Virginia: Virgiania Patrons Day at Laurel Await Yearling Tour on June 27 Godfrey Horse Has Initial Foal, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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► I | * Virginia * — By NANCY LEE Virginia Patrons Day at Laurel Await Yearling Tour-on June 27 Godfrey Horse Has Initial Foal nDDLEBURY.— Old Dominion breeders were very well represented on the 30th at Laurel and grouped together for lunch before viewing the afternoons card. As it was Virginia Patrons Day at this track, the sixth race was named The Virginia Thoroughbred Patrons, and Melville Church II., vice president of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, made the presentation to the winner. Virginians yelled loud and long for owner - breeder James W. Fletchers Deadly Actor, but the Virginia horse finished third. The next race proved to be the one for the Old Dominion as the homebred and Virginia-owned Lindas Dream, a six-year-old chestnut mare by Wait A Bit Baymelia, chalked up her third victory in four outings this season for Harold Polk. Among the visitors for the afternoon were Tyson Gilpin, Mr. and Mrs. Colin MacLeod, Mrs. George P. Greenhalgh, Mr. and Mrs. Melville Church U., Dr. and Mrs. Frank OKeefe, Mrs. Julia OKeefe, Mrs. Ruth Kennedy, Hugh Spilman, Mrs. Blaine Durham, Mr. and Mrs. Ian Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Prosser Tabb. The Virginia contingent moves on to Pimlica on May 8 when that track will be host for Virginia Day. Since the Old Dominion is on Eastern Standard Time, members will have to keep in mind that the first race is at 1:30 p. m.. Daylight Saving Time. Members of the VTA who attend will see the presentation of a trophy to the winner of the race called the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and of course it would round out the day to have a Virginia-bred and/or owned win this event. Get that many breeders together with a preponderance of yearling market breeders to the second annual Virginia Yearling on hand and the subject naturally turned to the second annual Virginia Yearling Tour, scheduled this year for June 27 and 28. While the list of yearlings to be shown has not been completed. Dr. Frank OKeefe, chairman of the tour, is working Jiard to consolidate the showing of the individuals so that visitors will not be compelled to stop at a number of different farms. By having more yearlings at a given farm, prospective buyers will have a better opportunity to look them over more carefully without having to break into a dead run to catch the last car leaving for the next farm. Daniel Van Clief, whose Nydrie Stud will not be selling at Saratoga this year, will be in charge of the yearlings in the Charlottesville area. All indications are that this years tour will be a most successful one. A A A Dr. and Mrs. Frank OKeefes Pine Brook ► — Farm will consign six yearlings to the Saratoga vendue this coming August, two colts and four fillies. A brown colt by Royal Coinage is from the stakes producing Sweep In, who has had four foals to race. Two were stakes winners and the other two were winners. This mare was one" of eighteen represented by two stakes winners in 1957. A filly who would present a great temptation for any breeder to keep is the black filly by the great broodmare sire. Discovery, out of Siren Suit. Even though the OTCeef es are represented at the race tracks,, they have included this broodmare potential in their consignment. The Case Ace— My Truly Fair bay colt is the first foal of his dam whom Pine Brook Farm bred and raced. The other fillies are a chestnut by Sun Again— Mackle; chestnut by Case Mate— Full Sail and a bay by Mr. Trouble— Wood Spirit. With his yearling consignment completed, Dr. OKeefe can now look over this years crop with an eye toward his 1959 group. In this group of eight, seven are colts. Siren Suit has a chestnut by Royal Coinage; Pleasure, a chestnut by War Relic; Wood Spirit, a bay by War Admiral; Blue Devil, a chestnut by Sun Again; Full Sail, a chestnut by Arctic Prince; My Truly ■Fair, a bay by Case Ace, and Mackle, a bay by Piping Rock. The lone filly is a bay by AJbernant from the imported mare, Atara, she the first mare bred to Summer Tan this year in Kentucky. AAA Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Godfrey, whose colors are carried under the nom de plume , of Beacon Hill Farm,, purchased the imported horse Sun Ruler H. at the Horses in Training Sale at Saratoga. This now seven-year-old bay horse by Nasrullah from the Solario matron, Solisequlous, has joined the stallion ranks. The first foal by him arrived at the Godfreys* farm on April 30 and is a bay filly from the Pavot mare, Fraulin. Also purchased at Saratoga, but from the yearling group, Fraulin was a winner and she has a yearling filly "by Kingsway and this year will be bred to Alquest. AAA Nydrie Studs stakes winning and stakes producing Almahmoud dropped a chestnut colt dn April 14 by .Helioscope. This daughter of Mahmoud out of Arbitrator, she by Peace Chance, will be bred to Native Dancer. An arrival on the 19th at the same farm was a chestnut filly by Royal Serenade out of Mint Spring, she by Polynesian. Mint Spring was booked to Princequillo for this year. During the early hours of May 3, a carload of 22 horses arrived at the ramp at Laurel. Among the group was the Llangollen bred and owned stakes winner, Corn. Huslcer, the gelding who graduated from the winning hurdle ranks to capture, among others, the Santa Anita Handicap and the San Juan Capistrano at Santa Anita. Ten yearling fillies were included in the shipment and nine yearling colts. The other two * horses are the show mares Amour and Virginny who will be sold during the Llangollen Farm sale to be held on June 14. With plans going ahead for the sale of broodmares, stallions and yearlings in California on June 30, these horses were returned from the West Coast as Mrs. M. E. Lunn did. not renew her lease on the ranch at Arcadia.

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