Ireland: Darius Win Boost For Irish Breeding, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Ireland Darius Win Boost For Irish Breeding By TIM A VIGORS VIGORSDublin Dublin Correspondent Daily Racing Form FormDUBLIN DUBLIN Ireland The victory of Darius in the English Two Thousand Guineas was another great triumph for Irish breeding Sir Percy Loraine s classically moulded colt was bred and reared on the lush pas ¬ tures of Roderick More OFerralTs Kildangan Stud in County Kil dare Our friend Rode ¬ rick has good cause to pat himself on the back for it was at this same stud that last years Guineas winner Nearula was bred renerai opinion is tnai uanus win not stay the full Derby distance His sire Dante has yet to produce a top class win ¬ ner over 12 furlongs and his dam Yasna was a pure sprinter Yasna raced in Ire ¬ land carrying Sir Percy Loraines colors winning among other races the five furlong Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh one of the most important sprint races of the The Kildangan Stud consignment to the 1953 Doncaster yearling sales in ¬ cluded a light framed racing like half sister to Darius by Fair Trial On a week ¬ end recently at Jack Collings peaceful Berkshire training establishment we re ¬ newed acquaintance with this attractive filly Described by her trainer as one who can go a bit Sanya need never see a race course to justify the 14750 paid for her at Doncaster She is certainly a lady of fashion for following close on the heels of her brothers win in the Two Thousand Guineas came the impressive victory of Festoon another daughter of Fair Trial in the One Thousand Guineas GuineasA A A A AAnother Another important Irish victory at New ¬ market during the week was that of Joe McGraths threeyearold Sharragh in the 2800 Denston Stakes In this 10fur long contest confined to threeyearolds who had not run as twoyearolds Shar ¬ ragh was opposed by Cousin Feenix who had previously succumbed by only half a j length to Zuccheros brother Novento in 1 the important Wood Ditton Stakes The style of his victory suggested that Shar ¬ ragh who is by the McGrath stallion Solar Slipper from Panastrid by Panorama will carry his owners colors to some good class victories during the summer summerA A A A 5Walter Walter 5 Nightingall one of Englands shrewdest trainers arrived here recently to find some likely twoyearolds for a new owner Nightingall is a firm believer in the superior qualities of Irish horses and makes many of his purchases in this country His many big race successes in ¬ clude a Derby victory with Straight Deal and his 60strong Epsom team includes several horses belonging to Englands Premier Sir Winston Churchill Accom ¬ panying Nightingall in his search for new talent we dropped into Capt Darby Rogers Curragh establishment for a look at Sir Winstons first Irish trained race ¬ horse the threeyearold filly Red Win ¬ ter who he has leased for racing from Belfast businessman W H Barnett BarnettA A A A AThis This slashing Barodabred daughter of My Babu scored once in five outings last year but she is the type that will improve with age Nightingall handed over to Darby Rogers a new set of Sir Winstons pink and chocolate colors which Red Winter carried for the first time in the 2800 sevenfur ¬ long Athasi Plate at the Curragh Wednes ¬ day Sir Winston did not travel to Ireland to watch this race but Nightingall tells us that the great war leader is likely to make a journey later in the summer Good luck Sir Winston WinstonZ Z 4 A AHorses Horses of an Irishbred success in this years Epsom Derby were increased by i news from Nightingall that Alpenhorns progress during recent weeks has out ¬ stripped even the high expectations of his trainer The powerful son of Alycidon and Cooee who was bred at Evan Williams Knockaney farm in County Limerick won two of his three races last year and on breeding and appearance should have no difficulty getting the Derby distance He is a halfbrother to After Midnight the sire of speedy Dont Argue exported to the States after five quick victories as a twoyearold last Watchers at Belmont Park this weeken will have had an opportunity to assess tt merits of the European Interaction InteractionContinued Continued on fage FortyNine Report From Ireland IrelandBy By TIM A VIGORS Continued from Page Six SixSteeplechase Steeplechase contenders Although three of the invaders have been trained in England all except Campari are Irishbred There is little to choose among Nice Work Prince of Denmark and Rose Park on form and the result of the International Steeplechase may depend upon which of these three adapts himself more easily to American conditions There will be few better look ¬ ing horses in the field than Dan Moores charge In View and we would not be sur ¬ prised if this sevenyearold halfbrother to Irish Grand National winner Golden View proved as good as any of his country ¬ men over the Belmont fences fencesA A A A ABLARNEY BLARNEY A recorded commentary on the International will be made on behalf of the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes by leading Irish sports commentator Michael OHehir Apart from his activities on both sides of the channel as one of Europes ablest commentators Michael is racing correspondent on Irelands leading daily edits a racing form book spends most of every Sunday broadcasting foot ¬ ball matches does the racecourse run ¬ ning commentary at the majority of Irish meetings and to keep himself out of trouble in the evenings brings to Irish radio listeners a nightly summary of rac ¬ ing in England He has never yet been known to allow even a blade of Irish grass to yrow under his feet

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