Retire Sea O Erin and Platan in Fall: Hasty House Aces to Begin Breeding Careers in 58; No Decision on Stud Site, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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4 Retire Sea 0 Erin And Platan in Fall c Hasty House Aces to Begin Breeding Careers in 58; No Decision on Stud Site "ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 25. — Hasty House Farms handicap aces, Sea OErin and Platan, are to be " retired and set to stud at the conclusion of the 1957 racing season, it was announced today by Mr. and Mrs. Allie Reuben, owners of the stable. The Reubens, who hail from Toledo, Ohio, presently stand their Preakness and Widener winner, Hasty Road, plus Oil Capitol, at Crown Crest Farm in Lexington, Ky., and recently put their Argentine -bred Mister Black in stud at Audley Farm, Ber-ryville, Va. They have come to no decision as yet where Sea O Erin and Platan are to stand, according to the announcement. Sea O Erin, who won the Myrtlewood Handicap here only last Saturday, is a six-year-old son of Shannon -H. fx;om Chantress, by Hyperion. To date he has started 83 times, won 19 races, and earned 07,259. Crack Off Track Performer He is considered perhaps the countrys top off -track handicap horse and is an unusually versatile performer, running in sprints and middle distance races with equal ability. Among Sea O Erins important victories in recent seasons were the Citation, Laurance Armour, New Orleans, Phoenix, Ben Ali, and Charles W. Bidwill Memorial Handicaps. Platan is a seven-year-old son of Platter from Tatanne, by St. James, who has started 50 times, won eight races and earned 45,405. At three, he won the mile and five-eighths Lawrence Realization at Belmont Park and at -five he won both the . Equipoise mile and the rich Arlington Handicap at this course. Since Platter, Platans sire, is by Pilate, Platan and Eight Thirty would be Americas only important sires carrying, on Pilates strong lines. The Reubens, who visited here over the week end to root for Sea O Erin in the Myrtlewood, revealed that they have had many inquiries about seasons to both horses. They themselves plan to send their grand mare, Queen Hopeful, winner of 60,144, to Sea O Erin next spring. Since the Reubens entered the sport about 10 years ago, they have been remarkably successful racing foreign imports. In 1955, they were Americas leading money-winning owners with 32,879. Recently, they have gone into breeding on an extensive scale and eventuaJy hope to race mostly homebred stock. Their mares are -kept at Tollie Youngs farm in Kentucky, for they have no breeding farm in the Blue Grass of their own.

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