Aqueduct: Weather, Yearling Sales Conversation Topics Annual Vendues, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Aqueduct By Chuck Connors Weather, Yearling Salesx Conversation Topics Annual Vendues Important Segment of Racing Help Many Stables to Replenish Their Stock AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 14.— This meeting as a rule enjoys summer-time weather, but this one appears to be different. The weather which prevailed yesterday and again today, vis referred to as unusual by the inhabitants of resort cities but was taken in stride by the locals. The weather and the impending yearling sales, at Keeneland and Saratoga Springs, were the subjects of conversation* yesterday with every now and then a reference to the Carter and Brooklyn Handicaps. These offerings are the salient features here and with the announcement by trainer Max Hirsch that King Ranchs High Gun would start in both, barring training accidents that is, added more than a fillip to the events. Present day racing is a year around enterprise,- for the winter meetings more than hold their own with the summer offerings in the matter of purse distribution and stake and handicap programs. Florida, for example, tops New York in the matter of presenting 100-grand races with the Flamingo, Widener and Florida Derby. New York has the Wood Memorial and Belmont. California has an array of 100 granders and all winter tracks have a raft of stakes of lesser amounts. These, plus overnight events, place a severe strain on horses, nature now and then rebels and the animals prone to injury are frequently sidelined for treatments. Hence the value of yearling sales. Owners and trainers, being for the most part realists at vendues, know that regardless of prices paid no man is positive of acquiring a facsimile, in performances, of Nashua, Native Dancer, High Gun or Man o War. However, he has hopes that his acquisition will be a money earner of the better type.

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