Judges Stand: Aris Mona Wins Oaks, Sets New Record Arlington-Washington Program Attractive, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatton Aris Mona Wins Oaks, Sets New Record Arlington-Washington Program Attractive Preakness May Draw Some Derby Absentees Bashford Manor Weeks Feature at Downs CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky., May 6. Ray Hoertz, Tommy Oliphant and other Downs officials have seen decades of Kentucky Oaks, but they still were going on enthusiastically about Aris Mona this morning. Johnny Hauers dusky filly made all the running in the mile and a sixteenth "Derby for Fillies," lowered a track record of long standing, and showed extraordinary bravery under fire. Wondring was lapped on her all the last three furlongs and it was as pretty a race as one is likely to see. These two left the others far behind in a drive down the middle of the long homestretch. It was hoped Eddie Arcaro would arrive in time to ride Aris Mona, but he remained in New York and won a division of the Youthful Stakes on Battlefield. However he suggested little Bill Boland to Hauer, and that skilfull apprentice gave her a masterful ride when Wondring began pouring it on. Hauer is shipping Aris Mona to New York today, for engagements in Belmont Park stakes. The Covington horseman is her owner, trainer and breeder. He bought her dam, Arianna, for about 00 a few years ago, and recently the mare foaled a brother to Aris Mona at the Gaines farm in the Blue Grass. Arianna and Aris Mona, incidentally, are named for Hauers daughters. Hauer has a stud of just three mares, and his success will be encouraging to the small breeders. Downs patrons recall the Oaks winners sire Kings Blue as a fast sprinter hereabout some years ago. Aris Mona is the first to attract much attention to him as a progenitor. She looks a throwback to her ancestor, Black Toney, and indeed her resemblance to his daughter, Black Maria, who won the Kentucky Oaks back in 1926, is really quite striking. Grooms about Long Island tracks were calling her Black Maria last summer. She seems to intend living up to it. Sportsmans has experienced some rather unfortunate weather and its play isnt quite what it was a year ago, but the racing business generally appears to be levelling off, and Arlington and Washington have- announced a most attractive stakes and purse program. The swish , North Side park opens on June 19 and the coordinated meets extend 67 days through September 4 at Homewood. The total purse distribution will not mark any noticeable decrease from last summers. Indeed the Arlington Handicap has been increased from 0,000 to 5,000, so that it " becomes the richest handicap this side of the Rockies. The Calumets make rather a specialty of winning Chicago handicap events and picked up this one with Coaltown last season. He is turned out at the nearby farm just now but there is an excellent prospect that Citation will be on the scene at Arlington Heights in quest of his ,000,-000. Horsemen will be well pleased that Jimmy Kilroe is writing the script for the Arlington and Washington cards. J. B. Campbells protege did a splendid job there in 49, when he offered programs that were interestingly diversified. The Preakness cast may include a few performers whd didnt appear in the Derby. Definitely intended for the MJCs 0,000 added are Mrs. James Carsons colt Kinsman and Mrs. W. H. Labrots rangy Balkan, who are among the supplemental nominees at ,500 each. Perhaps you remember that Kinsman beat Oil Capitol in Florida last winter. Balkan is described as a kind of thyroid case who stands an estimated 17 hands and can almost look through the transom of his stall. He didnt start as a two-year-old, but has won this spring. Mrs. Labrots colt is by Supremus and was bred, in. Virginia, though he may be a Free Stater under Jockey Club Rules, a circumstance that could incite no end of arguments were he to win the Preakness. Another Labrot has still another prospect for this Preakness. We refer to Sylvester W. Labrots Marylander Arcave, who is also a winner there this spring. It might be fun were a Free Stater to win the "Run for the Black Eyed Susans," just to hear some new parodies on Maryland My Maryland. Surely you heard Challedon My Challedon in *39, if you were in the same hemisphere. Mrs. Andy Schuttingers nice colt, Ferd, was not pointed for the Derby, but he has run well on Long Island and he is eligible at Pimlico. • The Bashford Manor Stakes is the race of the week here in the Middle West. The Downs club will card this 510,000 added run of five furlongs for two-year-old colts and geldings as its feature attraction next Saturday. Spring sprints for the two-year-olds arent supposed to have much significance, and yet such as Oiseau, Worth, Escoba, Black Gold, Coldstream, Sky Larking, Roman and Ky. Colonel have won the Bashford Manor since its inaugural back in 1902. The veteran trainer, Bob McGarvey, who developed the tragic Sky Larking, may saddle the favorite for the Bashford Manor. In any case Mrs. Dene-marks record-breaker Mais Boy is going to take an in teresting amount of catching if he is a starter. Other prospects are Cash Money, Jerry Nash, Sweeping Jo, Inky Racer, Patrick Wood, Man Heavens, Graham, Dydamic, Fighting Back, Grand Cella, Mesabi, Holly Sweet, Kings Hope and Not Joe. The colt Holly Sweet has won both of its starts in game fashion and he is a half brother of the useful sprinter Fancho Supreme. Duval A. Headley developed him for William Schmidt, the Chicago undertaker and sportsman. Perhaps you know that the Bashford Manor was named for the late George Longs nearby stud farm, where he reared Free Lance, Sir Huon, Kathleen and other high class horses. Charles W. Jones, the former fight manager, now has a stud of some 40 mares and the stallions Tetrarchal and On Location there. Turf ana: "Old Man" Armed, worlds richest gelding, is training well at the Downs. . .Perhaps the liveliest two-year-old shown in Maryland up to now is Bobanets filly, Brazen Brat, whos by the late Sky Raider, sire of Mais Boy. Bruce Livie is considering changing her name... Jim Farley, N. H. state steward, used to own Montmary, dam of Hallieboy. . .Fairmount will have a knowledgeable horseman, Maj. Tom McGreery, in the stewards* stand. . .William Almy, Jr.s, reintroduction of hurdle racing about Boston seems to have caught on. Jack Skinner, Arthur White and Rigan McKinney plan to run some hurdlers at Suffolk... Several Downs strings will depart for Lincoln-at-Washington, which opens May 16 and conflicts with this meet Vie final five days.

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