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______________ ._____P_wy" A 9 — __________________________________ ■ SIRES and DAMS By Nelson Dunstan Hancock Night at Keeneland on July 31 , Claiborne-Ellerslie Offers 47 Yearlings Seven by Sir Gallahad III. Will Be Sold Blue Larkspur — Risk Filly a Beauty NEW YORK. N. Y., June 23. The famed Hancock Night." which will draw bidders and buyers from all over the country, will be staged at the Keeneland summer sales on Tuesday night, July 31. At this particular sale, 47 yearlings from the Claiborne-Ellerslie Studs of Arthur B. Hancock will go to the highest bidder and, judging by the pedigrees of the yearlings to be sold, there will be many a bidding duel before the auctioneers summon the last yearling into the sales ring on that night. This year Hancock night will be a little more diversified than it was in former years, for, besides babes by Sir Gallahad III., Blenheim II.. Johnstown, Jamestown, Jacopo, Flares, Fighting Fox and Rhodes Scholar, there will be one each by Mahmoud. Sickle, Grand Slam. Snark, Blue Larkspur, Hypno- tist II. and Boswell. In partnership with Nydrie Stud of Virginia there will be two additional offerings, one a chestnut colt by Blenheim II. — Black Wave, by Sir Gallahad III., and the other a bay filly by Rhodes Scholar, out of Ethel Dear by Peter Pan I . dam of the winners New Deal, Mountain Ridge and others. From start to finish Hancock Night reflects the same high quality that has made the Claiborne-Ellerslie produce famous the world over for the past half century. Sir Gallahad III., said by many to be the greatest stallion ever imported into this country, will be represented by four colts and three fillies on Hancock Night. This son of Teddy is the all-time worlds leading sire in total amount of money won by his sons and daughters. On four occasions he has been the leading sire in American and three times the leading broodmare sire. Just one of his sons to distinguish himself this year is Hoop Jr., winner of the Kentucky Derby but now retired for the season due to an injury suffered before or during the running of the Preakness, in which he was second to Polynesian. The colts to be offered are: a gray by Sir Gallahad III. — Scenery II., by Biribi; a brown colt by Sir Gallahad III.— Skeet. by Bahrain; bay colt by Sir Gallahad III. — Song of Battle, by Blenheim II., and a bay colt by Sir Gallahad III. — Sun Gamonia. by Sun Briar. Scenery II., Skeet and Song of Battle are all imported mares, while Sun Gamonia. the daughter of Sun Briar, is out of Fair Plays daughter Gamonia. The third dam of this colt is Sweeps daughter Franconia, grandam of Stagehand, Sceneshifter, Stagecraft and others. As the leading broodmare sire in this country. Sir Gallahad III. has attained as much fame for the worth of his daughters as his colts. Vagrancy, Betty Derr. Black Wave. Pansy Walker and many others distinguished themselves on the race course. Just a day or two back Plucky Maud was winner of the New Castle Handicap at Delaware Park. Daughters of Sir Gallahad III. have produced many stake winners and, to name just a few. Johnstown, Sky Larking, Challedon, Slide Rule, Vienna. Jacola, Whirlabout, Apache, Alabama and Miss Keeneland are among them. Breeders and those who watch for fillies who have value in stud after their racing days are over will keenly inspect the three to be sold, namely: a bay filly by Sir Gallahad III.— Gold, by Jacopo bay filly by Sir Gallahad III.— Punctilio, by Solario. and a brown filly by Sir Gallahad III. — White Lies, by John P. Grier The bay filly out of Gold is the third to be dropped by this mare, her first two being the winners Gold Tint and Awa-shonks. Solarios daughter Punctilio is an imported mare who has produced Foxwise, a winner as a two-year-old last season. This also is Punctilios third foal. Blenheim II.. a stud mate at Claiborne, was an Epsom Derby winner and before coming to this country was sire of the Italion champion Donatello II., the English Derby winner Mahmoud and the French Classic winners Drap dOr and Blue Bear. Since his arrival in this country he is a sire of the stake winners Whirlaway, Mar-Kell, Thumb* lp, Ocean Wave, Nellie L., Miss Keeneland and others too numerous to mention. He was the leading sire in this country in 1941 and has the distinction of being among the leading sires in England, France and Italy. His five youngsters to be sold are: a chestnut colt by Blenheim II. — Eagless, by Sir Gallahad III.; bay colt by Blenheim II. — Fine Array, by Sir Gallahad III.; bay colt by Blenheim II. Fleam, by General Lee; bay colt by Blenheim II. — War Risk, by Stimulus, and bay filly by Blenheim II.— Briar-side, by Sun Briar. The bay colt out of Fleam is a beautifully bred horse, as his second dam was Wracks daughter Flambino, who produced the stake winners Omaha and Flares, while the third dame was Flambette by Durbar II., who produced, among others, La France, the dam of Johnstown and Jacola, winner of the Selima Stakes and 10 other races. It is impossible to do full justice to a consignment such as that from Claiborne-Ellerslie Studs in a column. Many of the colts and fillies to be offered would require a column in itself to tell the full story. In the group, for instance, there is just one filly by Snark, and this is a brown out of Royal Minstrels daughter Gay Music, who in turn is out of that famous mare One Hour, dam of Split Second, Magic Hour and Hoop Jr. The next dam is Daylight Saving, who produced the stake winners Clock Tower. Recreation, Gusto and others. Then, in the Rhodes Scholar group, there is a bay colt out of Dustsweep, second dam Dustwhirl, who produced Whirlaway. Reaping Reward, Whirlette and Lost Horizon, dam of Whirlabout. Still another youngster certain to gain attention is the bay colt by Sickle, out of Our Treat, by Stimulus, second dam Risk, dam of Sky Larking and the crack filly of this year, Beaugay. Still another filly that will attract more than her share of inspections is the bay by Blue Larkspur, out of Risk, by Sir Gallahad III. In fact, we go on record here as saying that this last-named filly will draw one of the highest prices of the season for yearlings of her age.