No Accident That Crown Crest Ranks With Leading Breeders: Reinemans Nursery Records Steadily Advance Since 1956; Emphasis on Broodmare Band, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Photo by Meaaors MeaaorsHOWARD HOWARD REINEMAN Maintains the Crown Crest Farm No Accident That Crown Crest Ranks With Leading Breeders Reinemans Nursery Records Steadily Advance Since 7956 Emphasis on Broodmare Band BandBy By HUGH J McGUIRE McGUIRELEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky May 10 The rise to prominence of Crown Crest Farm among the nations leading breeders has been spectacular but not accidental In a span I of only a few years the nursery of Mr and Mrs Howard Reineman has vaulted into a position seldom gained by establishments of much greater age in 1956 Crown Crest reached fifth place among commercial breeders in the amount of money won by the produce of the farm Earnings that year of 572332 were recorded In that same year Crown Crest was sixth among commercial breeders in number of races won with 148 From a straight time stand ¬ point this was the first year that Crown Crest could be expected to show advan ¬ tageously among the breeders of the na ¬ tion In the few earlier years of operation foals were recorded as being bred both by Mrs Reineman and by the farm splitting the statistics statisticsThe The advance continued convincingly in 1957 when Crown Crest soared to second place among the commercial breeders with earnings of 601678 and third in the same group in number of races won with 167 Indications point to another banner year in 1958 To April 1 earnings of the farms produce has reached 106257 from only five crops of which the current twoyear olds have not had much chance Co date dateEmphasis Emphasis on Broodmare Band v vWhile While these splendid records were being established the Reinemans were placing greater emphasis on the farms broodmare band acquiring matrons of quality to in ¬ sure continued progress Now many of the farms mares can be depended upon to produce colts and fillies that are certain to demand keen interest in the sales ring Crown Crest has ruri into the same prob ¬ lem that confronts all large breeding es ¬ tablishments This is the inability to pur ¬ chase mares of quality for replacements or additions It appears that everyone who owns a stakeswinning mare wants to keep her Like virtually all prominent market breeders Crown Crest finds the only satis ¬ factory source of supply is to retain a few homebred fillies filliesThe The Reinemans have made another change in operation For several years they sent mares to be bred in England Ireland and France They also maintained several mares in Ireland Both of these projects have been found to be economically un ¬ sound and have been abandoned The cost of stud services for top stallions abroad was found to be excessive in light of the prac ¬ tice there of paying these fees at the time of service with no refund if the mare failed to conceive Add to this expense the risk that the resultant foal might not be accept ¬ able for the summer sales at Keeneland and the transaction becomes an unbalanced gamble gambleIt It was found too that due to variations in the climate abroad from that at home weanlings born in Europe and flown back in November or December did not acclimate readily and were backward in reaching the peak of their tiloom in time for the summer sales Additionally there was the expense of air travel for the weanlings which with insurance salaries of grooms registration customs charges vans and other incidentals added approximately 1000 to the cost of each individual Crown Crest stud service fees abroad amounted to about 26000 in each of two years and without a return when the mare failed to conceive this was found to be excessively costly The farms mares quartered abroad were sold at New ¬ market except the Americans Gay Stream a halfsister to Queen Hopeful and Final Say a halfsister to Equifox These two were returned home homeMany Many of the Crown Crest mares can boast alluring credentials The imported Bray Melody who was purchased privately in Ireland is the dam of Happy Laughter by Royal Charger and leading threeyearold filly in England in Ij953 She is the dam damContinued Continued on Page Fifty No Accident That Crown Crest Ranks With Leading Breeders BreedersContinued Continued from Page Twelve Twelvealso also of four other stakes winners in Eng ¬ land Her present twoyearold filly is the first foal born to Native Dancer She is a roan aptly named Native Song and has not yet started Bray Melody has a year ¬ ling filly by Roman a colt foal by Hasty Road nda returns to the latter sire The Pilate maie Fish Fry is a halfsister to Fisherman Her first foal by Windy City H was sold at Keeneland in 1957 and when resold in the Mayer dispersal in California was the only such resale to show a profit Fish Fry was a yeailing Oil Capitol filly which was a late foal and she was not bred last year She goes to One Count The imported mare Linaria was purchased at Newmaiket She had won the Irish Oaks among other stakes successes Her twoyear old filly by Nearco likely will join the farms producers Linaria has a yearling filly by Supreme Court a colt foal by Native Dancer and she goes to Hasty Road Another TMew market purchase is Monsoon who is the dam of Festoon who sold for 105000 in the Dewai dispersal Monsoon has a year ¬ ling filly by Hasty Road and is due to foal to Royal Charger She will be mated with One Count CountGay Gay Stream has a yearling filly by Tehran a colt foal by Guersant and already is re ¬ ported in foal to Native Dancer Hopefully dam of the Ashland Stakes winner Jota Jota has a yearling colt by Sea Charger a colt foal by MarkYeWell and an engage ¬ ment with Windy City H Sunny Boo dam of Deuce Admiral has a yearling filly by Native Dancer with whom Crown Crest has had excellent cooperation The farm has bred to Native Dancer each season since he entered stud and in each case the mare conceived on the first cover Other Crown Crest mares include Inajiffy dam of Mis ¬ sile Intoxication dam of Sun Again Gal Jeanette dam of A E Reubens twoyear old winner Roman Crown and War Ribbon dam of Battle Dance These and the farms other matrons will be entrusted with the task of maintaining the establishments rec ¬ ord of accomplishment

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