Balmoral: Sir Tribal Breezes Six Furlongs in 1:13 4/5 May Go in Continental Turf Cap June 1 Drakes to See Swoons Son Run in La Salle, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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_________—-. ™jlb_m Balmoral • By J. J. Murphy Sir Tribal Breezes Six Furlongs in 1 :13"H May Go in Continental Turf Cap June 1 Drakes to See Swoons Son Run in La Salle WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., May 16. Those admirers of the gray racer, Sir Tribal, will be happy to learn that the gallant runner came out of his his Sportsmans Sportsmans Park Park campaign campaign _________—-. his his Sportsmans Sportsmans Park Park campaign campaign in good condition despite the fact that he was unplaced at that course in his last outing. The Charles Fritz runner has not had much opportunity, to work out since the Balmoral session got under way due to the condition of the strip. However, this morning trainer Steve Ippolito deemed the course good enough to have his charge take a trial, and Sir Tribal Tribal looked looked good good in in breezing breezing six six Tribal Tribal looked looked good good in in breezing breezing six six ™jlb_m furlongs in l:134/s. He went well in hand and is ready for his first race here, which may be in the Continental Turf Handicap on June 1, a race in which he finished second to Summer Solstice last year. He went on to take the Balmoral Turf Handicap from Blue Choir. Most persons are of the opinion that a thoroughbred capable of winning on the turf should be able to run on a heavy track or in the mud. This holds good in some instances but not in the case of Sir Tribal, who is one of the nations best grass racers but one of the countrys poorest mudders in stakes ranks. The well regarded two-year-old filly, Margaretta, owned by E. H. Lane and trained by Monte Preston, is here and is pointing for the Miss Chicago Stakes, to be run next Wednesday. The miss, a daughter of Beau Max, from a mare by the good producer of sprinters, Depth Charge, was bred at King Ranch and won two of her first four starts this year. . . . Mr. and Mrs. E. Gay Drake will be here from Kentucky this week end to view Swoons Son in action in the LaSalle Handicap Saturday. . . . Loyd Gentry has one of the largest strings on the grounds in his public stable. They are 36 in number. . . . The four-year-old Otomana, most recent addition to the Hasty House Farm stable, has arrived from Buenos Aires via New York. Trainer Harry Trotsek is of the opinion that the four-year-old will be a factor in turf races as soon as he becomes acclimated. Styrunner Arrives From Louisville Somes sales this morning: Steve Ippolito bought Sir Rupert from Marion VanBerg and sold Nighty Roan to VanBerg, and Anthony Gi affagnini purchased Muscles from Sunny Blue Farm. . . . Robert McAuliffe, a visitor and talking things over with Dave Feldman. Glad they could get together. . . . The useful handicap racer, Styrunner and five others arrived from Louisville in charge of Bennett Creech. . . . F. Haynes is shipping Arracado. a double winner at Sportsmans to Omaha. . . . Jockey Clarence Meaux, who led the riders at Sportsmans, broke the ice at Balmoral Wednesday when he rode two winners. . . . Joe Kramer, former trainer now in the construction business at nearby Wilmette, a visitor. . . . Additional arrivals from Churchill Downs are C. C. Norman with 10 horses, S. Bryant ott with 16, and Wilbur Borton with 4. Washington Parks combined heating and cooling system getting the test these days. Weather hit 80 degrees Tuesday and was 45 degrees Wednesday. . . » Passing thought: Wish someone would write the life story of the late John W. Marchbank, long-time owner of the Tanforan track. He was indeed a very colorful character. . . . Gyration, a two-year-old purchased by Robert Dienst. owner of the River Divide Farm stable at Keeneland, as a yearling for 0,000, made his first start here the other day, but was off poorly and finished unplaced. The race was won by Lincoln Road, who cost ,100. . . . One of the race tracks most noted characters, Yummie Dominick, is here for the first time in many years. Is agent for jockey Donald Brum-field. . . . Balmoral is following the motif established at Lincoln Fields in having the outriders attired in green coats instead of the usual red. Better Bee and Decathlon Prep William S. Millers Better Bee, who started in the Kentucky Derby, is training well here. Did three-quarters handily in 1:15 this morning. . . . Decathlon stepped up his training by breezing five furlongs in 1:02*5. ... A man whose identity could not be learned, lost his life Wednesday evening when he jumped in front of a special race track train at the 63rd Street station in Chicago. . . . The Audley Farm stable is racing some horses here for the first time in many years. The racers are in charge of B. B. Williams. . . . Valley View Farm again has a large band of thoroughbreds- quartered at this course. They are trained by Eugene White. . . . Plenty of Kentucky colonels around, but trainer Phil Colucci may be the only Louisiana colonel on the grounds. . . . Mrs. Robert E. Bradley attended the races at Hollywood Park last Saturday, and on Wednesday gave birth to a seven-pound, nine-ounce son at St. Vincents Hospital, Los Angeles. That makes us a three-time winner in the grandfather stakes.

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