Judges Stand: Broodmare Essays Comeback at Detroit; Ky. Colonel Arlington Futurity Hopeful; New Stake Interests Lincolns Manager; Myrtlewoods Family Grows at Spendthrift, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-04


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JUDGES STAND 1 By Charles Hatton l lBroodmare Broodmare Essays Comeback at Detroit Ky Colonel Arlington Futurity Hopeful New Stake Interests Lincolns Manager MyrtlewoocTs Family Grows at Sjjendthrift SjjendthriftLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky June 3 3The The racing wars are not over for Blue and Gray Readers of DAILY RACING FORM need not be at all surprised if they turn to the past performances and find Blue Ocean ch c 2 bv Teddvs Comet Blue and Gray running somewhere and Blue and Gray herself in the third race at Detroit Fair Grounds The broodmare is going racing again we learn from Keene Gurnee master of the historic Keeneland Stud Moreover she may turn out to be in foal Blue and Gray is an aptly named sevenyearold by Jean Valjean out of Alice Blue Gown who once was a popular favorite of the racegoing public in the Midwest Blue and Gray was leased to Bomar Stable at two three and four Gurnee tells us and when she was not flirting she won some races in one of these she beat Canma She was bred to Lovely Night this spring and turned over to Tom Young to train at Detroit If she proves to be in foal later on Young will send her home Gurnee added that Blue and Gray is the only living daughter of Alice Blue Grown Another daughter Blue Alice and the latters first foal were killed by a bolt of lightning Perhaps the best of Alice Blue Gowns byproduce was Battle ¬ ship Gray although Silver Cord was said to be the medium of quite a coup for the Ellsworths in the Southwest He was standing in Arizona to latest accounts Another son Carlisia showed much speed but unfortunately caught a hind foot in the gate at the break of a Florida race and wrenched his back muscles Wonderful invention the stall gate A good many mares have raced well in foal among them G D Wideners Thorn Apple whose first born Lady Apple literally went six furlongs in 112 before she was foaled foaledKy foaledI I Ky Colonel is a candidate for the Arlington and Washington Park FuturitiesrandJ he is in the East View and several other eastern stakes although I am not sure we will ship him Joe Goodwin told us today My trainer John Goode said that the colt came out of the Joliet in rood condition and perhaps he will be a starter in the Hyde Park on the 21st at Arlington Goodwin last week added Jacks Jill Ballas Girl and the twoyearold Bal ladier colts Chicken Hawk and Canary Bird to his string at LincolnatWashington The Lexington auto dealer and sportsman reports 16 foals mostly Balladiers at his Patchen Wilkes this spring Remarkably enough they are eight colts and eight fillies filliesPete Pete pDonnell a native of Derbytown and a former fourth estater is doing a splendid job in his first season as general manager of the Lincoln Fields club ODonnell joined the staff of the old Louisville Herald in 1923 when he still was attending Manual High gravitated to the HeraldPost in 37 was employed by the Chicago Examiner and finally helped to organize the staff of The Sun which he left last December to assume the management of Lincoln Fields ODonnell says that he finds managing a race meet is strictly a matter of organization Here at LincolnatWashington the tote department racing secretarys department admissions staff and all of the other crews have functioned smoothly I should like to add that we have been assisted also by Johrf Jackson and Jim Henderson of the Washington club Actually I find that most of the work of operating a meeting is done long before the gates are opened It is more or less routine once the bugle blows ODonnell is much interested in Lincolns new feature the 10000 Miss America for twoyearold fillies on June 12 There is quite a lot of material for such a race here he observes and some of the fillies are really good ones I think By the way some of your Kentucky breeders advocated the race Keeneland and Churchill Downs do not present a f illyandmare stake in the spring but Lincoln may consider one in future seasons seasonsLeslie Leslie Combs said when his term as president of the N A R C expired that he planned to go put to Spendthrift and concentrate on breeding some runners from those daughters of Myrtlewood On a recent morn ¬ ing he showed us some results of this enterprise in the form of three colt foals Crepe Myrtle had foaled a Bull Lea who is Duraznas threeparts brother the night before Galla Wood is rearing a Bimelech that is said to have elicited a bid of 25000 as soon as he is weaned Myrtle woods granddaughter Local Colors has a most alert Re ¬ quested All have the stylish carriage strong stifles and flat hocks peculiar to the Myrtlewood branch of the wonderful Frizette family Pedigree pundits note that Black Tarquin and My Babu favorites for the Epsom Derby and last years Kentucky Derby winner descend from this matriarch matriarchTurf Turf ana Lieut Well winner of the Jervis Spencer Chase is a grandson of Top Flight Spendthrift now numbers more than 1000 acres W C Marshall retired Cincinnati business man plans to breed a few thoroughbreds at his Huntslea Farm near Flemingsburg Elmendorfs final tally of 1948 foals is 15 colts and 13 fillies Watermill has a twoyearold sister called Witchs Choice in the Erdenheim string Dixianas Star Reward looms the one to beat for the LaSalle at Lincoln atWashington The TRA notes that Omahas stud fee has shrunk from 1500 to 15 F H Eddy is toying with a notion of reviving thoroughbred sales at the local Tattersalls

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