Judges Stand: Eastern Breeders Rooting for Bovar; Midwest Sport Moves to Washington Park; Eagle Look Prospect for Chicago Events; Lucky Draw Training for Another Comeback, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


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JUDGES S T A N D CHARLES HATT ° LEXINGTON Ky May 14 It will be one of the most shocking up ¬ sets in the history of all the Preak ¬ ness renewals lost or found if Cita ¬ tion fails to win this one But loyal Free Staters have a rooting interest in Sylvester Labrots longstriding colt Bovard and we expect that some of them will even back him If he runs a good race it will benefit many breeders in the horsegrowing areas of Maryland and Virginia Bovard is by Bahram out of a mare by Bright Knight Bahram alternated in the stud at Sagamore and North Wales before his sale to South America and Harvey Shaffie Shaffer and other small breeders have his progeny Bright Knight served at Audley in the Old Dominion Thus there are a good many horses on eastern breeders farms who are bred more or less like Bovard As a matter of fact Bahram is a sort of equine cosmopolite like his countryman Rhodes Scholar who had two winners on the same Sportsmans Park card while his son Black Tarquin was placing in an Epom Derby prep race at Newmarket Vulcans Forge may perform more creditably in the Preakness than many expect He is a shiftless wdrk horse but the capable young Sylvester Veitch has somehow managed to have hishorses fit despite the bitter Kentucky winter Vulcans Forge ran like a staying MahmoudMn last falls Champagne ChampagneA A A A AChurchill Churchill Downs and Sportsmans Park close success ¬ ful spring meetings this weekend and oh Monday the Lincoln Fields club will open a meeting of 30 days at the pleasant Washington Park course Lincoln has issued an attractive array of purses and stakes and Pete ODonnell tells us that there are more than enough horses with many stabling at Crete The colors of the Woolford Farm Eastern Breeders Rooting for Bovard Midwest Sport Moves to Washington Park Eagle Look Prospect for Chicago Events Lucky Draw Training for Another Comeback Calumet Walmac Farm Fred Hooper Thomas Piatt Dixiana and many other leading patrons of the turf in the Middle West are expected to be seen at the meeting Lincoln dates often have paralleled a rainy season in the Chicago area but in the Washington strip it lias one of the finest in America AmericaA A A A AThe The 1948 threeyearolds include several coltJsT of prominence who had little or no form at two among them Coaltown Billings Mount Marcy and Eagle Look Howard Babe Wells is the owner breeder and trainer of Eagle Look who was a very creditable third in the Derby Trial Wells Blue Grass neighbors have remarked on this Whirlaway colts superb condition and it will not at all surprise them if he progresses further during the course of the Chicago summer season You may remem ¬ ber that his kinsmen Riverland and Equifox were slow to mature As the story goes Wells obtained three mares that were full sisters from Buddy Hamiltons place near Latonia some years ago They were Catherine Fox Beacon out of For Keeps by Atheling IT As we recall Mount Beacon ran in claimers for Jimmy McGee and we think that any breeding expert might have ranged these mares well up on a list of potential producers leasFlikely to succeed But from Catherine Pox young Wells has bred Equifox from Catherine F the mare Aunt Drum a winner of three races last summer and from Edith A the stakes horses Riverland Black Swan and now Eagle Look Wells sold the illfated Riverland and a group of Californians are said to have been interested in Eagle Look but nothing came of it itA A A A ABelmont Belmont Parks president George D Widenerwas a visitor last weekend to inspect the bloodstock at his Old Kenney Farm near Elmendorf We learn that his record breaking Lucky Draw now is training for an attempt to come back a second time in the East There now are 13 foals at Old Kenney with two mares yet to foal Some of file newcomers are by Eight Thirty who sires a high percentage of winners and whose sales yearlings show well and sell well Widener is breeding some of his mares to outsidesires and as a result of one of these matings the mare Tedmelia recently produced a stout Bull Lea filly fillyA A A A Turf ana When is a broodmare considered too old Griselda produced her 15th foal in her 26th year for F B Koontz in 46 She is the dam of Inscoelda Risky Miss Mansco and Timely and the grandam of Sirde and With Pleasure Marse Tom Piatts Winds Chant soon will foal a brother or sister to Alsab and probably willtbe bred to Balladier Christianas homebred Par ¬ liament by the young Half Crown became ineligible for maiden races in his first start A Tennessee breeder this spring Tost his entire crop of four foals each dying of a different cause P S He plans to increase liis stud In a recent column it was noted that Diane de Por tiers has foaled a Hunters Moon IV colt that was 4112 inches at the withers at birth MrsrL L Voigt Jr of Winterton Farm Flint Hill Va writes us that her Omar Khayyam mare Curls has foaled a Peace Chance colt of the same height girth 32 JL4 inches weight 130 pounds and 5 12 inches of bone Probably could ride him to town to register him

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