Arlington Notebook, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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The richest gleanings were in 1947 when May Reward earned 7,950. Hardy old Delegate, conqueror of a sharp field at Aqueduct Friday, took the 1946 version, while Wisconsin Boy and Roughn Tumble, both now trained by Melvin Calvert, were the respective winners in 1949 and 1950. Other victors have been Little town, Alorter and Olympia. Both Occupy and Occupation could do no better than be second in the race, while Piet, who developed into a topnotch stakes runner, was third. Ruhe also has a third to his credit in the event, which is at five and one-half furlongs. Of course Alsab was the winner who acquired the most fame, although Roughn Tumble went on to take the 00,000 Santa Anita Derby. Prior to 1947 the Primer was for colts and geldings. It has never been won by a filly, May Reward, despite the name, being a colt. Incidentally, May Reward is still going strong, having wdh his last start last year and three of his first five this season. Although the weatherman was rather unkind to Lincoln Fields, the track being fast for less than one-third of the racing days, the session proved popular with the patrons. The pari-mutuel business advanced well over 35 per cent from last year, and the attendance was up over 30 per cent. The greatest turnout and business was Memorial Day when all wagering and attendance records for the Hawthorne track were • shattered. General manager Peter J. ODonnell holds high hopes the meeting will open at its home base in Crete, 111., in 1953. Work on rebuilding the burned out grandstand at that plant will get under way shortly. The gates of Hawthorne will be opened again following the Washington Park session. According to the General Stud Book, the fourth dam of Frieze, recent winner of the English Oaks, was sold to the British government and used as an officers mount in the Remount Service. Her name was Mount Brenda and her only produce prior to entering the government service was Miss Brenda, dam of Cordon, the latter the dam of Cornice, one of whose foals is Frieze. Phideas, sire of Frieze, is an Irish Derby winner. The filly is owned and was bred by Capt. A. M. Keith and is trained by Capt. C. F. Elsep, of Malton, Yorkshire. Frieze started theree times as a two-year-old and won all races. She,has been beaten Continued on Page Forty-Three ; . • I Arlington Notebook By J. J. MURPHY Continued from Page Three but once this year, having finished fourth ] in the One Thousand Guineas at New- ; market. . Of interest to American breeders -may be the item that Novarilla, by the Irish stallion, Nasrullah, won the Lonsdale 1 Stakes at Epsom Downs on Derby Day, defeating the Aga Khans highly regarded 1 filly, Nooron, by four lengths. Nasrullah 1 is at present standing at Claiborne Stud ] in Kentucky. 1 Trainer Joe Jansen has arrived with 21 head, the property of Sam E. Wilson, Jr., from Hawthorne. . .Mrs. Harold Bock- i man, whose husband owns the fine | three -year -old, Happy Go Lucky, says, "We have turned down several nice of- fers for our colt. We wouldnt take 00,000 for him. He might have been knocked out a bit but watch for him in the future. He has been freshened up" . . . Owner Nick Nickls, who has some horses in training, owns one of the most modern kennels in the nation at Glen- J view, 111. Boards upward of 100 dogs and owns several champion German Shep-ards, one of which holds the worlds record for best of breeds. Nickls races ] under the nom de course of the Oldehove Stable . . . On the day Ken Church rode 1 his five straight winners he remarked to 1 his wife, "Well, honey, Im riding eight horses, but aside from Inseparable, I i dont think much of my mounts." All of i which goes to show you never can tell, i The organic chemicals divisions of the 1 Monsanto Chemical Co. reports it is con- ducting a series of test on soil conditioners 1 for Pimlico and also for the Sagamore 1 farm of Alfred G. Vanderbilt. . .Janes Gal, 1 a recent Lincoln winner, is owned by vet- 1 eran Chicago alderman James Bowler and ] ] 1 1 i i i 1 1 1 1 1 ] his chauffeur, F. Robertson. . .Turf writer Maurice Shevlin and Mrs. Shevlin celebrated a wedding anniversary on Friday the thirteenth. They were married on Friday the thirteenth 16 years ago . . . Jockey Anthony Ferraiuolo celebrated his twenty -first birthday on Friday the thirteenth . . . Allie Reuben, who viewed todays Lincoln Handicap, announced the purchase of the stakes winning three -year-old Cajun, who last season won the rich Pimlico Futurity. Reuben made a special trip to Kentucky to close the deal with Hal Price Headley. Cajun has started a half dozen times this season, but failed to win. The price was not disclosed.

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