Judges Stand: Blue Man Gives An Old Farm New Life; Real Delight Makes Prophet of Ebelhardt; Piquet Founding Family at Greentree Farm; Farm Secretaries Form Thorobred Club, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-09


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JUDGES STAND ; By Charles Hatton Blue Man Gives An Old Farm New Life Real Delight Makes Prophet of Ebelhardt Piquet Founding Family at Greentree Farm - Farm Secretaries Form Thorobred Club LEXINGTON, Ky., June 7. One hesitates to guess who willultimately be voted the champion of the 1952 three-year-olds, but young Dr. Horace N. Davis is hopeful Blue Man will continue to race with distinction. Davis reared him for A. T. Simmons at his Blue Grass Heights Farm, just across the road from old Idle Hour, on the leafy Frankfort Pike here. And the Blue Swords colts successes have brought the farm into a prominence it has not enjoyed since Davis father bred Burgoo King in partnership with Colonel Bradley. Blue Mans emergence as a runner of parts inclines Davis to think that "After all, one can never be sure about horses. I often have heard yearlings recommended, for instance, as runners in the field. Well, Blue Man was raised in a 35 acres paddock here with Eternal Moon, and Eternal Moon always could beat him racing around the fence. Both started in the Derby, and you know the order of finish. In fact Mr. Abbotts colt was so unglamorous, as a yearling that I had trouble recalling him when he began to get good, as they say He was a leggy, unfurnished colt, and he was a bit nervous. But he was sound and he was determined." Davis added that Blue Man is much more like his dam, Poppycock, in appearance than like his sire. But he is very unlike her as a going concern, for she ran for ,250 and was an infrequent winner. Further "there is not much back of her" in the way of pedigree, as Davis observes. The second dam, Foxiana, managed to win some 2,000 *~ in 72 starts, but also became a better producer than anybody had a right to expect, foaling the stakes winners Ghost Run and Boojiana. When this sort of thing occurs, pedigree experts have a very handy explanation. In such cases, the genotype is superior to the phenotype. There are many genotypes advertised for sale cheap here in the Blue Grass, and we are not just being facetious. Mrs. Warren Wrights slashing filly, Real Delight, is by way of making a long range prophet of Calumet Farm manager Ebelhardt. We learn from Mrs. Frank Glass, the farm secretary, that on March 3, 49, when the winner of the "Fillies Triple Crown" was a foal, Ebelhardt gave his appraisal of her for the records, and he commented "She is more than a Delight. The kind of filly who could be another Twilight Tear." She has recently been compared, and not altogether unfavorably, though perhaps a bit prematurely, with the 1944 Horse of the Year. Calumets yearling trainer Bob Moore thought her "By far the best" filly I have handled here." Thus if Blue Man, mentioned in the foregoing paragraph, was an uninspiring yearling, Real Delight appears to have impressed everyone as a potential turf queen from the first. Off what we have seen of the three-year-old fillies, Whirla Lea, sold privately by Calumet as an unbroken yearling, is second best of them. Though the column of one of her legs appears to us something less than plumb, she got a good report card, and was considered a "Big, strong, well put together, very wide awake and fast looking filly who handles herself well." Her dam, Ore The Lea, could win only 25 in two starts comprising as many "campaigns" for all her fashionable pedigree, by Bull Lea out of Nellie Flag, the next dam Nellie Morse. Probably she is also a "genotype." Both Real Delight and Whirla Lea may appear in the Cleopatra opening day at Arlington. And both incidentally are what Calumet would categorize as "Size One." This efficient establishment has all its mares categorized, in every conceivable classification or consideration which might occur to one who is drawing up the breeding list, including their size. If it interests you Twilight Tear is in Size One, Hydroplane H. and Hug Again Size Two, Armeds diminutive dam, Armful Size, Three. Bewitch was in Size Three but has outgrown it, now is Size Two. Greentrees Tom Fool is galloping again, we learn at the farm here, and while it is regrettable he had to miss the "Triple Crown" events, there are four 00,000 stakes just ahead at Arlington and Washington. Meanwhile, One Hitter is better than ever, and farm manager Clarkson Beard showed us some foals and yearlings this morning who may eventually add to the fame of the stables pink and black colors. There are yearling sisters to Hall of Fame and Capot and the foals include a brother to Capot and a sister to One Hitter. Beard tells us that Piquet, dam of Capot, has this year been bred to Nasrullah. Piquet is A. B. Hancock Sr.s idea of the ideal type of broodmare. She is a black mare with a star, about medium height, has an aristocratic Peter Pan head, and is by St. Germans out of Parry, by Peter Pan. She won the Delaware Oaks, Test, Diana and other stakes and Parry aiso was a stakes winner. Piquet came out in a good year for fillies, and John Gaver describes her as "very tough." Her yearling sister to Capot is herself an outstanding specimen and high hopes are entertained for her. Capots first crop was delivered this spring and comprises five fillies and a colt out of the stakes mare Expression. There is not an inferior foal in the lot and he will be bred to some 15 mares this season. Beard, incidentally, was the originator of the Stud Managers Course, which proved so informative and popular here last winter. He met with other directors of the course here on the week-end and plans were outlined for another class later this year. Several scores of aspiring farm managers and a number of newcomers to the breeders ranks, among them Larry MacPhail and Gordon Guiberson, attended in 51 and everybody enrolled felt it was a jrewarding experience. Turf ana: Lexington has a new club, The Thorobred Club, for "farm secretaries and others of the distaff side connected with the bloodstock industry. It has more than 40 members. Calumets Mrs. Glass is the president. . .Six homebred yearlings were shipped from here last fall to race for Ben Whitaker." Four have started, three winning their first attempts. They include Tahitian King and a brother to My Request called Star Request. Some of the Whitaker staff consider the latter the best prospect the Texan ever has had... The Hertzes are returning from abroad, plan visiting Stoner Creek briefly en route to California. Johnny Longden won an allowance race on Risque Ma for them recently at Hollywood Park. . .Mrs. Grahams famed Busher is rearing a blocky, chestnut Jet Pilot filly foal at Spendthrift. . .Battlefield is said to have sulked in the Suburban. . .Bowie assured itself a livewire executive In Jack Needles, long a most important "cog in the wheel" at Pimlico.

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