New England: Yankee-Bred The Crack Tops Bresnahan Horses; May Face Pine Echo in Commonwealth Handicap; Question of Sophomores Meeting Older Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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New England By Teddy Cox YankeeBred The Crack Tops Bresnahan Horses May Face Pine Echo in Commonwealth Handicap Question of Sophomores Meeting Older Horses HorsesLINCOLN Horsess s LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 8 M j Junie Bresnahan Jr added a tone of genuine quality to the small band of thoroughbreds already on hand at Suffolk Downs when he arrived last week end with the select stable owned by the noted Massachusetts sportsman and The Jockey Club member Bayard Tuckerman Jr John Brouse who aids in the handling of the stalls at the East Boston course re ¬ ports that the Tuckerman rep ¬ resentatives came on from their winter quarters at Holjy Hill S C and that they all appear to be resplendent in condition and apparently ready to outrun a haunt as the say ¬ ing goes Head man of the unit is the powerful arid ex tremely speedy chestnut colt The Crack who is gen erally regarded as one of thebest thoroughbreds ever bred in Yankeeland He was foaled at Tuckermans scenic little Sunswick located at South Westport Mass located at South Westport Mass not many miles from this track trackIt It is likely that The Crack will be pointed for a meeting against another New England star Pine Echo iri the 10000 added Commonwealth Handicap This is a spin of threesquarters that will be decided on the second Saturday of the Eastern Racing Associations spring session Thereafter Bresnahan may be expected to van down to New York New Jersey or Delaware with a possible flight out to one of the B F Lind heimer pperated tracks in Chicagoland in order to keep The Crack in action between the limited oppor ¬ tunities afforded by the New England stakes agenda Last spring Bresnahan brought the colt up from the Carolinas in beautiful condition and he lost little time in accounting for the Faneuil Hall Handicap which seems to have been discarded and replaced by the Commonwealth or to be more precise they have merged Successful Trip to Jersey After his highly impressive Faneuil Hall conquest The Crack was shuttled down to New Jersey and came back twice victorious with the Select atMonmouth and Atlantic Citys King Neptune dangling from iiis girth Opportunities are limited in stakes events for threeyearolds a condition that has ever been thus but it caused no little concern to Bresnahan and more to the colt last year for eventually he injured himself and was placed on the sidelines sidelinesBresnahan Bresnahan was of the opinion last season at least that it amounted to sheer folly to send a sophomore out after older competition even though such thoughts apparently never enter the mind of such an astute observer as Ben A Jones who possibly is the greatest trainer of thoroughbreds this country has ever known Plain Ben trotted out Citation against older foesA both in sprints early in the winter prior to his Derby prep and later over distances whenthe grand thor ¬ oughbred was but three In spite of Jones pet theories on the subject and the fact that the record tends to prove that whenever threeyearolds clash against older horses AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR the younger horses have what amounts to a monotonous habit of winning This is not designed in any manner to take a pot ¬ shot at Bresnahan but at the moment New England has more or less placed itself on record as a whole as a bitter enemy of all races carded for threeyearolds and upward As a matter of fact it was only recently that representatives of theHBPA headed by Max L White and his executive committee made demands on both B A Dario and racing secretary and handicapper Gordon W Morrow on the question of threeyearolds competing against older horses They asked that all such races be stricken from future conditions and their wishes were granted even though similar races are carded almost daily and won by threeyearolds at all other major race tracks of the nation nationRecord Record 37 Fouls Claimed Program Scribblingrs In the howcornycanyou get department one press box wagdubs this track the chicken coop or home of the fouls At this writ ¬ ing an alltime record of 37 objections have been ki flashed and there doesnt seem to be any relief hi sight The claiming of fouls took on a new twist the other day when a man who was not officially identi ¬ fied in any manner with racing was responsible for an objection He is the brother of owner Domiriick rDiaz and when he noted horses bumpingvat the head of the stretch he filed an official complaint with the clerk of the scales who in turn notified the stewards who ordered it announced over the P A system The pictures revealed that this particular claimof foul was just about the most frivolous claim of foul on record recordMark Mark Harris was an arrival at Suffolk Downs with a draft of horses that had been campaigning in Mary ¬ land and Florida The general suspicion that the whip often is a deterrent rather than a prompter was once again demonstrated when trainer Sal Tas sistro obtained permission from the stewards to send the gelding Jude out without it as part of his equip ment The result was that Henry Wajda never looked Ibetter in his life as he settled down to an energetic hand ride to gain the decision in the last few strides stridesContinued Continued on Page FortyEight NEW ENGLAND ENGLANDBy By TEDDY COX Continued from Page Six The veteran Augie Huchins has been re ¬ leased from the South County Hospital and may return to his training sooner than expected He had been confined there because of a heart ailment Trainer J J OBrien has taken first call on the services of Jimmy DaVern for the balance of this1 meeting Odie Clelland is due here next week after completing his hectic Churchill Downs Derby siege with Hills dale who is to be shipped to Hollywood Park in charge of M L Fallen Clelland has been away from his charges on the New England scene while propping Hills dale Pete Petrucci augmented his stable by receiving the threeyearold geld ¬ ing Liberty from Belmont Park Leo Baier was an arrival from Florida with six thoroughbreds Those under his wing are Kujess Crime Quiz Almado Lee Leng holm Kudith and Broad Daylight n

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