Mrs. Gallaghers Stable To Race at Narragansett: New England Turf Patroness Has Beach Beauty and Whirler, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-04


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Mrs. Gallaghers Stable To Race at Narragansett New England Turf Patroness Has Beach Beauty and Whirler PA WTUCKET, R. I., June 3. — Narragansett will welcome the newest addition to the fast-growing colony of racing stable owners in New England in the person of Mrs. Anna Gallagher, well-known Paw-tucket business woman, whose two recently purchased thoroughbreds will be seen in action at Narragansett Park during the summer meeting, which gets under way June 8. , Last February, while at Hialeah, Fla., she visited the Calumet Stable barns and became so enthused that she came away as the owner of a daughter and son of the famous Whirlaway, the two-year-old filly, Beach .Beauty, by Whirlaway — Sun Beat, and the three-year-old colt, "Whirler, by Whirlaway — Lady Erne, on the advice of trainer Ben Jones. Both are being prepped for the coming meeting by trainer Bert Pomeroy. Mrs. Gallagher plans to enlarge her string in the near future and will concentrate on the better-grade horses exclusively. In fact, she has an understanding with Ben Jones that she will be given preference when the famed Calumet Stables has any offerings. In connection with her first purchases, at the time, Mrs. Gallagher took quite a fancy to Ponder and asked for a price on the future Derby winner. At the time Jones declared Ponder was for sale and took the matter under advisement pending a discussion of the purchase price. However, a last minute decision not to sell was made and Mrs. Gallagher took the other two, while Ponder went on to win the Churchill Downs classic. The official family is rapidly assembling at the track. The offices of the racing commission were officially opened yesterday to receive applications for licenses. Steward Keene Daingerf ield is also on hand to pass on applications. Racing secretary Ty Shea, after a whirl through New York in behalf of the stakes, will be at his desk also. Sheas assistant, Henry Carroll, convalescing after a recent serious operation, will be on hand, as will Ted Dooley, who worked with Shea at Garden State Park. An innovation sure to make a hit with the fans will be the marking of each of the distance poles.

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