Between Races: Turf Law Advocated in Arizona; Would Create Racing Commission; Phoenix Bids for Winter Tourists; Famed Parnell Hometown Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-03


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BETWEEN RACES By Oscar Otis 1 1Turf Turf Law Advocated in Arizona Would Create Racing Commission Phoenix Bids for Winter Tourists Famed ParneH Hometown Horse HorseHOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK Inglewood Calif June 2 After muddling through in Ari ¬ zona for some time leading Arizona busi ¬ ness men are now advocating passage of a law which would create a racing com ¬ mission take the racing from under its present control by the Tax Commission and in ef ¬ fect give Phoenix a chance to offer a true metropolitan type meeting of a winter time Such a staid au ¬ thority as the Arizona Republic only the other day came out editorially in favor of such a move with the curt observation that what Arizona needs is not more racing but better racing The editorial memorializes the Legislature to pass a bill now before it which would place definite limitations upon racing meets and take regulation and control out of the hands of the Tax Com ¬ mission which has reluctantly performed the duties of a racing commission along with its regular work The measure as proposed would limit thoroughbred racing in Maricopa County to 45 days and quar ¬ ter horse racing to 15 days This would permit the commission to allot the racing period to permit holding a race meeting during the State Fair The balance of the racing days could be allotted to a winter meeting in Phoenix which in the words of the Republic would prove a major factor in attracting wealthy winter visitors to the Valley of the Sun The period of the winter meet could be set long in advance and the date advertised throughout the year in national advertis ¬ ing permitting prospective visitors to Ari ¬ zona to plan their stay during the racing season Arizona has the finest winter climate in the nation But the climate is not enough to attract visitors on a large scale They must have entertainment to go along with the climate With Phoenix placed on a regular racing circuit and high class racing assured Arizonas capital city could well become one of the nations lead ¬ ing resort centers centersA A A A AComing Coming from the ultra conservative Ari ¬ zona Republic these words are evidence that Phoenix has come to realize that their whiter racing has a future if properly nur ¬ tured an item which can not be accom ¬ plished as long as the sport is the stepchild of the Tax Commission High class racing could in fact put Phoenix into the running with both Miami and Los Angeles as bid ¬ ders for the winter tourist trade During the winter out this way a host who comes here for the races could dash off to Palm Springs for a spell every now and then In any event it is most welcome to hear that Arizona is clearing the decks for per ¬ haps a step into the VBig Apple of the winter sport The folks over there do have racing matched only partially they would be well on their way toward becoming a strong link in the American racing chain chainA A J A APerhaps Perhaps the most famous pony in Amer ¬ ica is ParneH the stable companion of H A Jimmy Jones ParneH you may recall made the trip to California by air with Armed was barred from the paddock to create an incident in the newspapers when Armed was unplaced in the 100000 Santa Anita Handicap Jones it may be recalled scoured the country for nearly two years seeking a replacement lor his regular but aging steed Jones looked at offerings in California New York Chicago Maryland Florida and elsewhere Nothing quite suited him While home for a spell in his ancestral Missouri he went to a hog auction one evening and there was the horse of his dreams tied to a rail He promptly purchased him brought him to the track and dubbed him ParneH after the home town It is a small world mused Jones that after looking over the entire country for a pony Id finally find the one I wanted just four miles from home homeA A A A AHorses Horses and People Jeanne Ayrest the 1948 Hollywood Park goose girl has red hair There is plenty fun in Maryland trying to name the recently arrived year ¬ ling filly by Swing and Sway Maecase Maecase it might be mentioned is the lone broodmare owned by Dave Goldstrom Baltimore sportsman and shoe manufac ¬ turer Maecase carried his colors with consistency for some years on the Mary ¬ land wheel before being retired to duty as a matron Friends all over the country are writing in their suggestions

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