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invincibility invincibility around around Milner. Milner, who who deputb deputized New Jersey ■ By Fred Galiani I Swaps Full Brother in The Garden State Dedicate May Return for Jersey Stakes Does Brown Have Indian Sign on Gorman? GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 9.— While Rex Ellsworths Swaps punctured the aura of invincibility invincibility around around William William Woodward, Woodward, Jr.s Jr.s Nashua Nashua William William Woodward, Woodward, Jr.s Jr.s Nashua Nashua in the Kentucky Derby, three-year-old proceedings also went on here this past Saturday and continue this week end. In the six-furlong Delaware Valley Stakes," Jan Burkes Dedicate won his fourth straight race and put his name in the stakes-winning category for the first time. The bay son of Princequillo was forced to run six furlongs in 1:09%, which tied the track mark. Prior to the race, while chatting with Jim sed for for trainer trainer Cary Cary Winfrey, Winfrey, the the Milner. Milner, who who deputb deputized sed for for trainer trainer Cary Cary Winfrey, Winfrey, the the young assistant remarked that if Dedicate showed a good effort in the Delaware Valley he would be sent back this Saturday for the Jersey Stakes. This weekends race is a 0,000 jaunt of a mile and one-eighth for three-year-olds. Obviously, Dedicate will be given a chance to run at a longer distance than he has ever attempted. Swaps May Return East in Fall Both Nashua and Summer Tan, second and third in the Kentucky event, are eligible to this race, but it is not certain yet whether one, both or neither will journey for the Jersey. With Swaps returning to the Coast, and bringing the Derby trophy to the Golden State for the second straight year, there is something of an anti-climactic air to succeeding sophomore stakes this spring. According to the plans of Ellsworth and trainer Mischa Tenney, they may bring Swaps east this fall to give his Derby victims another shot at him, assuming, of course, that the fragile thoroughbreds in training continue to hold their condition. Lets hope so. One race is hardly conclusive. At any rate, he is high on a full brother to Swaps and has been quoted as saying hes better than the Derby winner. Swaps brother is to be sent here for The Garden State this fall, which would indicate Swaps will be back. Getting back to Dedicate, the colt may be a nice horse. Last year he went winless in eight starts, but this season has a four-victory record in six starts. He won two sprints easily to start his skein, scored again over a muddy track at a mile and one-sixteenth, and then came back with his torrid spin in the Delaware Valley. His presence will help enliven the Jersey field this Saturday. Dave Gorman, who is one of Americas leading stake riders, is making the New Jersey circuit this year, but frequently finds himself in the second hole. In nine mounts he has finished in the runner-up slot four times and third once. On two occasions he has been beaten by Alfred Brown, an apprentice from Camden, N. J., who is one of the few colored jockeys riding in the country. Brown has ridden six winners in his life, the last two of them at this meeting. The other day, when Gorman walked into the jockeys room, Brown came over and asked him if he was riding in a certain race. "No," answered Gorman, whereupon Brown replied, "Shucks, I guess I wont win that one then." Gorman rode one horse Saturday and finished — thats right — second. Many Prominent Fans Absent From Clubhouse You could tell the Kentucky Derby was run Saturday, the clubhouse still being crowded, but minus the usual faces which are well-known figures around the race track. But at one time in the clubhouse, after the first race, there was one area that had more people per square inch than any spot in Churchill Downs. That was under the photo-finish projection camera. In the first race Jack McKnights Pomposity was beaten a nose by R. Friedrich, Jr.s Scub, and when the photo was posted a huge jam developed as thousands of patrons surged to see the picture. It was as close as could be, with the mirror image definitely showing Scub to be the winner, while the actual photo gave Scub a nostril margin. But thats where the difficulty arose. Scub finished on the inside and his nostril was a fraction of an inch in front, although it appeared as if that part of his anatomy was part of Pompositys. A careful inspection plainly showed that, but obviously the majority of people at the track prefer to think larceny is involved in everything, including mechanical actions, judging from the random comments. Mike Caffarella, who was badly injured in a spill at Bowie last spring, was warmly surprised the other night when a big party of racetrackers, jockeys, agents and others paid him a visit in the University of Pennsylvanias rehabilitation center. Mike, who is confined to a wheelchair, was gifted with a cake and got a huge tonic in the form of laughs with the antics of Schnozz Krieger, Chick Lang, Jimmy Raftery and Harold Wiseman. The latter, who is known as the fat man, got into the spirit of the thing so much that he fell off the diet imposed by Mrs. Wiseman. . . . Jack Kiley, courier of wagers from the press boxes in New Jersey and Gulf stream, has finally hung up his colors. After two frustrating years, he sold his race mare, Luxuriant, to H. George Schneider of Houston, Texas. Dedicate, who won the Delaware Valley Stakes here in a superb effort, will be back for a shot at the 0,000 Jersey Stakes at a mile and one-eighth here Saturday. . . . Johnny Malone, deputy mayor of Jersey City in the reign of Frank Hague, was a visitor Saturday. Hague is a regular at the New York tracks until the scene shifts to Monmouth, where he becomes a daily patron.