New England: Eddie Mack Very Interested in Royal Dandy; Officially Owned by Son-in-Law, Tommy Moran; Gala Horse Show Scheduled Sunday Afternoon, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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New England I By Teddy ox Eddie Mack Very Interested in Royal Dandy Officially Owned by SoninLaw Tommy Moran Gala Horse Show Scheduled Sunday Afternoon AfternoonLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 7 Eddie Mack ye OF Sarge who was decorated for heroism in World War I as a stablemate of the immortal Set Alvm York continues to add to his repertoire As a youngster he was a promising pugilist and he later became a worldfamous figure as a fight manager and boxing promoter He is generally accredited as the first fulltime publicity operator on a major track when he opened his Tjlarin ballyhoo bastion at Old Rock when it brought racing back to New Hampshire in 31 Now at the tender age of 70 the estima able Edward Aloysius Bartholomew McManus now serving as the Lincoln Downs publicity chief is about to enter the sport as a horse owner even though he vehemently denies that he has any financial interest in the venture but is quite willing to admit that its all in the family and that if the big horse wins therell be much rejoicing rejoicingThe The horse in question is Royal Dandy and officially the owner is a veteran horseman named Tommy Moran who is Mr Macks soninlaw and lives under the same roof as the colorful sports veteran at Roxbury on the outskirts of the or Sarges beloved Boston It seems to be something of a coincidence too that B A Dario managing director at Lincoln Downs sold the thoroughbred to Moran Dario of course is Macks boss and friend Royal Dandy has started but once in his career and this as a juvenile in the 56 New Eng ¬ land Futurity Thereaf ter he was plagued by bucked shins Almost as soon as the scurf was removed after blisters had been applied Royal Dandys fragile legs immediately rebelled when he was subjected to further strenuous training Dario and his trainer finally gave up on the wellbred thoroughbred and decided to give him to his friend Mack Oops I mean Moran The latter has been interested in horses of another profession for many years yearsVeteran Veteran Ring and Hunt Horseman HorsemanMoran Moran is one of New Englands most accomplished showring horsemen He has been a professional han ¬ dler of hunters and jumpers and other show horses for many years and he points with pride to the large num ¬ ber of blue ribbons that have been pinned on his i charges One of his buddies in his younger days was Danny Shea the great Olympic equestrian who is now settled as one of Marylands outstanding thoroughbred breeders He also competed in the ring against Billie Reuben who was an alltime great before she tool cast her lot with thoroughbred racing as the wife of Allie E Reuben who operates the fabulous Hasty House Farm Moran took Royal Dandy to the Dedham Hunt Club and there he hacked the gelding all over the countryside and the tenderness left his legs and they became further adjusted as more rigorous exercise was asked of the thoroughbred Eventually Moran became convinced that Royal Dandy wouia stand up under a regular grind at the race track and he shipped him to Lincoln Downs and turned him over John J Kelly Jr to train There are those who suspect that Eddie Mack lurks Ground the shedrows whenever the thoroughbred leaves for the track even though he doesnt hold a trainers license No matter what when Royal Dandy steps out youre likely to see him attired in silks of emerald green and if a shillelagh and E M happen to be the symbols on the back dont be surprised The press box special goes today todayPine Pine Echo Seeks Challengers ChallengersProgram Program Scribblings Dont be surprised if Pine Echo doesnt compete before the meeting is over His trainer Eddie Siravo apparenly wanted to rest his amazingly fast sprinter early in the meeting for Rac ing Secretary Gordon W Morrow explains there were three races in the condition book designed to lure him along with others Pine Echo was not entered In recent weeks however three other races were carded for which Pine Echo was eligible and he was entered but the races did not attract a sufficient number of entries Incidentally horsemen here are anxious for the racing secretary to post the names of all horses entered when races do not fill This is the practice This is the practice at numerous major tracks of the country The New England Division of the Professional Horsemens Association will stage a gala horse show next Sunday Hunters and jumpers from the leading hunt clubs of this section will participate with com ¬ petition starting at 1 pm it will be held at the Larz Anderson Estate Brookline Mass One of the features will be the Bill McAuley Trophy named in honor of the late turf editor of the Boston Record A jumper named after McAuley incidentally will be among the contestants Ted Dooley who is vicepresident of the New England Division of the Society of North American Racing Officials presided at a meeting dur ¬ ing which the main topic was a new type of insurance for the thoroughbred umpires Dooley reports that in ¬ terest in SNARO continues on the upswing in this area Arthur Hunter racing secretary at Suffolk Downs once againhit the road when he treked down to Mary r Continued on Foge FiftyOne NEW ENGLAND ENGLANDBy By TEDDY COX Continued from Page Six Sixland land New Jersey and New York His mis ¬ sion was to check all stables heading in Easton Boston direction for there are a large number of powerful stables awaiting cancellations so they can move in Pete Gacacia who established something of a New England record in saddling several consecutive winners last season was an ar ¬ rival at Suffolk He has been racing in Florida One of the strongest rooters for Tim Tarn in the Kentucky Derby was Frankie Shaw who is racing his string here Shaws interest resulted from the fact that he has on the grounds an off ¬ spring of Tom Fool sire of the Derby winner Shaws progeny of Tom Fool is Old Tom Jr a twosTearold bay colt out of the stakeswinning mare Distaff He purchased the youngster at the Keeneland Sales last July Old Tom Jr has not yet been to the races but may make his bow before long Shaw also has an 11year old gelding in his barn named Old Tom Believe he raced at one time in stakes when he was in Harry Trotseks stable but 1 he now competes against 2000 platers

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