New York: Excellent Sport in Prospect at Belmont Park; Bold Ruler May Go in Toboggan Handicap; Withers Mile Likely to Draw Large Field, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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New York 1 By Bob Norwood Excellent Sport in Prospect at Belmont Park Bold Ruler May Go In Toboggan Handicap Withers Mile Likely to Draw Large JField JFieldAMAICA AMAICA L I N Y May 8 Clubhouse patrons are going to find a longstanding grievance removed when thev inspect their quarters at Belmont Park on Monday The spacious and utterly deserted section for many years reserved for the Turf and Field Club has been reduced to an area considerably more commensurate with the attendance by the mem ¬ bers The entire Turf and Field box section has now become part of the clubhouse while the iron railing that formerly separated the crowded clubhouse section from the empty reaches of the elite has been removed The sec ¬ tion now reserved for the club consists of the entire upper floor level and 10 rows of theater seats extend ¬ ing from the end of the stand back for a bit more than half of the former Turf and Field section A bar for the exclusive use of the Turf and Field Club has been installed adjoining the elevator This is the only change made in the huge stand and it is a welcome one for there is no doubt that the sight of that large empty area rankled clubhouse patrons almost as much as los ¬ ing on a disqualification Perhaps in some future year a dining room with a view of the track can be con ¬ structed in this space as has been suggested count ¬ less times but the chances are slim Plans for the new Aqueduct you know dont include such a dining room though such facilities are an exceedingly popular ad ¬ junct of most modern race tracks tracksMr Mr Fitz Reserves Decision DecisionExcellent Excellent sport is inprospect from the start of the invariably brilliant meeting at beautiful Belmont There is a very definite possibility that Bold Rulei will be seen in the Togoggan on Saturday Mr Fitz has had the Wheatley Stable champion breezing for several weeks and is more than merely toying with the idea of starting him in the 6 furlongs dash on the Widener straightaway The big son of Nasrullah may have all he can handle in Maurice Newtons vastly improved Egotistical Mondays Withers Mile is expected to at ¬ tract a large field of threeyearolds who passed up the Kentucky Derby but are by no means without recommendations The probables include Mrs Jan Burkes Spring Training and Whodunit Myron N Goodwins Board Man Greentree Stables Prank Wal ¬ ter M Jeffords Piano Jim Ralph Lowes Romopolis Mac Sweetie Stables Noble Gem Maine Chance Farms Whats Ahead Merrick Stables Wing Jet A J Ostrikers Nisht Amool Templeton Stables Clandestine and Wheatley Stables Nasco Of these Whodunit Prank Romopolis Noble Gem and Nasco have indi cated that they may develop into serious distance colts while there is a chance that Board Man will try for the Preakness PreaknessRandy Randy Sechrest hadxanextra reason for rooting for his wifes Atom Rocket in yesterdays first racer The Missourians father and mother will soon be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary at Poplar Bluff Mo and he hoped to be able to bring a suitable present to the festivities Atom Rocket missed by a neckbut will get another chance before the big day on May 15 John W Nizlek reports that he purchased Trades a threeyearold son of Conjure Garland n from John Longo Jr a wellknown golfer who is going back to California Johnny Ruane rode winner of the year number 99 last Wednesday had to wait until the fol ¬ lowing Wednesday to get number 100 That may be why he drew his saber when leading by a dozen lengths in the stretch Outrider Dominick Cuddles Condone went back to work yesterday He had been sidelined for a week following minor surgery on a leg legWright Wright Claims Consistent June W WFrank Frank Wright could well have made one of the better longrange claims of the year when he dropped 7500 in the box to take June W from P H B Fre linghuysen on Tuesday The threeyearold miss who has raced for as little as 4000 has finished in the money in all but one of her 16 starts while winning seven A daughter of Bully Boy from WellFixedjjy Omission June W might be a better broodmare pros ¬ pect than appears at first glance Bully Boy who is standing for a 250 fee at Dama Farm in Michigan is a very fast son of Bull Dog from Farmerette by Sickle Farmerette won nine races including the Colonial and Correction Handicaps and has produced seven winners including the stakes winners Bomastar Miss Mommy and Greek Lady Her only other foals were the producer Clover who never raced and the threeyearold Royal Farmer who has not yet started With very little opportunity Bully Boy had eight win ¬ ners of 14 races in 1957 1957Word Word had been seeping up from Middlebipg Va for several weeks to the effect that Jack Skinner was prepping a clever band of juveniles for Paul Mellon Eleven of the youngsters are now quartered at Belmont Park and Skinner who has long been known to horse ¬ men as an exceedingly capable teacher radiates his satisfaction witU the group thus far I havent really borne down with any of them yet but theyre all healthy and have good bone and substance and are going along soundly so far he tells us Seven of the Mellon juveniles were acquired at auction for a hand ¬ some total of 254000 Top price of the lot was the theContinued Continued on Page Thirty Two NEW YORK YORKBY BY BOB IIOBWOOD Continued from Page FiVe 60000 paid for Varsprite a bay son of War Admiral Pamela C by Stimulus who is pleasing the work watchers Sweet Alyssum a chestnut daughter of Alycidon Queen Electra by Big Game who was acquired for 22000 also has caught the dockers eyes eyesThe The group also includes Seven Corners a bay colt by Roman Miss Traffic and thus a threepart brother to Hasty Road who cost 35000 and the homebred Scar ¬ let Quill a bay son of Princequillo Double Deal II and thus a half brother to the hardhitting Pardala Skinner seems par ¬ ticularly pleased with this fellow The Vir ¬ ginian also reports that the good filly Blue Banner has a lovely colt foal by Prince ¬ quillo and is being bred back to that sire while Blue Grass has a Nasrullah filly and is being sent to Swaps

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