Reflections: Florida Commission Causes Its Predicament; Politics Should Be Shunned by Boards; Hirsch Jacobs The Heiress, Well-Named Filly; Many Bargain Babes From Saratoga Salesring, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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REFLECTIONS *Y nelson dunstan NEW YORK, N. Y., June 13.— In their busting by Gov. Fuller Warren, the Florida State Racing Commission has suffered embarrassment enough and this writer has no desire to further it. It must be said, however, thatthese men brought thand situation upon themselves. There was friction within their own ranks, but in one case when they banded together, they clearly demonstrated that they were little more than catspaws in the hands of Atty. Gen. Richard Ervin, whose political ambitions prompted him to enforce vigorously the commissions ill-considered rule which delayed the dissemination of racing news from the Florida tracks for 20 minutes. Although Leo Edwards, chairman of the commission, repeatedly stated that he did not subscribe to the rule, he voted for it because, as he told the press at Hialeah, "You all know, the attorney general is a good friend of mine." It has now been clearly shown that men who take office as racing commissioners in this country are risking great embarrassment if they use that office to further the political ambitions of their friends. The National Association of State Racing Commissioners, the vast majority of whom are conscientious officials, have also been embarrassed by this turn of affairs. AAA One of the best sales of horses in training will take place at Belmont Park tomorrow morning when the Fasig-Tipton Company offers some 70 head. The feature consignment is the five horses offered by the estate of Samuel D Riddle. All are colts, two by War Admiral, two by Mahmoud and one by Bernborough. Four are Florida Commission Causes Its Predicament Politics Should Be Shunned by Boards Hirsch Jacobs The Heiress, Well-Named Filly Many Bargain Babes From Saratoga Salesring two-year-olds, the exception being the three-year-old colt named Rataplan, who is by War Admiral out of Song, by Royal Ministrel. The produce of the mare, Song, won 50 races and approximately 20,000 to the end of 1950. Another consignment is that of the late Louis E. Stoddard, which is made up of a colt by Dante and two geldings by Mahmoud and Sir Damion. J. Tucci will sell eight horses, the most prominent of whom is Bob Con-sidine, the three-year-old who was highly regarded in the fall of last year. Another consignment is that of the Foxcatcher Farm of William duPont, Jr., and among the four he will sell is the six-year-old Rose Beam,_who is by Blenheim H. — Roseretter and who ran second to Ace Admiral in the Santa Anita Maturity in 1949 and third to Miss Grillo and Dinner Gong in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap the same year. Other consignors include the Wheatley Stable, Mill River Stable, G. H. Bostwick, Addison Stable, Elmendorf Farm and W. Goadby Loew, AAA Some weeks ago in Kentucky, this writer visited the farm of the famous veterinarian, Dr. Charles E. Hagyard. While there we had a good look at Stymie, who was one of our favorite horses of all time and, we think, one of the handsomest that ever stepped on a race track. Not only did we see the old boy himself, but several of his youngsters in nearby paddocks. Probably the most conspicuous is a filly that Jacobs has" named The Heiress, and one would have to go far to find a more suitably named miss. She is by Stymie out of Mahmoudess, a daughter of Mahmoud out of Forever Yours. During his racing career, Stymie earned 18,485, which placed him at the top of the worlds money-winning list until the coming of Citation. Mahmoudess was a hard-hitting mare, and during her career she won 5,312. Between them, Stymie and Mahmoud accounted for ,013,797, so, you may readily see why their filly was named The Heiressr We might add that she is no relation whatsoever to the good jumper, The Heir. She is a beautifully-bred miss. While Jacobs says, "Shes registered as a gray, ,but actually is a chestnut with a lot of gray in her." The combination is interesting for Stymie was a chesty nut with plenty of gold in his coat, while Mahmoudess was a gray. AAA The racing world in 1952 will be awaiting the appearance of The Heiress, but there is no saying what any youngster will do regardless of how much his sire or his dam earned, or what they accomplished as a team. In England, the supposed acme of breeding is to mate a winner of the Epsom Derby and the Epsom Oaks. Until the coming of Gallorette, Top Flight was the leading money-winning thoroughbred mare of all time. During her career, Top Flight earned 75,900. When retired, it was decided to send Top Flight to the court of Man o War, and when a colt resulted from this combination there was considerable interest in what the youngster should be named. After a "naming contest," this colt Continued on Page Thirty-Four REFLECTIONS 1 By NELSON DUNSTAN Continued from Page Forty-Four appeared in competition as Sky Raider. His record as a racer and .also his record in stud negated the long-held theory that "like begets like." Jacobs is correct when he says that, in all probability, this is the first mating of a sire and dam who jointly earned over one million dollars. In the case of The Heiress, Stymie earned more than nine-tenths of the million, but in the case of Man o War and Top Flight it was different, for Man o War won 49,465, While Top Flight earned 75,900, a total of 25,365. Here again is a demonstration of how stake and purse yalues have increased in the years that separated Man o War and Stymie. » AAA In the racing of the past two years, many bargains have come from the sales-rings at Keeneland and Saratoga. The latest of these is Princess Lygia, who won the Miss America Stakes at the Lincoln Fields meeting last Saturday. While this miss has not earned a great deal of money, she does show promise. She was taken from the Saratoga salesring for ,700 by Harry Trotsek, the trainer who has developed both good horses and good jockeys. Recently, we named some of the good yearlings who have come out of the Keeneland Sales, and to the Saratoga list may be added Cigar Maid at 2,000, Jet Master at ,000 and others. The year before, Count Turf, ,700; Battlefield, ,500, and Repetoire, ,000, came from the Fasig-Tipton arena at the upstate Spa. A day or two ago, we were talking with Tyson Gilpin, president of the Fasig-Tipton Company. Like many others, he is of the opinion that the yearling market will be stronger this year than it was in 1950, but he went on to say, "While no one can predict the future of a yearling, I do believe that this season we are going to offer many at Saratoga who will make their way in racing as two-year-olds in 1952."

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