Connors Corner: Work-Watchers Label Jamaica Strip Muddy; Rains Wreck Training Schedules of Stables; Nisht Amool Passing Preakness for Withers, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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Connors Corner By Chuck1 Contort Work Watchers Label Jamaica Strip Muddy Rains Wreck Training Schedules of Stables Nisht Amool Passing Preakness for Withers WithersJAMAICA JAMAICA N Y May 8 The rains came and stayed and needless to say they were not invited or welcome Anyway some brand new records have been established in the past week shattering those established some time ago The statistical wizards of the weather department weht back in the books and dug up some figures from the nineteenth century They defied any one to dispute them or the new figures for ihat matter Records dont mean a thingr to some people They are made to be broken and if you hang around long enough they will be for sure There is many a fellow around these rainy days ready and willing to accept records that were set last century and turn in all the new ones for some warm drying out sunshine For the first time in memory workwatchers came up with a new expression describing the rain soaked track af Jamaica this morning They said the track was muddy and for once there was agreement between the workwatchers and trainers plus a smat ¬ tering of racing writers who came out so see for them ¬ selves whether the racing strip was still in place and had not floated away during the night Old Jupe Pluvius must have his dates mixed up and thinks rac ¬ ing is being conducted at Belmont Park This is the usual time of the year when Belmont is in the midst of bad yeather at its spring meeting The reason Jamaica is still on the racing map there is no Aque ¬ duct OwnerSj trainers jockeys exercise boys and grooms are not squawking about the weather they gave that up but like the rest of us are hoping for clear skies and a look at the sun sunToo Too Many Adverse Factors FactorsThe The horses some of whom dont like to get their footsies wet are the ones on whom care is really lav ¬ ished these wet mornings A sick horse is a liability and lost days are gone with no chance of getting them back The rains and the soaked ovals have for the past week wrecked the training schedule of many a stable Some of the veterans made attempts to follow the out ¬ lined plans but between the overhead the cough and track conditions just gave up Trainer Hirsch Jacobs is averse to working on rainy and sloppy days He has a backlog that will take some time to clean up Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons is not averse to working his charges providing they are physically fit He for the umpteenth time in his career braved the elements by calling upon his top charges to get out and run Today with Belmont Parkasea of slop and rain slant ¬ ing across the landscape Bold Ruler was brought out for a 6furlong move The fouryearoldsped along at an easy pace firmfopted and acting as lf he enjoyed the elements was timed in 114 and some change The change was lost on the watch dial when some mud or water sloshed over on the cold and clammygloved hand holding the timepiece Trainer Gene Jacobs reported that Nisht Amool owned by A L Ostriker would not be a Preakness starter The colt will be pointed for the mile of the Withers to becontested at Belmont Park Johnny Morris one of the veterans of the racing wars who was a bookmakers clerk long before the advent of the mu tuels in Pool Alley St Louis Mo is convalescing steadily according to advices from Miami Fla The veteran underwent surgery gallstones in that city some time ago In reference to Pool Alley in St Louis Mo many years ago when that city was tolerant of all types of chance horses cards roulette or what have you a man named White introduced the innovation from France parimutuels However the newfangled invention after a twoweek trial failed to arouse inter ¬ est among the punters of that age R N Webster planed up from Miami to lend encouragement to his starter Royal Anthem in the Youthful The Webster youngster triumphed handily handilyLoriEl LoriEl Awaits Belmont Event EventMickey Mickey Miles who was recently discharged from the Mary immaculate Hospital is on a stiff diet and Mrs Miles has been advised that no substitutions can be made until further notice Mickey is on a baby food diet Pablum milk and such stuff Mickey who has a sly sense of humor bounded down the stairs yesterday morning and hollered at his wife Molly to hurry up with his baby food breakfast and help him find his books Mrs Miles never at a loss for a question asked How come and whats all the hurry and furthermore what books Miles shot back If you dont Ill be late for school for I am back in my childhood eating all this Pablum stuff LoriEl owned by the Chi cagoan R Soto was transferred to Belmont Park this morning The miss will remain at that point to fulfill several engagements during the Mneeting Trainer Jake Byer sent Turkey Tucker to Danny Sheas Mary ¬ land form for a respite from training chores Trainer George Auerbach turned the horse Bankroll over to E Weymouth who is at Belmont Park Bank ¬ roll will be transferred to the hurdle and steeplechase branch of racing The stable area ab Delaware Park will be opened on May J4 ready to receive those allotted stable accommodations There are several istables from this area which will be campaigned there 1 Continued on Page Fifteen CONNORS CORNER CORNERBy By CHUCK CONNORS Continued from Page Six SixTrainer Trainer A G Bob Robertson reported that all but two members of his Belmont Park menage are suffering from the cough The usual exodus from Jamaica to outoftown tracks for the week end will be on the small side The Grey Lag Hand ¬ icap will keep the top stars in action on Saturday SaturdayMartins Martins Rullah owned by the Califor nian George Lewis will be a starter in the Withers Mile on Monday The John Hertzbred will be ridden by McCreary and his Preakness status will be decided following that engagement A G Van derbilt is headed for Europe and the Worlds Fair at Brussels Harry F Gugsenheim will plane over to witness the running of the Epsom Derby the first week in June His Bald Eagle is a listed starter in that race In case you are worried the Daily Double will be the first and second races at Belmont and first post will as usual be 115 p m

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