Judges Stand: Ol Skipper Impresses Chicagoans; French Mares, Foals Coming Here; Brookmeades Splash Story Book Colt; Detroiters Assured High-Class Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-11


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatton 1 1Ol Ol Skipper Impresses Chicagoans French Mares Foals Coming Here Brookmeades Splash Story Book Colt Detroiters Assured HighClass Sport SportLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky June 10 10Chicagoans Chicagoans are looking forward with interest to another brush between John Marschs lively colt Ol Skipper and his rivals Ky Colonel and Olympia who deadheated for the Joliet m iron of him This may come about in the Hyde Park of 20000 at Arlington Park 10 days ahead Ol Skipper was beaten off three lengths in the LincolnatWashington stake which was run in track record time of 58 His admirers point out however that this was only his second start and that he came back to tie the record in his third Thus the record is held by three colts run ¬ ning in two races strange as it may seem The really impressive thing about Ol Skip ¬ pers race was that he was bowling along casually two lengths off the pace 70 yards out then uncorked a Garrison finish This is contrary to the technique of his sire Occupation who was a frontrunner rather than a stretch runner Futurity John Marsch hasnt won a Futurity since Free for All brought his record to three straight in the Washington Park Futurity of 1944 but it is freely conjectured that in Ol Skipper he has a worthwhile prospect By the way Ol Skipper is out of a Man o War mare but we should think it would be awkward to fit her into any breeding theories Seaway was bred by Mrs Marion dQPont Scott ran and won for 500 at Wheeling Downs American turfmen and breeders soon will have a first hand knowledge of French thoroughbreds The Frencb Bloodstock Agency will offer a consignment of 23 year ¬ lings at Tattersalls here on July 30 and manager Pete Williams of Duntreath Farm expects a shipment of French mares with foals at side and in foal by Sep ¬ tember 1 These are to be offered at Tattersalls in tha fall It is indicated that the French will ship summer and fall consignments each of the next two years Several French sires are known to be for sale and there are vague reports that Victor Thomas of the Bloodstock Agency may sell Imprudences sire Canot for export to the United StatesThe States The Brookmeade Stables clever threeyearold colt Splash is something to give students of conformation pause He has what is called a broken back and indeed was foaled that way Splash is a product of Claiborne by Isolator out of Ripples and he has a deformity of the vertabrae which amounts to a permanent crick in his back At 4500 he was the cheapest yearling that Mrs Sloane bought in 1946 when she was tha runnerupper in the totals invested in the market The Han ¬ cocks could not be very reassuring but observed that he seemed able to get about well enough at the farm without any weight up Splash won once in 10 tries last season and this year has fared remarkably well for the shape he is in To the writing Preston Burch has started him five times and he has wou twice was second in the Constitution and finished third once This brought his earnings to approximately 10000 Quite aparfc from the fact he is a bargain yearling Splash is disproving the theory that Ripples is a dead branch of the famed Frizetta family tree treeThe The Middle West may have a new race track in 1949 if it is possible to construct one The Detroit Racing Asso ¬ ciations lease on the Fair Grounds expires this year and two new groups plan a course there John C Clark Town send B Martin and Louis Lazare are prominent racing men identified with the eastern group Henry Knight and E E Dale Shaffer are Kentuckians who are identified with the middle western group Each is preparing to pre ¬ sent its plans for a new Michigan course to State Racing Commissioner Lewis L Bredin who has achieved some things in the best interest of the turf during the year he has been serving in this capacity Bredin is quoted as saying that each of the new clubs will receive the same consideration before a license is granted The eastern group estimate they can invest 7000000 in a modern course Both include turfmen of the highest ideals and either way it seems perfectly safe to say Detroit would gain high class sport The Motor City has demonstrated clearly enough it will support a major track trackTurf Turf ana It is permissible to doubt if Racing Commissioner E E D Shaffers catch at the Cat Caytuna tournament was either so photogenique or so profitable as his catch of the brood ¬ mare Spotted Beauty for a reported 9000 Her first two foals Royal Blood and Spotted Bull made 95000 at the year ¬ ling sales Elmendorf drew the inauspicious opening date of the Keeneland Sales for the fifth consecutive year and the second straight at a drawing H Guy Bedwell will race at Arlington for the first time in the Middle West in many years

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