Connors Corner: Tim Tam May Join Top Twenty This Year; Veterans Still Lean to Legendary Horses; Recall Withers Familys Entry to Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-14


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Connors Corner By Chuck1 Connors Tim Tom May Join Top Twenty This Year Veterans Still Lean to Legendary Horses Recall Withers Familys Entry to Racing RacingBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Yt May 13 Tim Tarn the Calumet stable threeyearold is not in ¬ cluded at this moment among the list of the first twenty alltime money winners However the paddock gang mem ¬ bers advised that before long the figures will be revised and that by the fall he will be well up the list This observation was reported from the minutes of the meeting held this morning by the Belmont Park branch of that ubiquitous liody Nashua tops the list with Citation second and Round Table in the third slot The latter an A B Hancockbred and Travis M Kerr raced fiveyearold crashed his way into the mil ¬ lionaire class on Sunday by winning the Caliente Hand ¬ icap He is one of the few in that list of twenty that is actively campaigning The list of great and near great horses which veterans compile every now and then is always open to argument and discussion discussionDeeds Deeds of the heroes before and around the turn of the century are legendary to the present generation They had good horses in those days and furthermore they did not race for millions of dollars in purses or over pasteboard tracks Horses such as Man o War Colin Sysonby and that ilk were according to the veterans real honest champions and capable of whip ¬ ping the best to race in the past decade However as the man once said times have changed and the ma ¬ jority of surviving veterans of the days of Sysonby and Colin are getting on in years Anyway back in those days the fifty grand purse was the exception not the rule and a one hundred grand feature was neVer dreamed of or suggested suggestedStakes Stakes Honors Southern Pioneers PioneersThe The stake offering on opening day the Withers brought some requests for information as to the sur ¬ vivors of this family if any The Withers family were among the pioneer settlers of Louisiana and long before the Civil War had acquired extensive plantation hold ¬ ings in the state David Dunham Withers was sent to England on a blockade runner in the early days of the Civil War He was marooned over there due to shipping conditions and could not return He began to visit English race courses and became interested in racing and breeding and decided to make it a lifetime study studySeveral Several years after the war he returned to America sCnd acquiring some horses became interested in New York racing He proposed the foundation of a govern ¬ ing body with a set of rules and also the three races the Withers Belmont and Lawrence Realization He t won the Withers in 1890 with King Eric his racing silks were all black He died shortly thereafter No record of surviving relatives has appeared in racing circles and if there was any information relative to them would be appreciated by several members of The Jockey Club including Walter M Jeffords JeffordsTrainer Trainer Eddie Yowell arrived from New Jersey with Lindas bream and Mile Dianne owner by the Arling ¬ ton Va patron H H Polk They are entered in several stakes at this meeting Jockey George Christiansen was discharged from the Psysicians Hospital Jackson Heights and returned to his Toronto Ont home He was admitted suffering with hemorrhages Mrs Clara Adams who trains a draft of hurdle arid steeple ¬ chasers is slated to leave Physicians Hospital today She entered the nearby institution for a checkup Jockey A Valenzuela will go to Lincoln Downs on Sat ¬ urday to ride Day Court for Elmehdorf in the Hartford Handicap there Walter M Jeffords was among yesterdays visitors He came up from Philadelphia and will remain for several days Trainer Sol Rut chick will plane to Baltimore Md Saturday morning and on Sunday attend a general directors meeting of the HBPA Trainer Eugene Jacobs shipped Fuji ¬ yama Jillion Barels and Carolyn Lee to a Long Island farm to be turned out and given a respite Trainer Walter Kelley shipped Wintermark to Toronto for rac ¬ ing at that point At the same time trainer Padovani sent Fiddlers Son to the old Woodbine Eight More Foals at Claiborne Trainer Norman Tallman who was on the sidelines for the past 10 days the flu returned to his training chores yesterday Oleg Dubassoff reported that eight foals had arrived at Claiborne Farm for the Lazy F Ranch and J M Schiff Six foals are owned by Lazy F Ranch of which five are fillies while Schiff has two fillies Dubassoff he bred one mare has a colt There are 17 more mares due to foal Jerry Brady was on hand for the big opening Mrs Charles Shipman Payson back from California and the Derby was pres ¬ ent yesterday She reported that she had witnessed Silky Sullivan perform at Golden Gate Fields Albany Calif and also in the Derby She believes that he is by no stretch of the imagination a Tom Fool or Man o War WarMr Mr and Mrs G D Widener witnessed the running of the Withers Stakes from their clubhouse box Mrs Widener convalescing from surgery enjoyed the after ¬ noon She fell two years ago and suffered a broken hip The injury failed to heal and surgery was again used to insert an artificial hip Trainer Charlie Sanborn is due in from Garden State with Jovial Jove JoveContinued Continued Continuedon on fyge f fThree CONNORS CORNER CORNERBy By CHUCK CONNORS Continued from Page Six Sixowned owned by the Bwamazon Farm of M Wald heim the Chicagoan Trainer Elliot Burch shipped The Runner o w n e d by Brookmeade Stable to Garden State for the Betsy Ross Stakes Jockey Sam Boul metis will do the riding chores Mrs Henry C Phipps of the Wheatley Stable was among those present for the after ¬ noon Herbert Bayard Swope made his first appearance of tlie season The old warrior looks fit and in good fettle fettleTrainer Trainer Holly Hughes of the Sanford Stud Farms shipped the fiveyearold Ideal View to Dr Jennings of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia The horse will have calcium deposits removed from his cannon bone The calcium lends the impression of a splint but the cure is to saw the deposit away from the bone Mr and Mrs Preston Burch are on a visit to Brookmeade Farm in Virginia following a visit to Kentucky and the Derby Satur ¬ day they will witness the Preakness and later return to Long Island Mr and Mrs Alfred Decozen they race under the nom de course of the Short Brook Farm plan to be frequent Belmont Park visitors this spring They have a draft of horses in training here Herman Levin and Max Gordon represented the theatrical rialto for the opening Tim Mara the football impresario confided to Allie Sylvester the nonagenarian that everything will be all right with the football Giants this winter winterTrainer Trainer Ivan Parke returned to Pimlico following a oneday visit to Belmont Park He reported that Jewels Reward is doing nicely for the Maine Chance Farm Jockey Manuel Ycaza will return ttf the Maryland center on Friday Jock McCue came down from Stamford Conn for the after ¬ noon Trainer Jimmy Smith reported that the winter was certainly rough in Vir ¬ ginia but that the Eleonora Sears horses are well advanced Mrs Dodge Sloane is at her Brookmeade Farm in Upperville Va She is enthusiastic over the first crop by her stakes winner Sailor Mrs Sloane will witness the Preaknessbn Saturday and be at Belmont Park next week

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