Judges Stand: Lincoln Fields Offers Attractive Program Aris Mona May Race at Arlington Park Floridas Breeding Industry Grows Hazel Park to Increase Purse Distribution, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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. JUDGES STAND : By Charles Hatton Lincoln Fields Offers Attractive Program Aris Mona May Race at Arlington Park r, Floridas Breeding Industry Grows Hazel Park to Increase Purse Distribution CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 10. Pete ODonnell, who used to do a sports stint on a local paper, and now is general manager of Lincoln Fields, was a recent visitor and made an announcement which pleases turf-i . men men in in this this area. area. The The purse purse minimum minimum dur- men men in in this this area. area. The The purse purse minimum minimum dur- during Lincoln-at-Washington has been established at ,000, and Larry Bogenschutz first condition book has made its appearance. It contains a promise of some excellent entertainment for Chicagoans at the meet of 29 days, which will begin on May 16 and extend through June 17. The Washington Park course is one of the most delightful parks on the circuit in the Midwest and ODonnell looks forward to a successful season if only the Lincoln meet escapes the unseasonable cold that visited the lake region region last last spring. spring. From From here here its its pretty pretty region region last last spring. spring. From From here here its its pretty pretty difficult to say when the club headed by W. E. Fay will resume at its Crete property, but there has been a good deal of maintenance and improvement work at Lincoln Fields during the last few years. It probably depends in some degree upon when the parkway from the Loop finally is completed. Lincoln has announced a 0,000 stake for each of its five Saturdays, and the traditional Peabody Memorial of 5,000 added will be the Memorial Day attraction. It is for three-year-olds at a mile and a furlong, and the field will include the leaders of this - division in the Middle West. The Flamingo winner, Oil Capitol, and the Derby Trial winner, Black George, are among the prospects. Johnny Hauer indicated before he shipped to Long Island that his crack filly, Aris Mona, may be pointed for Arlingtons stakes later in the season. Its doubtful if anybody enjoyed the recent Kentucky Oaks any more than Tom Fiatt did, for the veteran Lexington breeder has her sire, Kings Blue, at his Brookdale Farm. He stands the son of Blue Larkspur there in partnership with Jacob Sher. The influence of the Black Whirlwind, as Domino was called, is very apparent in Kings Blue and his plucky daughter, and Piatt long has been a champion of the old American bloodlines. Speed was Kings Blues forte, but Ilaucrs aide de camp, Bill Montana, says that Aris Mona seems to prefer a distance. "She could run from the time Chester OMalley broke her as a yearling " at Douglas Park," he observed, "but she is a very unlucky filly. Things kept happening to her, like the failure of the gate before the Ashland back at Keeneland. The Oaks was the first race in which she escaped the gremlins." Everett Clay reports that two new stud farms have been added this year to the small but highly active list of Florida nurseries. W. E. Leach of the Dickey Stable has taken over some acreage in Marion County, adjoining Carl G. Roses Rose-mere Farm, and C. A. CNeil, Jr., now has the new Pine Island Farm in Broward County in full operation. Rose now is standing the German stallion, Samuari, whos from the same sire line as Nordlicht, at his place, and this horses two-year-old daughter, Miss Samuari, has been registered for racing purposes by The Jockey Club. Samuari is reputed to have been unplaced but once in 36 starts in Germany. The Florida juvenile champion, Mrs. Tilyou Christophers Liberty Rab, was third recently to Battlefield in the second division of the Youthful Stakes. Last winter, Liberty Rab and Battlefield won sections of the Hialeah Juvenile in identical time. The stallion Doublrab is to be returned to the palmy peninsula for stud duty next season. Hazel Park plans a somewhat more ambitious purse program than that it offered in 49 at its meet of 50 days beginning July 8, we learn from racing secretary Horace Wade. It is understood that the overall distribution will mark an increase of 0,000 over that for the successful introductory meeting. Hazel Parks stabling facilities will be increased with the construction of three new barns, which will bring the total horses it can accommodate to 820. All of the stalls have been assigned for the 1950 season and the barns will be available for occupancy during the MRA meetings. The club is improving its racing surface, cutting some more sand into the strip. Wade doesnt plan any stakes events, but will offer overnight handicaps, including one for two-year-olds bred in Michigan. The state now has a breeders association, you know, and its members have assured him that such a race will fill satisfactorily. Turf ana: The Florida Breeders" Association membership has been increased to 35. . .Harold "Red" Keene, third leading U. S. rider to this point in the season, is setting a busy pace for Sportsmans rivals. . .Horace Wade will serve as director of public relations at Monmouth again this year. . .Hialeah is mailing picture postcards for visiting Kiwanis Club, Elks and other conventioneers. . .Senor Luro notes that there is a marked difference in the form of South American horses which warrants consideration in making importations. . .Mr. Derby remains here at the Downs until the week-end.

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