Mad Delight, 25 Years Old Has Yearling Colt in Sales: Youngster is by on Trust; Jockey Isaac Murphy Buried Alongside Owner Cottrill, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Mad Delight, 25 Years Old Has Yearling Colt in Sales Youngster Is by On Trust; Jockey Isaac Murphy Buried Alongside Owner Cottrill By JOE THOMAS LEXINGTON, Ky., June 25. The oldest mare with a yearling in the 1955 Keene-land Summer Sales is Mereworth Farms Mad Delight, "who will be represented by a colt by On Trust. Foaled in 1929, the dam of stake winners Sir Marlboro and Sure Delight was 25 years old when the yearling was foaled. Another elderly matron with a Keeneland entrant is Speed Boat, a foal of 1930, who was 24 when she foaled the colt by Somali II., which is in the consignment of the Estate of Samuel D. Riddle. Speed Boat, a stake winner herself, is the dam of Level Best, grandam of Level Lea and OAlison, and great-grandam of Big Noise. The South is still the South and it dies hard, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. But in a white cemetery deep in Dixie is buried one of the great riders of the American turf Isaac Murphy. He lies in an unmarked grave beside the mausoleum -.there the remains of Willie Cottrill, owner of . Buchanan, Murphys first Kentucky Derby winner, are encased. A head marker which once designated the jockeys grave has disappeared. Warm Feeling Between Riders, Owner Murphy did a lot of riding for Cottrill, who foaled and raised his horses in Mobile. Bucvhanan was bred there. A warm feeling developed between the wealthy white ovner and his colored rider, and it was CottrilPs wish that Murphy be buried alongside him in the family burial plot. Not lont after he died, Murphy was killed in a spill during a race at the old Lexington track where some 15 horses trampled him to death. His body was sent to Mobile : - : and buried where his late employer had wished. Staging a tight duel for leadership on the list of leading sires of two-year-old money winners are Polynesian and Bim-elech. Both moved away from their closest rivals last Wednesday when Polynesians Getthere Jack, a son of Eimelech, was victorious in the Tremont at Aqueduct. . Last year John W. Greathouse sold two yearlings at the Keeneland Summer Sales and they appeared next to each other in the catalogue Hip Nos. 87 and 88. This year he has two entered and again they are next to each other, this time Nos. 74 and 75. This would not be surprising if his 1955 youngsters were out of the same mares as last year. However, they are out of different mares. His yearlings last year were a filly by Bolero Lady Babette and a colt by Mighty Story Lady Boswell. Next month he will sell two fillies by Ace Admiral Lady Camille and by My Request Levity. Blades of Blue Grass: The Thoroughbred Club of America has published the proceedings of the conference of surplus horses which it sponsored last January 30 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. . . . My Blue Sky, Elmtndorfs promising three-year-old My Request filly who broke down in her last start, has been returned here to. the farm and bred to the home stallion, Peter Flower. . . . The only filly by Ambiorix, sire of the current three-3ear-old filly queen, High Voltage, to be sold at Keeneland, will be offered by Hurst-land Farm. She is out of Wise Old Owl, dam of Smart Devil, the pace setter in the recent Delaware Oaks. . . . The young stallion Guillotine, whose first foals arrived last year, had seven foals in that crop; five lived and all are colts. . . . Honeys Alibi is Alibhais thirty-fourth stake winner. . . . Evening Belle, dam of Evening Out, is currently in foal to Battlefield. . . . Mrs. John A. Bell m.s Stellar Role, dam of Find, has been pronounced in foal to Never Say Die, the Epsom Derby winner who was foaled at Jonabell Stables. . . . Crown Crest has a colt by Epsom Derby winner Arctic Prince out of their prize mare Bray Melody-r-dam of four stake winners in the Keeneland sales.

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