New York: Almanac Has Bad News for Racing Clans; Predicts Cold Weather Throughout May; Forecast Last Winters Snows Accurately, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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New York 1 By Bob Horwood 1 1Almanac Almanac Has Bad News for Racing Clans Predicts Cold Weather Throughout May Forecast Last Winters Snows Accurately AccuratelyJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 7 You shivering rain soaked faithful of the racing clans take courage cori cidin and such comfort as ye may for the rain and cold that has made this spring a period of neuralgic nonsense is due to continue throughout the something less than merry month of May Our authority for this dire prediction The Hagerstown Almanac Not that we have seen this years edition of this remark ¬ able publication but Hirsch Ja ¬ cobs Jack Skinner Randy Se chrest and Ikey Perlstein have studied it until they know the forecasts by heart and tell us that there is to be no good weather to speak of until June They also declare that the Hagerstown Almanac pub ¬ lished near the Maryland halfmiler predicted last winters snows with uncanny accuracy missing the precise date of one April storm by a single day but hit ¬ ting all the others on the frostbitten nose noseTrainer Trainer Bill Post thinks that Plotter was as much troubled by the barrage of wet sand that hit her in the face in the Bed o Roses as by her trouble handling the sloppy track Shes not the kindest filly in training in any case When Ever So Humble won Tuesdays third race she gave Alfred G Vanderbilt his first vic ¬ tory on a New York track since First Chance triumphed here at Jamaica on August 1 1956 Woody Ste ¬ phens reports that he is prepping a trio of Turntos for Capt Harry F Guggenheim Paris Picnic who won Tuesdays first race was the ninth winner to have wintered at the Middleburg Va training center and score at the first asking according to Jack Skinner Pretty Dr Marjorie Crews reports that her filly Miss Biinelech didnt really bolt in last Thursdays second race The tonguestrap broke and frightened the miss so badly she ran out outOne One Turf Event in First Belmont Book BookHorsemen Horsemen with grass course specialists were sur ¬ prised and no little chagrined to fined only one turf course race listed in the condition book for the first 10 days at Belmont Park This is the 10000 Gramercy Purse at a mile and 3 furlongs Jimmy Kilroe explains that the new turf course hasnt too much cover and can only be used safely on days when their is no steeple ¬ chase or hurdle race One could better understand this consideration for the chasing set if more than a pitiful few could support their own sport Apart from Mrs Ogden Phipps Mrs Maiion duPont Scott F Ambrose Clark Paul Mellon and John M Schiff who is develop ¬ ing jumpers And Clark and Mellon have both recently invested heavily in yearlings destined for flat racing Kilroe tells us that after the jumpers depart in June Belmonts turf races will beTihcreased to twojor three a week all races at either 7 furlongs or a mile and 3 furlongs thejinly distances this course will allow allowManuel Manuel Ycaza has been engaged to ride Happy Hill Farms Kingmaker in Saturdays Grey Lag Handicap When someone remarked that Yackazacka could hustle and save trainer Frank Wright said Thats just what my horse wants Hes a speed horse who has to be rated a little Bill Boland will pilot Mrs Wallace Gilroys Oh Johnny in the Grey Lag while Ismael Valenzuela will be on Mrs Ethel D Jacobs Promised Land Hirsch Jacobs is also going to saddle Paper Tiger for the weekend mile and a furlong furlongPromised Promised Land at Home on Grass GrassHirsch Hirsch Jacobs remarks that horses apparently can either run on grass or they cant and that schooling over turf seems to make no difference I schooled sev ¬ eral horses at Santa Anita and they didnt get anything when they raced on the turf Then Promised Land won it the first time he ever saw the grass course Incidentally Jacobs rates the Santa Anita turf course the best he has ever seen So jockeys who know enough to get out of the gate and get a position are Cali fomiatype riders What does a Californiatype rider do with a horse that breaks slowly and hasnt the early speed to get a position Seriously race tracks make tactics You can very nearly drive all the way on a pasteboard strip while the same horse would literally drop in his tracks if hard urged for 3 furlongs on a sandy New York strip

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