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r IK fc for K , 3, 30 H ! I j u g j j l ;p j 1 C | « of I Is J a j, £ f c a t I ■ I J F c J J , : j , J i ] j I | I I I J I j 1 5 i j j I 1 ! - j Catalogs for Keeneland Yearling Sales in Mails Plan to Offer 55 Head During Afternoon and 50 in Evening LEXINGTON, Ky., June 25.— Catalogs the yearling sales which will be held at Keeneland Race Course here starting July went out today to owners of racing stables throughout the country. Demand for the catalogs has been exceptionally great, according to George B. "Brownie" Leach, executive secretary of the sales com-: pany, who said great attention has been centered on the Keeneland sales as a result the racing success of horses sold here last year. Practically every major two-yea: -old stake race run in the United States since the resumption of racing has been won by horse that passed through the Keeneland ring last summer," Leach declared. The stakes winners include Beaugay. Love-menow, Lady Gunner, Fighting Frank, Breezy Louise and They Say. Also from the Keeneland sales of 1944 came Ariel Song, Calmara, Donna M. G., Aladear, Mamanie, and Sarongirl. all of which have placed in stakes races in the first month of racing this year. In two stakes, horses sold at Keeneland last year ran one-two-three, and in one other stake for two-year-olds the first two places went to youngsters which went through the Lexington sales. "This is a select sale," the company executive stated, "because each of the 86 breeders with yearlings in it picked what he believed to be the best yearlings he will offer for sale in 1945 and put them in the catalog. The yearlings represent the finest thoroughbred bloodlines in the world, and come from horse nurseries of world renown." Among the farms which will send yearlings in the Keeneland ring are Arthur B. Hancocks Claiborne and Ellerslie Studs, Walter J. Salmons Mereworth Farm, Warren Wrights Calumet Farm. P. A. B. Wide-ners Elmendorf Farm. Ensign Elmer Dale Shaffers Coldstream Stud. Royce G. Martins Woodvale Farm. John D. Hertz Stoner Creek Stud, Thomas Piatts Brook-dale Farm. Charlton Clays Marchmont Farm, H. B. Scott*s Shandon Farm. Hal Price Headleys Beaumont Farm, Leslie Combs lis Spendthrift Farm, and numerous other smaller but equally well-known thoroughbred nurseries. The total number of yearlings catalogued is 422 and every yearling will be sold unless excused from the ring by a veterinarians certificate because of illness or injury. Two sales will be held daily with approximately 55 yearlings going under the hammer in the afternoon and approximately fifty each night. The auctions will be held in a spe-■ cial pavilion at the Keeneland track, and they will last for four days, ending Thurs- day night, August 2.