Lincoln Fields Notebook: White Gets Fields off Well and Fast; Run Primer for Twefth Time Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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, ; • — _ j Lincoln Fields Notebook White Gets Fields Off Well and Fast; Run Primer forTwelfth Time Tomorrow I -By J. J. MURPHY— , LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 22.— A check through the form charts reveals that Reuben Wesley White, of Lexington, Ky., has turned in a fine job of starting at this meeting. Matter of fact he seems to improve with age like the bourbon of his i i native state. "Ruby" had no post delays of any length. As is gen-jaMkH erally erally known known the the* erally erally known known the the* horses are "at the post" when the last thoroughbred enters the stall gate. On a great many occasions the fields have been on their way in a matter of a few seconds after the stall doors are closed. A few horses have been away tardily, ily, but but for for the the most most ily, but but for for the the most most part that has been due to the eccentricities of the runners more than the fault of White. The man from the Blue Grass country has started 14 Kentucky Derbys, and prior to taking his position in the stand worked as a ground assistant in 18 others. Had his largest .field as starter when Count Turf won the Derby in 1951 and his smallest when Citation was the winner in 1948. Says that Jett Jett gave him the most trouble. Following this meeting White will take a rest and his next official position will be as starter at Dade Park. AAA The Primer Stakes, opening day feature at Arlington Park, will be run for the twelfth time Thursday. Alsab was the first winner and took down ,660 as his end. He is about the only victor to achieve greatness, although Delegate 1946 was a steady campaigner, and Olympia 1948 was a top sprinter and has developed into, -a useful sire. Rbughn Tumble 1950 won a Santa Anita Derby. Futuramatic, who was second in 1949; Ruhe, who wai third in 1950, and Oh Leo, the winner in 1951, have started at the Lincoln Fields meeting. The successful colt last year was Company B., ridden by Johnny Adams. No single jockey has won the event more than once, but Adams and Bailey have a chance this year. ; "r ; I ; ; i I ; r , ; " , i Jockey Paul Bailey returned from Aqueduct, where he rode Bobby Bracato in the Shevlin . . . Trainer Jimmy McCoy has shipped Alhampered, Viruza, and Tinley Boy to Fairmount Park, where they will be handled by M. Simone. They are owned by Jimmy Emery. I Froo, from the same stable, has been sent to Tinley Park, 111., to be turned out . . . Marvin E. Affeld, a Chicago oil man, became an owner for the first time through the purchase of Mimada and Tarom from W. H. Bishop. They will be trained by M. A. Silagy Jr. . . . Three Star Ranch bought Selabull from Clover Leaf Farm . . . The five-year-old gelding Rigmarole, owned by Mrs. F. E. Brown, suffered injuries at Washington Park that necessitated his destruction . . . Trainer R. Montgomery shipped four horses to Detroit. AAA Ocean Queen, a six-year-old mare who started here the other day, is the dam of a yearling foal by Five A. M. She was barren this season and it was decided to .return her to training. She was making her first start in three years ... It is probable that all stalls at Lincoln Fields will be vacated by this week end . . . Cowboy Mickey Tenney, who .usually puts in an appearance following the close of Hollywood Park, is reported to have a good two-year-old in Swaps, who recently defeated Calumet Farms well regarded juvenile, Trentonian .. . . The War er Jones horses, headed by the filly Lillal, will be campaigned at Arlington and Washington Parks . . . About 800 horses are now bedded down at Arlington. Of course, many more are to come,4 and the overflow will be stabled at Hawthorne . . . Trainer Eual Wyatt is shipping 15 head to Denver for the Centennial meeting . . . Dan Howell got in from Fairmount Park with Blan-chard and Cof f eyville . . . Brush Burn, win- Continued on Page Forty-Six

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