Australia: Silver Phanton, on Recovery Road, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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k | ■■■■i Australia Silver Phantom On Recovery Road ! By BOB THOMSON Australian Correspondent, Daily Racing Form MELBOURNE, Australia. — Silver Phantom, Sydneys crack miler, is making a remarkable recovery from the injury which threatened to end his k | racing racing career. career. An An X- racing racing career. career. An An X- X-ray taken at the time showed that the gray ghost had broken the sesamoid bone in his near foreleg. A special plastic plaster brought from America is being used to bind the horses leg. Recent inspection indicated the possibilities of a complete cure. The The plaster plaster is is being being ■■■■i The The plaster plaster is is being being used for the first time in Australia. After similar treatment in the states, Mine Host was completely cured and was able to race again. Sidney veterinarians are using a special ray treatment in conjunction with the plaster, which was used by the R.A.F. in England during the war for treatment of fractures. The machine has proved it worth in Australia. The formerly unsound Bronze Peak was cured by it and later won several important races. The merry-go-round is running fast again for New Zealands irresistible Hec- i tor Gray, a former international jockey, | who at 70 still has the know-how when it comes to preparing a horse for racing. Gray was dubbed the "chalk" jockey by English turf fans. His name appeared on the jockeys boards at Epsom, Ascot and Goodwood in chalk. The Balloch four-year-old Uncle Sam being prepped by Gray could go places next season. At Whangarei N. Z. he had a facile win in a restricted sprint. Gray has more than ordinary interest in the welfare of Uncle Sam because the dam, Sea Eaglet, was sired by the former crack race horse, Bronze Eagle Brazen, on whom Gray won several notable Dominion races in Dr. Ci Rings silks. Hydrogen, Australias greatest all-time stake winner, is likely to race again next season. E. R. Williams grand galloper became lame in the near shouider after racing at Easter. Later it was announced that the Delville Wood horse had ended his racing career and would be sold for stud purposes. Every true lover of a turf champion would welcome his return to competition. His trainer, Ted Hush, who developed the fine stayer, Russia, is convinced the idol of Sydney racegoers will stand another preparation. Hydrogen has never failed to be news, and his owner intends to restrict him to weight-for-age races. Fair Moon, son of the Manitoba horse Money Moon, a top galloper by any standard has become a real attraction in South Australia. His brilliant Sires Produce Stakes triumph at Morphetville, . Adelaide, suggested a high-class three-year-old. Malcolm Rcid, owner-breeder of Fair Moon, won several rich races in Victoria, New South Wales, and his home state with Money Moon, whose sire, Manitoba Manna, was an outstanding two-year-old in England before the late A. T. Creswick bought him for the Nook stud, Victoria. Garden Fair, dam of Fair Moon, is wholly South Australian in her ancestry. Her sire, Merab, a fine sprinter by The Welkin horse Two Flying Fox, has the Carbine touch in his dams channel. Fair Moons breeding suggests speed rather than stamina. Beau Peres former owner, W. J. Smith, is all cock-a-hoop over the success of his juveniles Belle Elect and Biff, two brilliant fillies by the Beau Pere horse Beau Son, leading Australian-born sire at stud in New South Wales this season. The two fillies have advanced Beau Son to fifth place among local sires. After a brief absence, Smith, who operates the St. Aubins Stud, Scone, is glad he changed his decision to retire from racing. The pattern of Biff and Belle Elects breeding follows closely that fashioned when Beau Pere stood at St. Aubins before being sold to Louis B. Mayer. Many of his successful matings were with mares by Heroic, a grandson of Cicero and a mighty racehorse. In turn, many of the best latter-day matings have been with mares sired by sons of Heroic. Biff, winner of four races in eight starts, is out of Miss Hua, daughter of Heroics son. Hua, Heroics best son, Ajax, sired Belle Elects dam, Electoral. Lionel Israel, who maintains his thoroughbred breeding establishment at Segenhoe Stud, Scone NSW paid ,225 for Waterlady, a good winner for E. R. Williams on Sydneys major Continued on Page Eleven Australian Report By BOB THOMSON Continued from Page Six courses. The mating of Waterlady and the Nearco horse Nilo next September - will bring together two powerful pedigrees. The foal will carry a concentration of Swynford strains, two of them, through Best Wishes by the Bosworth horse Agincourt. Nilos breeding has a strong link with the pedigree of the U. S. sire Royal Charger. Irish St. Leger winner -Judicate, now en-sconsed at Kia Ora, will be used for the first time at Australias famous stud this year. Sons of Hyperion are very popular with New Zealand and Commonwealth breeders. Helios has sired such good horses as Carbon Copy and Wodalla. In its first venture to use one of Hyperions sons Kia Ora has selected an outstanding horse. He ran second in the Ascot King George Stakes and was similarly placed in the Doncaster Great Yorkshire Handicap. Judi-cates dam, Fairly, is by Fairway from Precipitations dam. Double Life, by Bachelors Double. The Hyperion strain combined well with this particular branch of the No. 2, family. Hyperion sired Double Eclipse and Casanova from closely connected mares. The imported Bois Roussel horse Iran, brother of. Tehran, sire of the English sensation Tulyar, was credited with his first Queensland winner when the filly Ardebil won the Second Maiden atAlbion Park, Brisbane. Ardebil, a lightly raced two-year-old, conceded age to all her rivals. The Kruger Brothers, who conduct the City View Stud where Iran stands, own Ardebil. Queensland breeder Chris Martin has bought The Magistrate in England. The five-year-old son of Court Martial will arrive this month. Martin has had great success, with the Victorian-bred sires Garrio, High Title and the A. J. C. Derby winner, Laureate;

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