Connors Corner: Movement of Horses from New York Lillal to Seek Top Flight Handicap Laudy Lawrences Take in Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-07


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CONNORS CORNER By Chuck Connors BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y.. June 5. New York racegoers, the men who keep the turnstiles clicking, are in something of a dilem- ma these days. They i are asking each other a simple question, one that also has the racing heads somewhat mystified. The question is "How come so many horses are leaving from here during the course of a meet-1 ing and heading for other grounds?" The answpr is lush as rxvr- plexing, but one matter of importance stands out, and that is nothing is done to seek replacements, for the absentees. The three Long Island tracks, Jamaica, Aqueduct and Belmont, have at the present time a goodly number of vacant stalls and later, perhaps next week, this number will be added to when several big menages head for Monmouth Park over in New Jersey and Arlington and Washington Parks in the Chicago area. The .deflec-. tions from Belmont Park, Jamaica and Aqueduct over the recent two weeks are heavy; some unbiased ones estimate the number at 200. AAA Granted that many of the owners who moved to Delaware Park or contemplate shipment to Monmouth Park are residents of the areas and find racing nearer home a more pleasant pastime. The overnight condition books as presented for the Belmont Park meetings are written to attract the best of the stake, handicap and allowance performers. However, quite a few of these failed of their purpose, but horses that were eligible for these offerings cropped up in races at other tracks in races fashioned along the same lines. That is one question that defies answering, for a horse is a mans property and he can race him when and where he sees fit. Anyway, the shipments over the past few weeks are a growing danger and some precautions against the future must be sought for New York racing. AAA Lillal, the daughter of Alorter and Lillian Uhl, owned by Warner L. Jones, will be shipped here for her Top Flight Handicap to be contested on Wednesday ... Jockeys Jess Higley, Bennie Green and Angel Val-enzuela, who fulfilled commitments at Delaware Park, are slated to ride here Monday . . Dr.. Alberto Inclan, the. Hay- Movement of Horses From New York Lillal to Seek Top Flight Handicap Laudy Lawrences Take in Sport ana owner and breeder, who has a draft of horses at ThistleDown, was a visitor yesterday. He was en route to Salem, N. H., where he will address a meeting of the American Orthopedic Association , . . Jimmy Durante, of the air waves, was on hand yesterday, a guest of Freddie Lansburgh . . . Perry Johnston, one of the veterans of the pre-tote age, showed up from New Orleans for his first visit in some time . . . Atalanta, owned by the Darby Dan Stable, is due here tomorrow from Delaware Park for her Top Flight engagement on Wednesday . . . Eugene Constantin, Jr., arrived from Dallas, Texas, for a few days racing. He reported that Mrs. Constantin ..underwent minor surgery, the removal of a growth from her eyelid and is now recovered. AAA Trainer Monte Parke will ship the Mrs. John D. Hertz horses to Arlington Park for that meeting and the one at Washington Park. He is due back in the fall for the Belmont session and to finish out the season . . . Word was received from Miami reporting the death and burial of Mrs. Ann Carroll, widow of George who trained Market Wise and others, from a cerebral hemorrhage . . . The Carolyn K Stable horses have been withdrawn from the public yendue on Wednesday, following an amicable understanding between the. partners Some of the horses have been shipped to Cleveland for racing there . . . Mr. and Mrs. Laudy Lawrence were on hand yesterday, they recently arrived from their Paris, France home. He sold his training stables and grounds at Chantilly to the Aga Khan. The Lawrences are en rounte to Denver, Colo., to visit their new grandchild. AAA Jockey Pete Moreno resumed galloping horses yesterday and hopes to be back in action the latter part of this meeting. He suffered a bone fracture some time back . . . Jockey R. McKenna, who rode the first winner, Sad Zac, on Friday, took off 17 pounds in two days to make the riding weight. He was recently discharged from the Armed Forces following two years service v. . Mrs. Walter J. Salmon was among those present yesterday and she reported that Mereworth Stud would offer 30 year-1 lings at the Keenela,n vendues this sum mer . . . William Duke, of the state tax commission, left for Syracuse to attend the opening of the Vernon Downs trotting track and on Monday will be at Saratoga Springs on similar business . . . Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hertz were present for the afternoon. AAA Major Albert Warner left for Los Angeles and will remain in that area for one month. He plans to be at Saratoga Springs for that meeting . . Mrs. Henry C. Phipps, mistress of the fashionable Wheatley Stable, was on hand for the afternoon. She was represented in several races on the program . . . Trainer Jimmie Conway of the Mrs. B. F. Whitaker Stable, reported that Tahitian King is training nicely and he hopes to have him ready for Aqueduct. He also reported that several of the two-year-olds are on the shelf with bucked shins . . . Jockey Ted Atkinson heads the list of winners here with 35 while Hirsch Jacobs tops the trainers with 14 ... . Trainer Harry Trotsek will ship the horses he has here for the Hasty House Farm to Washington Park on Monday . . . The paddock gang came up with a new road block for the construction of New Yorks dream track. They pointed to an item in the papers wherein it stated that bricklayers had been granted a 25-cent ah hour increase.

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