Connors Corner: Long Island Railroad Comes to Aid of Fans; Will Lay New Tracks Leading Into Jamaica; Poly Hi About Ready to Resume Galloping, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Connors Corner By Chuck1 Connors Long Island Railroad Comes to Aid of Fans Will Lay New Tracks Leading Into Jamaica Poly Hi About Ready to Resume Galloping JAMAICA L I N Y May 9 Hes working on the railroad has been taken over as the theme song of the Jamaica branch of the Paddock Gang And between you me and the gate post there is some truth to the old gag at that Anyway Monday Jamaica will entertain a new type of visitor and this fellow has little if any interest in the improvement of the totalizator These fellows who will take over on Monday and hold sway for a long time are construction men gandy dancers and what have you A gandy dancer is a guy who lays track puts in railroad ties looks to the smoothness of the roadbed Anyway the Long Island railroad will be part and parcel of the Jamaica racing ground starting Monday On that day the surveyors and chain men will mark out the route of the double track road that handles the commuter service on this division divisionThe The track will be laid and tamped down to the engineering specifications and ready to handle the commuters and John and Jane Doe who plan to visit Jamaica in the summer prior to moving oh to Saratoga Springs The measure is strictly a temporary one and will be in use while the main line will be elevated to eliminate the grade crossings at Baisley and Farmers boulevards To permit sufficient ground for a service road at the top of the stretch and around the stretph and far turns the ends of stables one and nine they jut out and interrupt the right of way will be removed to Callow for the necessary clearance clearanceUndertakes Undertakes TwoYear Elevation Project ProjectThe The comfort of the patrons who make the journey to Jamaica from New York and Brooklyn has not been overlooked A long easy sloping ramp will lead to the grandstand entrance and in addition a ticket office will be part of the unloading platform This project has nothing to do with the GNYA and Jamaica but is the project of the Long Island Railroad The entire job of elevating the railroad to Jamaica will take two years and a few months The fellow driving to the track will find street level traffic flowing evenly along Farmers and Baisley boulevards for the gandy dancers will be swinging picks and shoveling dirt removed froin these two busy intersections until along in the fall Anyway with stable room at a premium at Jamaica the elim ¬ ination of a couple of stalls will be felt until the tour ¬ ists check out for Delaware and Monmouth Parks and then you wont need a shoe horn to get into a stall stalls s Abe Levinson motored down from Newburgh N Y and related the news that the sun was seen to shine in that area prior to his leaving time The Paddock Gang greeted the statement with tongue in cheek and later allowed that Levinson was right in his statement Trainer George Odom a victim of the flu for the past few days was back on the job at Belmont this morning Poly Hi the flashy youngster in the menage of Mrs S George Zauderer was out on the training track and the miss is about ready to resume galloping Pat Keely came on from Kentucky and plans to remain for several days following the opening of Belmont Park Trainer Eddie Hayward reported that the twoyear olds in his care are on the ailing list coughing and other minor ailments Hayward also said that Mr and Mrs John Hertz are in town and may be out for the theopening opening day at Belmont Circle M String to Race at Delaware DelawareMajor Major Albert Warner cheered by a rise in the ther ¬ mometer readings and some sunshine decided that it was time he returned to his usual clubhouse vantage point Jockey Mike Correntino left for Pimlico but will be back at Belmont Monday to accept mounts He will ride Adair n in the Dixie Handicap over the grass course Trainer Rennie Parish will ship the Circle M horses to Delaware Park later this month Mrs Edward S Moore who maintains that establishment is at present in Kentucky but will be along for a few days racing at Belmont Park Mose Williams he is of uncertain age had a threeyearold over for paddock exercise before the first race The Paddock Gang was baffled and unable to make the animal until it was learned that he is by Easy Mon and being readied for Belmont Park Trainer John Manfuso who races Clear Sailing in his own colors will be represented in the Distaff Handicap at Belmont Park next Wednesday Trainer Jimmy Conway of the Mrs Ada L Rice menage stated that he will have a starter in the Distaff for the Chicagoan She has Inquisitive Plucky Roman and Pucker Up eligible The steeplechase contingent now at Belmont Park will move on to Delaware along about the first week in June The Wilmington course will at that period swing into high with the steeple ¬ chase and hurdle offerings The same contingent will later go on to Saratoga Springs in the final week of July The Delaware course closes five days before the opening of thejipstate season seasonTrainer Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons is all set for the running of the Mr Fitz Handicap at Pimlico one week hence The youngster has made arrangements with the barber bootblack and the tailor to do their stuff before beforeContinued Continued on Page FiftyNine CONNORS CORNER CORNERBj Bj CHUCK CONNORS Continued from Page Six Sixhis his departure for Baltimore and his big afternoon He also stated that he would lay off those fancy drinks such as pink ladies Lou Walger of the tote depart ¬ ment stated that the moving men will take over when the horses go to the post for the final race Saturday and then have every ¬ thing in readiness for the first race Monday at Belmont Park The clubhouse section will reveal some changes at Belmont Din ¬ ing room alterations and the renumbering of boxes and seats will present some minor problems to be ironed out Track super ¬ intendent Dick Strickland stated that no pronounced changes will be made at Ja ¬ maica during the Belmont meeting How ¬ ever the usual patching jobs will be attended to

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