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1 SIRES and DAMS By Nelson Dunstcm Breeders Preparing for Summer Sales Keeneland Vendues Will Open July 30 Eastern Sales Again at Meadow Brook About 600 Yearlings to Be Offered NEW YORK, N. Y.. June 16. Thoroughbred breeders in various sections of the country are busy preparing the yearlings who will enter the auction ring at Keeneland from Monday afternoon, July 30, to Thursday night. August 2, and also at the Meadow Brook, Long Island, sales, August 7. 8 and 9. The Breeders Sales Company of Lexington have their catalog in the hands of the printer, but preliminary data indicates that about 430 youngsters from the best breeding establishments in the Blue Grass will be offered. Virtually every consignor to the Keeneland sales has reduced his original list of offerings, thus assuring the best individuals at the summer vendues. Most of those which have been omitted from the August sales will be offered at Keeneland in the fall. Every prominent market breeder in Kentucky is on the list of consignors, including Arthur B. Hancock. Calumet Farm. Coldstream Stud, Elmendorf Farm, Leslie Combs II., Thomas Piatt. Mere-worth Farm, Military Stock Farm, A. B. Gay, Forest Retreat Farm and numerous others. Due to the demand for horses, there is considerable discussion as to whether the 1945 sales will equal those of 1944, when 818 head brought the record return of ,204.-050, far surpassing the previous high of ,170,775 in 1929. When the ban was placed on racing, the situation did not look too good for the breeders, but since the ban has been lifted and racing has soared to a popularity never before known, we see no reason why the demand should not be as keen as it was last season. At the moment "ready-made" horses are difficult to obtain and those that can be bought are held at a high price. Last season many of the yearlings sold brought high prices, but Maine Chance Farm, William G. Helis and other big buyers are having good fortune with such youngsters as Beaugay, Lord Boswell. They Say, Crossed Action and others. The list of offerines from such farms as Claiborne will be eagerly inspected by those in the market. On Memorial Day horses by Claiborne stallions won stake events at four tracks — Hoop Jr. in New York, Thumbs Up at Santa Anita, Boy Knight at Delaware and Fighting Frank at Churchill Downs. On receipt of the Breeders Sales catalog, this paper will cany lists of the consignments to Keeneland. The Fasig-Tipton Company, who will conduct the Meadow Brook sales, supplied us with preliminary lists, and among the consignors we find: the North Wales Stud of Walter Chrysler, Jr., Blue Ridge Farm of Mrs. George L. Harrison. Morven Stud of Col. Whitney Stone. R. B. Strassburger, Mrs. W. Plunket Stewart, Hop Creek Farm. W. H. Lipscomb, Mrs. Andy Schuttinger, Mrs. Dora V. Kellogg. Meadow View Farm, and others. Morven Stud, the Charlottesville Va.» establishment of Col. Whitney Stone, will sell 11 in all, the list including a bay colt by Stimulus— Blind Lane, by Blind Play, a chestnut colt by Stimulus— Heedful, by Sir Gallahad III., a bay filly by Pompey— Be Careful, by Jim Gaffney, and a chestnut filly by Pompey — Cavatina, by Cavalcade. These are the only two fillies to be offered by this noted farm, which is one of the showplaces of the Charlottesville region. Other colts and fillies are by Flares, Jacopo and Tintagel. Two other prominent Virginia establishments listed as consignors are the Nydrie Stud, at Esmont, Va., and the North Wales Stud, at Wfarrenton. Nydrie Stud always sends a small consignment to the sales, but the quality is such that year after year they bring high prices. The feature of the Nydrie consignment usually is the colt or filly out of Friar Rocks great daughter Heloise, who has produced such racers as Tintagel. Dinner Date, Sgt. Byrne. Brittany. Francesco and Boy Knight. Last year William Helis went to 8,500 to obtain a chestnut filly by Stimulus out of Heloise. This year Nydrie is offering a dark bay filly by Menow out of this famous mare, but five others in the Nydrie consignment are: a bay colt by Blue Larkspur — Gallant Lady, by Sir Gallahad III.: a bay colt by Flares — Broad Ripple, by Stimulus; bay filly by Flares — Durzes. by Durbar II.: brown colt twin, by Rhodes Scholar — Peggy Byrne, by Stimulus, and a chestnut colt by Tintagel — Parco, by Omar Khayyam. North Wrales Stud, one of the most progressive establishments in this country, will offer two colts and four fillies who will be commented upon in more detail at a later date. Mrs. W. Plunket Stewart, as usual, will feature her own stallion, Milkman, offering two colts and four fillies by that well-known sire. Just one in the group is a bay filly, by Milkman-Gala Moment, by Sir Gallahad III. F. Wallis Armstrong, whose Meadow View Farm is in New Jersey, also will offer the get of his own stallion, Easton, who will be represented by four colts and six fillies. One of the fillies is a bay out of Mistress Grier, by John P. Grier. Mrs. Andy Schuttinger will sell five, three by Easton and two by Case Ace, the sire of Pavot. One of these is a chestnut colt by Case Ace. out of Pixey Dell, by Pilate, and the other a bay filly by Case Ace — Fleetborough, by Haste. Insofar as we know, only one consignment in the eastern sales will come from Kentucky, that being the Peters Stable, which now is carrying on breeding operations at Hamburg Place, famous establishment of the late John E. Madden. The Peters Stable will sell 15 in all and they are by the sires Sky Raider, Chicuelo, Cravat, Stormscud, Sweep Like, Riskulus, Hilltown and Jean Valjean. One by the last-named stallion is a bay filly out of Tact, by Black Toney.