Reflections: Fillies and Mares Grab Spotlight Today Busanda, How, Kiss Me Kate in New Castle Keeneland Sales Catalogs Being Mailed Gansett Officials Hope for Top Sophomores, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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•*•"■— " mm-m*mmm REFLECTIONS* NELS0N DUNSTAN NEW YORK, N. Y., June 29.— Throughout the land tomorrow there will be interesting races, but the two which will probably command greatest attention are the Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park and the New Castle Handicap at Delaware Park, both of which are for fillies and mares. mares. Here Here in in the the East, East, Donald Donald mm-m*mmm mares. mares. Here Here in in the the East, East, Donald Donald Ross beautiful track at Wilmington will stage a 0,000 race which could place Busanda in the clear as the current champion of the older division of her sex and also remove doubts that Herman B. Delmans How is the three-year-old filly champion. A. G. Vanderbilts Next Move was expected to start in the New Castle, but as she has popped an osslet, she will be on the sidelines until the fall at least. As a three-year-old, Next Move defeated Busanda consistently. While it is unfortunate that the Vanderbilt miss is out of competition it gives Busanda the chance to shine. How, winner of the Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks, is in at 115 pounds, and her keenest rival, Kiss Me Kate, has been assigned 113. On the outcome of this event depends whether How has a clearer claim to the three-year-old title among her age and sex, or whether Kiss Me Kate is going to be a stubborn factor in the races to come. This is the race of the day. AAA Bill Evans of the Breeders Sales Company, is distributing the catalogs for the Keeneland Sales, which will open July 30 and continue through August 2. On the cover is a drawing of Flyamanita, who was one of the bargains of the sales two years ago. In the foreword the names of the 31 yearlings who were sold at Keeneland Fillies and Mares Grab Spotlight Today Busanda, How, Kiss Me Kate in New Castle Keeneland Sdles Catalogs Being Mailed Gansett Officials Hope for Top Sophomores and since have won 00,000 or more are listed. There are 413 yearlings in the 1951 catalog and these were selected from an original entry of 764 head. At this time of the year, there is always speculation as to whether the sales will top those of the year before. At the end of the four days selling sessions last year, breeders were pleasantly surprised. Although the Korean situation could have materially affected the market, the 381 colts and fillies brought ,291,344, an average of ,018. This represented an increase of approximately 00 per head over the previous year. There is every reason to believe that the coming sales again will show increases. We have yet to meet a breeder who is not optimistic about the outcome, and some have gone so far as to say that they look for an increase of 40 per cent. That may be too high and consignors will be satisfied with less. AAA Last year, the Breeders Sales Company tried the experiment of one long selling session daily, instead of one in the afternoon and another in the evening. After the sales, consignors and buyers were polled and the vast majority were in favor of the single session, so that is the schedule this year. The largest consignment will be that from the Mereworth Farm of Walter J. Salmon. Although this organization deals in quantity, it will offer some youngsters of the highest quality to be found in any sales ring this season. This writer was in Lexington for a week after the Kentucky Derby inspecting yearlings and tomorrow we will return there for another week or ten days to complete our task. Last year, a Mah-moud filly brought 5,000 at Saratoga, the highest-priced yearling of the season: In Kentucky, a bay colt by Jet Pilot out of Crepe Myrtle, now named Jet Jewel, sold for 2,000, which was the highest price in 1950 for a colt. A year ago, seven fillies sold for more than 5,000 each, and four came from the Spendthrift Farm of Leslie Combs H. As Spendthrift will send their youngsters into the ring the first day, they will prove a good yardstick by which to measure prices. AAA Officials at Narragansett in Rhode Island are hoping that the Providence Handicap on July 18, will draw a representative group of three-year-olds. While the stake, which is at a mile and a furlong, has 5,000 added, judge James E. Dooley is willing to increase it to 5,000 to attract some of the top-notchers in the division. The race comes at an opportune time for members of the sophomore ranks as there will be no important three-year-old events in the East. The Pawtucket officials are hoping to get Count Turf, Bold and Counterpoint, but, as the entries close tomorrow night, it will not be known until early next week whether any of this trio has been nominated. Horatio Luro, trainer of How, may decide to send the three-year-old filly champion to the post in the 5,000 Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct on July 11, and then possibly ship her to oppose colts in the Providence. The Delman trainer has not committed himself on this, but as there are no other important events for three-year- Continued on Page Forty-Three REFLECTIONS By NELSON DUNSTAN Continued from Page Fifty -Two old fillies in July, he may decide to take a chance against the colts at Pawtucket. I * * * Just when it looked as if the two-year-olds were shaping their division, Jet Master | met defeat and on Wednesday Cigar Maid was out of the money in the Astoria Stakes, a five-horse race that was won by the Brae Burn Farms Star-Enfin, a hardhitting filly by the young stallion, Star i Pilot. It has been noticeable this year that owners of promising two-year-old colts and i fillies have been reluctant to enter them in early stakes, especially in New York. Tomorrow the Hyde Park Stakes for mem- i bers of this division at Arlington Park, near Chicago, will be run, and on Monday Delaware Park will stage the Dover Stakes, which is for two-year-olds at five and a : half furlongs. With Jet Master on the sidelines, this event will probably attract The 1 Pimpernel and Pintor, the latter being the youngster who scored over Jet Master in the Tremont Stakes at Aqueduct. While 1 the Hyde Park in the West and the Dover 1 in the East should bring some clarification i in the juvenile ranks, it is this writers 1 opinion that racing has yet to see the best members of the baby ranks in action. By j the time the Hopeful Stakes rolls around in the fall, the two-year-old division prob- ] ably will have taken on an entirely new 1 complexion. 1

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