Judges Stand: Record Yearling Sales Loom in Blue Grass Marking the Keeneland Auction Catalog Faraways Stars Again in the Ascendancy Anent Conflicts and Confusing 3-Year-Old Form, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-28


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I " i 3g £§?. SW ™»* JUDGES STAND] By Charles Hatton Record Yearling Sales Loom in Blue Grass l Marking the Keeneland Auction Catalog i Faraways Stars Again in the Ascendancy Anent Conflicts and Confusing 3-Year-Old Form $ LEXINGTON, Ky.. June 27. Turfiana: Central Kentuckys weather, comparable only to j the rainy season in Bali Bali, helps market breeders to offer some wellgrown yearlings here at Keeneland next month, j I " i "There "There is is no no adequate adequate substitute substitute for for grass," grass," , "There "There is is no no adequate adequate substitute substitute for for grass," grass," , Charley Kenney observes. . . . Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, Fred Hooper and William Helis will ■ be at the local ringside again this season, y and Ivan Parke predicts a new record average price. . . . John C. Clark, who witnessed the Belmont, observes that: "It is next to impossible to buy horses-in-training, and I should guess this will help the yearling market." Clark, by the way, plans to visit ■ Ben Lindheirner during the Arlington-Washington season. . . . The Belmont result 1 pleased pleased Harrie Harrie Scott, Scott, vindicating vindicating him him in in his his 1 I ™»* pleased pleased Harrie Harrie Scott, Scott, vindicating vindicating him him in in his his 1 I opinion Pavot will stay. Georgie Woolf had thought so, too, you I may recall. Scott thinks "Tiny," Pavots yearling three-quarter I sister by Sun Teddy, a natural runner. She is not so leggy as I his juvenile half-brother, Lavot, who is a Jamestown, thus is I inbred to Fair Play. . . The syndicate of breeders who paid a J "Henry Knight price" for Teddys Comet, largely on the 1 strength of Pavots showy juvenile form, applauded the Belmont result. So did owners of the 200-odd mares on Case Aces "wait- | tag list." . . . Jeep had no chance after hesitating at the break in a race in which the first quarter was run in :2245. That i "left" him. and Burning Dream as well. Devil Diver vs. Rounders j looms interestingly in the Queens County Clubs time-honored Brooklyn. . . . Brownie Leach suggests that Fighting Frank, "who won the Bashford Manor and was one of our Keeneland bargains of last summer, may give In Earnest a tussle for Ar- i lington-Washington stakes." . . Brownell Combs has asked us lj to suggest a name for his Bull Dog— Myrtlewood filly foal. Per- I j haps "Venus" would be acceptable. The shrub, Myrtle, was I i sacred to that Goddess of Beauty and Love, you know. . . . We ! were off the beam when we stated yesterday that Alfred Parker J planned to breed By Jimminy to a few mares next spring before | , returning him to training. "We have real hopes of getting 1 1 By Jimminy back to the races," says Parker, "but we have no intention of sending him to the stud until he is permanently retired from competition. We are experienced breeders." The vanguard of the fashionable stables "talent scouts" will be here soon to inspect the yearlings that will go for the high dollar at the Keeneland sales from July 30 through August 2. Your correspondent, at least as fallible a judge as the next, has looked at literally hundreds of colts and fillies here and at Paris. If you care to know, those we liked especially include Les Combs chestnut colt by Eight Thirty — Decolte, Coldstreams chestnut colt by Sickl e — Lull. Stoner Creeks bay colt by Blue Larkspur — Faucille dOr, A. B. Hancocks bay filly by Blue Larkspur 1 — Risk, chestnut colt by Blenheim II. — Black Wave, and bay colt by Blenheim II. — Fleam, Tom Piatts bay filly by i Good Goods — Winds Chant, II. B. Scotts bay colt by Blue | Larkspur — Flaming Swords, Pete Wideners gray colt by Unbreakable — Forsythia II.. Walter Salmons bay filly by Hairan — Lady Lark, II. P. Ileadleys bay filly by Eight Thirty — Heritage, Luke Combs chestnut filly by Mah-moud — Refine, and the Piatt-Marsch partnerships gray colt by Grand Slam — Irvana. All have rich relations. We have a notion that the Decolte. Lull. Black Wave and Irvana colts are going to appeal strongly to bidders as individuals, combining style and substance. Even when he was a weanling, Mrs. Graham referred to the Decolte c youngster as "my colt." Of course, he will become prac- p tically irresistible if Colony Boy "makes up" in the in- . terim. The latter is not now so sophisticated as his name implies, however. v Walter Jeffords and Sam Riddle watched Pavot cooled out t at Belmont after he had polished off the final gem in the i "Triple Crown" and departed for the Quaker City feeling that g it had been a thoroughly enjoyable weeks racing, what with the r. successes of this grandson of Man o War, and the "Super 0 Horses" daughter, War Kilt, who seems a superior sort herself, p War Kilts form was incidentally no surprise to her owner- f breeder. That youthful octogenarian once turned up at 6:30 s a. m. and waited until about 9:00 to see her breeze at Belmont, v Nor did she much surprise Frank Loftus, who was Man o Wars groom in 1919 and 20. Gazing admiringly at the young giantess o over the bar of her box, he said: "She is just like Red was t around the barn." Crispin Oglebays likely colt, Air Hero, is, we note. War Kilts nephew. She is a sister to his dam. Anchors c Ahead, whom Charley Gribbin describes as "the fastest horse v out of the gate I ever saw." v P "The three-year-old situation." as it is called, con- h stantly assumes some new and unexpected aspect. It is at C least never dull. The crowded stakes schedule makes for p conflicts which further complicate things for form stu- h dents, although they enable horsemen to "share the wealth," preventing any one colt from winning them all. I Thus, while Calumets Pot o Luck is busy in Arlingtons b 0,000 added Classic up at Washington Park on July 14, c Pavot and Polynesian are expected to meet again in o of Aqueducts 0,000 added Withers the same afternoon. 1 Pavot could not run down Polynesian in the Withers or h Preakness. but is popularly supposed to have improved o since then. Conflicting with the Belmont was the Santa C Anita Derby, which found J. K. Houssels Bymeabond i beating Louie Mayers Busher a half-length. As everyone g knows, of course, Busher could always beat Bymeabond C when the two were members of Col. Ed. Bradleys Idle t Hour entourage. Busher and Bymeabond are engaged in i] the Middle West and East and will help to enliven three- d year-old stakes later in the season. O of

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