In the Bue Grass: Victor and Vanquished Rate Salute for Effort in Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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In the Blue Grass Victor and Vanquished Rate Salute for Effort in Derby By HUGH J. McGUIRE LEXINGTON, Ky., May 3. — The victor in the Kentucky Derby has earned bountiful laurels of accomplishment, prestige, adulation and money. His is a permanent record that will glow brightly long into the future. Credit must go also to the. vanquished, to those who dared try the winner in. the nations most popular classic. Without their rivalry the victory would have been a completely hollow" one. To those who met defeat as well as to those of the age group who did not compete, all is not lost with the chance to become a Triple Crown winner. In the past 10 years only Needles and Citation won the Derby Derby and and went went on on to to Derby Derby and and went went on on to to election as the best three-year-old of their years. Bold Ruler, Nashua, Native Dancer, Counterpoint, Hill Prince and Capot were defeated in the Derby but won the years honors. High Gun and One Count did not start in the Derby but received the most votes as best three-year-old of their years. Californians associated with breeding and racing must be given credit for exploitation of their industry. It is not by accident that when Silky Sullivan came along he became the most talked of horse in a generation. He was well publicized before he had his first real test in the Kentucky Derby.-In this respect the West Coast has a flare for publicity seldom equalled in other areas. Silky Sullivan could have been just another horse with an eccentricity. Instead of this, he is a national hero. On occasion, Californians may blow up an incident out of proportion to its value by the arbitrary standards of other locations. They cannot be accused of overlooking opportunities. The arrival of the 1958 edition- of The American Racing Manual puts into the libraries of breeders one more volume of this invaluable and permanent book. The countless entries and records in the Manual are of value to all departments of the thoroughbred industry but it probably finds its greatest use in the hands of breeders to whom it is essential. Data Gives Breeders the Answers Records of stallions and of their progeny along with essential performances in stakes of all horses, along with earnings of every starter during the year, provide the breeder with the immediate answers to many questions. Reports of sales are also included. The Manual is a reference that does not have to be sold to breeders. They know its value and want it. Almost daily. Breeders Sales Companys George Swinebroad is carrying his six feet, three inches to the farms of consignors of yearlings to the summer sales. Some 740 entries must be reduced to about 450 by sales time. A great deal of the elimination is made-on pedigree only but Swinebroad is paying* particular1 attention to good- : ■ — ► looking individuals with borderline pedigrees and reports some excellent examples. In this respect Swinebroad suggests that prospective purchasers could do worse than to look at the sires of some of these yearlings. He has found some of these young stallions, whose popularity is just below the top echelon, to be excellent individuals who would encourage buyers. Because of his position, with the sales company Swinebroad declined to name the stallions he had in mind. .John S. Phipps who died last week, did not get a chance to see the first foal in this country of the mare Masaka for whom he paid a record 05,000 while she was barren. The daughter of Nearco. was sold at Keeneland by the Aga Khan in 1954 after she had slipped her foal by Tulyar. She did not conceive until last year at which time she was covered ,by Tulyar before that sire was withdrawn due to his illness. Her colt fpal, born at Claiborne on April 19, will be registered as by Tulyar or Ambiorix and she is being returned to the latter sire. Another instance of dual parentage at Claiborne and for the same reason is that of Wheatley Stables crack race mare High Voltage. Her gray colt born April 17 is by Tulyar or Princequillo and she is being returned to the latter sire. High Voltage-was voted best two-year-old filly in 1954 and this is her first foal. AAA Blades of Blue Grass: The 1958 book of Main Chance stallion Lord Boswell has been canceled. He fractured an eblow bone in his stall after being mated with eight mares. His recovery is hoped for but questionable. The most promising of his get to replace him is the stables Ebony Pearl, second to Tim Tam in the Derby Trial. The imported mare "La Mirambule for whom Howell Jackson paid a reported 00,000 in France, delivered her foal by Zucchero at Claiborne. /The mare has a* couple of good runners in her homeland. ... The May meeting of the Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club will be held Monday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coach House. The speaker will be William Scales of the Reynolds Tobacco Company. Colts are leading 13 to 7 in the foal score at Crown Crest Farm with four more to-come. . . - Mr. and Mrs. F. Warrington Gillet joined Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Salmon Jr. at Mereworth "on their annual Derby trip and expect to be at the farm for a few days inspecting their consign- Continued on Page Forty-Nine IN THE BLUE GRASS By HUGr J. McGUIRE Continued from Poge Twelve ment of yearlings to the Keeneland summer sales. -j Robert S. Lyttle, who raced Correlation with considerable success, was a Blue Grass-1 visitor en route to his California home after the Derby. He had seen Correlation at Grant Dorlands farm at Ocala, Fla.r where he is at stud. . . . John D. Hertz went on record as believing that Count of Honor will become the best-looking stud in the country. William S. Millers good race mare Miss .Ottawa, is due, to foal to Native Dancer. I She will be returned to Crafty Admiral. Miss Ottawa is a half sister to the crack F re-rich three-year-old Neptune II., by Crafty Admiral. . . . Attorney Gayle Moh-ney has returned home following a checkup in a local hospital.

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