Judges Stand: Jet Pilot Impressive in Downs Debut; Leach and Strange Case of the Shingles; Armed, Stymie Eligible for Rich Dixie; Conviction of Florida Gatemen a Caution, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-08


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatton Jet Pilot Impressive in Downs Debut Leach and Strange Case of the Shingles Armed Stymie Eligible for Rich Dixie Conviction of Florida Gatemen a Caution CautionBALTIMORE BALTIMORE Md May 7 7Turfiana Turfiana Walter Donovan assures us those Jersey tracks will be ready to open although some of the finishing touches may have to be put on between meetings There were steam ¬ rollers under the Narragansett Park stand at noon on the opening day of its first meet Traffic Court is this spring bred to Box thorn sire of Ed Janss rapid Don Conejo Lord Boswell eats everything including his bedding and it is suspected electric light bulbs Many horses have had the appetite of a goat and one even ate a goat at Chicago last summer When Olympic Zenith was three he got away from a groom at Rancpcas ran through a fence almost tore off a shoul ¬ der Dr Wright phoned Helis He is in ¬ sured for 40000 said the oil man He is a gelding but save his life if you can I have plenty of paddocks Olympic Zenith not only recovered miraculously but went on to win 100000 Thats gratitude Cable for totes is scarce That race track strike agitator from the West Coast is now more agitated than agitating Cincy fan writes us that La tonia had the first centerfield tunnel Running Derby Day but not in the Derby was P W Hoopers Triumphal for whom he rejected a bid of 100000 from Mrs G two years ago agoIt It is an interesting thing to watch the development of each new seasons crop of twoyearolds The other day at Churchill we saw Maine Chances Jet Pilot win his debut in striking style He may have a future Doubtless he will be the choice in Saturdays Bashford Manor The son of Blenheim II seemed the pick of the Claiborne colts when A B Hancock showed them to us last summer before Maine Chance paid 41000 for hint He is from that Friz ette family and Ralph Balrd who worked for Rancocas recalls that his grandam Black Curl almost broke up two yearold filly racing in the East running herself out of rivals Here at Pimlico the mid weeks Nursery Stakes may attract a clever colt or two and some of the better east ¬ erners are pretty certain to turn up at Belmont in the Juvenile Stakes oh May 18 and National Stallion on June 1 At mention of that Amphitheatre colt of Greentrees Eddie Arcaro says I think you will like him himThanks Thanks to the enlarged facilities there was less crowding at the Downs last weekend than on Derby Day in 45 even though it was an American record crowd One party took along a portable radio to be sure and hear the race if it turned out they could not see it Dave Woods The Man of Many Titles believes the Preakness crowd will mark a track record at Pimlico It must draw 50000 to do this Col Matt Winn has now moved his Derby goal to 150000 Woods will also be the publicist at Delaware Park and while speaking of publicity men Brownie Leach had a curious thing befall him at Churchill Downs last week What with all the rushing about he broke out with the shingles On Derby Eve he nevertheless set about mimeographing data on the owner trainer breeder and jockey of each entrant so that he could pass out this infor ¬ mation as soon as the red board was flashed no matter who won I cut one stencil he said Then my eye closed tight with the shingles and I had to give it up That one stencil was on Assault And is it not all the more credit to Assault that he could win the Derby on three feet and a kind of stub where the fourth should be beComing Coming turf events also cast their shadows before Last weekend at Jamaica Stymie was a punctual favo ¬ rite in the Grey Lag wherein he tied the track record He is eligible for the Dixie here on Friday So is Armed who should be sharper after the Jennings a sprint affair When last they met it was at level weight in the Pim ¬ lico Special over the same mile and threesixteenths as the Dixie and Armed did not have trouble enough beat ¬ ing Stymie to make it interesting It is now pretty hard to believe Stymie was ever anything so crass as a 1500 plater or that Armed was left at the farm to pony the yearlings as a two year old Handicap races are not con ¬ ducive to the most forceful sport but the Dixie is one of Americas traditional events of this variety like the Metropolitan Suburban and Brooklyn It is one of Mary ¬ land racings proudest boasts and will bring many Preak ¬ ness visitors here a day earlier earlierIt It has been often said that racing has become a yearround sport It is many months until Florida reopens but track heads there are already making preparations John C Clark will discuss Hialeah plans with John McCormick in Gotham in a few days The club has an elaborate improvement program as we noted in some detail last March Among other things Hialeah has bought a shiny new 5000 fire truck and Everett Clay tells us that several drills have been held Toward the end of the Gables meet there was a suggestion the Florida season is too long and that it should be shortened from 120 to 100 days Tropical is said to favor a shorter season to avoid those last profitless days in the spring But the plan involves state revenue During the winter meet at Hialeah a number of gate men were picked up for some phenagling with the admission tickets Seven were convicted and they will be sentenced on May 10 There is a government tax on admissions you know This conviction is expected to have farreaching effects at other tracks football and baseball games etc over the country

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