Royal Anthem Is Picked Catalog Cover Horse: Picture Will Appear on Front Of Breeders Sales Co. Work, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-08


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Royal Anthem Is Picked Catalog Cover Horse Picture Will Appear on Front Of Breeders Sales Co. Work LEXINGTON, Ky.— Reginald N. Websters Royal Anthem, winner of four stakes as a two-year-old last season, has been named "cover horse" for the Breeders Sales Company catalogue, which will list all yearlings in the Keeneland Summer Sales of July 27-29. Consigned to the 1957 Keeneland summer auction by Dr. and Mrs. R. Smiser West, as agent for O. S. Deming, Royal Anthem was purchased for 4,900. Last year, the son of Spy Song — Mad Bunny won the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica, the New Jersey Futurity, the Hdme Bred Handicap, and the New Jersey Breeders Stakes. He finished second in the San-ford Stakes, third in the Tyro and Tre-mont Stakes, earning a total of 5,681. Annually, William S. Evans, general manager of the Breeders Sales Company, commissions artist Allen F. Brewer, Jr. to do a head sketch of an outstanding two-year-old of the preceding year which has been sold at the Keeneland summer vendue, to grace the cover of the next sales catalogue. The 1958 catalogue featured the champion filly Idun, while other sales products which made the catalogue cover in other years include Missile, Prince John, Determine and Dark Star.

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