Belmont Park: Omayya May Have Established New Record Retired after Dropping Seventeenth Foal, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-01


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- " Belmont Park 1 By Chuck? Connors— 1 Omayya May Haye Established New Record Retired After Dropping Seventeenth Foal Holly Hughes Recalls Stallion Sundridge BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 31.— Omayya, a 24-year-old mare owned by the Brookmeade Stable of Mrs. Dodge Sloane, established something of - an an all-time all-time record. record. The The mare mare an an all-time all-time record. record. The The mare mare dropped her seventeenth foal, by Bryan G., the other day in Vir--ginia and it was decided to retire her for the balance of her life. Omayya Is by Sir Gallahad HI., from Omiad, and was retired to the stud as a four-year-old after showing some excellent races at two and three. Among her better known offspring over the long years in the stud are Dart By and Atalanta. Atalanta. Omawa Omayya Droved proved a a good eood " Atalanta. Atalanta. Omawa Omayya Droved proved a a good eood producer in her years in the stud and foaled many a winner, although not outstanding stake performers. A quick search through the paddock area failed to reveal any mare in recent years that holds a better producing record than the daughter of Sir Gallahad m. Holly Hughes of the Sanford Farm, a keen student of breeding lines, stated that in his opinion it was something of a record but that on the reverse side, if his memory was not at fault, Sundridge, sire of Sun-star, was the most prolific of all. This fellow, he believed, had in one year, 100 two-year-olds in training and produced a jaf t of winners on the English and European courses. The Brookmeade Stable, the breeding activities are divided between Virginia and Kentucky, will be represented by 23 coming two-year-olds, 11 colts and 12 fillies. The last foal arrived in Kentucky over the week end, a colt by Sun Again— The Damsel, a full brother to; More Sun. Trainer Preston Burch, in stating that Omayya had been retired to roam the* pastures at Brookmeade Farm, near TJpper-ville, Va., said that she had earned retirement and hoped that she would enjoy the leisure time. Host of Notables Watch Suburban . J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson, a couple of men about Washington, D. C, were among the huge Memorial Day throng to witness the thrilling finish in the Suburban. . . . Joe Donohue planed back from England where on Wednesday he witnessed the running of the Derby at Epsom Downs. . . . Frank R. .Wharton of the Illinois Racing Board was among the recent arrivals from Chicago. He came east on a business mission. . , . T. B. Martin of the Monmouth Park forces was on hand to represent that association for the Suburban. . . . Trainer Al Pupirio planed out to Mobile, Ala., to inspect the horses that he has for the Clearwater Stable at the farm near that city. He plans to return Royal Coinage to training during the Saratoga season. Mr. and Mrs. William Helis, Jr., of New Orleans, they own Helioscope, had as their guests for the big afternoon Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bateman of that city and R. L. Keyes, an oil executive stationed in Saudi Arabia. . . . Herbert Bayard Swope came out for the Suburban, the umpteenth that he has witnessed At a luncheon yesterday, R. J. Kleberg of King Ranch presented Max Hirsch with an oil of High Gun, which is a standout reproduction of the fqur-year-old. . . . Frank and Bob Bain, the former lost his wife Gussie last week, received word from Elsinore, Calif., that their sister, Mrs. R. A. Ryden, had passed away at her home. . . . Max Hirsch journeyed to Virginia on Sunday to inspect the horses in that area and attend the breeders show, at which John A. Bell served as judge. Kieffer Admits Longing to Re-Enter Racing Leslie J. Kieffer was among the afternoons visitors and stated that at times he entertains the idea of returning to the ranks of the owners, but for the present will be a spectator. He at one time maintained a "well-balanced menage and breeding farm in Maryland. . . . Gandharva from the Brookmeade Stable was returned to her Belmont Park stall following a successful foray into the hinterlands. . . . Helioscope, following his triumph in the Suburban, was returned to Garden State, according to Jock Barshak of that menage. . . . C. V. Whitney was among the clubhouse patrons for the afternoon. . . . Mrs. Henry C. Phipps, mistress of the fashionable Wheatley Stable, was elated over the success of her High Voltage in the Coaching Club American Oaks, and the training double, the Preakness won by Nashua, by the veteran James Fitzsimmons. Jack Amiel, the Times Square restaurateur, forgot about the needs of the holiday hungry, deciding hat Belmont Park was a much nicer place, despite the failure of his Mr. Turf in the fifth race. . . . Jockey J. Longden planed back to Los Angeles following the. Suburban. His mount, St. Vincent, is destined for Chicago and some turf course engagements. . . . Jockey Sam Boulmetis returned to the Jersey scenes following his engagements here. . . . H. P. Headley returned to Lexington, Ky., following a brief visit to these parts. . . . Abe Levinson dropped in from his Newburgh, N. Y., home and reported that traffic was heavy throughout the trip. . . . Harry Massey of the Grandview Stables planed back to his Pittsburgh, Pa., home following a few days here. z * i f s ■ i • k - £ . r -» "j t. * ill

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