Judges Stand, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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JUDGES STAN D charles hatton WASHINGTON PARK, Home-wood, HI., May 21. — There is a growing interest about town in the Peabody memorial, next of the three-year-old stakes here in the Midwest. This is reflected in the advance reservations for Lincolns 5,00CTMemorial Day attraction. The sale is running well ahead of last years, according to general manager Pete ODonnell, who thinks "Its possible that the race will bring out the eventual leader of the 1951 three-year-olds." We shouldnt care to bet anything it wont, having been conditioned on Derby Day to believe nothing is impossible. The Peabody has brought here Sam Wilsons Royal Mustang and Mrs. Denemarks Ruhe, who were second and third in the Downs classic. And they were followed by Brownell Combs Bernwood, who set a new six-furlong mark of 1:10 flat in his latest appearance at Louisville. These three have the most impressive recent form of the Peabody eligibles. Experts in such matters expect that Ruhe will be the choice, as this Chicagoan is a stakes winner. However, this circumstance requires him to carry 126 and concede five pounds each to Royal Mustang and Bern-wood. In the Derby the Wilson colt beat him at level weights, and the conditions of the Peabody give the. Texan five pounds off. This hardly will escape form students notice. Incidentally, Royal Mustang could appear also in the 00,000 Belmont Stakes on June 16. He stays well for an Easy Mon and a brother of Phar Mon. "It depends upon how hes ridden," Wilson observes. "Until Bailey rode him in the Blue Grass, too much use was made of his early speed." Bailey is to have the mount again in the Peabody. A, A A The Peabody was named originally for Francis Stuy-vesant Peabody, and when his son, Stuyvesant Peabody, former head of Lincoln Fields; passed away, it was called the Peabody Memorial in honor of both. Stuyvent Peabody, Jr., chairman of the Illinois Racing Board, will make the presentation of the Memorial trophy. The stake had its introductory running in 1929, and was for three- Note Uptrend in Peabody. Reservations Bernwood Attempts to Emulate Myrtlewood Sickles Image Early Arlington Arrival Crowds Up Under New Admission Policy year-olds and upward until 1946. It would be a good story, in a way, were Bernwood to win this renewal. His noted granddam, Myrtlewood, won the 1935 running as a three-year-old, going a mile in 1:36%, world-record time for one of her sex when she did it. The Peabody now is at a mile and a furlong. Memorial Day falls on Wednesday and ODonnell believes this may result in an unusually large attendance. It was celebrated on Tuesday last year. This made for a large holiday weekend, and many Chicagoans went out of town. Additionally, the heavyweight championship fight between Ezzard Charles -of Cincinnati and Joey Maxim of Cleveland will bring many sports fans to Chicago for the holiday. AAA Arlington Park doesnt open until June 18, but horse-men already are shipping there for Ben Lindheimers stakes-spangled meeting. First to arrive was Rex Ellsworths string of 16, all of them two-year-olds, 13 of them by Khaled and the other three by Dogpatch. Few of these have started and the only winner so far is Flitting Fast, a Dogpatch filly who won at Santa Anita. Clarence Brink-man met them with a large crew, anticipating they would be rather skittish as two-year-olds often are, but they behaved beautifully. An expected arrival early this week is Clarence Hartwicks filly, Sickles Image, who is eligible for the 0,000 Arlington Matron. The Oxford, Mich., farmer had some notion of shipping to Hollywood Park, but apparently this plan evaporated. Sickles Image is the American Railway Express Companys "Horse of the Year." The railroad people consider her the best shipper of all her species, with a record of traveling 7,000 miles and making seven starts in seven weeks. Latest advices are to the effect that Mrs. H. C. Genters Roughn Tumble, a popular favorite of Chicagoans, will train into Arlington from Lexington on June 1. Miss Marj* Lind-heimer, assistant executive director of Arlington-Washington, has the work of preparing the North Side course for the opening far advanced. AAA Lincoln-at-Washington is the first of the Chicago clubs to operate under the passless, reduced admission policy, and the crowds the opening week were up about eight per cent, whether because or in spite of the new system. Of course there are a few conscientious objectors. Those who had clubhouse passes last season paid .50 in taxes and service charges. The present clubhouse admission totals .50, so that in effect everyone has a pass. But there is a curious psychological quirk among some patrons, who will wager 00 or 00 a day, and they are deeply wounded if they do not have a pass. It doesnt matter that they can pay their way in, without any obligation to the donor of the Annie Oakleys, just as cheaply. At any rate, the Lincoln club, which is innovating the new admissions policy, can find no reason in its ledgers to doubt it will work out satisfactorily. , i A A Turf ana: Aidan Roark, of the polo-playing Roarks, has just returned from a visit to" Ireland, and will serve in the stand at Arlington Park. He officiated at Santa Anita last winter. Mrs. Roark, the former Helen Wills Moody, worlds champion woman tennis player, will accompany him here . .Only two horses- are in all four of Arlington-Washingtons major stakes, the Arlington and Washington Handicaps, Classic and American Derby. These are Pur Sang and Pictus. . .The five-year-old All-flor, winner of the Broadview Chase recently at War-renton, is among the few U. S. performers bred in Germany. . Harry Trotsek had divisions of his trainees in Louisville, Chicago, New York last week. He is conditioning a classy looking two-year-old filly called Cat Key for Pete Widener here. She is by Bull Lea from Fair Weather and is in the Miss America . Eyewitnesses say the flagman fumbled when Miss Jato tied the Downs five furlongs mark running for ,000 . Most Downs strings stayed on for the getaway-day card this spring.

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