To Turn Out Three Rings at Farm until November, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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To Turn Out Three Rings At Farm Until November BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 8.— Trainer Willie Knapp said today that Mrs. Evelyn L. Hopkins* Three Rings, accompanied by the rest of the stable, Ned Luck and Beaus Dream, would be sent to Doug Davis High Hope Farm at Lexington, Ky., this afternoon and turned out until November. At that time, the handicap star and a group of homebred yearlings will be taken up for a Florida campaign. Though he looked, bodily, in the-best condition of his career, Three Rings -had been unable to win this season since his successful debut in the Royal Palm Handicap at Hialeah. His best race was a second in the Widener won by Sunglow, which Hedley Woodhouse tried to win from the stewards on a foul claim, which was not allowed. Three Rings most recent start was in the Suburban, in which he finished fourth behind Busanda, Lone Eagle and County Delight, but beat all of the other horses who tried to run with him for the first mile, including Greek Ship and Lights Up. Three Rings goes to the farm with a record of 23 wins, eight seconds and seven thirds in 66 starts and earnings of 43,762. A pronounced aversion to damp tracks kept him out of more than 00,000 worth of stakes last year alone, at times when he was in the best form of his career. The son of Blue Larkspur — Circus Ring, by Bull Dog, was purchased for ,500 from J. P. "Sammy" Smith at Hialeah four years ago and promptly won for his Cleveland owner.

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