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HANCOCKS SPA SALES PLANS * Noted Breeder Grooming Fifty Youngsters for August Vendue. ♦ Gallant Fox, Relgh Count and Diavolo WeU Represented Among Yearlings In Big Band. ♦ NEW YORK, N. Y., May 10.— Among the fifty-odd thoroughbred yearlings Arthur B. Hancock is grooming for sale at Saratoga in August and by public auction through the Fasig-Tipton Company of New York, stallions new at stud service are generously represented — Gallant Fox, three-year-old hero of American racing in 1930, by four; Reigh Count, star of the season of 1928 and Coronation Cup winner in England in 1929, by two; Diavolo, one of Reigh Counts great three-year-old contemporaries, by three; Toro, another, by four, and Sun Edwin, still another, by two. Veteran stock horses that will contribute are Stimulus, with ten; Sir Gallahad III., with eight; Brown Bud, with seven; Wrack with six, and St. James, Campfire, American Flag, Beresford, Black Servant and General Lee with one to three each. Another new stallion that will be represented is Petee-Wrack, a fast son of Wrack, which is standing with his daddy and Sun Edwin at Ellerslie, Hancocks place in the Virginia Piedmont. Ellerslie and Claiborne, the last named the Hancock place in Bourbon County, Kentucky, near Paris, are among the most famous of American thoroughbred nurseries. From them Hancock brings to the Saratoga mart season after season more embryo racing material of home production than any other American producer. Horses of his breeding that have won lasting fame in American racing in the course of the last quarter century have been St. James, Careful, Nimba, Knobbie, Virgil, Cloudland, Current, Bullseye, Dunboyne, Balko, Golden Rule, Donges, Devastation, Frank Fogarty, Tenlec, Deputy, Little Celt, Harass, Robert Oliver, Touch Me Not, Gun Royal, The Boy, Green Gold, Pansy Walker, Little Scout, Risque, Constancy, T. S. Jordan, Sepoy, Top Sergeant, Chink, Indian Scout, Eisenberg, Gallant Sir, etc. Gallant Sir won the last revival of the Agua Caliente Handicap. Not improbably he is the best son of Sir Gallahad III. racing this season. St. James and Dunboyne were Belmont Park Futurity winners and St. James has sired the victor in another revival of that rich race in Jamestown. Nimba was the best American three-year-old of either sex in 1927, Current won a Selima renewal at Laurel in her first season; Balko, now at stud service in Maryland, was a weight packing sprinter of high ability for years and Risque was one of the best American two-year-old fillies of her time. The yearlings Hancock figures on cataloguing are: Bay colt, by Sir Gallahad III.— Dare Say. Bay colt, by Sir Gallahad III.— Fancy Light. Bay colt, by Sir Gallahad III.— Lady Stone. Bay filly, by Sir Gallahad III.— Mary Johnston. Bay filly, by Sir Gallahad III.— Melodia. Bay colt, by Sir Gallahad III.— Nadjy. Bay colt, by Sir Gallahad III.— Nancy Clay. Bay filly, by Sir Gallahad III.— Risky. Bay filly, by Brown Bud— Highland Dell. Bay colt, by Brown Bud — Home Star. Bay filly, by Brown Bud— Kings Idyll. Bay filly, by Brown Bud — Merry Marian. Bay colt, by Brown Bud — Persian Blue. Bay colt, by Brown Bud — Sunstroke. Bay filly, by Brown Bud — Vignola. Bay colt, by Stimulus — Bobolink II. Bay colt, by Stimulus — Embassy. Chestnut filly, by Stimulus — Golding. Bay colt, by Stimulus — Inquisition. Chestnut filly, by Stimulus — Lady Consul. Bay filly, by Stimulus — Secure. Chestnut colt, by Stimulus — Treadlightly H. Bay colt, by Stimulus — Venturesome H. Bay filly, by Stimulus— Virginia. Chestnut filly, by Stimulus — Wawbeek. Bay filly, by Wrack — Fiducia. Bay colt, by Wrack — Lady Lovely. Bay colt, by Wrack — My Flag. Bay filly, by Wrack — Parco. Bay filly, by Wrack — Silent Princess. Bay colt, by Wrack — Sunspot. Bay colt, by Toro — Firewater. Bay colt, by Toro — Scally. Bay colt, by Toro — Star Spangle. • Bay colt, by Toro — Tenlec. Bay colt, by gallant Fox — Concession. Chestnut filly, by Gallant Fox — Erne. Bay colt, by Gallant Fox — Fasnet. Bay colt, by Gallant Fox — Martha Snow. Chestnut filly, by Campfire — Cluster. Bay colt, by Campfire — Hold Me. Bay colt, by Campfire— Star Puss. Bay colt, by Diavolo — Stonechat. Chestnut filly, by Diavolo — Persian Maid. Bay filly, by Diavolo — Percussion. Chestnut colt, by Petee-Wrack — Chicadee. Chestnut colt, by Petee-Wrack — Fox Trot. Chestnut colt, by Reigh Count — Abbatissa. Chestnut colt, by Reigh Count — Peroration. Chestnut filly, by Sun Edwin — Hurry Home. Bay filly, by Sun Edwin— Jane Straith. Bay filly, by St. James — Tailor Maid. Chestnut colt, by General Lee — Irrawaddy. Chestnut colt, by American Flag — Therezina. Bay colt, by Beresford — Spikenard. Bay colt, by Black Servant — Last Fling. The Martha Snow colt by Gallant Fox is a half brother of Nimba. Therezina, dam of the American Flag colt, is a half sister of Martha Snow. Sunstroke, dam of one of the Brown Bud colts, is a half sister of Gallant Sir. The Brown Bud — Vignola filly is a half sister of Vigil, a Preakness winner. The Toro — Star Spangle colt is a half brother of Joey Bibb. Kings Idyll, dam of one of the Brown Bud fillies, is a half sister of Fair Star and Sari, the last named dam of that promising Sir Gallahad III. three-year-old Sarada.