Cahokia Downs: Clyde Troutt Remembers Veteran Take Wing; Molesworth and Russell Also in Judges Stand; Little Hunk May Start in the St. Louis Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Cahokia Downs I By Dick Kumble Clyde Troutt Remembers Veteran Take Wing Molesworth and Russell Also in Judges Stand Little Hunk May Start in the St Louis Derby DerbyCAHOKIA CAHOKIA DOWNS East St Louis 111 May 9 The Cahokia official family is headed by Clyde Troutt presiding state steward who can be remembered for his numerous acnievements as a horseman in the past The native of Mobile Ala rubbed galloped and trained thoroughbreds for 25 years His fondest memories are traced to Take Wing who carried his colors to victory in the Lincoln Handicap at Lincoln Fields and the Meadowland at Washington Park He also trained Eugene Constantins good threeyearold Royal Bay Gem who captured the Everglades Chesapeake Jersey and Peabody Memorial but had the misfortune of being foaled the same year as Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts sensational Native Dancer Troutt and his wife Manervia have a winter home in Coral Gables Fla but spend six months in this area since he holds the same position at Fairmount Park which succeeds this meeting meetingAlso Also in the judges stand are George Molesworth the noted exrider and David L Russell official of long standing Molesworth scored a thrilling victory in the Delaware Handicap at Saratoga with the famous Old Rosebud who ran for Colonel Applegate He car ried 133 pounds in that engagement and won a heated duel with Roamer who was ridden by Jimmy Butwell a constant competitor of Molesworth Old Rosebud enjoyed his greatest afternoon in the 1914 Kentucky Derby when he established a new standard which remained for seventeen years until Twenty Grand lowered it to 201 later bested only by Calumets Whirlaway Molesworth makes his home in Virginia and his son Jack Murray Molesworth is currently in the U S Army serving at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D C The youngster plans a career in medicine medicineDark Dark Mondays a Welcome Relief ReliefRussell Russell is employed here at Fairmount and at Sun shine in Oldsmar considered the favorite race course of the late and loved Granny Rice Russell hails from Minnesota but also resides in Miami although he is able to get home only two months each year He explains that the dark Mondays which provide a splen lid extension to each week end are quite necessary in this section especially with the liklihood of a hot and humid summer Russell a veteran of World War I served in the Army in 1917 when he was 16 years of age and campaigned in England France and Ger ¬ many He lives in Collinsville which is a 15minute drive from Cahokia adjacent to Fairmount David Russell is the softspoken hardworking type individual who has the perfect temperament for a position of his responsibility responsibilityEarl Earl Van Zandt 17yearold son of the Cahokia racing secretary won the singles championship at the Texas State high school tennis tournament last week end in Austin One of the first potential St Louis Derby starters Elge Rasberrys Little Hunk is on his way here from Churchill Downs In the race prior to the Derby last Saturday the threeyearold son of Alsab from Sassy Patricia by St James finished third behind Crabgrass Stables Palustris and Hasty Houses Can Trust who passed up the Derby for that allowance test Little Hunk a fourtime winner was beaten a neck by Can Trust at the wire He was third in the 1958 Arkansas Derby behind Riedinger Bros Count de Blanc and Bellardi Harkins Benedicto who later defeated Nadir and started in the Derby Little Hunk lost that race at Oaklawn Park by just over one length and already has taken the measure of Emil Denemark Jrs Mangam and T Alie Grissoms Litte Reaper Last years St Louis Derby closed with 39 nominations was split into two divisions and marked the first stakes victory for both Larry H Thompsoris Ezgo and Vernon D Feins Some Classic ClassicFirst First of Four Stakes Triumphs TriumphsThe The total gross was 27725 and Ezgo went from that triumph to annex renewals of the Spy Song Fair mount and Clark Handicaps earning 73324 in 1957 He was bred by Fred W Hooper of Montgomery Ala and is by Olympia from Patricia P by Pilate Some Classic a bay son of The Rhymer and Catchup netted 21527 for Fein and trainer Phil Colucci Bill Hartack who was slated to ride Ezgo at Cahokia injured himself when thrown from Reverie Knoll Farms SmokeMeNow on a Monday at Arlington Park and handled Iron Liege that Saturday when Clem defeated him in the Classic It was only his second mount in five days and young Jerry Tinman Paul Kelleys protege flew to St Louis to successfully ride Ezgo for Thompson ThompsonThe The live descriptions of each race nightly are credited to young Tod Creed of Berkeley Calif His colorful running accounts vary from the old accepted method employed in larger Eastern racing sectors Creed formerly announced the races at Phoenix but was unable to spend enough time at home on the coast with his family so he confines his outside activity to Cahokia and Fairmount Ernie Dagnell the well liked New Yorker is a tremendous aid to racing secre ¬ tary L H Van Zandt with his meticulous handling of the stall situation The transplanted Easterners wife wifeContinued Continued on Page fiftyNine CAHOKIA DOWNS DOWNSBy By DICK KTJMBLE Continued from Page Seven Sevenis is racing a public stable in this area The clerk of scales is Raleigh B Stelle nephew of the former governor and this young man works at the McLeansboro breeding center the remainder of the year He reports that there are more riders in action this season at Cahokia than any previous meeting Charles Masden paddock judge identifier and the DAILY RACING FORM official clocker has a tremen ¬ dous responsibility as a oneman operative with almost 1000 horses stabled on the grounds and a constantly changing repre ¬ sentatives sentativesLocal Local horseman George Julian is in an enviable position He has under contract young Harrel Bolin and Joe Ben Bolin who at 17 has yet to ride his first horse on a recognized track Julian who was raised in Cleveland is a former jockey and was under contract to Dan Howell and Jerome Amend in the 1930s He has 11 head in his care and points with specfal pride to Marion Dickeys Cosmorama a promising threeyearold son of Cosmic Bomb who is yet untested Julian who was a pilot in the Army Air Force during World War TX is still flying for the Air Corps Reserves Air Search and Rescue Squad He planed between Southern Illinois tracks and Chi ¬ cago several times and inspired Chicago horseman John Wozneski to try a similar feat last July 6 with his contract rider Jimmy Preston Preston rode five mounts at Arlington that day flew to Cahokia with his employer and accepted four mounts that evening winning three and placing once Preston won Cahokias fea ¬ ture race on G J Schatz Skin Junior and flew back to Chicago early Sunday morn ling

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