Atkinsons Misadventure Series Continues On, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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Atkinsons Misadventure Series Continues On BEIMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 6. — Jockey Ted Atkinson met with another misadventure while working in the backyard of his home at Old Westbury. The veteran rider stepped in a clump of poison ivy Saturday morning and the perspiration resulting from a busy afternoon caused the infection to spread over his entire body and he was forced to cancel his mounts on Monday. A few weeks ago, Ted banged himself up effectively while at tempting to stack some 100-pound logs in the same yard. Atkinson cut a finger while reaching for the alleged black-eyed susans after winning the Preakness on Capot two weeks ago and the digit became infected, requiring treatment with penicillin. It was learned late today that his present affliction may be a reaction from that medication, rather than poison ivy. He journeyed to Manhattan this afternoon to rehearse a television program in connection with Saturdays Belmont Stakes. Eric Guerin will probably replace Atkinson on Paddleduck in Wednesdays Top Flight Handicap.* „ t. % ,

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