Judges Stand: Bull Lea Again Sets Pace for U.S. Sires; Many Chi. Stakes for Calumets Sister Act; Keeneland Adds to Distribution for Fillies; Caps Emphasize Value of Equipoise Blood, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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JUDGES STANDI * — By Charles Hatton Bull Lea Again Sets Pace for U.S. Sires Many Chi. Stakes for Calumets Sister Act Keeneland Adds to Distribution for Fillies Caps Emphasize Value of Equipoise Blood LEXINGTON, Ky., June 3. Calumet Farms fabulous Bull Lea, leading money-winning sire of all time, currently occupies his accustomed place at the top of the list for 1952, with some possibility he will remain there. Even though Hill Gail, winner of two 00,000 Derbys, will be on the sidelines for several months, and at the moment two fillies appear to be his most formidable representatives. The feeling is quite general that in Real Delight he is represented by the smartest of the seasons three-year-old fillies. And here in Kentucky, where she has made all her starts to date, Real Delights sister Bub-bley is considered the-one-to-beat for two-year-old filly honors. Tracks this year are offering many valuable stakes*f or fillies, and Ben Jones has Real Delight and Bubbley on hand at Chicago for the opulent roster of such events Ben Lindheimer will present at Arlington and Washington. Bubbley is in the 0,000 added Lassie and may be a starter also in the 5,000 Pollyanna at the Arlington meet, which begins June 16. Real Delight is in only the 5,000 added Arlington Matron among the early closing events, but could be made eligible also for the 5,000 Cleopatra on opening day, the 5,000 Artful Handicap and the 0,000 Modesty Handicap, without venturing out of her sex division. At the Washington Park meet there are the 5,000 Beverly Handicap and the 0,000 Misty , Isle Handicap. This may sound rather like counting chickens before they hatch, but the point is that it is conceivable Calumets "Sister Act" can do much toward keeping Bull Lea at the top of the sire list. It was during Arlington-Washington that Busher established himself as the "Horse of the Year," when she met and defeated the older horses in the handicaps. Ben Jones usually can restrain his enthusiasm for racing three-year-old fillies against old horses, but the 00,000 Arlington and Washington Handicaps have not yet closed. It must remain for future racing to show precisely how good Real Delight is, for she encountered., enough untoward racing luck to excuse her in her only defeat. To be perfectly candid about it we thought her Black-Eyed Susan a much more scintillating performance than was the Preakness. Her admirers regret she was dropped from that event and is not in the Classic and American Derby. For that matter, neither is the Preakness winner Blue Man. But we suppose that if there is a demand for a race between them some enterprising track operator will make such a proposal. Opportunies for "the female of the species" were increased only a few days ago, when Keeneland announced the new 5,000 added Alcibiades for two-year-old fillies at its October meeting. This will be the richest race for the age and sex in Kentucky. And it seems to us rather appropriate the Blue Grass club should sponsor such an event, for the reason breeders in the area long have advocated more filly races, and many of the most expensive yearling fillies are sold in the summer sales, conducted by the Breeders Sales Company at Keeneland. It also strikes us that the Alcibiades is a suitable name for the new stake. Alcibiades is the "foundation dam" at the Beaumont Farm of Hal Price Headley, and that veteran turfman was active in establishing both Keeneland and the cooperative sales company. Perhaps you remember that Alcibiades was herself a first-class performer, as well as being ancestress of Menow, Tom Fool, Capot, Lithe, Sparta, Athenia, Salaminia and many other stakes winners. The aging matriarch now is a pensioner here at Beaumont Farm. Keeneland had a fall special for two-year-old fillies some years ago, and in one renewal Brown-ell Combs Miss Dogwood dusted off Alfred Vanderbilts Petrify. But this race was abandoned. "We should think that with 5,000 added the Alcibiades will be well supported by the owners of the better "junior misses," for there is no midwestern stake for them following the summer meeting at Washington Park. Spartan Valor could not fill his engagement in the Suburban, nevertheless the stake once again stressed the value of the blood of Equipoise. For two grandsons of the "Chocolate Soldier," One Hitter and Mameluke, were first* and third, respectively, at the w end of this mile and a quarter. Spartan Valor is by Equipoises son, Attention; One Hitter by Equipoises son, Shut Out, and Mameluke is out of Equipoises sister, Schwester. "Ekky" himself won one of the finest Suburban renewals this observer ever covered, when, in 1933, he picked up 132 pounds and ran the mile and a quarter in 2:02 in front of Osculator, carrying 107, and Apprentice, under 112. He came back to unsaddle with a plate dangling from one hoof and it was perfectly possible to track him to the barn from the bleeding. Breeders in the area attach much significance to the Suburban, perhaps more than to any other handicap, though some now are richer. They also watch for the results of the two-year-old stakes a bit more intently than usual as the summer sales time nears, for often these tend to enhance the values of youthful sires progeny. That Walter M. Jeffords has one of the most promising in Pavot was shown once again at Delaware, when Centime captured the Christiana Stakes. He races for William Goadby Lowe, whose Pavot colt, The Pimpernel, was a record breaker at two in 51, and he was bred by Dr. and Mrs. Frank Porter Miller, who have a California farm and a number of mares here in central Kentucky. Centime is by no means the first runner bred by the Millers, who reared last years Derby winner, Count Turf. Turf ana: The Aga Khans success in the Epsom Derby will not mark his first consignment of yearlings to the Saratoga sales. . . . The Whilom stakes performer, Flood-town, now is racing in Ohio, and winning at the age of 10. . . . Believe it or not, but Ohioans have an Ohio Racing Fans Association. Presented Lou Pondfield a plaque for his advancement of the turf sport there the other day. . . . Wilmcr Brinton, an alumnus of Pimlicos Alibi Table, is a racing official in the Buckeye State. . . . Cranwood may be increased in circumference to seven furlongs and become the scene again of trotting races. . . . D. A. Headley is developing a branch of Alcibiades family through Sparta, Buddy Kenney and Pitcher, though he has experienced more luck with Gagas produce up to now. ... It is not true that when Miss Doreen foaled a Noor colt Versailles Charles Kenney could be heard in Lexington. The Continued on Page Thirty-Seven % I JUDGES STAND By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Forty prevailing winds were against him. ... Tribe, runner-up in the Christiana, is -among: 52s most consistent two-year-olds. Has taken three firsts and six seconds from 11 starts, may yet make a stakes producer of the Bull tea mare Sanjo.** . . Cranwoods success is most encouraging: to Randalls Saul Silberman, who has more stand and "tote" facilities.

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