Connors Corner: Invasion of Sports by Women Racing Has Share of Femmes Berg Drops Dead at Aqueduct Lawrences Plan Trip to States, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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. fcL— — " ■■fl|8iT" CONNORS CORNER «y -o c«»o« AQUEDUCT, .L. I.. N. Y., June 26.— A publicity stunt that backfired was concocted by a couple of fellows in Harrisburg, . Pa., Pa., last last week, week, when when Pa., Pa., last last week, week, when when a girl was signed to a professional baseball contract. The hullabaloo soon subsided to a chuckle, but it started a train of thought. Are any of you old enough to remember the bloomer girls, who toured the country playing exhibition baseball games way way back back when? when? The The fcL— — " ■■fl|8iT" way way back back when? when? The The invasion of sports by women is not new by any means. Racing has a large number of women owners, some trainers, and a dozen or so exercise "boys". At one time, at Pimlico, Judy Johnson appeared in a steeplechase against what the traditionalists call the dominant sex. She rode a good race, but the incident did not create any great stir. The girls who performed in rodeos throughout the country are not greenhorns when it comes to sitting on a bronc. The fellows who line the rails at the local tracks during early morning training hours are convinced Mrs. Harris Brown, wife of the trainer, is a good exercise "boy" as ever showed up on a race course. It is not inconceivable that some day girls will oppose boys in regular races. And there are horsemen who insist that some girls now galloping horses in the morning would hold their own with many jockeys here and elsewhere. Eddie Arcaro could profit from this. The presence of the girls might silence the billingsgate hurled at him by fans who crowd the fence around the winners circle when he weighs in. Or would it? AAA Berg, an untried two-year-old by Rounders from Albino, owned by the Terry Stable, dropped dead from a heart attack this morning. The youngster, who as a yearling was obtained by that menage from the Saratoga Springs sales at a cost of ,100, had just completed a trial. He was ridden by jockey A. Widman and the latter escaped with minor bruises when his mount keeled over . . . Joe Donoghue returned from Kentucky via Cincinnati when he was informed that an Irish-bred yearling which he expected would not arrive for some time. The plane carrying the youngster broke down at Shannon Airport in Ireland and the trip was deferred for one month. . . . Trainer George M. Odom returned the f Invasion of Sports by Women Racing Has Share of Femmes Berg Drops Dead at Aqueduct Lawrences Plan Trip to States horses he had at Delaware Park for the Circle M Farm, Marlboro Stud and others to Belmont Park. They will be campaigned here until shipped to Saratoga Springs. Jet Master, who raced at Monmouth Park on Wednesday, is due here today. . .Trainer Bert Mulholland returned from Monmouth where he saddled several starters for G. D. Widener in the past few days. . .Lambert Goldsmith, international racing enthusiast, will fly to South America over the weekend. His destination is Bogota, Colombia, and the mission is a business one. AAA Mr. and Mrs. Laudy Lawrence, he is European agent for several American motion picture organizations, plans to visit these shores in July. The trip will include -visits here and a stopover in Kentucky where he has diversified breeding interests... Chris Wood, the steeplechase and hunt man came over from Monmouth, looked at a few races, motored over to nearby Idlewild field and then flew out to Chicago and Arlington Park... Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gustafson, of Miami, were among the visitors this afternoon. He is the coach of the Miami University football team and a regular during the winter racing season at the Florida tracks . . . Trainer Kay Jensen transferred the horses he had at Jamaica to Belmont Park and later will ship to Saratoga Springs . . . Uncle Miltie headed the shipment that A. J. Co-lando returned from Monmouth Park where they had raced over the past two weeks. . .Trainer George Riola shipped Combat Boots, owned by the Putnam Stable, to Monmouth Park to fulfill a stake engagement this week-end . . . The Pincher was returned to his Monmouth Park headquarters following his engagement here . . . Disconsolate and Modiste were returned to trainer M. M. Wolf from Suffolk Downs where they raced in recent weeks . . . Jules Wessler returned Whitsuntide to Monmouth Park the other day. AAA Frank J. Kearns reported from Monmouth Park that he would be back here tomorrow. He saddled Crocodile for an engagement at that center... F. Skiddy von Stade plans to visit Saratoga Springs over the week-end and upon his return report ►on the progress of readying the Union Avenue course for the big August meeting . . . The sum of 4,000 was realized at the Belmont ball for the Lighthouse Fund. That sum was turned over to the association for the blind yesterday by Mrs. John A. Morris. The Belmont ball staged on the eve of the Belmot Stakes will be an annual social affair on the metropolitan calendar . . . The New York contingent who patronize the Keeneland sales have put in several queries as to the location of Joe Keiths little place that he recently opened. Dont worry when they arrive in Chitlin Switch, their curiosity will be satisfied in a hurry by a couple of fellows named Alex Gordon and Jack Howard. The latter, by the way, is due to head eastward early next month for a pleasure trip and a one day look at some racing. . E. B. Benjamin the other p. m. brought up the question whether thoroughbreds or racing strips have improved the most. His query was based on fractional and running times in races throughout the country. AAA Cherry Prince, owned by P. Jacobson and trained by J. Lipari, was named for the first race at Monmouth Park and the eighth race at Aqueduct for Wednesday. He was declared from the New Jersey offering, but accounted for the New York event at long odds. Jockeys "have ridden at both tracks during one afternoon, but this marks the first time that a thoroughbred was named for races at the two ovals. However, it can be realized if airplanes are brought into play for the flying time between Idle-wild and Red Bank is a matter of minutes and transportation by van is not a hardship . . . And while speaking of jockeys riding at two tracks one day a couple of years back, father and son, the Gormans, rode against each other in a two-year-old race. No, they did not battle it out for the honors but finished back in the ruck. Dave, the son, insists he beat his dad, but the "old man" said impossible. . .Peter Patrick Day, son of John I. Day of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, is in training at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago. He recently enlisted. AAA The flag-dipping crew got another workout Wednesday following Hilarious victory in the Tremont. This marked the second time during the meeting that the boys lowered and raised the house flag to signalize a stakes victory by an Aqueduct-trained horse. Belair Studs victory in the Shevlin with Golden Gloves was the previous occasion.

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