Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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♦ Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS Chief of Chart Correspondents BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 1. — Fifty-three days of the allotted 196 days of the New York season have elapsed and during this time 26 stakes offerings, of which three were through the field, have been decided. The added monies for the features totaled 65,-000, of which Jamaica, during its 36-day meeting, disbursed 45,000. Belmont Park, with its meeting just about half completed, has dealt " ~~~ QUI/ $ S 5U,UUU. J. YVU stakes were split so far, the Prioress at Jamaica and the Acorn here, and these additional endowments added 5,000 in extra monies that were not provided for in the original budgets. The added monies have been widely distributed and shared by 21 owners. Mrs. Nora Mikels Repetoire accounted for the Experimental and Wood Stakes, Stairmount Stables Primate took down the Youthful and Juvenile, and P. Ambrose Clarks Pontius Pilate was successful in two steeplechase offerings, the International and Charles L. Appleton. The King Ranch of R. J. Kleberg sent out a I brace of stake winners, Tilly Rose and Renew, while James Cox Brady divided his spoils by taking the Metropolitan with Casemate and the Belmont Spring Maiden Steeplechase with Boom Boom. This is a big spread over the owners ranks and leaves little room for argument when it comes to dispersal. The two big pots of the young: season, the Gallant Fox at Jamaica with its 0,000 added went, to Rokeby Stables County Delight, while the filly Busanda, racing- for Ogrden Phipps, took down the major award in the 0,000 added Suburban. Others to share in the stake awards were Mrs. Andrew Schuttinger, T. G. Benson, Greentree Stable, Jan Burke, Warbern Stable, Brandywine Stable, Peter A. Markey, Belair Stud, J. W. Schif-fer, Walter M. Jeffords, Isadore Bieber and G. D. Widener. The big stake left on the Belmont agenda is the Belmont, final gem in the "Triple Crown" with its added value of 00,000. Tomorrow the Oaks will be run and in addition the fillies have two other big chances, the Top Flight and the Gazelle, the latter at Aqueduct. This association also stages the Dwyer for three-year-olds and this pot is endowed with a 0,000 tag. Jockey Eddie Arcaro has under consideration an offer to fly to Hollywood Park on July 14 to ride one of the Brookmeade Stable starters in the Hollywood Gold Cup. The Mrs. Dodge Sloane owned menage has named three for the race . . . Jack Skinner checked out for his Middleburg, Va., farm for a look-see at the weanlings, yearlings, foals and other horses he has there. He plans to be back on Monday. . .Bill Trundle came over from Monmouth Park in the interests of the stakes to be run during that meeting. He reported the offerings drew a hearty response from New York owners ...Oswald Steele, a member of the West Indian Jockey Club who spent several days here, left for Chicago. He has a couple of English-bred horses in training at Arlington Park... Bob Pinkerton, top man in that crime busting organization, was on hand for the afternoon. . .J. P. "Doc" Jones came up from Delaware Park. He has a draft of horses in trammg here. . .Trainer Preston Burch paddocked the Preakness winner, Bold, owned by the Brookmeade Stable, before the running of the first race. The colt will parade postward in the Belmont on June 16. . .Historians reported today that the first movies of a race were taken by the old Biograph Co., when Imp won the Suburban in 1899... Mrs. Edward Brennan, wife of the Monmouth Park general manager, is convalescing from a couple of broken ribs suffered in a fall at her home. Max Hirsch escorted Miss Marjorie Lindheimer over the track this morning while paying attention to the grass course. Arlington Park offers races on the turf and a comparison was in order. "Pete" Bostwick is all enthused over the All-Star polo game to be staged at Meadow-brook on Sunday for the benefit of the Boy Scouts, of America . . . Something of a record was set at Belmont Park on Memorial Day when 2,434 postcards were mailed by the association to all corners of America. The cards were penned by the visitors and mailed by the association . . . Trainer Syl Veitch, of the C. V. Whitney menage, stated that he will start Mameluke in the Belmont. The colt was taken ill shortly after the Derby, but-since his return to training advanced Continued on Page Thirteen Connors Corner Continued from Page Five steadily and will be ready. He also reported that Counterpoint, runner-up in the Freakness, was vanned over to Whitneys Westbury Farm. The colt is on the ailing: list. Ernie Myatt came over from Garden State and plans to remain for several days . . .Uncle Sam, the jumper, will be consigned to the public vendue to be held on June 12, so said "Pete" Bostwick. There are many additional consignments to this sale. . .Trainer John Gaver, of the Green-tree Stable, shipped Northern Star, Emerald and Anchor Man to Delaware Park for engagements at that track... The presidents of the five New York tracks held an informal meeting yesterday, but the matters on the agenda were held over until a later date . . George M. Odom motored out to Baileys Long Island farm to give Timely Reward the once over. He reported some progress in the condition of the Mrs. Wallace Gilroy three-year-old. . .The Greentree Stable and C. V. Whitney menages have so far this season been rather unsuccessful in their quest for winners. The former has two while the latter has one score for the New York season. . .W. J. "Buddy" Hirsch will ship the horses he had at Garden State to Chicago and the menage will be reinforced by several from here for that meeting.. Eddie Hayward was discharged from the hospital following an operation and hopes to resume full training of the Mrs. Charles Payson Adams horses in a few more .days . . G. H. "Pete" Bostwick sold the jumper Moose River to A. Lewis of Boston and the acquisition will be converted into a hunter. The selections are: HUSHABY BABY in the fourth; ROSE FERN in the sixth, and OUT POINT in the seventh.

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