Blue Grass Happenings: Reinemans Add Operating Table Dr. Gibbons to Institute Clinic Mr. Good Responds to Treatment, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Blue Grass Happenings By HUGH J. McGUIRE Reinemans Add Operating Table Dr. Gibbons to Institute Clinic Mr. Good Responds to Treatment LEXINGTON, Ky., June 25.— The new operating room being established in conjunction with the efficient laboratory at the Crown Crest Farm , af Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reineman is scheduled 1 IIBHS to be ready for practice AlliMP v with the completion +andMaUtS and installation of a lfe modern operating table WMmii "W * about August 15. The costly apparatus, built - ifJwBil " to exacting plans, is „ JKipljk being constructed in PPM Chicago. A little before - JBm that time, however, Dr. _mrjm Roy Gibbons, Texas m veterinary surgeon, will take up his post as resident veterinarian on the farm and will institute a clinic aimed at the perfection of animal surgery. Dr. Gibbons has his masters degree from Cornell and will attend the California Thoroughbred Forum in mid-July before taking up his duties at Crown Crest. Reports have Reached us to indicate that one of the most modern theatres for animal surgery is maintained in California and that much at Crown Crest was patterned after that model. It is the present plan of Dr. Gibbons to hold weekly surgery clinics in the new operating: room, using: "skates" from the local stockyards for subjects. These clinics will be open to all community and visiting veterinarians and Reineman stressed the point that the laboratory, and operating room will continue to function on a non-profit basis for the improvement of the breeding industry in general and this community particularly. Dr. E. W. Thomas of Lexington will continue as director of the laboratory and local veterinarians will have access to both the laboratory, for running tests, and the operating room for surgery. There is an old saying among .breeders, "You never know where a good horse will come from." And right now the Nuckols Brothers of Hurstland Farm, Midway, will be the first to agree with it. They sold the mare, Alwick, carrying Jay Jay Gee, at the 1950 Keeneland fall sales for _00. Jay Jay Gee captured the 5,000 Miss America Stakes for her fifth win in six starts this season. To top this off, they sold the fleet fillys sire, Littletown, this year for 00. He had been standing on lease at M. A. Kerns Illinois farm for the past three years. When Kern dispersed his thoroughbreds last month, the Nuckols boys told him to sell Little twon, too. Crown Crest Farm bought him for a teaser, originally, but now will give him a chance in the stud. As for Alwick, the Nuckols just didnt feel she was producing up to Hurstland standards. She had had several winners, but until Jay Jay Gee came along, none had shown stakes class. Blades of Blue Grass: Louis B. Mayer and Neil McCarthy were guests at Spendthrift of Leslie Combs and inspected his sales yearlings before returning to California. Both are expected back for the sales . . . Martin and McKinneys Arlington Futurity winner, Mr. Good, is responding to treatment for a suspensory ailment at the Hedgewood Farm of Charles Asbury and Son. . .C. P. Edwards, Jr., who leased the Keeneland Stud property some time ago and operates under the name of Ridgefields Farm, will dispose of all his saddle horse interests and concentrate on thoroughbreds. George Swinebroad will sell at auction Edwards saddle holdings on July 17. Allen T. Simmons returned to Akron after inspecting the sales yearlings at his Idle Hour Farm. He is particularly taken with a filly by Blue Swords — Beedee, a half-sister to Everett Jr To discourage promiscuous claiming and protect owners and breeders, Alex Gordon would bar any claimed horse from starting for 60 days after being claimed. . .Some time ago, Gough W. Thompson, of Pikesville, Md., purchased four mares from Calumet. They are boarders at the White Oaks Farm of Miss Mildred Woolwine and all are now in foal to Calumet stallions: Blue Lass to Ponder, Sweep In to Faultless, Thine to Ponder -and Whirling Lark to Sun Again. . .Gilded Bug, dam of a bay yearling filly by Talon, has had three previous foals. All have been winners in each season, and all three have Continued on Page Thhiy-Ninr Blue Grass Happenings Continued from Page Two already won this year. The yearling miss is in Jonabell Stables Saratoga consignment. Feed Box Selections: From time to time, as we looked over the sales yearlings on various farms, we were able to get the experienced men are* probably closest to the yearlings and in a position to know them best. Made, with the owners consent, but without his knowledge of the selection at the time it was obtained, the foremans choices are not influenced or prompted and no others will be published. We pass them on for what they are worth. At the Hedgewood Farm of Charles As-bury and son, Jake Lee, who has handled the Asbury yearlings for some 14 years, is quite taken with a brown colt by Brookfield — Sickle Miss. This colt is an alert, intelligent sort, with the appearance of one who will get the job done. Among the Asbury fillies, Lee is inclined to favor a comely laughter of Bolero — Chantarelle, by Osiris U. ,

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