Judges Stand: Talent Scouts Preview Kentucky Yearlings; Renew Symposium on Two-Year-Old Racing; Bull Lea Filly Outstanding Sales Entry; Track Heads Consider Wright Suggestion, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-03


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JUDGES STAND I By Charles Hatton I ITalent Talent Scouts Preview Kentucky Yearlings Renew Symposium on Two YearOld Racing Bull Lea Filly Outstanding Sales Entry Track Heads Consider Wright Suggestion SuggestionLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky June 2 2The The annual yearling grab bags at Keeneland and Saratoga Springs still are two months away but Olin Gentry Tom Smith Ernest H J Shaw Abe Hewitt and others have talentscouted some 01 i ithe the high dollar By the way we learn from Pat ONeill that S D Riddle has decided not to consign his yearlings after all Many turfmen seem to prefer to inspect the young ¬ sters now before the final stages of their preparation for the market It is sometimes complained that sales yearlings are too fat but one really cant blame the breeders Only last summer a Mahmoud filly that had been ponied rather than fattened fetched a mere 6600 on a market that found her sires progeny averaging 20000 Dined and shined for the fall sales she realized 19000 Buyers seem to suspect that a yearling who isnt attractively upholstered in fat must be a bad doer If you care for a preview some of those that are expected to benefit the average this summer are Claibornes brother to Jet Pilot Calumets brother to Pot o Luck Tom Piatts Balladier colt Harrie Scotts brother to Blue Swords Stoner Creeks Count Fleet filly out of Cosmic Bombs dam Coldstreams halfbrother to Royal Blood Elmendorfs Count Fleet colt out of Golden Rose Spendthrifts Bull Lea filly out of Decolte and Dr Asburys War Admiral colt out of Gala Belle Expert opinion has it that the general average will equal the 418442 of last year yearChicagoans Chicagoans have seen some lively twoyearold sport this spring although there is a minority group who do not approve of racing twoyearolds until late summer Robert McCormick of The Chicago Tribune seems inter ¬ ested in this question and the opinions of various breeders have been solicited The Thoroughbred Club of America resolved it is not harmful The wisdom of early twoyear old racing depends upon the individual in question Only today BrowneU Combs told us that his colt Bull Run who is by Bull Lea Myrtlewood is unlikely to run until fall if then as he is a growthy colt of more than 16 hands Conversely his filly Sequence by Count Fleet from Miss Dogwood is less large and more precocious and she is in training at Chicago with a possibility she will start at Arlington She was to have run at Keene ¬ land we think but bucked her shins shinsBull Bull Lea is so remarkable as a sire and his yearling daughter out of Decolte is so impressive that we shall not be at all sur ¬ prised if Les Combs makes a record of some sort with her at the Keeneland auctions I really think her the best yearling I have ever reared he declares She is Oaks size and walks like a panther A breeding journal ran her photo and people said it must have been retouched But as you see she is a filly edition of Citation The Missouri Joneses are others who saw for themselves For all of his spectacular success as a sire the connoisseurs of conformation say that Bull Lea sometimes gets stock with coarse heads and backs as long as a boat Combs fancies that in Decolte he has hit upon the sort of mare that may be bred to him without producing these results It seems to this observer that the proof of Bull Leas capacity as a sire is to be found in the breeding records of his mates He has sired runners from mares of negligible racing class and who failed to breed anything of note from other sires The notion here is that he might trade books with most any other stal ¬ lion and still rank high on the List of 20 Leading Sires which he now heads headsFrank Frank Voss now is in Lexington doing portraits of Hydroplant II Potheen Easy Lass Armful Hug Again and other distinguished mares at Calumet On a previous visit he did canvases of Dustwhirl and Twilight Tear so that soon Warren Wright shall have an extensive art gallery The leading owners interest in the turf goes much deeper than the collection of gold cups and other such baubles however He is keenly aware of the fact that anything which is not in the best interests of the small owner and breeder will ultimately be detrimental to the maintenance of large studs and strings His sugges ¬ tion that the turf establish a school to develop officials has not fallen on fallow grounds We think that Ben F Lindheimer of Arlington and Washington and John C Clark of Hialeah are among the track operators who feel that steps should be taken in this direction directionTurf Turf ana Little Brownell Combs mare Local Colors this Spring foaled a particularly nice Requested colt He is the third generation of the family now breeding thoroughbreds Crepe Myrtle this year has a threeparts brother of Durazna and will be mated with Jet Pilot to double up the Frizette Henry Knight was a recent Calumet visitor to inspect steers and not horses One of the leading Blue Grass studs soon may change ownership There is some notion Case Ace may come from New Jersey A War Admiral colt out of Navarre is Pat ONeills preference of the Riddle yearlings

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