Connors Corner: Dwyer Field to be on Small Slide Jamie K. Seeks Longfellow Today Headley Unit Sent, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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■ ii i ~"-— CONNORS CORNER By Chuck Connors] AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 22.— i Summer arrived yesterday, official that is, but the advance harbingers showed up a ■ ii i good good 24 24 hours hours ahead. ahead. good good 24 24 hours hours ahead. ahead. Back in the good old days, when men wore coats and hats, this racing ground was known as the straw hat place. However, all that has changed, and a coat and hat is a rarity these afternoons, and such a matter as a necktie is a Smithsonian Institute tute item. item. Aqueduct Aqueduct ~"-— tute item. item. Aqueduct Aqueduct has 16 more days on the racing calendar for this meeting, and two of the more important stakes on the agenda over a distance of ground are to be decided. They are the Dwyer for three-year-olds and the Brooklyn Handicap for the oldsters. The field for the Dwyer, which is over the mile and one-quarter course, with a pot of 50 grand as the goal, will be on the small side. When the nominations for the event were closed on May 15, 49 nominations were made. In the interim many of the nominees have fallen by the wayside through injuries and other ailments and some tabbed not good enough. AAA The Greentree Stable, King Ranch and C. V. Whitney, however, are expected to furnish Dwyer contenders, and one or two invaders from Delaware Park and Monmouth may show up. Indications are to the effect that the starters in the Dwyer can be counted upon the fingers, not including the thumbs, of your hands. The Brooklyn will be minus a couple of the stars of that division which is looked upon with mixed feelings by officialdom, but as a bonanza by the owners of some of the nominees. A salient fact of the Brooklyn nominations is that but one three-year-old was named, Catspaw, from the C. V. Whitney menage. This fellow was altered during the winter months and thus eliminated from many of the three-year-old offerings, and as a result must step out of his own age division for opportunities in the heavy money division. AAA Trainer Harold Young supervised the loading of Menemsha, owned, by the Chris; Dwyer Field to Be On Small Side* Jamie K. Seeks Longfellow Today Headley Unit Sent to Arlington tiana Stable, to Delaware Park following his Shevlin engagement. Young later left by auto to take over the horses he has quartered there . .Trainer Dee Brooks shipped the horses owned by H. P. Headley to Arlington Park for that meeting. The menage is slated to return to Saratoga Springs for racing during that meeting. . . Trainer John B. Partridge left for Monmouth Park where he will saddle Jamie K„ owned by the Spring Hill Farm, in the Longfellow Handicap at that track. . .Tom and Elsie Ross of San Francisco, he is an executive director of Golden Gate Fields, were among the arrivals yesterday for a brief stay. They campaign their own horses on the West Coast and planed eastward, in their own airplane, seeking to acquire reinforcements for the fall and winter seasons. AAA Harry Lunger, who races under the nom de course of the Christiana Stable, came up from his Wilmington home for the running of the Shevlin. . .John W. Rogers, the Mem-phian who was on hand to root for his Due de Fer in the Shevlin, returned to his home. . .Trainer Al Pupino of the Clearwater Stable returned to Monmouth Park yesterday. He is undecided as to the next engagement of that stables Royal Coinage, who won in his debut on Saturday. . .E. A. Roberts, of the Clearwater Stable, left for his Mobile, Ala., home following several days spent in this area. . . J. B. "Red" Dunn, the itinerant tobacco peddler, relays word from down deep in North Carolina that he will be on hand for the big racing offering, the Carter Handicap, on July 5... Trainer Sol Rutchick planed over from Monmouth Park for a look-see at the Shevlin. AAA Trainer Max Hirsch plans to ship several horses to Arlington Park for engagements. High Gun and On Your Own are possibilities to head that way. . .Trainer Bobby Greene stated that Sunshine Nell will next face the starter in the Distaff Handicap and then the New Castle at Delaware Park. She will be ridden by Eddie Anjaro in both,engage- ►ments . . . Jockey Eddie Arcaro recovered from an attack of ptomaine poisoning; he was idle on Monday, resumed his saddle chores this afternoon. . .Jockey Jack Skelly, whose Aqueduct invasion was perfect, two mounts,, two wins, returned to New Jersey to fulfill commitments for the Clearwater Stable . .Track superintendent Lennie Lit-wak planted .eight water lilies of different colors in the infield lake. He hopes that they will be in bloom for the fall meeting. . . F. Skiddy von Stade returned from a trip to Saratoga Springs and reported that the grounds were in perfect condition. AAA Right Down, owned by Sid Jacobs, will be returned to Monmouth Park on Thursday following his engagement in the Tremont . . .Nelson I. Asiel returned from Middle-burg, Va., where he inspected the foals and yearlings assembled there. He expressed himself as well pleased with their stature and over-all condition. . .Lambert Goldsmith, of the clubhouse set, plans to fly to France on Thursday. He will accompany the Laudy Lawrences to visit their Paris home and inspect the horses there and root for their starters in Sundays races at Longchamp. . .Trainer James Fitzsimmons received the. congratulations of the older set for winning a couple of races yesterday. The boys, however, stressed the fact that he finished first, second and third in the two-year-old offering. The veteran at present is leading the list with five scores. ! j

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