Kenney Enthusiastic About Noors 1953 Foal Crop of 21 Sucklings: Fillies Predominate Famous Stallions First Kentucky Crop; Six Colts Reported, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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■ NOOR — Three-time conqueror of the worlds leading money winner, Citation, the Irish-bred son of Nasrullah — Queen of Baghdad, has 21 sucklings sired by him reported to date. Kenney Enthusiastic About Noors 1 7953" Foa/ Crop of 27 Sucklings Fillies Predominate Famous 4 Stallions First Kentucky Crop; Six Colts Reported By HUGH J. McGUIRE Staff Correspondent LEXINGTON, Ky., June 15.— On one of the rare occasions that Charles A. Kenney was induced to remain in one place long enough to complete an interview, he was put to work as his own reporter. Kenney was caught waiting for an appointment with a breeder who had been delayed. He immediately became enthusiastic about the 1953 foal crop of Npor, his first in Kentucky, and stated that 21 sucklings sired by Nas-rullahs sonliave been reported. Fillies predominate in landslide proportions of 15 to 6. Noor was bred to 30 mares in 1952. Of these mares, 26 conceived, two slipped, one mare died before foaling, and one colt was lost in the process of foaling. There has been no report on one mare who was exported to France before foaling. After learning this much information, it became evident that Kenney was wrapped up in his subject and was just beginning, so he was provided with a typewriter with the following result: "I would like to make the statement that Noor is absolutely the surest foal-getter I have ever been around. Naturally, all mares are not the same~to get in foal, but given any kind of chance at all, mares usually dont come back after being bred to Noor. I used to look upon good old Reaping Reward as being the model for sureness with mares, but Noor certainly lays his record in the shade up until now, at least. "It is also a pleasure to report that I have personally seen most of the 1953 Noor foals and I havent seen a bad one. As a matter of fact, every single person who has reported his foal this year seems pleased with the result. In more than a few cases I have been told that the Noors are the best foals on the farms represented. Most of them are a little on the leg, like their sire with his tremendous shoulders and short back. However, I have a filly out of Sweet Woman, the dam of Sweet Patootie, for Dale Shaffer, that is every inch a Roman with the exception of having Noors head; Such is not the rule, though, and the Noors generally follow closely the physical outlines of their sire. To date, Noor is dominant in that he has never gotten anything but bays or browns, mostly browns. "I have six yearling fillies by Noor for the Ridgewood Company at my farm and they certainly present a pretty picture. These fillies were conceived in California, but four of them were foaled here, the other two being sent on as weanlings from California last fall. Four of these fillies are in the Keeneland summer sales and, if, we have any luck, I feel sure that they will draw extremely favorable comment for their sire as progenitor of his type. All are good browns like their sire, and seem absolutely sound to me. "Incidentally, Noor has equally as good a book in 1953, his second season in Kentucky, as he did in 1952 and both my principals and I certainly want to thank our patrons for their continued marvelous support of the horse. He was bred last year, as stated, to ; _ only 30 mares, and he was limited to the same bookings numerically for this year. "The list of Noors 1953 foals follows: "Colts from Almahurst Farms Anns Lee, Bwamazon Farms Green Baize, Darby Dan Farms Desert Mirage, Ira Drymons Challe Queen, C. S. Howards Duchess Doreen, and Spendthrift Farms Sequence. Fillies from Mrs. Roy Carruthers* High Frequency, Dan-ada Farms Delta Queen, Darby Dans Psy-chist, Dixianas Four Winds, Raymond Guests War Strategy, C. S. Howards Song Fest, Mere Polly and Dear Judy; King Ranchs Paciencia, L. S. MacPhails Little Sphinx, E. Barry Ryans Doggin It, E. E. D. Shaffers Sweet Woman, John Wacks Alfoxie, Mrs. E. duPont Weirs Party Girl, and C. V. Whitneys Monsoon."

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