In The Blue Grass: Finney Hints Innovation for New York Sales; Michael Phipps in Auspicious Bow as Owner; Court Martial Seen Asset to Breeding Here, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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In The Blue Grass By Hugh J McGuire Finney Hints Innovation for New York Sales Michael Phipps in Auspicious Bow as Owner Court Martial Seen Asset to Breeding Here HereLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky May 14 Humphrey S Finney president of the FasigTipton Company combined business with more business on a trip last week to the Blue Grass In five days here he traveled more than 500 miles all within a radius of 20 miles of Lexington as he completed a sur ¬ vey of yearlings from this area consigned to the sales in August at Saratoga In association with Dr Charles E Hagyard he also worked on an appraisal of the stock here of the estate of the late John S Phipps The present count indicates that 87 yearlings will journey from this area to the Saratoga auctions where they will represent 20 con ¬ signors Finney hinted that an innovation of six sales evenings including Saturday night might be intro ¬ duced at the upstate New York sales ring to accom ¬ modate from 40 to 45 horses in each session It was thought that because of the location of Saratoga where buyers do not leave the area over the week end a Saturday evening session would be well attended Some consignors have even asked for that date dateMichael Michael Phipps purchased from the estate of his late father the entire racing stable of 18 horses and became an owner for the first time He met with immediate success on the Monday program at Belmont There are 19 royally bred broodmares in the estate 15 of which are at the Claiborne Farm of Arthur B Hancock Jr with the other four at the Blenheim Farm in Virginia The stallion Level Lea stands in Virginia and Parnassus in Maryland Shares in top syndicated stallions are also held and embrace holdings in Nas rullah Princequillo Tulyar Ambiorix Roman Royal Charger Heliopolis Djeddah Nirgal and Ardan No disposition has yet been determined for the mares and stallion shares both of which are certain to be in brisk demand demandNoted Noted Producer of Top Milers MilersCommenting Commenting on the acquisition in England by Arthur Hancock of the stallion Court Martial Finney said that in his opinion the purchase was an ideal one for American breeding on counts of pedigree type and racing He knows Court Martial well and his spe ¬ cialty of getting top milers was regarded as a definite assist to the American breeding picture Hancock was en route home from England at time of writing but it was understood that he was to get delivery of the horse June 15 after which he would be flown by Pan Ameri ¬ can direct to Lexington as soon as possible Such is the popularity of Court Martial that although syndica ¬ tion plans had been completed these were revised to accommodate others seeking shares even before Han ¬ cock got home homeYearlings Yearlings going from Kentucky to the Saratoga sales include a top consignment of nine colts from the Bwamazon Farm of Millard Waldheim a group of five imported fillies and another Jot of three imported colts and the only colt by Tenerani sire of Ribot Consignors and the number of yearlings they will offer are R A Alexander HE four Mrs E Look Anderson one Tom Bennett three Judge Garrett Claypool four Bwamazons nine colts including sons of Helioscope Princequillo and Hill Prince Burton Chait with five by Lord Putnam PutnamJohn John H Clark will sell two and will handle three imported colts for the Far West Farm of Vancouver This trio and two others will be sent from the Hurst land Farm of the Nuckols Brothers Frankfort attor ¬ ney Louis Cox will offer five imported yearling fillies Arch Graham will sell two for himself and three as agent John A Bell in will have charge of the largest group from this area His Jonabell Farm will sell five his fathers Jonabell Stables eight and Bell will act as agent in the sale of eight more for a total of 21 Madden to Offer Two IrishBreds IrishBredsPatrick Patrick Madden will offer a colt and a filly who are still to be imported from Ireland The partner ¬ ship of Miller Fishback will sell three including a half sister to LoriEl Mulholland Brothers of George ¬ town have been Saratoga regulars for some 10 years and will offer three The lone colt by Tenerani is the property of Miss Alice Mumford and will leave the White Oaks Farm of Miss Mildred Woolwine for the sales ring Another regular William B Robinson has 11 in his consignment Carter Thornton will sell two and J E Wayman one oneBlades Blades of Blue Grass Two prominent Kentucky showplaces are on the auction market Hal Price Headley will sell his residence and 10 surrounding acres on Beaumont Farm as he moves to his new home Raceland the Catesby Woodford residence and farm of 684 acres at Paris will go under the hammer Mr and Mrs Leon Jones of Memphis and trainer Jack Carter and Mrs Carter paid an inpection visit to their stock at the Tide Over Farm of Mrs Look Anderson At this nursery Burton Chaits Count Fleet mare Quick Retort foaled a colt by Royal Charger The farms foaling activities ended in a tie when the 14 foals were equally divided as to sex Following a visit to farms in the Charlottesville area Humphrey Finney will com ¬ plete arrangements with Mrs M E Lunn for her Cali ¬ fornia dispersal at Pomona June 30 Mrs Lunn will have a yearling consignment at Saratoga

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