Simmons Saratoga Yearlings Do Well When Sent to Races, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-18


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Simmons Saratoga Yearlings Do Well When Sent to Races RacesBALTIMORE BALTIMORE Md May 17 Allen T Simmons Akron Ohio radio magnate who has purchased extensively at the Saratoga yearling sales the past few years has been rather successful in his buys All in all the block acquisitions have justified Sim ¬ mons venture in the biggest gamble of all To date his best return has been on Blue Swords a 3300 yearling purchase who has returned more than 40000 in purses pursesAlthough Although Sir Drake a Simmonsowned twoyearold now at Pimlico in the care of trainer W G Douglas has only won one race his initial competitive undertak ¬ ing the colt has already won himself but According to Douglas he may be one of the top juveniles in the string Simmons and his trainer regarded the youngster well enough from the start to nominate him to the Pimlico Nursery and a number of other assorted endowed fixtures including the Arlington Washington Park and Pimlico Futurities FuturitiesAn An 800 yearling buy Sir Drake tri ¬ umphed in his debut at Pimlico in con ¬ vincing fashion A rolypoly compact ap ¬ pearing bay colt with a wide stripe down his face he resembles a ball toting foot ¬ ball player in action running high wide and handsome A son of the successful stallion Chance Sun Sir Drake is from Ultimatums daughter Helen Drake dam of the good winner Little Empress Prince Drake winner of 21 races and winners Chinatown Helmor and Oriental Miss

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