Breeding News from California, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Breeding News From California : By KENT COCHRAN Staff Correspondent LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 25. Trainer Charlie Whittingham, having decided Wine and Dine will be unraceable for some time, sent her to Rex Ellsworths ranch last week where she will be bred to Khaled if the mating is possible before the end of June. Breeders hesitate to breed after June, and a few frown on matings beyond the end of May. Wine and Dine is by Eight Thirty Red Stamp, by Bime-lech, and is owned by Mrs. Liz Whitney Lunn. Dave Sawaya is in partnership with Bob Howard, Palm -Springs hotelman who formerly operated an auto agency in Hollywood for his father, the late C. S. Howard, in ownership of the English broodmare Silistria H.f dam of Drumbeat. Sawaya races several horses in his own right. Steve Hammond of Greenacres Stud Farm at Chino has received word that his stallion Scorpion II. had four more winning two-year-olds now racing in Australia. Three Rings Ranch is in the throes of major expansion. An adjoining tract of 30 acres was recently purchased, to bring the total to 140 acres. Construction of a iine residence for George and Connie Ring is to get under way soon. It will be built on the promontory erected by Martin Zaluf 15 years ago as a site for a grandstand at the ADVT. half-mile training track. Mrs. Ring has had charge of beautifying the tracks infield, which the residence will overlook. In the distance looms the picturesque San Jacinto range of mountains. Northridge Farms stallion, Royal Rage, had- four starters, and three winners in 1954. His Golden Rage, a three-year-old, has won 13 races to date, and all within a period of 14 months of competition. Reading II., the Australian stallion standing at Northridge Farms in the Valley has, as of June 15, sired winners of over ,105,000 from his seven crops now racing. A recent article by Stanley Harrison in the Thoroughbred Record called for pensioning of old race horses. California men and women perhaps pension more than most other states. Northridge Farms, Nay-lor and Sons, as well as the Seven Seas Ranch have had over 50 pensioned horses, and all being paid for By their appreciative owners.

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