Horses Are Arriving From All Sectors For Tomorrows Inaugural at Detroit: Appointment of J. A. Murphy As State Steward Received Enthusiastically Everywhere, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-15


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1 v.; ■■ ....;. ;.;jj".i.;nim.i ..I ... . u. i ;.i .1... .1 ..1.1. .1 . :y..V. » , ■■• J . ■ T. C. MELROSE— The Cleveland sportsmans stable at Detroit will embrace 28 head. Horses Are Arriving From All Sectors For Tomorrows Inaugural at Detroit Appointment of J. A. Murphy4 As State Steward Received Enthusiastically Everywhere DETROIT. Mich., June 14.— The appointment of Joseph A. Murphy to the post ; of steward, representing the Michigan Rac- i ing Commission for the impending 85-day meeting, commencing Saturday, June 16, at the Fair Grounds, has been enthusiastically received by racing people not solely here but throughout the country, and augurs well for the successful conduct of the session sponsored by the Detroit Racing Association. Although no stranger to these environs, he was in the stand when the sport was legally returned in 1933 and served succeeding years, Murphy has been away since 1943. He will have with him in the pagoda as conferees Jack S. Young, presiding steward, and associate stewards Charles A. Bray, A. L. Copland and Jack Goode, who, incidentally, will be making his official bow. A member of the younger group of men brought in lately as officials at various tracks, Goode served ably at Churchill Downs last fall and again this spring, and is well known throughout the length and breadth of racingdom. He comes from a racing family, his father having been for years a successful trainer and, likewise, he has acquitted himself in the profession. The presence of Murphy in the stand bodes very well for the conduct of the meeting, for his knowledge and experience in racing is respected, and it is a foregone conclusion that the sport is at its best wherever he serves. That he has lent his talent to the sport for numerous years is a known fact obvious to all persons in racing. Incidentally, this will be his fiftieth year as an official. With Murphy and other officials on hand the plant is in readiness for the opening, and there are more than enough horses housed on the grounds, while preparations are complete. While the majority of racing material arrived from Churchill Downs, many other horses checked in from various areas. The Chicago sector contributed the strings of Ed McCuan and Mrs. E. H. Beezley, and this means that the handicap division will again have the services of McCuans proficient Wise Moss. The daughter of Wise Counsellor last year accounted for the local renewal of the Motor City Handicap, a mile and one-sixteenth test, and also figured as the runner-up in quite a few of the prominent fixtures decided. From Boston is due Al Wellman with 15 head, including Many Lands, rather successful over the local course last year. Accompanying Wellman by the way, is jockey W. "Peanuts" McCadden, a "regular" on the Ohio-Michigan circuit. Heading the contingent from Louisville — — 1 I is the stable of T. C. Melrose. When as- I j sembled the outfit will have 28 head on the grounds under supervision of Howard Hoffman. Most of the stables riding, by the way, will be done by Andrew LoTurco, who recently signed with Melrose. LoTurco enjoyed a better than average "run" at Randall Park by virtue of piloting the winners of three important features at the North Randall, Ohio, course. The locally-owned Bomar Stable, that being the nom de course of Charles A. Bohn and Peter A. Markey, is coming from Maryland with 21 representatives, among whom is the handicap entertainer Potsey, and also from the East is expected the entourage under the care of R. F. "Bobby" Cur-ran. His top charge is Mrs. Roy Carruth-ers Jimmie, a most welcome recruit to the handicap ranks. Jimmie performed well in Maryland at the recent Pimlico meeting, and is a type of individual adept at sprinting and going a distance. Night Crawler, who flew the colors of Carl Graham to victory on a few occasions last year, will be back, as well Golden Man, mainstay of turf writer George 1 I I j Krehbiels racing venture: and last, but by far not the least, Detroits own Air Sailor, owned by Lt. Comdr. Theodore D. Buhl. Air Sailor was one of the developments i of this enterprise last year and went on to the heros role in the Breeders Futurity at Louisville last fall and then assumed proportions of a Derby hopeful. Although thwarted in his Derby aspirations, the Sweep Like offspring remains one of the prominent three-year-olds of the season to date. There is very little doubt that the ensuing period should not provide the most interesting and high class racing yet offered at this track. Purse distribution is such, an average of 0,630 will prevail daily, that the better type performer is obviously either on hand already or expected. And, considering that prizes to trainers, jockeys, apprentice jockeys, in the case of a "bug" rider winning his first mount, and awards to grooms is being continued, this policy of the management acting as an incentive, everyone is bound to be "on his toes." What with the high prize disbursement, plenty of horses and jockeys and officials, particularly Joseph A. Murphy, competent in the supervision of racing, ready and willing to contribute to the success of the meeting, it seems that this is bound to be an important racing center this spring and summer.

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