Sires and Dams: What of the Yearling Market?; Factors All Point to Strength; Morven, Ellerslie, Nydrie Studs; Stimulus to Play Prominent Part, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-20


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1 RES DAMS CHARLOTTESVILLE Va June 19 19What What of the yearling market is the thequestion question we are being asked in our travels travelsand and our answer right or wrong is that it will be strong with some new buyers By that we do not mean newcomers on the scale of William Helis or F W Hooper Nor in saying the market will be strong do we mean that the breath ¬ taking 66000 for one babe will be heard as it was at Keeneland one hot night last August But consider the factors we are nearer to crushing our enemy than we were a year ago despite taxes money is plentiful and when in the history of American racing has a yearling had the opportunities to earn many times the purchase price as awaits these babes who will go to the high ¬ est bidder at Keeneland and Meadow Brook Of course good prices mean there must be good yearlings to fetch them The 1943 sales revealed some fine mate ¬ rial and the proof of that is found in many of the 1944 twoyearolds to date How the 1944 yearling crop will compare we do not pretend to know But we do know it will reveal many promising colts and fillies for we have seen some even though we have inspected but a few of the many we will see in the coming weeks weeksCharlottesville Charlottesville Va is one of the most typically American towns we know about Up a long winding road on its outskirts you pass such his ¬ toric landmarks as Monticello and Shady Lawn the homes of Presi ¬ dents Jefferson and Monroe Then you come to the Morven Stud of Lt Col Whitney Stone which adjoins the Ellerslie Farm of Arthur B Hancock the leading thoroughbred breeder of the world today Nearby is the Nydrie Stud of R A Van Clief and right there you have three breeders who will play a highly important part in the Keeneland and Meadow Brook sales Morven Stud will offer 12 yearlings at Meadow Brook four of which are by Flares who is standing along with Tintagel at Ellerslie One of these certain to attract a full share of attention is a bay colt out of Blue Sheen winner of the Acorn Stakes Firenzi Handi ¬ cap and dam of the winner Blue Satin Very attractive also is a bay colt by Jacopo Bongo by Sir Gal lahad III a bay colt by Johnstown Pomona by Pompey a chestnut colt by Head Play Riva by Wrack and of the fillies we were most im ¬ pressed by a racy looking bay by Pompey Heedful by Sir Gallaltad IIIFlares III Flares will play a prominent part in the Morven Ellerslie and Nydrie studs sales This full brother to Omaha was a winner of the Ascot Gold Cup and other important English stakes In the company of Frank B Hills of Morven Stud and George Fisher of North Wales we drove over to Ellerslie and were surprised to find him not only a better looking horse than his brother but a solid fine looking stallion in all re ¬ spects Besides the four by Flares to be offered by Morven Stud Nydrie Stud will sell one of his colts out of Morning by American Flag and the dam of that good filly Good Morning They will also sell a bay filly by Flares out of Durzes by Dur ¬ bar n At the Hancock sale in Kentucky Flares is also very prominent His colts and fillies will be more fully describee when we review the yearlings to be offered by the Claiborne and Ellerslie studs of Mr Hancock HancockAnother Another stallion who will play his part in the sales of these three farms is Stimulus the famous son of Ul timus and who was the leading sire of winners of races four years in succession JLast August the top sale at Keeneland was the 66000 paid by William Helis for a chestnut colt by Blenheim II Risk by Sir Galla had III At Meadow Brook the highest price was the 33000 paid by Henry Lustig of Longchamps Farms for a chestnut colt by Stimulus out of Heloise by Friar Rock These babes are racing this year as Pericles and Baron Jack respectively The picture will be a different one this year for both Risk and Heloise are represented by fillies and both of them are by Stimulus who lias not only been one of the most prolific sires of the past 10 years but whose daughters have produced such good racers as Sun Again Mrs Ames Red Eye Grog and ever so many others These fillies will hardly bring the prices that the colts of these two matrons brought last year but they will be eagerly inspected for their value as producers a well as

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