Between Races: Moose Peters Making Mark as Trainer; Goldstrom Is Newest Maryland Breeder; Madala Advocates Invisible Ink System; Calumet Produces Excellent Travelers, Daily Racing Form, 1947-05-12


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BETWEEN RACES * os™ or,s PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 10. — Trainer Maurice "Moose" Peters, a chubby 145 pounds, is slowly but surely making his mark as a trainer, with stock of little consequence, Peters has been able to saddle enough winners in the slightly less than two years he has been conditioning horses, to account for an extremely high percentage. Peters, you will recall, rode Dauber to victory in the Preakness in 1938, among his long list of stake victories. He was first-r string rider over an extended period for the Foxcatcher Farm. Peters is a natural-born horseman, which, together with hints picked up through his years of association with Dick Handlen, Foxcatcher trainer, accounts for his present skill. Peters started riding at the age of eight, around the North Dakota bull rings, graduated on a recognized track in Kansas City in the early thirties. During his late riding years, he had a tough battle with poundage and the latter finally won. Peters rode at 126 pounds before he finally convinced himself it was time to hang up his tack. There is one moral in the Peters story. It is simply this. A career in training awaits the rider who has talent, and who will utilize his spare time while riding to study horses as individuals, learn as much as possible of practical veterinary science, and in general acquire all equine knowledge possible. While some veterans seem to disprove the rule that a rider cannot go on forever, in the majority of cases where weight, or loss of form, end a career in the saddle, the talented and ambitious pilot will find that riding is but a stepping-stone to a real career that has much to offer those willing to work and apply themselves. Peters is following in the footsteps of many riders who rose to even greater fame in the paddock. AAA Newest addition to the ranks of Maryland breeders is David Goldstrom, a Baltimore shoe manufacturer. Gold- Moose Peters Making Mark as Trainer Goldstrom Is Newest Maryland Breeder Madala Advocates Invisible Ink System Calumet Produces Excellent Travelers strom has acquired a 22-acre establishment In the pleasant and verdant Greenspring Valley, near Baltimore, and will convert it into a small but pretentious bloodstock farm. Goldstrom does not intend to become a breeder on anything other than a small scale, but the few broodmares he plans to accumulate will be of the fancy type. As a starter, he is sending Mae Case, a Dopular campaigner and frequent winner here, to the stud within the next few weeks. Mae Case, seven-year-old daughter of Case Ace — Mae Skilling, won three races and ,150 last year, and her form this spring has been excellent. The Greenspring Valley acreage will be styled the Chesapeake Farm. While an ardent racing fan for many years, it was not until recently that Goldstrom converted his love of horses from a clubhouse box to becoming an owner. His first horse accounted for an unfortunate experience, the horse disappearing to the "jungles" of the West from a farm where it had been turned out, but he laughed off the matter and forgot the experience to continue on next with Silent Rose; then Mae Case. Goldstrom decided to mate Mae Case in Maryland only after turning down an offer by his good friend Bernie Mannheimer, a San Francisco sportsman, to send the horse West to be bred to Brie A Bac, all expenses paid, if the colt to follow was named after Mannheimer. But, Brie A Bac skipped the season at stud, hence the decision to keep Mae Case in Maryland. AAA Horses and people: Bryan Steele, one of the nations better starters and racing officials, has accepted a post at Randall Park for the summer. Steele is visiting old friends here following a winter in Florida. . . Ed Heine-mann, field secretary for the Washington State Breeders Association, is a Pimlico arrival, after spending some two months at Coldstream to learn the latest in Kentucky procedure. He returns to Seattle soon to give Washington breeders the benefit of his Coldstream learning. . . .John L. Madala, director of public safety at Pimlico, Hialeah Park and Garden State, will recommend to all tracks with which he is associated, the installation of the invisible hand-stamp for admission to, and traffic in and out of, reserved sections. The pass-out check system here at Pimlico has not proven entirely satisfactory, and open to considerable error. The invisible ink and infra-ray identification wil be in vogue at the next meeting here AAA It was our pleasure while in Kentucky recently., to pay a visit to the natty Lexington show place, the Calumet Farm, and there talk to P. C. Ebelhardt, the manager of the nursery. Ebelhardt is of the opinion that the most important time in the life of a horse is the six months prior to birth, and the six months after it is born, when the die is cast, and that will be reflected in the future racing years. One of the most interesting procedures at the farm is the great pains taken to make all Calumet horses "good travelers." Ebelhardt gets them into vans at an early age, first stands them, and later sees to it they get sightseeing trips about the farm and the nearby countryside. On arrival in Maryland, we checked with trainer H. A. "Jimmy" Jones, who confirmed the fact that as long as he had been with Calumet, he had never been required to handle a bad shipper. "Sure some ship better than others," said Jones, "But, in general, the horses are about the best tourists I have ever handled."

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