In The Blue Grass: Calumet Foals Give Reason for Rejoicing; Expect Exceptional Things From On-And-On; Breeders Extend Silky Another Chance, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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InThe Blue Grass I By Hugh J McGuire Calumet Foals Give Reason for Rejoicing Expect Exceptional Thin From OnAndOn Breeders Extend Silky Another Chance LEXINGTON Ky May 7 In all the postDerby gossip among breeders one point was not disputed A wellbred horse did the whining and Tim Tarn was in no danger of stepping on his pedigree The illness of Mrs Mar key cast a shadow on the pro ¬ ceedings and Admiral Markey himself is also a victim to a lesser degree At Calumet there was oc ¬ in addi ¬ casion for some rejoicing tion to the Derby result The farms good mare A Gleam de ¬ livered a filly foal by Tim Tarns sire Tom Fool A Gleam is by Blenheim II and is the dam by Klialed of A Glitter She also has Among the Ca umet an engagement with Swaps Jher Barbizon and already has been is a fullbrother to named Outrigger which appears particularly appro ¬ priate If memory serves A Glitter was also named immediately after her arrival Word has drifted back to local breeders from the Calumet racing stable that the oyearold colt named OnAndOn is something that me Its m the i v rl Qr rinr nn rum for next years Derby could be found He is by Nasrullah out of Tim Tarns dam Two Lea and is reported quite a looker Two Lea has an Arctic Prince filly foal and has an engagement with Nashua NashuaFrom From Sales Ring to Derby Field FieldMost Most Kentucky breeders had been inclined to let Silky Sullivan prove himself in the Derby before ac ¬ cepting him completely but generously enough they now are disposed to grant that he did not run his race i iii T TT C loccin WP still lias tO PrOVC 111 llliC xilUiV Jrv i u himself but most are willing to toss out Saturday s race as far below His potential On one point they are agreed He is an eyecatcher particularly in his flowing muscles musclesFour Four previous Derby winners had gone through the sales ring at Keeneland in HOOR Jr Jet Pilot Dark Star and Determine This year the Breeders Sales Company did not provide the winrter but made a tre ¬ mendously important contribution to the success of the race when no less than five graduates of the sales ring at Keeneland were among the starting field of 14 When it is considered that there are some 10000 foals annually registered in this country this Derby representation is extraordinarily large and did the sales company proud Lincoln Road was a smashing second after setting the pace He was a3100 purchase in the fall auctions Noureddin who was a fastfinishing third came out of the summer sessions for 9500 and already has won 46447 He finished fifth and immediately ahead of Chance It Tony who sold in the fall for 2300 The other sales colt was ninthrplace Benedicto whose fall sale price was 2200 Other Keeneland sales colts who won or placed in Triple Crown races include Hasty Road High Gun Determine Blazing Count Invigora tor Royal Bay Gem Royal Mustang Ruhe Hampden and cable cableThe The Derby was instrumental in attracting a great number of visitors to the Blue Grass area as many out of town turfites combined their trip with a call on their boarding stock here Leslie Combs Spendthrift Farm played host to many including Mrs George P Greenhalgh who was very pleased with her bay colt by Royal Charger Smart Stepper This is the mare for whom Mrs Greenhalgh paid 50000 at the 1957 fall sales and she will be returned to Royal Charger Peter McBean and George Pope Jr came from Cali ¬ fornia and saw the new halfsister to Old Pueblo PuebloHost Host of ClassicallyBred Arrivals ArrivalsMideau Mideau dam of Midafternoon foaled a full sister to that star speedster who raced for Mrs Edward E Robbins while Mid Admiral a halfsister to Midafter ¬ noon foaled a colt Both are by Billings who stands at Spendthrift Other new arrivals include a Never Say Die colt from Combs imported mare Kings Cross Mrs B F Whitakers 225000 winner Miss Request foaled a filly by Jet Pilot G A Cavanaughs stakes mare Blue Violin had a Royal Gem n filly and goes to Solar Slipper Shooting High dam of the Chesapeake winner Backbone had a Nashua filly Probably the only foal to arrive in the East by the champion English sprinter Pappa Fourway is Ralph Lowes filly out of Flying Roman RomanBlades Blades of Blue Grass Canadian senator T DArcy Leonard accompanied by Burke Hynes visited the NASRC offices here during Derby time Senator Leon ¬ ard has been a staunch supporter of racing in Canada and is also close to the sport abroad Interest at Spendthrift is high in the expected arrival of a foal by Ribot from C J Devines imported mare Florida Moon This is the mare who was conceived in this country sent abroad in utero and imported back Gus and Billy Smith were hosts at dinner honoring Mr and Mrs John R Ring Ring is the president of the NASRC of which Mrs Smith is secretary Kentucky commissioners Sam Look Dixie McKinley Catesby Clay and com ¬ mission secretary H P Morancy and their ladies were among those in attendance Trainer Knox Osborne plans to assemble a stable for racing in Chicago

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