Maryland: Worthington Farms a Showplace Making Extensive Improvements Brewsters Still Keep Few Hunters, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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r — — ■ -■ r iii Maryland By JOE B. IIICKEY Jr. Worthington Farms a Showplace Making Extensive Improvements Brewsters Still Keep Few Hunters BALTIMORE. Md., May 3. — Worthington Farms, Glyndon nursery purchased three years ago by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Brewster, is rapidly taking its place among Marylands rural showplaces. Extensive improvements have been made to the former J„ W. Y. Martin property. Last year, five new paddocks were laid out and fenced and the 45-stall training barn repaired and painted. The current project at the 500-acre farm is the conversion of another training stable for use as a foaling barn. The stone rnd wooden structures interior has been ripped out to permit the installation of 14 roomy boxes and a new drainage system. When completed, the barn also will have a modern laboratory and sleeping quarters for broodmare attendants. ■ In the 1940s, Worthington was the center of the late Henry L. Straus breeding operations. At that time. New Moon, Quarter Moon, Nokomis, Pilaster and Ladyin-themoon were domiciled there. The entire farm is enclosed in boarding fencing. There | are three barns 65 stalls, including a •well-constructed stallion barn, and many smaller buildings. The most notable feature of the farm is an L-shaped training barn of 45 stalls which was laid out to take full advantage of the "suns warmth. Worthington Farms takes its name from the idyllic valley north of Baltimore in which it is located. Adjacent on the south and east to Alfred G. Vanderbilts Sagamore Farm, Worthington forms part of the Maryland Hunt Cup course. The Brewsters keep a few hunters and have a small, sleet band of thoroughbred mares, but the farm functions primarily as a commercial enterprise. Situated so close to Sagamore, Worthington serves as a sort of Sagamore "annex." A number of the mares booked to Vanderbilts Discovery stallion. Loser Weeper, are boarded -at the Brewster place. The farm offers facilities for the boarding of mares, weanlings, and turn-outs, as well as for the breaking of yearlings. Worthington is managed by Marcel Le-masson, a finished horseman who has been in the employ of Brewster for 12 years. Lemasson rode chasers in England and France before coming to this country to try his luck- at Belmont Park in 1924. More recently, he has trained brush, timber and flat runners. Brewster is a young Towson attorney and a Democratic candidate for Congress in the second congressional district primary on May 20. During World War II., he served in the South Pacific as a troop commander in the marines. He was wounded seven times. Returned to civilian life, Brewster rode as Keeneland Association held its annual meeting on Friday, April 25, at the Keeneland club. Among those in attendance were seated, left to right, Louis Lee Haggin II., Association -president; A. B. Gay, first vice-president; A. B. Hancock Jr., second vice-president of the Association and vice-president of the Breeders Sales Company; and W.-H. Courtney, | an amateur in hunt meets~ln Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, winning, among other races, the My Ladys Manor Point-to-Point, John Rush Street Memorial and Foxhunters Challenge Cup. More recently, he and his attractive wife have raced a few horses on the flat. The Brewsters current hope is the two-year-old colt. More Music, a son of One Hitter — Melodious. A * * At last report, eight 1958 foals seven of whom are fillies arrived at Worthington". Racing commissioner E. Taylor Chewnings Occupy Lady Occupy and Ginomel Gino foaled Loser Weeper fillies. Ginomels filly is a full sister to Weepers Boy, 1957 Abraham Lincoln Stakes winner. Mrs. Helen Wade Parkes Pacific Star Isolater foaled a chestnut Cochise filly and the same owners High Fly dropped a Colony Boy filly. J. R. Weiners All Saint Alquest dropped a Loser Weeper colt, the only colt foal reported to date at Worthington Farms this spring. Ernest G. Howes Jr.s In the Van Ocuppy foaled a Loser Weeper filly. Easy Goes Admiral Lea, the property of Mrs. Kay Cramer, dropped an I Am filly. Dr. John A. Hoys Disparage Fighting Fox foaled a bay Loser Weeper filly. This foals three-year-old full sister. Amplitude, promises to be a useful filly. She was fourth to Movitave in the Miss Maryland at Bowie and second to stakes-class Washington in her next start. A cough kept Amplitude out of the Maryland Derby. Disparage has been bred treasurer of the Association. Standing/in the usual order, are Charles Asbury and Tollie Young, directors of, the Association and the Breeders Sales Company; Leslie Combs II., Association director and Sales Company secretary-treasurer; and Duval A. Headley, president of the Keeneland Race Course. — this year to Colonel Mike, sire of the flashy Movitave. Maryland owner-breeder-trainer Alan T. Clarke, who waited for warmer weather to place his string in serious training, registered his first victory of the year when Clarksville, Md. a name inspired by Clarkes postoffice address scored at Laurel. The next day, the former major league pitchtr notched another win with Penny Star. Syndicate-owned Northern Star, who had five two-year-old winners in his first crop last year, appears headed for a successful stud career. His recent winners, Martha Stanley and Mr. Muscles, have attracted attention to the imported ten-year-old stallion who stands at Peer Jays. Windmill Hill Farm, Churchville.

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