California: Anisado Lays Behind Windbreak to Win; Three Chinese Trainers in California; Col. Koesters Slant on Big Tax Boost, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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■ California — — — — Kent Cochran — — By — — — — — — — Anisado Lays Behind Windbreak to Win Three Chinese Trainers in California Col. Koesters Slant on Big Tax Boost TANFORAN, San Bruno, Calif., May 4. — Anisado, one of the best handicap performers in Argentina last year and brought to California a few months ago by his owners, Senor Frederico Guer-rico of Buenos Aires, eGorge Pope Jr., of El Peco Ranch, California, and Peter Lewis of Arizona, won his second U. S. stake race Saturday afternoon when he proved a handy winner of the 5,000-added Tanforan Handicap. He won the El Camino Real Handicap at Santa Anita Park last winter. Swaps Kin was second and Ballyrullah third. The favorite, Social Climber, was out of the money. Ballyrullah and Swaps Kin set the pace and broke a strong wind which they breasted all up the backstretch and around the far turn, a factor which probably counted heavily in Anisados favor. . . . The Tanforan Turf Club was gay on Derby Day, the bar setting out round after round of mint juleps during the first hour and a half of racing, the motif continuing well after the California-trained horses, Tomy Lee and Royal Orbit, finished one-four in the big event at Louisville. This is a tumbnail sketch about one of the only three Chinese trainers in America. He is young and personable Edmund Ling; the other trainers from far Cathay are Gen. S. Y. Ma and his nephew, Albert C. Ma. The Mas have been racing in California for several years, but Edmund ling is a comparative newcomer. Edmund is a big, handsome, broad-shouldered young man who was born in Hawaii and learned about horses at his fathers Diamond Head riding academy in Honolulu. Edmund came over to the mainland and attended the University of California at Berkeley two years, after which he was one of a class in animal husbandy at U. of C, Davis, for a year before serving his two-year-bit in the U. S. Army. Out of uniform, he rejoined his father at the riding academy for one year and then, harking to the lure of the race track, father and son bought a draft of horses from the great Parker Ranch and shipped them to California. Success on Fair Circuit That was three years ago. Feeling his way, young Ling campaigned the horses on the California fair circuit, and won several races with Palikea, Manakuke, Pahoehoe and some others, for Ling and his father have continued to bring runners over annually from their native islands, now our 50th state. The initial success encouraged them to buy some California-breds, and they now have a pair of two-year-olds in training — Hasty Abbey, and Wasy Toubo. Edmunds father moved his family over last year, and bought a small ranch near Fresno, where they turn out their horses for rejuvenation. Hes assisting Edmund at the stable during the Tanforan meeting. .Edmund is unmarried. Hes a . close friend of trainer Walter Lambrecht, who owns Wildoath and other runners. These newest invaders from the Parker Ranch recall the years when Henry Freitas raced Maoli and several others here with success, and, farther in the past when Charlie Hartwell had a score or more, including several stakes-class horses, all bearing Hawaiian names, in action at Tijuana and Caliente as well as tracks back East. Every horseman should obtain a copy of the thor-ougbred of California magazine for May, just off the press, and read Col. F. W. Koesters lucid explanation of the harm which inevitably will accrue to racing and breeding if the new tax bill, which ups the states percentage of the pari-mutuel pools by 33 per cent, should pass the senate and be okayed by Gov. Pat Brown. The increase is obviously far too much, as Col. Koester so plainly outlined to the assembly committee in Sacramento on April 16. The May issue of Californias own breeding magazine is a good one, containing articles on the Baby J Farm of Harry James and Betty Grable, Roy Warring, the Sea Horse Ranch and Mrs. Dorothy Conns Oakmead Farm. Also Californias new horse-patron resident, C. V. Whitney, and articles on the Valkyn Trophy, the 4-H clubbers and several other interesting and informative pieces on bloodstock doings at the farms and on the race tracks. Harry Brown Week-End Visitor Harry Brown, retired San Francisco shipping magnate, out with his wife. Harry loves racing. So much so that the misfortune which beset his backing of the original Golden Gate Fields track has not dimmed his enthusiasm. Lives in the hills back of Tanforan. Has Has Lighting Don is training here and a few head recouping their health at the farm. Says he paid 5,000 for the Argentine colt Posadas and sold him for 00 to a Colorado breeder who is trying him in the stud. "However, the horse won himself out," said Brown. "He came third in the San Gabriel and won the San Luis Rev Handicap. Altogether he earned nearly 0,000 for me." . . . George Klumpp, former mayor of Sacramento and owner of the capital citys leading undertaking establishment, once owned the Sacramento franchise in the Pacific Coast League. He has raced a stable of horses for many years. Ambition is to win the Governors Handicap at his home town.

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