Owners of Derby Entrants, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Owners of Derby Entrants Pi NO LOZZI Count Chic ChicDino Dino Lozzi one of the most colorful of all Derby personalities this year has had great success both with Count Chic and pizza pies Lozzi operates an Italian res ¬ taurant of considerable local fame in Seattle where the spaghetti and ravioli are also reported to be something special specialA A comparative newcomer to racing Lozzi visited the track for the first time in 1947 at Longacres and fell in love with the game He bought his first horse in 1949 for 550 andin two seasons of racing Black Enigma won exactly 10 a sum hardly calculated to stimulate enthusiasm How ¬ ever Lozzi purchased two more horses after that and it was only when this pair showed more inclination to eat than run that he decided to confine his acquisitions solely to stock that came from the claiming box boxHere Here he was on the right track He hal ¬ tered Moby Dick and Avon the 1953 Lpng acres Derby with him and more recently too Count Chic at Bay Meadows for 6500 Lozzi and his wife closed their pizza palace a few days ago and came to Louis ¬ ville to root for Count Chic If this Cin ¬ derella horse can win the Run for the Roses the Chianti will flow in the George ¬ town district of Seattle upon their return JOSEPH GAVEGNANO High King KingJoseph Joseph Gavegnano the Winthrop Mass baker who owns High King probably works as hard as any owner of any horse that ever ran in the classic Gavegnano starting from scratch built a small bakery near Boston a number of years ago and grad ¬ ually watched the business grow Eventual ¬ ly it expanded into the modern establish ¬ ment he has now in East Boston a mile or so down the street from Suffolk Downs where he saw his first horse race Each morning Gavegnano is up very early and pitches in to help his bakery crew occa ¬ sionally relaxing at a New England track in the afternoon He also owns a large gas station near the bakery and from this com ¬ bination of fuel and dough was able to buy a few horses about 10 years ago agoA A frequent visitor to the Kentucky sales Gavegnano has had tremendous luck with his purchases but the greatest of all his buys was Errard King the fleet son of Errard Gavegnano and his trainer Tom Barry went to Keeneland a few seasons ago gave less than 30000 for The King and the horse went on to earn over 300 000 in purses He presently is in stud at Crown Crest and has had a full book for two seasons Gavegnano who sprung for 22000 to buy High King a son of Heliop olis and the good mare Twinkley usually likes to identify his stock with such names as Mighty Baker Little Baker Night Baker etc W E BRITT No Regrets RegretsW W E Buck Britt is a rancher from Clayton New Mexico who says that he ossea cattle with oil wells to get race horses Britt raises Herefords at his vast Jfew MexIco ranch and Reputedly has one of the largest herds in thet Southwest In recent years through tlje discovery of oil on his land he has also become active in that business businessBritt Britt became interested in thoroughbred racing at colorful La Mesa Park in Raton New Mexico He came first as a spectator and fan then purchased a couple of quar ¬ ter horses and finally wound up with thor ¬ oughbreds He is a frequent isitor to the sales rings at Keeneland and Del Mar and it was in Kentucky in the summer of 1954 that he spotted a Revoked colt out of In ¬ finite Girl that he liked a lot He went for 15 000 for the youngster and wound up witfi a Derby starter MAGGIO GREGORY Ben A Jones JonesHenry Henry D Maggio and John J Gregory both Chif agoans are rooting for their first Derby representative this afternoon in Ben A Jones Maggio an automobile dealer has been in racing for the past 10 years Gregory a physician and surgeon has had horses for 15 season Their partnership is horses for 15 seasons Their partnership is placing their stock in the hands of the capable Elmer Kalensky Altogether they own nine horses jointly plus a few In their separate interests interestsBen Ben A Jones was purchased by Maggio and Gregory on Kalensky s advice last sum ¬ mer at Washington Park Originally the Calumet blacksmith Carrie Hillock had obtained the son of Faultless for r2000 at the Keeneland fall sales And now Maggio and Gregorys Ben A Jones willbe trying to beat his namesake who will saddle Pintor LeaFabius for Calumet CalumetMaggio Maggio and Gregory both agree that Ben A Jones is the best horse theyve ever had although Gregory had a runner named Isolationist some years ago Both have done doneContinued Continued on Page 43 D Owners of Derby Entrants Continued from Page 39 D some breeding and Gregory had a farm well stocked with mares several seasons back Both will be on hand from Chicago today to see if their bargain purchase can add some roses to his long list of prizes prizesT T ALL1E GRISSOM Invalidate InvalidateGrissom Grissom a native of Western Kentucky is a brother of another noted midwestern owner Feme L Grissom who has been racing a string in that area for many sea ¬ sons Alie is a Detroit automobile dealer has his horses along that circuit during the summer and at New Orleans during the winter winterUntil Until about a year ago Grissom and Ed ¬ ward Grosfield raced their horses together under the banner of the G G Stable and sent Money Broker to the gate in 1953 when that colt finished third Now Grissom obtains practically all of his racing stock through private purchase or at the yearling sales in Kentucky each spring and fall COLIN MacLEOD JR Besomer BesomerColin Colin MacLeod Jr is the son of a Vir ¬ ginia stock broker who came to the races as a matter of nature His family is strictly Scotch in ancentry coming three generations removed Irom the ancentral home of the MacLeod clan on the isle of Skye in the inner Hebrides on the North ¬ eastern coast of Scotland ScotlandMacLeod MacLeod matriculated at Dartmouth Col ¬ lege majoring in English with a heavy flavoring of Cletic history and English lit ¬ erature While an undergraduate at Han ¬ over he took up skiing as a matter of course and has remained an avid enthu ¬ siast journeying to Swiss and Bavarian winter sport grounds and taking the slopes at Aspen Steamboat Springs and the east ¬ ern slope area of the United States StatesThrough Through a business acquaintance of his father MacLeod became acquainted with Mrs H George Schneider of Houston Texas in a partnership basis of a mare in jfoal and the ensuing agreement verbal in every respect has been known as the Companas Stable a ScotchGaelic word for partnership partnershipMacLeod MacLeod has a strong flair for horses from his boyhood days in the Upperville region of Virginia and became acquainted with the operation of a big time stable when George M Odom trained the speedy mare Versify for Mrs Colin MacLeod his mother The MacLeod silks were unique in the New York and Florida racing seasons for several seasons for they were the proud yellow black and red pipings of the Mac ¬ Leod clan from Dunvegan castle on the Isle of Skye SkyeDeciding Deciding that he liked thoroughbred horse training better than English prose and the bond and stock markets of his father MacLeod branched out as his own trainer confining his operation to the Maryland and Delaware setting while at ¬ tending the sport through the Florida and Hialeah season when the snows were not on the slopes slopesHis His interest in the business is reflected by his election to the steering committee of the MarylandDelaware division of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective As ¬ sociation this spring springWhile While still in good graces with the elder Odom MacLeod had the good sense to take the latters colored foreman Light ¬ ning to whom he will give much of the credit for the splendid condition of his Derby candidate Besomer which is another classical Scotch Gaelic name for sweeper MR and MRS LLOYD P TATE TATEJean Jean Baptiste BaptisteMrs Mrs Lloyd P Tate who has owned a stable for a little more than two years now is displaying her colors for the first time in a Kentucky Derby She formerly cam ¬ paigned under the name of Starland Sta ¬ ble but dropped thatnom de course in 1955 when her husband a veteran horseman took over the conditioning of her stock stockTre Tre Tates own the 500acre Starland Farm at Pinehurst North Carolina They purchased Jean Baptiste at the 1950 KeenB land Summer Sales for 13000 and gave him a French name because of his sire Ambiorix Last season the colt won the Albany Stakes at Jamaica earned a total of 23325 23325ALLIE ALLIE and BILLIE REUBEN Black Emperor EmperorAllie Allie and Billie Reuben the gracious proprietors of Hasty House Farm have their third Derby horse in Black Emperor Previously their Hasty Road finished sec ¬ ond to Determine in 1954 and Sea O EriVj was unplaced that same year The Reubens are from Toledo Ohio where Allie is in the securities and real estate business Theyve been racing thoroughbreds for ap ¬ proximately 10 years now and have gradu ¬ ally built up their stable to a point where last year they were the nations leading money winners with 832879 edging the Belair Stud of the late William Woodward Jr The Reubens probably have the best balanced stable in the country with many of their horses like Summer Solstice and Innishowen purchased abroad Before they began racing thoroughbreds they owned a stable of hunters and jumpers and Mrs Reuben an outstanding equestrienne rode many of their horses to blue ribbons throughout the country FREEMAN KEYES King o Swords SwordsiKing iKing o Swords owner Freeman Keyes is president and chairman of the bqard of directors for a large Chicago advertising agency He has been in the thoroughbred sport for eight years and prior to that owned a prominent show horse stable One of his best show horses was Anacaho Dene mark champion fivegaited horse and an outstanding saddle horse sire Keyes sold that horse several years ago for 25000 when the stallion was 20 years old Since his entry into thoroughbred racing Keyes has maintained Reverie Knoll Farm a 700 acre show place near Danville Kentucky Smoke Screen carried the Reverie Knoll colors in the 1952 Derby and finished tenth HELEN W KELLOGG Come On Red RedHelen Helen W Kellogg owner of Come On Red is a member of the prominent break ¬ fast food family of Battle Creek Michigan She has been breeding horses for a number of years at her 450acre farm at Evansville Indiana including one of the top fillies of 1955 Dark Charger Mrs Kellogg who consigns to a number of yearling sales has 25 mares on the place and stands the stallions Take Away and Fighting Step

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