ tertaining the thought of riding in Venezuela Bud ¬ dy Mayberry is on the scene and for the first time in 38 years is without horses Mayberry is presently look ¬ ing for some stock to train He is from a long racing family and his father trained Judge Himes to win the Kentucky Derby in 1903 Bobby Strange is back in action as a jockey after laying off this winter resting in Midlands Texas at his parents motel Strange will do most of his riding for Tommy Harroway HarrowayDonald Donald LeVine has deserted the horse owners ranks at least temporarily LeVine a soninlaw of Atlantic Citys Jack Kelly finds the press ofbusiness too much at the present to devote as much time as he would like to his racing enterprise He now confines himself to occasional visits to the track but admits that in the future his silks will be back in competition Steve Van Buren one of the stars of the Philadelphia Eagles in his pro football days is a regular at the track as is Alexander Wojiehowicz of the famed Fordhani seven blocks of granite Sam Edmundson trainer for Sam SamContinued Continued on Page FiftyOne NEW JERSEY JERSEYBy By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Six SixTufano Sixr r Tufano reports that Wise Margin who is making his first season in stud at Marise Farm in the state has proven to bea good stallion He has beenbred to 11 mares thus far and has gotten them all in foal partic ¬ ularly two matrons Faxsion and Eanabelle who had been difficult to get in foal foalWalter Walter Tnrnier the horse identifier urges all horsemen to turn in their foal certificates to him as soon as possible This is especially important in the matter of twoyearolds and none can be tattooed unless their papers are 6n file Joe McDevitt who manages the Florida Shores Hotel in Miami Beach arrived on the beat and will ttay for the rest of the New Jersey season The Florida Shores Hotel is owned by Col Charles Henry who also campaigns a stable under the name of his hostelry At present he has divisions of his string in New York and Chicago Everett Clay Hialeahs publicity chief and his wife stopped off en route from Kentucky to New York to pay a visit to the local press box

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