Skytracer Among Eight Goff Horses at Downs: Will Start in Blue Grass Stakes Before Going Postward in Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-04


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; 1 : . " J j Skytrocer Among Eight Goff Horses at Downs Will Start in Blue Grass Stakes Before Going Postward in Derby t LOUISVILLE, Ky.. April 3.— The Kentucky - Derby candidate Skytracer and seven a others owned by M. B. Goff and his son i are among the latest of the more important t horses to arrive at Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby will be renewed on May 6. Vanned from Keeneland, all of f the Pittsburgh-owned thoroughbreds were e in good condition following the trip. Skytracer, a son of Flares and Borgia II. and one of the more successful three-year-olds - of the Florida season, will keep his s engagement in the 0,000 added Blue e Grass Stakes, to be run here on April 26, , and the outstanding event on the program i for the week of War Relief and charity y racing to be held by Keeneland and i Churchill Downs. At this time the Blue e Grass is viewed as Skytracers final competitive - test prior to the 5,000 added Derby. With him here are Puckety, Nedwin and i Twink Shot, also three years old, and the year younger Transflint, Blue Mate, Flinette and Director. Transflint and i Flinette are daughters of Flint Shot, the e popular stallion standing at Goff s Puckety y Farm near Lexington. Transflint is a half-sister - to Transformation and Flinette a j half-sister to Amalka. Blue Mate is a i daughter of Mate and Roumelia. while e Director is a colt by Pilate and Parabola. . All of the Goff youngsters are well re-! - garded. Ten others belonging to the same patrons s are in training at either the farm or Keene-, - land and several of them will be added to 3 the active division here. In the absence of f trainer F. J. Baker, assistant trainer William - Steiger is looking after the horses at t the Downs. Hugh C. Goff came from the ; farm, too, to see the Derby hopeful and his stablemates put away in their new quarters. Young Goff reports that with 30 mares s already booked to Flint Shot, only a few r additional seasons to the son of Chance e Shot remain to be sold.

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