Ballots Two Young Half-Sisters: Cerito Has proved a Good Investment for James R. Keene-Kentucky Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-11


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BALLOTS TWO YOUNG HALF-SISTERS. Cerito Has Proved a Good Investment for James R. Keene Kentucky Notes. Lexington, Ky., August 10. Cerito, the dam of James R. Keenes splendid three-year-old Ballot, is now nineteen years old. Ballot has a yearling half-sister by St. Leonards and a weanling half-sister by Ben Strome, now at Castleton Stud, and this season she was bred to Ballots sire. Voter. There is no two-year-old in the Keene stable out of Cerito, she having been barren in 1905, the season after Ballot was foaled, Cerito is by Lowlander and was one of the marcs which composed a big importation made by Mr. Keene from England in 189-1, before be purchased the present Castleton Stock Farm. She was then six years old and came to this country with n foal by Petrarch. That foal is Merry Dance, the dam of Merriment and Cotillion, and is still among the brood mares at Castleton. Besides Ballot and Merry Dance, Cerito is the dam of the good race marcs Stolen Moments and Virginia Earl. The yearling filly out of her now at Castleton Farm is a full-sister to the latter marc. Messrs. T. .T. and G. II. Clay of Balgowan Stud, have turned over to Dan Morris to break and handle for them the yearling bay colt by Ingoldsby Barbara Gray, by Duke of Montrose, and the brown yearling colt by Sorcerer Emma Louise, by Zorilla. Neither of these youngsters was catalogued in the New York sales, because they were ailing early in the spring. The speedy filly. Pay, in the stable of Dan Morris, is again In training .for fall racing. The daughter of Blue Devil has been running out at McGrathiana Farm since she was shipped here from Louisville last June. Her owner, Milton Young, hopes to win several races yet with her before retiring her to the stud. Miss Buttermilk, half-sister to Dazzling and the the dam of the stake winner, Killochan, is one of the noted mares mated to the good racehorse. Peep oDay this season, and the daughter of Hand spring is believed to be safely with foal now to the son of Ayrshire. J. B. Kauffman of this city has bought of NIckol and Co. the bay yearling colt by Orlando Miss McLaughlin, by Sir Dixon, and George Innes will train him for his new owner. The youngster is a half-brother to the winners Headley and The Common, and good judges think him. a promising yearling.

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