Helioscope, Sea O Erin Wins Woolwine Breeding Triumph: War Flower and Chantress Foundation Mares for Stud That Emphasizes Quality, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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- l Helioscope, Sea O Erin Wins Woolwine Breeding Triumph War Flower and Chantress Foundation Mares for Stud That Emphasizes Quality past! LEXINGTON, Ky., June 4.— The Memorial Day weekend was notable in many respects, but for two members of the - thoroughbred thoroughbred industry industry thoroughbred thoroughbred industry industry it was especially memorable. On Saturday two of "Sunny Jim" Pitzsimmons charges, Nashua and High Voltage, scored a noteworthy double for their veteran conditioner by winning the Preakness and Coaching Club American Oaks. Monday two racers bred by Miss Miss Mildred Mildred Wool- Miss Miss Mildred Mildred Wool- Wool-wine took the days top honors — Helioscope won the 8,250 Suburban Handicap; Sea O Erin, the 9,900 Citation Handicap. Miss Woolwines breeding triumph is particularly remarkable since these two fine four-year-olds came from a breeding establishment whose broodmare band is normally made up of from five to 10 matrons. Miss Woolwine, unlike many successful people who came into thoroughbred racing, didnt leave her sound business judgment I behind her when she began breeding race horses some 15 years ago. Quality, not quantity, was her goal and the results of that policy speak eloquently for its soundness. " " • - Nashville Business Woman Owner and operator of a large laundry | and dry cleaning establishment in Nashville, Miss Woolwine began breeding thoroughbreds on a farm near there. Her first important purchase was War Flower, for whom she gave Samuel D. Riddle 2,500 at the Keeneland fall sales in 1944. Two falls later, she paid Greentree 8,000 for Chantress. These became the foundation of her stud and are the dams of Helioscope and Sea O Erin. War Flower was in foal to Heliopolis when purchased and the following year produced Ace Admiral. He turned out to be the best Tennessee-bred of recent years. Chantress was in foal to Shut Out. But Miss Woolwine had some bad luck with her. She slipped the following spring and it was two more years before she was gotten in foal again. However, her first foal, Saggy, who was a yearling when Miss Woolwine bought Chantress, became a stakes winner and handed Citation his lone defeat as a three-year-old. In the meantime, Miss Woolwine shifted her thoroughbred operations to central Kentucky. She first leased a portion of Elmendorf , the part now E. Barry Ryans Normandy Farm; later purchased the former A. C. Ernst farm next door to Idle Hour. Here in the Blue Grass, Chantress produced her first foal for her new owner. It was the Bernborough filly, Gaihsboro Girl, a stakes winner, of nearly 50,000. Her next foal is Sea O Erin. War Flower, on the other hand, was a steady producer. The only year she failed to have a foal was in 1949, and that was in accordance with the wishes of Miss Woolwine, since she did not breed her the previous spring. Following Ace Admiral, War Flower had the winners, Feudal King and Lancaster, both by Mahmoud; Flight Admiral by Bull Lea- and Pageantry by MISS MILDRED WOOLWINE— Has been remarkably successful as a breeder with a broodmare band that numbers only from five to 10 matrons. Alibhai. In 1950 she returned to Heliopolis. This was her first trip ,to his court since the day she conceived Ace Admiral. The result this time is the brilliant Helioscope. Miss Woolwine has conducted her breeding operations on a strictly commercial basis, and all of War Flowers foals, with the exception of her current three-year-old Fleur dAmour have been sold as yearlings at Keeneland. Gainsboro Girl also was sold there. Fleur dAmour and Sea O Erin were sold to Hasty House Farm privately. This summer at Keeneland she will sell a full brother of Sea O Erin and a colt by Noor out of War Flower. They are sure to attract considerable interest, for their dams already have produced the winners of more than ,000,000. Ponder — Penicuik II. Foal Arrives One of the most interesting colts foaled this year at Calumet Farm is a colt by Ponder out of Penicuik n. His dam also was the dam of Ponders sire, Pensive. The youngster is among the 32 new foals of Calumet in 1955. Three of them, two by Klialed and the other by Citations brother, Unbelievable, arrived in California/ Among the colts are full brothers to Real Delight and Mark-Ye-Well. There are nine Bull Leas, five by Ponder, four by Faultless, three each by Citation and Coal-town, two by Alibhai, and one each by Tom Fool, Count Fleet and Heliopolis. The Tom Fool is a colt out of. the brilliant Two Lea. AAA Blades of Blue Grass: High Gun is within ,500 of becoming Heliopolis greatest money winner. Olympia how is Continued on Page Forty-Two Helioscope, Sea 0 Erin Wins Woolwine Breeding Triumph Continued from Page Twenty-Seven tops with earnings of 65,632. High Gun has won 62,525. Helioscope is third with 29,675. . . . Allen F. Brewer, Jr., has compiled a very attractive pamphlet on Broadmoor Farm which is being offered for sale by Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Daniel. . . . Leslie Combs TJ. was hoping his good mare Up the Hill would foal a filly. Instead, she had a colt by Mahmoud. . . . John de Blois Wack visited the Blue Grass last week to see his stallion Great Circle, who stands at Duval Headleys Manchester Farm. . . . Linaria, a mare purchased last December at Newmarket by Crown Crest Farm for 0,870, has been examined and found in foal to Nearco. She recently had a colt by the sire of Nasrullah, Royal Charger, et al. . . .-Mrs. Elizabeth Graham inspected her Maine Chance Farm stock at Spendthrift last week. . . . Almahursts Almahmoud, a stakes-winning sister of Dispute, recent winner of Belmonts Golden Anniversay Handicap, this year was bred and is in foal to Citation.

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