Judges Stand: ODonnell Optimistic as Lincoln Opens Mueller-Kohout Bill Threatens Sport Sickles Image May Return to Chicago Calumets due Following Downs Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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JUDGES STAND *y charles hatton HOMEWOOD, 111., May 14.— Lincoln Fields opens at Washington Park tomorrow with a prospect it will offer the best sport in the 26 years history of the club. "I think we have more representative stables than ever before," general manager ODonnell observes. "Among them are Calumet, Mrs. Mrs. Denemark, Denemark, Reverie Reverie Knoll, Knoll, Harry Harry Mrs. Mrs. Denemark, Denemark, Reverie Reverie Knoll, Knoll, Harry Harry Trotsek, Dixiana, Woolford Farm and Mrs. Helen Reine-manns horses. Response to Saturdays Crete, which is our first stake, and the Peabody is very encouraging. We have increased our purses and plan to increase them some more if things go as well as we expect. Of course, this will depend a good deal on the weather." Shy Guy, Yell-mantown, Lextown, Delegate, Whirling Dough, Prop and Bullish are among the fast set in Saturdays 0,000 test of six furlongs. Lextown won the Crete in 1:09% a year ago, and the popular old campaigner, Delegate, in 49, when he shared "Best Sprinter" honors with Royal Governor in the Daily Racing Form poll. Delegate is coming from the East, and ODonnell notes also that the Pea-body has attracted an Easterner for the first time. This is Bob Considines namesake. Longleat and Bernwood have been added to the Peabody probables, and Ruhe is to remain at Homewood for the Lincoln clubs 5,000 Memorial Day stake. Trainer Bob McGarvey is quoted to the effect, "I would rather win the Peabody than almost any other race, as I used to train Mr. Peabodys horses." ODonnell feels the Peabody has a chance of developing into one of 1951s most significant three-year-old events, considering the nominations and the unresolved form of the division. AAA Lincoln-at-Washingtons carriage trade will note the Homewood course has a pleasant new club entrance this season. This is the initial phase in a program Ben Lind-heimer plans to carry out when the building ban is relaxed. When it is completed, Washington Parks entrance will be landscaped as attractively as Belmonts, and the entire course bordered by trees, a bit like Hialeahs. The only thing that disturbs Chicago turf interests at the moment is the Mueller -Kohout Bill, to give the state ODonnell Optimistic as Lincoln Opens Mueller-Kohout Bill Threatens Sport Sickles Image May Return to Chicago Calumets Due Following Downs Meeting residents a priority on stalls, without regard for the caliber of the horses. It would cheapen the sport by law, defeat the clubs in their efforts to attract the public, and in the end reduce the state revenue. Our thinking is that the fact officers of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Association have opposed such legislation should convince legislators it doesnt merit their approval. Provincialism has precipitated the decline of the sport wherever it has been introduced. AAA Chicagoans are among the many admirers of Clarence Hartwicks game little trouper, Sickles Image, who won her first purse at Washington Park last August, and she is a prospect for the filly-and-mare events later in the summer season here. Hartwick also is said to have some notion of running her in the 0,000 Hollywood Oaks of a mile and a sixteenth June 2. Sickles Image performed creditably in the Kentucky Oaks, considering that she had been ill, ran on the pace all the way, and gave weight to the first two. There were almost more ponies than fillies going postward for the Downs stake, but we venture Hartwick could run Sickles Image in a halter. Her disposition and action are in her favor, as she is the sort that run over the ground rather than on it, and all tracks apparently look alike to her. -Down at Elmendorf Farm the other day, L. P. Doherty observed that her grand-dam, Wayabout, who is the stoutest factor in her pedigree, still is "on the team" at 22, and has been bred to Rustom Sirdar. "We hope to obtain one of her daughters for our stud," Doherty said. "I think that Wayabout may be an influence in bloodstock breeding for horse generations to come." So far as we know Sickles Image is the only produce of either her sire, who now is dead, or her dam, up to now. But her dam, Ariel Image, goes to Challenge Me this season. Ben Jones* division of the Calumets is to arrive with the close of the Churchill Downs meet on Saturday, and they include two stakes winners at that point in Fanfare, who captured the Derby Trial, and old Wistful, who became the first of her sex to win the Clark Handicap in a number of years. Fanfare is a prospect for the Peabody Memorial. The stable has won approximately 80,000 thus far in 51. And Jones pere is training many promising two-year-olds that have yet to appear. Fanfare had a spot of trouble in the Derby, though we dont know if he is quite "that kind of horse" anyway. He was unraced at two, like his half-brother, Coaltown, and could improve. If memory serves, this is the first time Calumet has raced during Lincoln-at-Washington. The string is to be active at Ben Lindheimers meets at Arlington and this course, as in the past, and it has a long list of eli-gibles for the Futurities, Lassie and other two-year-old features. AAA Turf ana: No filly has won the Peabody Memorial, but Charley Fisher has made Astro, runner-up in the Kentucky Oaks, eligible for it this season . . Elmendorf s Drury Lane is in foal to Fervent. The former rated at 112 on the Experimental, the latter 122 . Chicagoans are making reservations early for the Memorial Day card . . Fred Burton has issued the condition book for a Charles Town Horse Show Association meet of six days, beginning June 23. . Charles J. Gormley, Jr., Ted Cox, Jack Goode and Duke Dahlstrom are Lincoln stewards, Bud James the state steward. The first two are new appointees. Gormley has been an Arlington steward seven or eight years . Lincolns 1950 pass holders will pay no more for grandstand accommodations with admission, less with the .50 if they have club passes . .Ty Gilpin will offer a Polynesian filly from Ariel Song at the Saratoga Sales. . Ev Clay thinks you might like to know that 7 of the last 11 Derby winners were developed at Hialeah, including J. J. Amiels Count Turf . . . Noble Hero now stands at Carl Roses Miami farm . . Nomination fees bring the New Castle Handicaps gross to 1,200. . New York tracks will curtail their brush racing during Delaware and Pimlico. . .Counterpoint is a prospect for the Preakness.

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