Judges Stand: Timely Topics on NARC Agenda; Seek Uniform Stake Definition; Bull Dogs Fame International; Chicago Has Surprise Nominees, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-06


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hafton Timely Topics on NARC Agenda Seek Uniform Stake Definition Bull Dogs Fame International Chicago Has Surprise Nominees LEXINGTON Ky June 5 In vagabonding about the turf your correspondent has noted an extraordinary degree of interest here in the midlands in next months National Association of Racing Commissioners confer ¬ ence at Chicago Just before we left Gotham John Gaver told us the American Trainers As ¬ sociation a conserva ¬ tive and farsighted element will have a spokesman We learn also that a timely paper on racings su ¬ pervision is being prepared And we had scarcely unpacked here in the Blue Grass when a spent runner from the Thorough ¬ bred Club of America staggered into the stockade with the news that organization will ask the Commissioners to adopt a nationwide definition of a stakes race It thus becomes increasingly obvious that this forthcoming NARC conclave is not go ¬ ing to deteriorate into some trivial social whirl More than ever before the Ameri ¬ can turf needs such a forum as the NARC meet promises to develop So far as con ¬ cerns the definition of a stakes event it seems to us The Jockey Clubs is in the best interests of the turf Here in Ken ¬ tucky there are a few breeders who take an entirely mercantile view and advocate lowering the standards so that platers may be misrepresented as stakes winners Others object to describing overnighters as stakes on the ground that the purses are too small As a purist in the matter it follows we consider certain of the West Coast Florida and New England tracks the most flagrant offenders Some of the Down East promoters interpretation is a sacrilege as appalling as the transforma ¬ tion of Bostons Faneuil Hall into a down atheel market place In any case it is good that the opposing factions are going to discuss the subject instead of just sulk ¬ ing in their tenets tenetsSo So many Blue Grass yearlings have been sold by private treaty for such astounding sums it may be said the market is distinctly bullish without awaiting the August ven ilues Representatives of fashionable stables who are talentscouting the colts and fillies in this area tell us an askingprice of 15000 is com ¬ monplace Henry David Harum Knight has been plunging in the market all spring both as a buyer and salesman The Valdina deal has proved a bargain for him and he lit ¬ erally has horses all over Kentucky KentuckyCharles Charles Kenney who is Coldstream Studs enterprising manager advises us there are no scratches from the original list of 22 yearlings that establishment will offer at auction Probably the market will be not only bullish but Bull Doggish Pen ¬ sive s showy spring form has created a de ¬ mand for the get of another Coldstream sire Heliopolis There is a top filly by that son of Hyperion from Caninias dam Co ronium in the consignment Coldstream lost Canina to Abe Hirschberg for a total of 6000 via the claim box last fall She raced for 5000 and won the purse Her dam passed through the sales ring for an humiliating 1000 last year and was re ¬ purchased at a small profit as a happy afterthought She now is among the studs most highly prized matrons thereby prov ¬ ing once again that one never can tell about horses really reallyPlucky Plucky Lieges illustrious brood in ¬ cluded several more capable runners than was Bull Dog to be perfectly candid about it But his fame as a sire now is international in scope Among those who have made in ¬ quiries about subscriptions to Bull Dog for the 1945 breeding season Is Keith Freeman of the Winter Pad ¬ docks Stud in England He proposes booking a wellbred English mare to the horse if shipping arrangements may be made No services to Bull Dogr will be sold until July 1st The mares bred to him this season in ¬ clude Myrtlewood Fair Pedita dam of Requested Sweet Willow and Wild Waters These are in foal and it is believed that Lady Lark the dam of Twilight Tear also is carry ¬ ing a pledge to the fashionable brown stallionNominations stallion Nominations to those lavish Arlington Washington stakes already closed contau some agreeable surprises For illustratipft George D Widener has made Platter Wh Goes There and Lucky Draw eligible foV both the American Derby and Classic CoL C V Sonny Whitney is represented in the Arlington and Washington Futurities by the hardhitting juvenile Jeep whofil many regard as perhaps the most prom ing twoyearold developed thus far in uiO eastern turf season Curiously Calumeu named Pensive Miss Keeneland and Tw Ijght Tear for the Classic and dropped Twilight Tear from the American Derby

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