Mereworth is Largest Single Sales Consignor: To Offer 25 Fillies and 18 Colts at Keeneland Summer Vendues, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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Mereworth Is Largest Single Sales Consignor To Offer 25 Fillies and 18 Colts At Keeneland Summer Vendues By HUGH J. McGUIRE Staff Correspondent LEXINGTON, Ky., June 6.— The largest single consignor to" theKeeneland Summer Sale of selected yearlings is the Mereworth Farm of Walter J. Salmon. This group totals 43 head divided into 25 fillies and 18 colts vand the youngsters are by 20 different stallions. Numerically toppingthe list of sires is Mereworths Vezzano, Italian son of Ortello — Volage who is represented by 10 offspring. This is his second crop of American foals. Next in line is the farms other Italian stallion, Sirte who also is by Ortello and from Silene. This is also his second American crop and he is represented by five colts and one filly. The other stallions who sired the Mere-worth offering are Pensive; War Admiral,, Pasteurized, Balladier, Our Boots, Grand Admiral, Reaping Reward, Ocean Wave, Fighting Fox, Ariel, Haltal, Some Chance, Bull Lea, Eight Thirty, Hairan, Whirlaway, Bless Me and Polynesian. Several of the Mereworth youngsters come particularly well recommended. A chestnut colt by Pensive — Alpenstock m. is a half-brother to Ruhe and Sturdy One. A Vezzano filly from the Bull Dog mare, Aristocracy, is a half-sister to Hawley. The Kentucky Oaks winner, Canina, is the dam of a handsome colt by War Admiral. A comely miss by Reaping Reward — Fast Stride is a sister to Quick Reward. A bay filly by Bull Lea — Lady Lark is a sister to Twilight Tear. A colt by Eight Thirty — More Delight is an engaging individual. The first foal of the stakes-winner Windmill is an attractive bay filly by Polynesian. The all-over, picture of the Mereworth youngsters does credit to farm manager Ward Wright who has the youngsters in top shape. The dams of 22 of the Mere-worth yearlings are stakes winners or dams of stakes winners. All of the youngsters have Futurity and other stakes engagements.

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