Between Races: New Consignors to Calif. Sales Kentucky Sires Are Represented Hertz Vendue on Opening Night Culling Process to Aid Auction, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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1 % Ml A m mm BETWEEN RACES 0,0**0* HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK. PARK, Tnerlewond Inglewood, OaHf Calif., * J n... . 0- • . ** ,-t e- 1 * *, * r™._ ,_*_ n™_ „, „, HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK. PARK, Tnerlewond Inglewood, OaHf Calif., June 26. — Creating a first class yearling market in California has been a slow pull for the breeders, auction wise, but a great deal of progress has been noted in the past five years, and the forthcoming sale promises to accentuate the trend for two reasons, the presence of many new sellers with bloodlines of nationally recognized merit, and the minimum bid of 00, 00, which which has has a a dual dual 00, 00, which which has has a a dual dual purpose, to discourage any breeder offering yearlings which are not up to a higher standard than ever before and to eliminate some of the tediousness in getting bidding started. Most everyone is agreed that the next step forward in the California picture is to create a firm and open market for young stock, and the breeders sale, at Santa Anita come July 14 and 15 will at once serve to prove up that market and act as a bellweather, or forecaster, of the trends to be expected at both Keeneland and Saratoga. The policy of the California breeders to permit any member to sell regardless of the foaling place of the yearling has enabled a number of new bloodlines to be catalogued, m addition, some of the Wests best known breeding farms are consigning. These include Archie Sneed with three With Regards yearlings, the late Thomas W. Simmons, with seven head by Free America, W. W. "Waffle Man" Nay-lor with 10 in the sale, most of them by his proven sire. Kings Abbey; Mrs. John D. Hertz with eight head. six. of them by Count Speed; George M. Thomas, a somewhat new but strong figure who has three Kentucky conceived youngsters by Jet Pilot, Spy Song, and Double Jay, and John DeBlois Wack with an Ajax, a Faultless, and a Bernborough consigned. AAA Other newcomers include George Covert, the produce man from Tracy, Milton Dyke of Los Angeles, J. E. Warren of Tulare. Mrs. Gordon Guiberson of La Jolla, and Edward C. Flynn of Flynn Land Company, Santa Barbara. Consignors who are back again with the recommendation of having sold yearlings in the past who have proven more than worthwhile include Mrs. Dorothy P. Barrett with a Russia n., Dr. H. J. Weedn with the Wire Tappers, Mrs. W. Gaffers with Top Rows, Elwood B. * J n... . 0- • . ** ,-t e- 1 * New Consignors to Calif. Sales Kentucky Sires Are Represented Hertz Vendue on Opening Night Culling Process to Aid Auction "Pie Prince" Johnston with a mixed consignment, D. S. Jeppson with the Firoze-pores, Ted Schaps of Emigrant Gap with the new Suncaps, Dr. Chester L. Wilson of San Ysidro with the popular Dogaways, Erick Krag of Aptos with the last of the Beti-Bats, Mrs. Jane Rolph with two Bric-A-Bacs, Wally Zager with Three Limpios, D. J. Davis of Phar Lap fame with more Russias, Peter McBean with a Burning Dream and a Mafosta; J. W. Turner who has the largest single consignment in the sale with several Domingos and others by Toubo and Fast and Fair; Walter Thompson with the Head Plays, and Carleton Burke with two fillies, one by Mafosta and the other by Reading II. Among the single horse consignments are those of Lloyd Brogan with a Bulltrum; Dale Hector with a Head Play, Lou Rowan with a Trier arch, Jay Tyson with a Kings Abbey and W. J. Cross with a Trierarch. AAA The luck of the draw for catalogue positions saw the Hertz consignment winding up the first nights session, and that of Archie Sneed the second. The Hertz offerings all are fillies, a circumstance occasioned by the fact that the man is becoming overloaded with his own blood, needs to sell and replace with outcross blood. The topper of this group is perhaps the Count Speed — Cosmopolite filly. Cosmopolite is a stakes winning own sister to Great Circle and comes from a stout distaff line. Five others are by Count Speed, with one filly each by Count Gallahad and Triplicate. The vendue marks the debut of Nay-lor into a California summer sale, although two years ago, he sold stock in the fall, topped the vendue with a colt named Battling Abbey, who won his purchase price out several times. Naylors "lead" yearling is a full brother to Battling Abbey, although we are inclined to favor a colt by Kings Abbey from the Blue Larkspur mare, Bright Lining, thus making the youngster a half-brother to the Hollywood Park development, Blue Trumpeter. Naylor is selling all his yearlings this summer, 10 in the California sale, six at the Del Mar vendue early in September. *, * r™._ ,_*_ n™_ „, „, The late Thomas W. Simmons consigned before his death, and of the seven of the first crop of Free Americas, we believe the estate has a candidate for top sales honors in a colt by Free America — Bel Amour HI., by Beau Pere. Belle Amour JJX is one of the best known broodmares in the West, being the dam of Cover Up, among other good ones. The colt is unusually large 17 hands, but is nevertheless well put together and has the bone and substance to go with the size. He is sturdy but not awkward. The first progency of this former Calumet Handicap star are certain to attract a great deal of attention and especially so because the mares are worthy, including such as Gallahue, Powdered Wig, Curds n Whey, and Family Circle. Archie Sneeds trio consist of two fillies and a colt, the first being by With Regards — Brazen Lady, thus *a half-sister to the stakes winner Pari-Brazen and five other winners; a filly by With Regards, who is a half-sister to the stakes winner Wheat-field, The Waffle Man and five other winners, and a colt from Lift, a brother to last years two-year-old stakes winner, My Vengeance. AAA George Thomas is a contractor who has developed his farm near Glendora into a show place. We dare say his name will become better known within the next few years. He has a Jet Pilot — Bells of Reigh filly, a colt by Spy Song out of a Count Fleet mare, and colt by Double Jay from a Reigh Count mare. All three mares are young. De Blois Wack has a colt by Ajax from the popular race mare, Coramine; a colt by Bernborough from the Bull Lea mare, Dearlea a winning half-sister to the stakes winner, Aladear, and a filly by Faultless out of the young Mahmoud mare, Frangipani. Of the consignors who have been represented in the past, the deeds of their stock are well recorded in the charts, and these records pretty well speak for themselves. The sale also is somewhat notable for the people who are not represented; as, in many respects, the culling process of the California Breeders Association is quite as drastic as that at Keeneland. While the final say as to cataloguing was up to the sales committee, the judgment of Col. Frank W. Koester U. S. Army Remount, retired was taken as authentic. The Colonel inspected all sales stock in the field, and, when*1 asked, detailed his reasons to individual breeders as to his rejection.

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