Darby Dan to Race At Balmoral Meet: Makes Local Debut Starting May 18 at Washington Park; String to Arrive Next Week, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-08


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►- — , MR. and MRS. JOHN W. GALBREATH— Their Darby Dan Farm colors will be seen in the Chicago area starting with the Balmoral meeting. * __ Darby Dan to Race At Balmoral Meet Makes Local Debut Starting May 1 8 at Washington Park; String to Arrive Next Week HOMEWOOD, 111., May 7.— The Darby Dan Farm colors of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Galbreath, one of the most prominent names in racing, will make their Chicago debut during the Balmoral meeting opening here at Washington Park on May 18. Darby Dan joins Calumet Farm, the Kerr stable, William Hal Bishop, Triple M Farm and others in the most illustrious list of owners ever to race here in the spring. Galbreaths colors will be represented in force when a string of thoroughbreds arrives with trainer Jack Long at Washington Park early next week, he told track officials. Internationally known as a sportsman, real estate magnate and builder, Galbreath also is owner of the fabled Swaps and is president of the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club. He is a member of The Jockey Club, has breeding farms in his home state of Ohio, and Kentucky, and has been an active and prominent figure in thoroughbred racing since 1933. Purchased Interest in Khan Broodmares Last year, he purchased half interest in 13 broodmares from Prince Aly Khan. They have been at his Lexington, Ky., farm since and have been bred there to Swaps, Summer Tan and other stallions. The fawn silks of Darby Dan have been seen in virtually every major race in the country, and it is expected that the Galbreath runners will be active in many of the 28 stakes scheduled during the 97-day Arlington Park-Washington Park-Balmoral coordinated meeting. Among the better-known Darby Dan thoroughbreds have been Summer Tan, Clear Down, Skipper Bill, and Atalanta. Summer Tan won the second running of the Garden State as a two-year-old and finished second only to Swaps in the 1956 running of the 00,000-added Washington Park Handicap, and to Mister Gus in th.e 00,000-added Arlington Handicap on the grass. Swaps and Mister Gus had to set new records to whip the Galbreath color-bearer.

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