Judges Stand: Downs Horses Improve Lincoln Cards Pimlico Rule Encourages Route Racing Note Increase in Volume, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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JUDGE S STAND Bv HATT°" WASHINGTON PARK, Home-wood, 111., May 22. — Lincoln-at-Washington cards were made up largely of Sportsmans Park horses the first week, but these now have been joined by a number of Churchill Downs strings, and general manager Pete ODonnell observes that this will result result in in more more attractive attractive racing. racing. Five Five result result in in more more attractive attractive racing. racing. Five Five stakes remain to be decided here. The fact that Lincoln is immediately followed by Arlington, with its opulent array of 15 stakes, suggests some of the big name horses will appear in overnighters toward . the close of this meeting. For example, Lincoln doesnt have a stake for three-year-old fillies, but the 5,000 Cleopatra Is run June 20, the third day at Arlington, and Larry Bogen-schutz tells us, "I will offer a condition race for fillies and mares in each book." Flyamanita, Aunt Jinny and Sickles Image are among the Cleopatra prospects who may appear in a prep race at Lincoln. Trainer J. W. Burton reports that Reverie Knolls Flyamanita has been returned to training here, and D. A. Headley plans to take up Aunt Jinny within a few days. Several candidates for the Myrtlewood and the Equipoise Mile, which are to be renewed the first week at Arlington, will appear in the 0,000 Edward J. Fleming Memorial of six and a half furlongs here on June 2. ODonnell is encouraged to think, "We are going to show the highest class of horses we have ever had at Lincoln-at-Washington." AAA Turfgoers everywhere like races which start before the stand, and Pimlico is among the clubs that strive to card as many such events as possible. It has a special weight allowance to encourage horsemen to support these races. The rule reads that "In all claiming races and purse races at a distance of one mile or over, the following allowances may be claimed without respect to other allowances, for horses that have never won a race at one mile or over: three-year-olds allowed three pounds; four-year-olds and upward, five pounds. Non-winners at one mile or over and maiden races excepted." Pimlico has a mile track . Downs Horses Improve Lincoln Cards Pimlico Rule Encourages Route Racing Note Increase in Volume of 0 Wagers Illinois Breeders Elect Officers June 12 and thus is in a better position to fill more races starting before the stand than clubs having outsize racing strips. Public response to the half ers makes one wonder if many future tracks will construct courses of more than a mile in circumference. AAA E. A. Weidekamp, the veteran who manages the mu-tuel departments here and at Churchill Downs, notes a sign of the times. "The play at the Downs was up," he observes, "but the thing that struck me was that there was more action at the 0 windows and less at the 0 windows. I suppose this will be true at other meets in the Midwest. Its the increased industry." Weidekamp has been a mutuels official since the days of the messengers at Kentucky tracks. Indeed, he was at Latonia when the two- and three-horse combines which were the forerunner of the daily doubles were innovated. Kentucky tracks once had the daily double but abandoned it, and there is a question at many tracks if this form of play is worth the added expense of operation. Weidekamp has seen many changes in the betting rules, and imagines "Judge Charley Price would think it absurd that a disqualified horse is entitled to any part of the purse. Or that a horse Isnt a starter when he leaves the paddock." As everyone of course knows, the stall gates, which are subject to mechanical lapses, necessitated changing this latter rule, so that a horse isnt officially a starter until the doors of his compartment open. AAA The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Association will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on June 12, we learn from Frank Butzow,-the capable president. The ITBA has been active in opposition to the proposed -new tax on studs and racing stables, and last year pub- lished a booklet describing the sports benefits to Illinois agriculture. The organization began with 27 members five years ago, now has a membership of more than 100 broodmare and stallion owners. Illinois doesnt go in for homebred races, but the ITBA may point with pride to the fact that in 1950 the produce of state studs won more than 8 per cent of the races, though they did not comprise 8 per cent of the horses. The most accomplished race horse at stud in Illinois is Mrs. Marie Moores Classic winner, The Dude, who is also one of the most beautifully bred stallions in the Stud Book. The Dudes first crop of foals is being delivered this spring. Perhaps the best proven stallion serving here is Littletown, whos at M. A. Kerns Lexington Fields. The most competent runners Illinois has contributed to contemporary racing are Enforcer and Hypostyle. Before them Dpublrab was bred in the Prairie State, and before him the Futurity winner, Anita Peabody. AAA Turf ana: Your Hosts two-year-old sister, the 0,000 Your Hostess, won recently in California, may represent owner William Goetz in filly stakes... One of the bills introduced in Illinois this season was for repeal of the racing act. . R. P. McAulif fe will serve as state Stewart at Fairmount Park. . .Mameluke reactivated a splint in the Kentucky Derby, came out of the race so ill trainer Sylvester Veitch doubted he could run again this summer, but the colt is breezing again. . .Tom Cromwell says that Darius, ruler of ancient Persia, was the biggest breeder of all time. Had a stud of more than 50,000 broodmares . . . Take Wing, now past the Illinois Boards 12-year age limit, is a pensioner at the Troutt farm at Benton, 111.. . . Larry Bogenschutz rates Old Rosebud, Equipoise, Sarazen and Epinard the best horses he has seen. . .Tiger Harris is the "dark horse" of the local three-year-olds. . .Fifty-three jockeys were registered here before the Downs close. Lincoln this season identifies them on the race cards by their full name rather than initials . . .Lincoln-at-Washington will have no ladies days . .Horses are -color blind. . .Faucon has been sold for stud duty in the Philippines.

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