New Jersey: Imported Appleton Sports Speed Credentials; May Be Best to Campaign for Mrs. Bankhead; 5,000 Offer for Fifinella Miss Declined, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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New Jersey By Fred Galtani Imported Appleton Sports Speed Credentials May Be Best to Campaign for Mrs Bankhead 35000 Offer for Fifinella Miss Declmed DeclmedGARDEN GARDEN STATE PARK Camden N J May 8 If Appleton Mrs Eugenia Bankheads Argentine ai rival were of the sightseeing type he would be ex ¬ tremely disappointed in his pres ¬ ent place of tenancy over in the Garden State stable area Not that there is anything wrong with his accommodations It is just that the chestnut colt hasnt been able to seeaught than the four walls of his stall trainer Phil Goodwin keeping the doors shut on him at all times This morn ¬ ing Phil opened up the top half of the stall to display the chest ¬ nut colt to a visitor Appleton turned oub to be a striking sort well built deep through the chest and being unmarked except for a slight blaze down his face He is not a large colt and is something on the order of Round Table although a bit taller I fceep these doors closed all the time because of this damp rainy weather remarked Goodwin hope he doesnt come down with anything Half of the horses in iny barn are coughing now He just came from Buenos Aires yesterday where it is stillwaHn and this sudden change might knock him out if Im not careful carefulThis This solicitude on the part of Goodwin is not with ¬ out reason Appleton not only cost Mrs Eugenia Bank head the sum of 60000 and if he lives up to the record he forged in ilae Argentine he might be something special in thehandicap ranks this season A threeyear old son of Make Tracks Barnet Green he has won seven of his nine starts so far in his career has been second on the other two occasions and all of his tri ¬ umphs have been accomplished in some amazing times Appleton won his only start as a twoyearold then ran up five more straight wins All this skein was done at the 1000 meter distance which is six yards one foot and two inches short of 5 furlongs His time for these victories ranged from 56 to 583s and included triumphs on both dirt and turf strips At San Isidro Appleton ran this approximate 5 furlongs under 130 pounds in 564s Six yards and etci short the distance may be but still that was traveling travelingCapable Capable Beyond One Mile MileLest Lest Appleton be considered strictly a sprinter the record shows his last two races as recently as March 9 at the Palermo dirt track in Buenos Aires and March 23 at San Isidro At the former he was beaten a nose in an approximate mile race being handled by an ap ¬ prentice boy then came back to rim 2000 meters which is 12 yards and four inches less than 1 4 miles In this race the Classico Otorio he won by two lengths and was clocked in a Tattling 159 under 120 pounds Obviously Appleton is not strictly a sprinter sprinterMrs sprinters s Mrs Bankhead who races a useful string headed by the stakeswinning Jabneh is rapturously enthused over Appleton and feels this may be the best horse she ever had Incidentally neither she nor Phil Good ¬ win who went to Buenos Aires to inspect the horse before laying out the cash for him knows where he got the name Appleton which is intriguing considering the horsj2 is an Argentinebred ArgentinebredBecause Because of the difference in foaling dates Appleton will have to compete as a fouryearold Just how soon he will be ready for action depends on the way he acclimates himself to his new land Goodwin opined If he comes around quickly he may be ready to start working in 10 days You cant tell I remember 30 years ago when I was at Laurel Park Stud We used to get horses from England by the carload Half of them could be put right into training but the other bunch would stand around drooping As soon as a nice day comes up Ill gallop him around the track Funny I had three women up with me at Idlewild to meet the horse yesterday and I was worried more about them Along with Mrs Bankhead were Louise Carpenter and Marion McCann It was raining cats and dogs and they were dashihg in and out of it waiting for the plane Finally had to tell them listen the horse will be all right but you three will all wind up with pneumonia f fPrices Prices Right South of Border BorderGoodwin Goodwin who has been training horses for some time is high on Appleton is sure he will make his presence felt in the TJ S and justify his purchase price Thats his job for the future but the slightly built conditioner looks back with fond memories of his trip to Buenos Aires where he got mansized steaks for 35 eents and entertaining a party of four regally with a plentitude of various wines set one back only 5 Next time well go with you Phil Yesterdays Rancocas Trial Purse proved to be an easy score for Fifinella Miss who now becomes one of the favorites for the stakes itself next Wednesday Fifinella Miss is owned by Carl Weinheimer and a little investigation uncovered a rarity Weinheimer is one of the few who reversed the ordinary procedure in becom ¬ ing an owner Most times a person buys a ready made running horse and possibly from there goes to breeding Not Weinheimer He started off with the dam of Fifinella Miss and had to wait three years before he got his horse to race A prominent plumbing con tractor from Buffalo N Y Weinheimer was given Continued on Page FortyEight NEW JERSEY i iBy By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Six SixFifinella Fifinella Misss dam Hay Edy as a gift from Irvin Cowan of Kendall Fla What anvl going to do with a mare asked Weiriheimer of Cowan Breed her he was told And Weinheimer did He sent Hay Edy to Big Dipper n and the result was Fifinella Miss MissThe The filly has started four times thus far has won her last two and was second in a division of the Singing Tower Stakes at Gulfstream Park Following her victory yesterday Weinheimer refused an offer of 35000 for the miss Weinheimer returned to Buffalo this morning a radiant and happy man over his success A Fifinella by the way is a female gremlin according to Weinheimer Though he is a new man in the sport Carl does not believe in too much racing of juveniles and says the Big Dipper II filly will be somewhat sparingly campaigned One thing about him He sure enjoys racing

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