Connors Corner, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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_ 58. — • ._■; r Connors f Candrner By "CHUCK" CONNORS 1 — Chief of Chart Correspondents MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 29. — A great majority of the members of this racing colony registered disappoint- ment ment last last night night and and ment ment last last night night and and their ill humor was directed at the latest of the amusement medium, the television. The story is a long and complicated one which centers about Dave Emery, a trainer, Horace Wade press agent, and an automobile driver who once made a vow never to pass a car car on on the the road. road. The The _ — car car on on the the road. road. The The two members of the racing profession at Monmouth Park were to appear on a television show of which Jimmy Powers is the master of ceremonies. The boys and girls of the set were grouped about television sets agog with interest awaiting the debut of their heroes. The debut of the two embryo actors had been heralded about the countryside for some time and there is no doubt that the Hooper rating for this particular presentation would have soared to stratospheric heights. The show steadily unfolded and the excitement gave way to panic as the chief actors failed to put in an appearance The final curtain was rung down and gloom reigned as a London fog. In the meantime Wade and Emery were twiddling their thumbs in the Lincoln Tunnel following a series of unexpected delays. The two men took off by plane from here for the Tribor airport. That leg of the trip was made without delay. The car in which they were to he driven to the studio was late upon arriving. The machine finally showed up and then swung into the heavy traffic lanes to New York. The chauffeur ever mindful of the promise that he had made to his mother some years before, dropped in back of a loaded manure truck and slowly dragged along at a snails pace. The truck rode off onto a side road and the two men breathed a sigh as they glanced at their watches and noted that the time was getting short. The entrance to the tunnel was finally reached and then the driver swung over to the truck lane. About halfway through the tube a truck in front of them broke down. Alas and alack the driver refused to swing out into the pther lane and Wade and Emery counted the cars that flew past at speeds reminiscent of Man o War. The tunnel police finally towed the incapacitated truck to the New York City side and then started the drive uptown. Well, the party arrived at the studio when the audience was emerging to the street. Explanations were in order and a rain check for a later appearance was rendered. Another car and driver was ordered for the trip back to the airport. Here dame nature took hand and dropped a protective fog shroud. Airport officials said no planes could leave the ground. The car turned about and headed toward the Newark railroad station. The actors whose careers were detoured finally got back to Monmouth Park to catch the first sets coming out for morning exercise. The mechanical age is a wonderful era said Wade and Emery but nature should improve on the men who are to Continued on Page Forty-Eight , . Connors Corner Continued from Page Five guide the inventions of engineers and scientists. Mrs. Betty Manzi is at her post, one that she has filled since the inauguration of racingr here, in charge of the clubhouse reservations. Mickey Cherep, major domo of the clubhouse ushers, has his crew well drilled in the performance of their duties and to date no complaints have been filed . . Jimmy McGee reported that the good filly Occupancy will be named for several stake engagements in New York for the fall meetings. McGee left for New York today on business but will be back in time for the Saturday program. . . Walter Tournier, of the Horse Idenifica-tion Bureau, reported that 1,000 horses are on the grounds. More are expected when Delaware Park comes to the finale. Pomander, owned by Horace Wade, has been retired to Joe Camacs farm in Maryland for the remainder of the year . . . Uncle Sam makes good use of Monmouth Park these afternoons. A detail of camerman motor over from Fort Monmouth to take all types of pictures still and motion. This is part of the training course to fit the men for detail work when shipped overseas . . . Robert Lynch, a Long Islander, is one of the better "bug" developments here. However, he loses his apprentice allowance in August . . Jockey Jimmy Stout, who was grounded for 10 days, will return to the riding ranks on July 4 . . . The stewards of the meeting today issued the following ruling: "The entry of a horse which does not have established form in hurdles or steeplechases will not be accepted until schooled to the satisfaction of the stewards." A track rule states that first-time jumping riders will also have to qualify. Trainer Royal Roberts is showing some improvement in his battle to regain his health. He visits the stable for a short while each day . . Two veterans, Herb Lindberg and Porter Roberts, are about the only two who can scale less than 105 for engagements. The others are on the hefty side Trainer Joe Rosen reported that Mose Rauzins veteran campaigner, Buzfuz, is training nicely and will be ready for engagements the latter part of this meeting. Buzfuz just completed a four months vacation from the racing wars. H. W. Fincher, the Miami patron, and trainer Eddie Barnes returned from Delaware Park today. They motored over to that course to witness the effort of Que-madito, which finished last, while his Danger Ahead emerged trimuphant in the Regret Handicap here. Trainer Lydell Ruff plans to fly Loto-white, owned by the Refugio, Texas, patron T. G. Benson, to Hollywood Park next week. The stretch-runner is to be started in the Hollywood Gold Cup at that track... The mutuel play is up but the attendance figures are about level with those of last year, so reported the representatives of both departments. . A total of 108 assumed names for racing purposes are on file for this meeting. In the lot are the top-notchers from the New York area . . August "Sarge" Swenke, stated that many of his charges were on the ailing list during early part of this month are back in training . . . Jockey Nick Jemas is all enthused over the progress of the recent addition to his family. The youngster, who was born on June 19, picked up half a pound and now scales at 10. Looks like this fellow will never make the grade as a jockey . . Jimmie Donn and Ben Eisen, of Gulf stream Park, are to head this way along about mid-July. They plan to visit a few Eastern tracks seeking ideas for the furnishings of the new Hallandale clubhouse.

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