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f# Stallion Directory siiid Farm Register Jv » . . . . , New Jersey News and Notes Annual Yearling Show of Homebred s Set for July 13 at Monmouth Park By ARTHUR E. JAMES FREEHOLD, N. J., April 30. — The Thoroughbred Horse Breeders Association of New Jersey, in co-operation with the Monmouth Park Jockey Club, has set Wednesday, July 13 as the date for their annual Thoroughbred Yearling Show. Humphrey S. Finney, president of the Fasig-Tipton Company, the -worlds largest auctioneer concern of thoroughbreds, will judge the 1955 show to be held in the English walking ring at Monmouth Park. Selection of Finney for this ninth annual show is being received by New Jersey horsemen with much approval for there are few men in the world who have seen and judged as Humphrey Finney many horses as Humphrey Finney during his long career as field secretary of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and in his various posts with the Fasig-Tipton organization. A. A. A. The selection of Finney by the association follows a tradition of the past nine years of seeking outstanding authorities as judges of the Breeders Show. Last year, Dr. Eslie Asbury of Carlisle, Kentucky, breeder of the Kentucky Derby winner of 1954, Determine, acted in the capacity of judge. Previous shows have been handled by such outstanding personalities in the thoroughbred world as Preston Burch, Max Hirsch, Morris H. Dixon, George Odom, and Frank A. Bonsai. AAA The New Jersey thoroughbred industry has grown tremendously since the. first Yearling Show in 1947 and the quality of its product has progressed comparably. The first show found the names of several well-known sires — such as Case Ace and Neddie and the 1955 show will boast yearlings sired by such famous horses as Market Wise, Your Host, Slide Rule, Best ► -. Seller and other younger stallions standing in the state at present. AAA A fine-looking thoroughbred is indeed a wonderful sight but looks do not necessarily make the thoroughbred a winner. However, it is interesting to note that of the first seven shows held, six of the show winners have been winners on the race tracks as well, and two of these have been stakes winners. The eighth show winner 1954 was Bunnys Best who has only started twice this year as a two-year-old. Indications are that this filly will soon find the winners circle also.. AAA The annual Yearling Show is always held in the morning of the day in which the 5,000-added New Jersey Futurity is run— a five and one-half furlongs event for two-year-olds foaled in New Jersey. The winner of the Futurity last year was Bunnys Babe, bred and raised by Jack and Anne Delaney and owned by Col. E. P. Bixer. Bunnys Babe is half-brother to Bunnys Best. AAA The stakes mare Drifting Maid foaled a chestnut filly by Spartan Valor on April 16 and Goyette foaled a bay filly by Spartan Valor on April 17 at the Helis Stock Farm, Jobstown. These foals are from Spartan Valors first crop in the stud and represent the only Spartan Valor foals in New Jersey this year. Townsend B. Martins imported mare Halva foaled a Chestnut filly by Djeddah at Bernadotte Farms, Tinton Falls. All of these foals,- although conceived outside of New Jersey are eligible to be registered as homebreds since they have been foaled in the state, thereby Continued on Page Forty-Four - 4 New Jersey News . By ARTHUR E. JAMES Continued from Page Nine qualifying them for races carded specifically for New Jersey-bred horses. AAA Monday, April 18, was a unique day for Jersey breeders for seven races were won by Jersey-bred horses on that day. Heed Me, winner of the first race at Jamaica, Vals Kid, winner of the eighth at Gulf-stream and Judge M., winner of the first at Laurel were all dropped at the Helis Stock Farm, Jobstown; Dominave, winner of the fifth at Lincoln Downs was dropped at H. M. Stacks Lincroft Farm, Lincroft; Opozo, winner of the ninth at Lincoln Downs was dropped at Miss Emily L. Stevens Red-fields Stables, Bedminster; Dearimmie, winner of the first at Gulfstream, was foaled at Meadowview Farms, Moorsetown, and Hi Gail, winner of the fourth race at Gulfstream was foaled at Woodland Farms, Middletown. AAA Dr. and Mrs. Russel J. Fosbinder of Clearfield Farm, Peapack, are touring England and Ireland visiting various thoroughbred centers such as the Fort Union at Adare, the Mount Coote at Killmallock, the Dooneen at Patrickswell. They will next go to Dublin for a week and while there plan to visit the National Stud and others nearby at The Curragh, then on to England and a return to the States about May 25. AAA Horse people are often chagrined at the results of their photographic efforts and sometimes trie results obtained by professional photographers when trying to take pictures of thoroughbreds. The late noted animal photographer Ylla, however, pointed out a few years ago that the principal ingredient in making good animal pictures was patience. She demonstrated this by spending a full day in a paddock with mares and foals at Bernadotte Farms so that they might become familiar with her and not become startled or afraid when she attempted to take pictures.