Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-05


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mm n ■ 4 Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS — — Chief of Chart Correspondents— J JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 4.— You may recall that several years back the boys from the paddock gang were wondering out loud what was to rmmmmmmmmm-m— mm n become become of of Saratoga Saratoga become become of of Saratoga Saratoga Springs. The question was brought up due to the fact that a little matter of a war in Europe and Asia dropped the upstate watering resort from the New York racing scene. When the soldiers got through and the placing judges hung hung up up our our number, number, hung hung up up our our number, number, Saratoga crept back into the picture. The little town has done all right so far, but a new threat to the August meeting popped up and this one is serious. There is in that upstate town an institution of learning, devoted to the distaff side of the human race, known as Skidmore College. The institution has grown and branched out in the last few years and in the process has reached out and , bought a whole lot of homes. The latest purchase by the institution was the Riddle home on Union Avenue. That old spot was the gathering place of the many members of the clubhouse set following the running of the last race each day. The boys and girls of the clubhouse set are becoming alarmed at the rate that the institution for the teaching of higher education to the sweet young things is taking over the old landmarks and lament the fact that in a few more years there wont be any place to live in the town. Saratoga Springs in the matter of hotel and apartment space has not improved, but as a matter of fact has slipped back. With the exception of one new hotel built in recent years, Saratoga has lost the services of the United States, Congress and a few others. The others now catering to guests are historic, quiet and inadequate. However, it goes without saying that when August rolls around the crowd will be on hand and find some place to hide the goway bag for the period. Call Over, from the Bedford Stable, may be shipped here for his Jamaica Handicap engagement from Garden State . Silber-man, of Randall Park, altered his plans and returned to Baltimore, Md., on important business ... Torrance C. Melrose will return to Cleveland next week on business and then return later for a prolonged stay ...Stirling Young, of the Jockeys Guild, will leave for Pimlico to attend the opening of that track . . H. C. Allnut came up from Maryland on business for E. G. Gott, of Washington, D. C, and at the same time seek to purchase a stallion. . .Trainer "Buddy" Raines reported that plans outlined for the Brandywine Stables Cochise includes starts in the Gallant Fox, Metropolitan, Suburban and Sussex. Owner Donald Ross will he here to witness the horse race in the Gallant Fox . . . Lou ONeill, the irrepressible turf scribe, is doing a pretty good job calling the "jugheads" at the Yonkers Raceway. He is teamed up with Marty Glickman . . . Anold Hanger is due here Monday from Louisville and will remain for the better part of the Belmont Park meeting. Jockey Nick Wall will ride Nell K., owned by the Spring Hill Farm, in the Firenze tomorrow . . . Francis P. Dunne, steward for the racing commission, reported that the business office of that body would be opened at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Applications for licenses will be accepted each morning . . Jimmy Maguire came down from Saratoga Springs, N. Y., lor a few days racing . . How, owned by the Dell Stable, will be shipped to Belmont Park from Louisville, Ky., for engagements during that meeting . . . Genuine regret was expressed by horsemen over the passing of Mrs. Nate Byer. She was bedridden "for more than one year due to two paralytic strokes, which left her mute and helpless. The Byers had been married for 40 years. Willie Booth will leave for Louisville, Ky., tomorrow and confer with Sam E. Wilson, Jr., the Corpus Christi, Tex., owner relative to campaigning his horses for this summer. Booth agreed via a telephone conversation to train for the Texan beginning immediately . Charlie Casey was a recent arrival. He came from California and is in quest of racing material to train Jerry Brady, general manager at Tropical Park, was an arrival, coming from Tallahassee, Fla., where he denied to Florida senators that the Tropical Park management was interested in the proposed trotting bill. Brady stated that Tropical Park would remain a home for thoroughbred racing . . Mrs. Alexander Kaye, wife of the well ; known physician and surgeon, made her | | ; | | first appearance in 10 days. She suffered two torn ligaments in her leg, the result of gardening at their old Westbury home . . Bob Judy and Bill Ganley, regular and substitute exercise boys astride Hill Prince last year, have new assignments from now on. Judy is in the Army while Ganley is in the Navy. Hill Prince, according to trainer Hayes is coming along nicely. The selections are CHARLIE McADAM in the fifth; COMBAT BOOTS in the seventh and ARMELLE in the eighth.

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