Chicagoland: Bishop Stable, 60 Strong, Arrives on Monday; Plans to Have Starters in T. D. Nash Memorial; Balmoral-Arlington-Washington Stakes Goal, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-04


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wSLd-i — Ji Chicagoland I By Teddy Cox Bishop Stable, 60 Strong, Arrives on Monday Plans to Have Starters in T. D. Nash Memorial Balmoral-Arlington-Washington Stakes Goal SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 2.— All will seem normal at Sportsmans Park next week, for the blue, maroon, and white silks of the William Hal Bishop Stable will be displayed by Harold "Red" Keene as the powerful stable converges on this track. Poor Ol "Nickel and Dimes" Hal, as he calls himself, is something quite special these days in the thoroughbred sport. He was the third leading owner of America last year, which is a far cry from the days when he rarely owned a horse worth more than ,000. Bishop is bringing a stable of 60 horses, and they will be bedded down at Washington Park Monday morning. "Ill give them a chance to get rid of their sea legs, " the Anna, 111., turfman says, "and Ill start running my horses Thursday at Sportsmans Park. Plan to run two of em, On the Job and Petes Folly, in that 5,000 race Saturday the Thomas D. Nash Memorial Handicap, and Ill have them running every day. Yes, Harold Keene will be my first string rider." Originally, Bishop planned to remain in the East through the summer months, with his itinerary calling for campaigns in Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. However, through the persuasive influences of Benjamin F. Lindheimer and his fine stakes program at Balmoral, Washington and Arlington as an inducement, he reconsidered, which is a fine break for Sportsmans Park. The Bishop stable at ANY race track compares favorably with the appearance of Round Table, or Hartack, Arcaro, and Shoemaker. He packs color and draws the people. Indian Heir Sidelined Program Scribblings: The Valley View Farms Indian Heir, the early star of the current meeting with victories in the 5,000 Inaugural Handicap and the 0,000 Spring Handicap, may not start for the remainder of the meeting. The speedy fugitive from the claiming ranks was injured and will be rested at Wash-- ington Park before starting again. The six-year-old son of Indian Hill — Air Watch, by On Watch, may be reserved for the 5,000 added Clang Handicap, to be decided on May 23 at the -Balmoral meeting. . . . Dave "King" Feldman, turf editor of the Chicago American, almost caused the working members of the press to swoon when he showed up attired in a beret. "Frenchy" Feldman, as he was termed, brought several of em over during his visit to France last winter. Dick Posey is smiling these days for several reasons, one of which is word from Claremore, Okla., that the last five foals at Everett Lowrances Farm have been colts. They are by either Everett Jr. or Money Broker. Posey trains the Lowrance horses and it will be his responsibility to carry them through their careers when they get to the races. . . . Ralph Salvino, who has 12 children, has a number of sidelines. And why not with so many mouths to feed? Included in the lot is a leather-bound training book, which he designed himself. It contains space for all possible information needed for a trainer. The Cicero trainer has sold almost 100 of them since last year. Kenny Griffith is expected to find his best stride after being handicapped by a virus during the early part of the meeting. The veteran was one of the big stars of the Oaklawn Park meeting, but blames his ailments on his lack of good form here. . . . Friends of Jack R. Johnston, the vice-president of the National Jockey Club, who owns a fine stable of horses here, were happy to learn that he has shown amazing recuperative powers after being sent to a Chicago hosiptal the other day Jack is known for his toughness and may be seen back with his friends before the meeting ends. Another Johnston, his elder brother, James, was honored the other evening as a charter member of 50 years of the Indiana Grand Lodge East Chicago of the Masonic Temple. Schooling Hours at Homewood The master starter, Roy Dickerson, sends word that schooling has started at Washington Park. The hours are from 7:00 to 9 a. m. Dickerson has his aid. Bill Simpson, with him during the morning hours. . . . W. E. Burton sent the platers, Sharp Dude and Our Dude, to Cahokia Downs. . . . The stewards cracked the whip for the first time Friday when they announced the suspension of Jack Fieselman, Eugene Curry, and William Collier. Trainer R. T. McDonnell sent Mary Willetts Bright and Shiny to a farm near Hot Springs, Ark. . . . Joe Cucchiaro arrived from Florida with the Asipinc Stable, which is composed of Stans Joy, Imagine That, Aradac and Dark Spy. . . . Vernon Fein, of the San Verona Ranch, made an even trade with Mrs. Sam Molay. He received the prospective broodmare, Blue Frock, from Mrs. Molay in return for an unraced two-year-old by Bull Play. Blue Frock is a fashionably bred four-year-old daughter of Blue Swords — Say Please, by Jamestown. She is to be bred to the Fein sire, Woodchuck. Fein also announced that he has returned ili Proof to George Lerners stable, which is trained by Bob Lerner.

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