New Jersey: Garden State Runs Nine-Race Week-End Card; Presence of Idun Nearly Cancels Out the Trial; Delaware Valley Tests Ten Fleet Sophomores, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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New Jersey By Fred Galiani Garden State Runs NineRace WeekErid Card Presence of Idun Nearly Cancels Out the Trial Delaware Valley Tests Ten Fleet Sophomores SophomoresGARDEN GARDEN STATE PARK Camderi N J May 9 The second Saturday of New Jersey racing this year presents three items of more than usual interest In order they are the return to action of Mrs Charles Ulrick Bays unbeaten filly Idun the renewal of the Delaware Valley Stakes and nine betting races on the program The last is some ¬ thing of a rarity at this South Jersey course There have been occasional betless exhibitions but the presence of nine betting races tested the memories of those who have long been connected with the track The consensus is that not in 10 years has it taken place What caused tins is the field of five for the 10000 6furlong race for three yearold fillies which finds four taking on the cham ¬ pion juvenile of 1957 Opposing her will be Reverie Knoll Farms Delnita Ronald Stables Percussion King Ranchs Say So and Harriet Robinsons Fall Wind WindTheres Theres an axiom around the race track to go ith a horse until it is beaten It has its merits but it is not infallible they almost all get beaten But in Iduns case it appears the logic should stand up Trainer Sherrill Ward who has guided the daughter of Royal Charger from the day he bought her for 63000 had been trying to get a race into her in New York bu without success rivals not caring for any part of her This defection prompted him to ship Idun here where there were two opportunities for her in Saturdays book the Trial for the Betsy Ross Stakes and the Delaware Valley Through this past week Ward did not give any indication as to which race was to be preferred for Idun As it turned out she wound up in both of them themFilly Filly Star Avoids the Colts Idun was entered in the allowance Trial but when there were only three rivals mustered during the morn ¬ ing Ward switched the top filly into the Delaware Valley where she would have to take on colts stakes winners this year at that in her seasonal debut Finally when King Ranchs Say So showed up for the Trial Idun stayed in that race It was the best move Inactive since she won the Frizette last fall Idun would have a much more exacting task in the Delaware Valley As it is now she may still have to run a bit to keep her record unblemished Fall Wind was a winner in Florida and has a good turn of speed while Delnita was second in the Arlington Lassie and third in the Princess Pat Stakes The track which has been subjected to heavy rains for six solid days will not be fast more than likely slow or good A brisk wind is currently cooling the strip and if it continues should aid it somewhat But it will be something of a startling upset if Idun should be beaten The Delaware Valley on the other hand puts 10 fleet threeyearolds together headed by Edward Pot ¬ ter Jrs Plion the Blue Grass Stakes winner Elkcam Stables Hubcap hero of the Swift and of the Christi ¬ ana De Soto and Florida Breeders last year the Chesapeake winner Backbone and Deack Duncan the Governors Gold Cup victor Plion who can handle an off track of any kind appears the likely winner of this 6furlong stake but Brookfields Ive Got Rhythm winner of three of his four starts may have something to say about the result The menu is decidedly appetiz ¬ ing for tomorrow tomorrowInquiry Inquiry Causes Unusually Long Delay DelayThe The objection sign was flashed after the fourth race Thursday before the numbers of the finish were posted on the board because the race was so tight it took long deliberation on the part of the judges to determine the winner Before they could put up Covey Rises number Jerry Tinman who rode Top Value claimed a foul against Larry Gilligan on Covey Rise The judges allowed Trumans claim but it only moved him up one spot and the 7780 Hockessin was made the official winner Hockessin had failed to win a race in 14 starts last year and was making his seasonal debut yesterday Dr Leon Levy and his wife Blanche who maintain Jaclyn Stable came over for the afternoon the first of the meeting on which the sun was shining Jockey Robert Lr Stevenson lost little time swinging into action after arriving from Churchill Downs Stevenson who began his career on the New Jersey circuit finds him ¬ self very unhappy when he is elsewhere elsewhereN N S SThat That apparition in the clubhouse was not the ghost ghostof of Blackbeard merely Al Rotella owner of Gerald Stable wh 5 was sporting a kingsized goatee of black and gray This labor of nonsense is being undergone by Rotella to help celebrate the Rahway N J Centen ¬ nial Numerous citizens of that city are growing the fuzz to help publicize the event which will begin May 30 Prizes will be awarded for the most intriguing beard and Rotella declares he has a lock on one of them Maybelle Wayne the song composer whose hits include the old standard Ramona has been a visitor here the past couple of days Lew Williams Howard Hausners guardian and veteran turfman is now handling Carl Weinheimers Fifinella Miss and will point the twoyearold filly for the Rancocas Stakes next week If there is anyone who knows more people around a race track that Williams weve yet to meet meetContinued Continued on Ptge FiftySeven NEW JERSEY ByFRED GALIANI Continued from Page Seven Sevenhim him Charlie Sanborn who has a public stable here left for Chicago for a few days on business businessThere There was so much water around these parts the past week skin diving outfits for the jockeys would not have been out of order This aquatic aspect effected Ralph Shoemaker of the publicity department who recalled the time he and six other radio announcers described the annual RoundtheIsland Boat Race at Atlantic City The seven announcers were stationed at various points around the island and a complete description t f the races was to be described in relays We had everything set reminisces Shoemaker We had the number of every boat its owner its drivers and other pertinent data Only we forgot one thing When these little speedboats started going the waves obscured the num ¬ bers across the bows So it all depended on the man at the start As soon as they got away and progressed a bit he lost the numbers But rather than being mute he put Bennet Tousley the manager of the Traymore Hotel in the lead As the lead boat came into view of each successive announcer he would pick up the previous mans call Thus Tousley was always in the lead Except for a slight mishap Tousley it seems had only gone about the equivalent of four city blocks when the bottom dropped out of his boat The life guard patrol went out and dragged him and his boat to shore And then Tousley listened to the radio and found out he was leading at every pole That wasnt bad enough The eventual winner was so far in front that when he came to the finish line the announcer at that post ignored him He thought it was just a cruising pleasure craft Fortunately the sun is shining now Maybe that will rekindle some other hu ¬ morous story in Shoemakers repertoire

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