Sweeps Graded Handicaps: Blue Grass Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Blue Grass Notes LEXINGTON, Ky.. May 6. The Thoroughbred Club of America, which now numbers some 400 members from all parts of the country, recently recognized o the important part that • the y younger members are taking in the operation t: of the organization by electing Dan W. £ Scott as vice-president to the veteran pres- ii ident Tollie Young. Scott, son of Harrie B. £ Scott of Shandon Farm, operates his own f farm on Russell Cave Pike. The Thorough- b bred Club has headquarters in Lexington, v where Gus Owens serves as secretary. The Brookdale Farm of the veteran j. breeder Thomas Piatt is best known in re- c cent years as the home of the great Alsab, s second in the 1942 Kentucky Derby. But $ this establishment produced the Derby winner, Donau, successful in 1910. A young stallion, accepted by breeders , immediately upon retirement to the stud * is Cable, by War Admiral — Miss Brief, by Sickle. The property of Mrs. Aksel Wich- f feld, Cable stands~at the Elsmeade Farm c of Cy F. White, where his book filled t quickly for 1950 and 1951. Cables sire, War i Admiral, won the Derby in 1937. Henry Knight, master of Almahurst j Farms -Nos. 1 and 2, will follow his usual custom this season of selling his yearlings s at the Saratoga sales, in August. The , youngsters destined for the sales ring in- elude colts and fillies by Goya IL, Menow, j Roman, Priam n.. Hash, Teddys Comet, ] Bull Lea, Mahmoud, Adaris and others. Keeneland Stud, on the Versailles Pike near Keeneland track, has the unique distinction of having been conducted by members J of the same family since 1781. Steeped" j In tradition, the nursery now is operated on a definitely modern plan by Keen Gur-nee. ] The stallions standing here are Jean Valjean and his son, Side Boy. Bill Sallee, who operates a modern thoroughbred , van service in the Blue Grass area, is the son of the veteran trainer, J. Price Salee, whose charges now are quar- tered at Churchill Downs. The elder Sallee trains a public stable that includes- the racers of the venerable breeder, Thomas Piatt. William Goetz of California, owner of Your Host, has another interest in the Blue Grass country. The. stallion, Eiffel Tower, owned by Goetz, is standing at the Elm-hurst Farm of T. Owen Campbell on the Winchester Pike. Alex Gordon manages Elmhurst and Mrs. Gordon recently was hostess to Goetz daughters, Barbara and Judy. Gordon formerly managed the California farm of Louis B. Mayer, father of Mrs. Goetz. Knoll wood Farm operated by Frederick W. Janson. Jr., and his sister Virginia, will send its first crop of three yearling colts to the Saratoga sales this summer. A yearling filly by Pensive— Vamplrine, who completed the first crop, will be retained and tested for racing before joining the Knoll-wood mares. Market Wise, who stands at the Hedge-wood Stud of Charles A. Asbury, failed to win the Kentucky Derby in 1941 when Whirlaway was successful. Market Wise was third in that renewal, but went on to establish himself solidly throughout his career. His sire, Brokers Tip, won the Derby in 1933.. A yearling filly by the 1942 Derby winner, Shut Out, Is among the handsome lot of seven yearlings at Hedge-wood. Bimelech, who finished second to Gala-hadlon in the 1940 Kentucky Derby, then went on to account for both the Preakness and Belmont, is among the stallions standing at Greentree Stud. The son of Black Toney — La Troienhe is the property of a syndicate composed of Ogden Phipps, King Ranch and Greentree Stud, Inc. The 1937 Derby winer. War Admiral, is the sire of a brown filly from First Gun at the Coldstream Stud of E. E. Dale Shaffer. First Gun is by Only One from Gun Play, she by Man o War. Farm manager Charles Kenney reports that this inbreeding was done with the express aim of securing a filly who would duplicate the 1915 success of Regret, the only filly to win the Derby. Among the -yearlings consigned to the Keeneland sales by Grant A. Dorlands Roseland Farms is a handsome colt by the 1943 Kentucky Derby winner. Count Fleet, and a likely looking filly by the 1941 Derby winner, Whirlaway. Perne L. Grlssom, automobile dealer of Detroit, is one of the busiest owners of a racing stable and breeding farm. Grissom commutes frequently in his own plane from Detroit to Florida or wherever his stable happens to be racing, but finds time to 7 7 * * * J » * -j , j j - ] ] ] i 1 ] : 1 ] ; 1 ] 1 • : visit his Duntreath Farm on the Paris Pike. This modern plant is managed by P. C. "Pett" Williams. Col. Phil T. Chinn, one of the old guard of Kentucky horse traders, is still actively in business. Alternating be£ween his office In downtown Lexington, his stable at the Fair Grounds and his Old Hickory Farm, the Colonel puts in a full day; In addition to its excellent record of having sent out four Kentucky Derby winners, the Claiborne Farm of A. B: Hancock at Paris, Ky., holds the distinction of having been the birthplace of thoroughbreds who have won more money than horses from any other farm in the world.

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