William Woodward, Col. J. H. Whitney Among Subscribers to Ascot Gold Cup: Former Names Clever Filly, Hycilla; Latter Has John Peel in English Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-16


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William Woodward, Col. J. H. Whitney Among Subscribers to Ascot Gold Cup Former Names Clever Filly, 4 Hycilla; Latter Has John Peel in English Fixture By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET. England.— The American owner-breeders. William Woodward and Col. John Hay Whitney, two staunch supporters of our racing, each has an entry in the forthcoming renewal of the historic Ascot Gold Cup, slated to be run for the first time in six years on its home grounds at Ascot on Saturday, July 7. This seasons renewal of the Gold Cup will be decided over the regimental two miles and a half course and carry an added value of ,500 to be added to a sweepstakes of 50 each. Seventeen horses have been named for this coveted event. --William Woodward will be represented by his four-year-old filly. Hycilla, winner of last years Oaks and Champion Stakes, and queen of her sex. The daughter of Hyperion and Priscilla Carter will be the only filly in the Cup field. Col. John Hay Whitney will have the aptly named John Peel, bay four-year-old son of Foxhunter and Old Melody, a facile winner of the one and a half miles Royston Handicap at Newmarket last month as his representative. Both Hycilla and John Peel ► were bred by their owners in Ireland at the Middleton Park Stud. Castletown-Geoghan, County Westmeath. They are both in training with Capt. Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, at Freemason Lodee, Newmarket. Boyd-Rochfort saddled Precipitation 1937 and Flares «1938 . the last-named owned and bred by William Woodward in America, to win the Ascot Gold Cup. H. H. Aga Khan is the chief subscriber, with four nominations, including last seasons St. Leger Stakes winner and tha Derby runner-up, Tehran, and three three-year-olds who have yet to prove their class. Lord Rosebery has named last years Derby stakes winner, Ocean Swell, who in the final classic, the St. Leger, finished third to Tehran and Borealis. The last named is Lord Derbys sole representative in this cup event. This year Ocean Swell easily defeated Borealis in the one mila and a half April Stakes run at the Newmarket Craven meeting in April. But last month at Newmarket, in the Thomey Stakes, one mile, six furlongs and 150 yards. Ocean Swell failed by a scant neck to keep Tehran at bay. Hence a meeting over the testing two miles and a half course at Ascot between Tehran, Ocean Swell. Borealis and the champion filly, Hycilla, should prove one of the most interesting and exciting races of the season.

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