Judges Stand: Arbars Form of Special Interest in U. S.; French Sires Get in U. S. Abroad Differ; Miss Busher Is Outstanding Phipps Babe; Lucky Draws Half-Brother Preps in N. Y., Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-19


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatton Arbors Form of Special Interest in U S French Sires Get in U S Abroad Differ Miss Busher Is Outstanding Phipps Babe Lucky Draws HalfBrotfTer Preps in N Y YLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky May 18 18Among Among other things American turf followers little noted at the time is the fact that Marcel BoUssacs Arbar recently won the Prix du Cadran of two miles and a half at LonechamDS It may seem to matter a good deal more when it comes time to decide the 100000 Inter ¬ national Gold Cup or The Jockey Club Gold Cup for he is one of the horses Boussac plans to race here later in the season The Prix du Cadran is sufficient evidence that he has returned to the races in good form When he was here in Lexuigfon Count de Brignac observed that there is some thought of making Arbar eligible also for Englands coveted Ascot Cup It would be quite a coup for one horse to bring off a triple in the most coveted route classics on three con ¬ tinents THIS may strike you as quite a hunk of fantasy but it isnt at all impossible for a horse to attempt it The French realize that there are obstacles apart from the class of compe ¬ tition Not the least of these is the possibility of a loss of form in transit But the idea certainly is fascinating and it will be interesting to note Arbars progress If you care to know Arbar is a fouryearold by Djebel out of Astronomic by Asterus He crossed the Channel last season and captured Englands new King George VI Stakes of two miles at Ascot also running Sayajirao to a head in the St Leger at Doncaster DoncasterOne One imagines that Arbars form will be particularly interesting to those Americans who have bred mares to Goya II Hierocles and the rest Djebel is by Goya ILs sire Tourbillon and Astrone is bred a bit like Hierocles Whether market breeders who have patronized these sires will be charmed by the appearance in America of French yearlings we should hesitate to guess but then there is an apt saying about competition and the life of trade We suppose that everyone knows by now that the French hope to establish an American market and the importation of Goya n Imprudence Priam II and others suggests that many Americans feel they have something to offer Of course the progeny of imported French sires will be out of American mares and reared under American conditions so that they wil differ from the French yearlings in these respects respectsOgden Ogden Phipps was here over the weekend to inspect the mares yearlings and foals that C F White has for him at Elsmeade Farm Among the young New York sportsmans yearlings is one of the nicest fillies we have seen Visitors in ¬ variably pick her out even before theysare told that she is by War Admiral out of Baby League and is thus a sister to the wonderful race mare Busher Young Miss Busher is a whole colored dark bay with Bushers quarters and stifle arid much animation When Pres Burch saw her recently he observed She looks as if she could really scat when trie starter rings the bell White was never one to pamper a horse and the Phipps yearlings are hard and sound Probably they will be broken at the farm this summer and turned over to Mr Fitz next fall Bushers twoyearold brother Mr Busher is one of the Maine Chance string in New York His knees were a bit suspect last summer but trainer Jimmy Smith will give him ample time timeBelmonts Belmonts meeting has made a good beginning and George Widener said at his Old Kenney Farm here recently that Jie believes the club will offer some firstrate sport again this spring I hope that New York strings escape the coughwhich plagued them last year He added Many of us had twoyearolds that could not be started An interesting member of his Erdenheim col ¬ lection this spring is a strapping chestnut colt by Eight Thirty from Tatanne who is called Reveille As you may know he is a halfbrother of Lucky Draw Of the latter Widener observes that he looks better than ever and we have nominated him for some spring and early summer races but he is not being pointed specifically for any of them When he may be expected to reappear depends upon how he progresses This has been distinctly a filly year insofar as concerns the Old Kenney foals but among those Widener showed us is a splendid bay by Bull Lea out of Tedmelia who is by Teddy and is a sister to Sun Teddy This is inbreeding to Teddy of course Widener plans to return to the Blue Grass upon the close of the Belmont season seasonTurf Turf ana R W Mcllvains stakes winner Wallflower has produced an Equifox filly as her first foal and has been bred to Bernborough Al Sabaths doctor has advised him to devote his time to the turf Donors aging dam Orissa is believed to be again in foal to Challedon If Flower Bed is a wellbred filly and we think that she is then C V Whitneys black filly foal by Beau Pere out of a white Mahmoud mare may be said to have breeding Now that some of the eastern tracks preclude entering horses in two races on the same card one wonders if they will get around to adopting a rule precluding late scratches from stakes

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