Cahokia Downs: Dr. Clifford Kane Prominent Illinois Breeder; Farm at Edwardsville Houses Almost 100 Head; Owns Stallions Kar-Al-Ott and Bushwhacker, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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Cahokia Downs 1 By Dick Kumble Dr Clifford Kane Prominent Illinois Breeder Farm at Edwardsville Houses Almost 100 Head Owns Stallions KarAIOtt and Bushwhacker BushwhackerCAHOKIA CAHOKIA DOWNS East St Louis 111 May 7 Dr Clifford C Kane who doubles as coroner for St Clair County is probably the biggest breeder in the state of Illinois His farm locatec in Edwardsville just 12 miles from Cahokia houses almost 100 head and each of the future racers are Illinois foals thus eligi ¬ ble for many purses which have been created through last years passing of the new state breeding bill Dr Kane owns two stallions KarAIOtt and Bushwhacker The latter who won two stakes and placed in nine others is best remembered for his nose loss to Whirlaway in the 1941 American Derby He earne more than 100000 which cannot be equalled by many other Illinois sires and is now 20 years old There are 25 broodmares belonging to Kane at his 260acre1 farm He intends to auction some of his betterlooking year ¬ lings at the sales this summer in Chicago ChicagoKane Kane recently leased the stud Snow Boots from Mrs Ada L Rices Danada Farm for two years and now has seven twoyearolds by that former world recordholder one mile and a sixteenth who will soon be brought to the races He has a wellmade juvenile by Snow Boots from his mare Rockwood Lou winner of the 1946 Governors Handicap at Sportsmans Park and 98800 Rockwood Lou has a weanling colt by her side from KarAIOtt Kane sent three of his broodmares to Roman Bout at the Lismore Farm in Lexington Ky Lynn Chance Some Chance dropped a pair of colts Vinita Dot Harvesting also dropped twins who were born prematurely and died soon after ¬ ward and Sorority Okapi has a finelooking son at her side After her successful foaling Lynn Chance developed severe internal disorders and was sent to the veterinary school of medicine at the University of Illinois She was operated on for a bowel resection or colostomy and is remarkably well at this point feeding with a good appetite and expected to return to ttte Kanefarm shortly shortlyBrother Brother Clyde a Standardbred Patron PatronDr Dr Kanes brother Clyde is also a doctor and a noted breeder and racer of standardbreds from Galatia 111 Clyde Kane owns the famed trotter Long Key and has been prominent in the standings annually at the Springfield Fail Kane mentioned that jthe ruling for the establishment of purses forJQlinoisbred horses was inspired with the success of an identical legislation concerning trotters and pacers in this state In fact a 40000 handicap for two and threeyearold Illinois trotters and pacers is offered each year at the state capital Clyde Kane owns the stallion Prince Sador whose son King Bebe has been a consistent stakes horse the past few years at Sportsmans Park and at Sunshine Park in Oldsmar Fla FlaGeorge George Dobkin a longtime horseman in these parts is an uncle of Jerry C Dobkin of Chicago who campaigns the good handicap horse Point of Order winner of last falls National Jockey Club in addition to a large string under the care of Arnold N Winick who led all trainers in the Sunshine State the past winter George Dobkin manages the Creekside Farm of Fred Malorrus which is a stones throw from Fair mount Park and offers stalls for the horsemen who have been unable to get space at Cahokia Dobkin who has owned and trained horses for 23 years is especially proud of the sixyearold Country News who won six races for him last year His most promising youngster at the moment is an unraeed chestnut threeyearold filly namedAnna City She is by Kansas City from Good or Better by Man About Town Kansas City is by Insco who is the sire of the Derby winner Lawruij LawruijRecall Recall Master Inscos Maiden Win Proved Fatal FatalDobkin Dobkin plans to ship Anna City to Washington Park to run in his nephews colors this summer George incited a mass of newspaper stories across the country when on October 30 1957 he won a race at River Downs with a fiveyearold maiden named Master Insco a son of Mark Master and Billie Insco The newsworthy fact was not the tardy achievement of a victors but rather that he stood more than 18 hands high was considered the largest horse in training in the country and that he died of an internal hemor ¬ rhage less than one minute after his picture was taken in the winners enclosure The attending veterinarian Dr Frank Todd was quoted He must have wanted to win so very much that he broke a blood vessel in doing it George Dobkin looks back on the incident incidentand and reveals Ive had many a horse finish dead last but Master Insco was my pnly one to finish dead first firstArthur Arthur J Westphal the wellliked midwestern horseman has been given the goahead sign by his physicians and plans to assemble a goodsized public stable to race in Chicago this summer The tall lanky native of Detroit who owned and raced the good horse Taut winner of the Kings Plate in Toronto has al ¬ ready purchased the promising filly Ruthie May from S D Hinkle and will be associated with R W Collins in the conditioning of Delmargo Star Chief and others Westphal was confined at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 17 weeks with a heart attack and appre ¬ ciates the numerous letters and wellwishes he received from fellow horsemen He wintered at his home in Hialeah and stopped off at East St Louis to take in an evenings races at Cahokia before continuing on to Chicago ChicagoWestphal Westphal took out a trainers license in 1931 after spending his youth around the barn of his grandfather Archie Nicholson a trainer in the early 1900s West ¬ phal maintained his own stock plus that of Don Richards Tamarack Stable and George Sweet of Winthrop Mass He saw last weeks Kentucky Derby and renewed many acquaintances retelling stories pt his favorite horse Dinner Jacket who finished in the money in 26 of 32 races mostly sprints Westphal looks as fit as ever which Js good news in racing circles circlesContinued Continued n Page FiftyOwe CAHOKIA DOWNS DOWNSBy By DICK RUMBLE Continued from Page Seven SevenJockey Jockey Clarence Meaux stopped off at Cahokia the other day to visit his many friends in this area Currently the nations second leading rider the native of Abbe ¬ ville La is now at Washington Park where he will continue to ride for the well known horseman William Hal Bishop Meaux was accompanied by his wife and threemonth old daughter Patricia Lynn and stayed overnight at the home of his close friends Mr and Mrs Harry Beeman of Collinsville 111 Clarence 21 rode his first winner at Fairmount Park won three riding titles there and two at Cahokia Last Saturday he rode Bernburgoo in the Laurel Spring Handicap and Mickey Boy in the Maryland Derby scoring a clean sweep of those fine attractions He lost a torrid duel with Ray Broussard 9391 at the Fair Grounds last winter before travelling east where he battled with Howard Grant for leadership in the Free State

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