Connors Corner: Arcaro Out after Many Records Sande Holds Year Stakes Mark Rode 39 Winners Back in 1923 Irish Yearlings Fly to States, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-23


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- ■, ,.• ■ .■/• ,.. ,-.;.-. CONNORS CORNER By Chucfc Connors i AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 21.— Today is the first day of summer, according to the calendar that is, but dont believe it. The boys boys and and girls girls of of the the boys boys and and girls girls of of the the paddock set came out sporting winterweight suits. The demothing chemicals that were used before they were tossed into the cedar chests when the high temperatures showed up, had a pronounced effect on the birds and pigeons who preempted squatters rights under the the roof roof of of the the erand- the the roof roof of of the the erand- grandstand and clubhouse. However, the chill winds sweeping in from Jamaica bay cleared the air and the birds returned to their sanctuary to the delight of the emissaries from the cleaning industry. The boys spent the interval before the first race studying the figures and as usual beating their gums over racing lore or what have you. One of the discussions centered about Eddie Arcaro, the swarthy-skinned Cincin-natian who is trying to establish all kinds of riding records this year. He already set one, five wins in the Kentucky Derby, and he hopes to surpass his own record of riding 26 stakes winners in one year, and at some time this month register his 3,000th winner, he has four to go, not including Saturdays results. AAA The other day we stated that Earl Sande ! had amassed a total of 39 stake winners in one year and some of the boys doubted the ! | total. Well the year was 1923 and if you go 1 back through the book, the American Racing Manual for 1924, you will find after combing the statistics, that the then tow-headed youth from Idaho, was astride the • winners of the following offerings: Autumn I Championship Stakes, Alabama, Bayview r Handicap, Belmont, Bowie, Brooklyn Ca-narsie • Stakes, Champagne, Edgemere, Empire • City, Fall Hightweight, Fashion Stakes, , Gazelle, International Zev over the English i Derby winner, Papyrus, Interborough, , Kentucky Derby, Kings County, Lawrence ; Realization, Manor Handicap, Manhattan, Miller Stakes, Metropolitan, Pimlico Serial, Queens County, Paumonok, Rosedale, San-ford, ! Saratoga Cup, Saratoga Sales Stakes, Saratoga Special, Stuyvesant Handicap, Suburban, Toboggan, United States Hotel | Stakes, Withers, Match Race Churchill 1 Downs Zev over In Memoriam, Match i Race Laurel Sarazen over Happy r Thoughts, National Trial, and the Wood- • ! ! | 1 • I r • • , i , ; ! | 1 i r • Arcaro Out After Many Records f Sande Holds Year Stakes Mark Rode 39 Winners Back in 1923 Irish Yearlings Fly to States haven Stakes. Quite a few of -these stakes have been discontinued or abandoned but nevertheless there they are. AAA In winning the above mentioned offerings Sande sat on many a good horse, including such as Zev, My Dear, Tryster, Fair Phantom, Grey Lag, Big Blaze, Mad Hatter, Sarazen, Unity and a few others. This record was amassed without the benefit of winter racing for that was before the days of Hialeah and Santa Anita. The monies won by the different starters, well, it was just chicken feed alongside the prizes hung out today. The chances are that if any of the above speedsters were around today their earnings would be placed on the financial pages instead of the sport pages. The "Handy Guy," as the late Damon Runyon called him, set quite a record that • might stand some beating. AAA 4 Trainer George Riola returned Combat ; Boots and Navy Lass from Monmouth Park to the Sara Chait menage at Jamaica . . . Trainer Hirsch Jacobs shipped Lovely - Dancer and Ricey to Suffolk Downs for I campaigning in that area. . Jimmy Donn, • the auld Scot who presides over Gulf stream 1 Park, was on hand for the afternoon . . . J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson, a cou- • pie of fellows who specialize in crime bust- ing, showed up in the clubhouse during the ! afternoon and kept close tabs on A. G. ■ "Bob" Robertson . . . When Camouf let pa- " raded postward yesterday for the second 1 race the racing silks were unfamiliar to the j present generation for they belonged to the ! sage of Sheepshead Bay, James Fitzsim- " mons. George Francis OConnor Sully, a I confidante of the veteran, quipped that it | was the first time they were seen since the j days of Herring Run, down near Iron Hill J in Maryland. The veteran, in giving riding • instructions to another saddle veteran, • Nick Wall, remarked that there was no j money in the office and the only stake j would come if the horse won. Well, third 1 was the best the noble steed could accom- plish in the selling, pardon, claiming race. A A A Sol Rutchick accompanied by the missus s decided to take a 10-day vacation. They 7 moved over to Red Bank, N. J., which in i f • ; - I • 1 • ! ■ " 1 j ! " I | j J • • j j 1 s 7 i ♦case you are not familiar with that country is not far from Monmouth Park. . .Trainer • Max Hirsch reported that Hull Down, , owned by Edward Lasker, the commuter • between here and Los Angeles, was returned . from Delaware Park...R. J. Kleberg, . master of King Ranch, returned to i his Texas domain but plans to be back in I time for some of the Saratoga Springs season... . Prince Talal, of Saudi Arabia, was ; a clubhouse visitor yesterday. The potentate . maintains a stable of 30 horses in i his native land where racing is conduct :d one day per week. . .Dr. Leon Levy came up from Atlantic City to witness the efforts . of a couple of charges that are trained I by Gene Jacobs. . He reported that the • track at the famed summering capital was floored with applications for stable room. . . .Trainer Syl Veitch, of the C. V. Whitney . menage, called upon Counterpoint for his first breeze the other morning. The colt stepped along the half mile in :50%. ; Counterpoint is destined for a return to [ the racing wars during the Saratoga meet-ing. AAA Charles McAdam, the advertising man, | was among the visitors. His namesake, the three-year-old in the John C. Clark Stable, is coming around nicely. The walls of his stall have been padded with used auto tires, which makes a perfect but safe sounding * board for the three-year-old to kick : against. . Thomas Patrick Brophy, Ire- • lands racing ambassador to Belmont Park, reported the arrival of a couple of yearlings from the green paddocks of County Dublin. . They will be offered for sale at Saratoga i Springs in August. The youngsters arrived 1 at Idlewild Airport, which is just beyond i the six-furlong starting post at this track. . The consignment, a colt and filly from i James McVeys Confey-Woodpark Stud, , County Dublin, were consigned to trainer r Tom M. Waller, at whose Westchester r County farm, the royally bred youngsters 5 will be acclimated, and primed for their r presentation at the upstate New York sales s arena. The colt is a compact good looking 1 bay son of the Derby Stakes winner Bois s Roussel, out of Ooada, by the St. Leger Stakes and Ascot Gold Cup winner, Solario. . His brother was sold for 7,000 at last years sales, when six head from McVeys s Irish stud sold for 1,800, an average of f 0,000. The yearling filly, an April foal, ., is a good looking well coupled bay by the 2 Irish Derby winner, Dastur half-brother r to Bahrain, out of Icy Mountain, by the 2 good stakes winner and successful stallion, , Winalot.

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