Connors Corner: Cold, Rainy Weather Cuts Jamaica Attendance; Grey Lag Field Rests With Condition of Track; Danny Arnstein to Race Stable on West Coast, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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Connors Corner By Chuck Connors Cold Rainy Weather Cufs Jamaica Attendance Grey Lag Field Restswith Condition of Track Danny Arnsteinfo Race Stable on West Coast CoastJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 7 The sporting t lood of the blase New Yorkers was fully tested the past several days and sad to relate was to a certain extent found wanting The boys and girls who pass the turnstiles at this racing ground are accord ¬ ing to the findings of the Pad ¬ dock Gang of a hothouse breed who venture forth only under the most salubrious conditions Tuesday was the smallest turn ¬ stile count of the meeting and today weatherwise was worse than yesterday The Jamaica dates comprised 38 days of which 35 have elapsed During that inter ¬ val a varied assortment of weather was in evidence and some acrobatic turns on the thermometer The mercury in the glass tube ranged from real honestto goodness summer temperatures to a shade or two below freezing The boys one day at Belmont Park reported that during the night when the mercury dipped deep old Jack Frost showed up and froze the racing strip However the ground thawed fast and training trials delayed an hour or so went on as per schedule scheduleThe The long range forecasts for the remainder of the week offer some release from the rain chill winds and pneumonia traps However the forecasters have been wrong before and the concessionaires at the sum ¬ mer resorts are not going overboard on the predictions Saturday is the windup here and the Grey Lag is the big offering The starting field will be drawn from 25 nominations and as to those who will face the starter well your guess is as good as the next fellows Jimmy Kilroe will not go on record arid it is evident that track weather and other conditions will play a part in the final decision Anyway Oh Johnny owned by Mrs Wallace Gilroy can be counted among the starters Jockey Bill Boland has been engaged to do the steering and the clause reads rain shine mud slop or snow and that is that thatFlu Flu Bug Sidelines George Odom Despite the weather C T Chenery was a Belmont Park morning visitor He stated that he had some outoftown business missions to complete but hoped tabe back for the Belmont opening Trainer George M Odom is a victim of the flu The veteran was or ¬ dered to remain at home for several days However the crudest blow tossed by the medics was 4ino smok ¬ ing during the siege W C Gharles at private terms purchased from the A G Robertson acting for Danny Arnstein the horse Djezad The new ac ¬ quisition was shipped to Garden State to campaign Robertson at the same time shipped the horse Calico Miss and Amerind to Hollywood Park to be turned over to Tommy Haidley to train They will race for Arn ¬ stein on the coast The New Yorker will spend the better part of the summer season in the Los Angeles area and wanted several of his horses to race where he carr see them in competition competitionMrs Mrs Edyth Hutchinson secretary to racing sec ¬ retary and handicapper Jimmy Kilroe is on the ailing list She is a victim of the measles but hopes to be back on the job for the opening at Belmont Park on Monday Trainer Syl Veitch with a division of the C V Whitney stable is expected at Belmont Park from Lousville Ky some time next week The New York division wil be headed by the Kentucky Oaks winner Big Rush A division of the stable was shipped from Louisville Ky to Hollywood Park and turned over to Bill Wheeler to train The latter handles the three yearold Old Pueblo Trainer Jim Ryan with the horses owned by Mrs John R H Thouron Tyill remain at Belmont Park until the opening of Delaware Park and then ship the horses to that area to race Trainer Max Hirsch who has the King Ranch and William Lasker horses at Belmont reported that he has some on the coughing list Sam Fator Joins Secretary Staff StaffSam Sam Fator a son of the late jockey Laverne is an entry clerk in the local secretarys office He was formerly attached to the Horse Identification Bureau He replaced Cliff McCartney who moved down to Pim lico for that meeting Al Fahey who was here on missionary duty for Delaware Park returned to Wil ¬ mington His visit was fruitful he allowed Trainer Moody Jolley arrived from Louisville Ky with 17 horses that he will race for A B Hancock and others during the summer months Trainer Burley Cox arrived at Belmont Park with a draft of steeplechasers 12 in all that are to be raced through the field The shipment came from Unionville Pa Jack Skelly who attempted suicide during the Miami season will according to advices from that city be blinded for the rest of his life The bullet severed the optic nerves beyond repair Trainer Ivan parke is back at Bel ¬ mont Park in charge of the Maine Chance Farm horses Jewels Reward according to present plans will be a Preakness starter starterHerman Herman Levin of My Fair Lady who races with several associates under the nom du course of the Parkfair Stable braved the miserable weather of the afternoon He came out to lend moral support to the stables The Horse Fair in the fifth race Jockey Ismael Valenzuela the MexicanIndian of Spanisi de ¬ scent and J Ruane the Irisher from County Mayo Continued on Foge FiftyOne CONNORS CORNER CORNERBy By CHUCK CONNORS Continued from Page Six Sixare are still first and second in the jockey list However another import from the lands below the Rio Grande Manuel Ydaza of Panama is a bangup third two winners shy of Ruane who is four short of Valenzuelas total of 30 Jimmy Kilroe would not go out on the limb to predict the number of starters for the week ends Grey Lag He compromised however and in his considered opinion named several which he pronounced real doubtful starters Leo Edwards the Miamian he owns Accomplish a starter in the Youthful de ¬ cided against invading New York for the race He stated that he did not get fully acclimated during the winter months for the Jamaica type of weather now pre ivailing

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