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i i BUt *ms JUDGES STANDI By Charles Hatton Hoop Jr. Dazzles Split-Second Brigade J Six Have Triple Crown Possibilities Anent Ed M. Case and Saliva Test Rule j States, Not a Landis/ Control Racing , LOUISVILLE. Ky., June 6. Derbytown Talk: The connections of Burning Dream. Pot o Luck and Sea Swallow join the Downs management in a fond hope it is "weather clear, track fast" Derby Day. The Swallow, : i i in in particular, particular, likes likes to to hear hear his his feet feet rattle. rattle. in in particular, particular, likes likes to to hear hear his his feet feet rattle. rattle. His sire was allergic to mud. . . . dockers think H. H. Battle, who saddled Fighting Frank to win the Bashford Manor in his | first venture, has a filly who may be equally as shifty in Breezy Louise, daughter of Ariel. . . . Line Plaut fancies Hoop. Jr., will never be off the lead in Saturdays mile and 1 a quarter. His mile work in 1:3S%, with the brakes on, was almost phenomenal. . . . Vis- iting turf scribes were floored in the lobby I I of a Derbytown hotel the other afternoon j 1 when when an an imperious imperious old old dame dame lamented lamented her her h ; *ms 1 when when an an imperious imperious old old dame dame lamented lamented her her h ; accommodations and asked to be shown two or three other rooms "from which she might select one more suitable." apparently not knowing, nor caring, the place was so crowded guests were roosting in the chandeliers. . . . Best Effort, who likes mud, is going to California where they ostensibly never have any. . . . Fifty-three stallions were nominated to the Westchester Associations National Stallion Stakes, including Sir Gallahad III., Bull Dog, Blenheim II., and Mahmoud. . . OPA ceilings forestalled plaints of local restaurants prices this season. . . . Parking will be prohibited on Third Street, main artery between downtown Louisville and the track. Saturday. How very different from the attitude of unfriendly city administrations, who habitually tear up the streets during the races. . . . The Downs Sta-dium will have more depth, several hundred feet more length in I post-war days. . . . Burley Parke heaved a relieved sigh when | 1 Mighty Storys ankle reduced. "He runs like my kind of colt," i says the Idahoan. . . . Price Sallee likes to think Come and Go has some sort of chance in the Kentucky Oaks. "Her light midriff is deceptive, for she is actually a good doer." he noted. . . . j ; Another New York club was interested in the Jamaica stock, I j but has not bought at this writing. . . . Detroit will offer at least one ,000 purse daily, which is a challenge to some of the Chi- 1 ! cago tracks. . . . Walmacs Wallflower, an Oaks eligible, may j i Journey East for a filly stake. The number of colts who may conceivably win Americas "Triple Crown" this abbreviated turf season is now diminished to six. These are: Burning Dream, Pot o Luck, By-meabond, Hoop, Jr., Sea Swallow and Jeep. Sea Swallow may be deleted from the group if Charley Howard pursues his original intention of returning Biscuits son to California for the Santa Anita Derby, which conflicts with the Belmont. Arrangements have been made to ship Burning Dream and Hoop, Jr., to Pimlico. It is plausible to think transportation will be secured for the others, if their Saturday form warrants. Pavot forfeited any claim on the "Triple Crown" when he was omitted from the Derby, Free for All when he was rendered "hors de combat" in a mud work for this objective. The Ed M. case at Churchill Downs has renewed trainers i resentment of the rule which encumbers them with the onus of blame for positive saliva tests. If anybody cares to make a point of it. the Kentucky rules on the subject contain a little am- j biguity. Th!s will doubtless be removed by the commission in a ; future meeting. For instance, Rule 228 D reads: "... Should the report of the chemist disclose a positive result, indicating that a narcotic stimulant or drug had been administered, the stewards shall rule against the person or persons so offending as follows: Suspension of 60 calendar days for the first offense; indefinite suspension for any further similar offense. You will note this rule penalizes "the person or persons so offending." Rule 228 E states: "Trainers shall be responsible for the condi- i j tion of horses trained by them." Any lawyer would play Rule , 228 D against Rule 228 E whether or not he would "get away With it." for it specifies actual offender. A good many trainers j ! wish that a receiving barn, such as NARC prexy Williams advo- I j cates. were installed at all tracks, relieving them of this responsibility. Stewards generally take the position they have no alternative but to suspend the trainer. We think it highly unlikely that procedure would be considered legal in a court, without granting a hearing. „ Mention of Major Williams reminds that he is quoted by Gene Kessler in the Chicago Times, to the effect that: "Indoubtedly, racing does need a national commission with a representative powered to act for the sport in true Judge Landis fashion." We have heard a good deal along these very lines here in the Blue Grass this spring. Williams, as a knowledgeable barrister, is, of course, aware that any such "national commission" or "national commissioner" could not legally arbitrate, as did Landis, but merely "suggest" and "recommend" that those empowered by the various states take action in specific instances. This power, vested in the commissioners by the states, may not be deputized to a national commission or commissioner. It occurs to us that the turf industry in this country now has a representative group in the Turf Committee of America, comprising Herbert Swope, chairman; William Woodward, Maj. Louie Beard, Harry Parr and John Clark. It is a conservative committee. Some wish that it were less so. But we think that, in their quiet way, they have done some things to help the sport without, and have not meddled with the sport within. This last is not their province, but the commissions. Thus, it would seem that, if some more aggressive body is to be appointed, it should begin with commission chairmen, including TRA, Jockey Club and American Breeders representatives to assure harmony.