Lincoln Fields Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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► i — I • Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 2.— Chicago racing has lost one of its best apprentice riders with the departure of 18- year-old Robert Willis for western Canada. Willis, who hails from the Northwest, rode his first "winner at Great Falls, Mont., early last August and worked his way in through racings minor leagues until he became affiliated with the stable of leading trainer William Hal Bishop. The boy rode well at this meeting, but he and Bishop recently severed connections on a friendly footing, and although he had several offers, the boy and his agent, Bud Stilson, decided o set out for the western country. Willis is expected to be seen in action at Polo Park, Winnipeg, this week. . . .Before Sam E. Wilson, Jr. departed for his home in Corpus Christi, Texas, he stated that his good three-year-old Gushing Oil, a four-time stake winner this year, would be fired for Osselets and turned out would be fired for osselets and turned out for several months. Dr. Alex Harthill will perform the operation this week... Three jockeys were engaged to ride in Saturdays feature, the Miss America Stakes, by various trainers this morning. Johnny Adams will have the mount on the Calumet-bred Stephens Girl, who races for Mrs. O. S. Deming; John Heckmann will ride Admirals Wave for Doug Davis, and Paul Bailey will be up on Arab Actress for Mrs. H. J. Damm. . .Registration blanks for Arlington Park are being distributed by Frederick Craf ton.. . .Charles Gormley, Jr., has the blanks for the 5,000 added Aristides Stakes, latest addition to the Keeneland racing roster. Named for the winner of the 1930 Kentucky Oaks, it will be run October 18. The distance is seven furlongs and the event is for two-year-old fillies, exclusively. The horsemens committee of the HBPA will meet with executives of Arlington and Washington Parks at a dinner at 6:30 Tuesday evening. After formalities have been exchanged the chief point of discussion will be purses. . . .Harold Hoffman, former secretary-treasurer of the HBPA, who is now racing his horses at Detroit, is in for a short visit. . .Mr. and Mrs. Allie Reuben and their trainer, Harold Trptsek, made a quick plane trip to New York Saturday night to look over some racing stock. Trotsek was back on the job here this morning and stated no purchases had been made . . . Stanley Hugenberg, Churchill Downs executive; Tom Young, track superintendent of the Louisville course, and his assistant Cliff Burke were to arrive Tuesday morning for a short visit ... Capt. Edward Bisso, former member of the -Louisiana Racing Commission, is on the grounds. He has three horses here in charge of the veteran trainer, AI Plack. Through Coleman Kelly, the Irish racing enthusiast, we have gained some information on Tulyar, the English Derby winner. As a two-year-old, the son of Tehran won two of his six starts. His dam, Neocracy, was a stakes winner. Tulyar won the Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield Park, Continued on. Page Thirty-Seven Lincoln Fields Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Three May 16. The British writer, Audax, writes of Tulyar, "He is a medium-sized brown colt who, though he does not stand out as a world-beater on looks, is neatly made. His record is better than any other of our three year olds." Kelly notes that Tulyar was placed twenty-fifth on the Free Handicap list with 114 pounds, which is 19 pounds below that of Windy City n. The latter, as is well known, was imported to this country by Ray Bell and sold for about 00,000. Tulyar has earned 6,827 to date. He is the fifth Derby winner to be owned by the Aga Khan, the others being Blenheim II., Bahram, Mahmoud, and My Love. Trainer Dan E. Stewart has sent the - two-year-old fillies, EHenwood«and Eilley Orrum, to the Lucas B. Combs farm in Kentucky to be turned out for awhile.. . Apprentice Willie Cox will soon lose one of his apprentice stars. The lad won his first race at Sportsmans Park, April 23, and has now ridden 16 winners. . -Trainer Joe Bollero has sent No Tick, Atomic Energy, and Tricky Deal to Fairmount Park in • charge of Benny Goodman. . .Mrs. Herbert Herffs Mimi Mine is working well for her engagement in the Miss America Stakes.. .Trainer Babe Wells is reported to be resting easily after having undergone minor surgery Saturday morning. . . Saturdays successes were, the first victories for Roman Bath and. Ruhe in over a year. Roman Baths last win was in the Crete Handicap at Lincoln Fields meeting, while Ruhe was declared the winner of the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland after Sonic had been disqualified. Ruhe had finished second in seven of his last eight starts. . .Bella Figura may develop into a useful distance filly. Jockey Lawrence Barney returned from Fairmount Park where he has been riding . . .Jockey Anthony Ferraiuolo flew to New York Saturday night to visit with, his folks . . .Jockey Steve Brooks returned from Belmont where he rode Sub Fleet Saturday . . . Apprentice Raymond Harding, who is riding here, may be a good prospect. When the boy graduated from the maiden ranks at River Downs last summer, it was not only the first winner for him, but for the horse, the owner, and the trainer. He had a number of winners at the Sunshine Park meeting. . More than ,200,000 was wagered at Hawthorne over the holiday week-end. Pari mutuel play is up 35 per cent, and attendance up 32 per cent, over 1951.

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