Story of Two Blind Mares, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Story of Two Blind Mares LEXINGTON, Ky., May 22.— Victory of Metal Mike in the William Penn Stakes at Garden State revives attention to the story of, the two blind mares. Metal Mike is by Pilate — Strange Device, by Stimulus and is the property of F. Eugene Dixon, Jr. Strange Device was purchased last year from the Fall Sales at Keeneland by the Coldstream Stud of E. E. Dale Shaffer who had, wanted her for some time. Shaffer had been one of the contending bidders for Strange Device when she was sold for 5,500 to Walter Chrysler, Jr., from the Marshall Field vendue in 1945. At that time, Strange Device was -carrying Abstract who was to win the Washington Handicap in 1950. Her own racing record and her pedigree is stakes-studded. She is blind and was purchased by Shaffer for a companion to another Coldstream, mare who also is blind. This is Cottage Cheese, secured from the dispersal of W. Plunket Stewart, because she is the dam of the Coldstream mare Farmerette who is the dam, among others, of Miss Mommy. . « ♦ it t

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