Judges Stand: Few Eastern Buyers at Keeneland Sales Many Tracks Back 7th War Loan Drive Rich Dwyer, Travers on Pavots Schedule White Recalls Episode of the Safety-Pin, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-29


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■ mi | ■l™i™ JUDGES STAND | — By Charles Hatton Few Eastern Buyers at Keeneland Sales Many Tracks Back 7th War Loan Drive Rich Dwyer, Travers on Pavots Schedule White Recalls Episode of the Safety-Pin • LEXINGTON, Ky., June 28. There are 422 yearlings to be auctioned during the four days beginning July 30 at Keeneland. Bidders will like the new make-up of the catalog. This makes a perusal of the racing and ■ mi | produce produce records records of of the the offerings offerings first, first, sec- produce produce records records of of the the offerings offerings first, first, sec- second, third and fourth dams less laborious. . . . S. D. Riddle has sent three more young mares to Charley Cribbin at Faraway, including Yacht, by Man o War — War Aide, who is bred like Pavot. They detrained this week from Belmont. ... La Guardia also is showing an ominous interest in bookies functioning andt the tracks. This is one of his rather Quixotic little crusades in which he has clubs cheerful support. . . . Patrons at Washington Park these sultry days appreciate ciate Ben Ben Lindheimers Lindheimers ingenious ingenious screen- ■l™i™ ciate Ben Ben Lindheimers Lindheimers ingenious ingenious screen- screen-backed boxes, which permit the air in the stands to circulate refreshingly. ... A party of 10 or a dozen local breeders plan a sojourn at Arlington-Washington after the sales. . . . Brownie Leach, an ambassador from the Breeders Sales Company, is tub-thumping at Delaware Park. . . . Hal Price Headley tells us that only about 26 per cent of the buyers here last summer were from the East. . . . Out-of-towners who plan to be present next month would do well to make hotel reservations early, else bring their camp kits. . . . Mrs. Clara Bell Walsh named Colony Boy. He is a sensible colt, as is his sire, Eight Thirty. The latter is popular with market breeders because, as Henry Knight puts it: "He gels good-looking yearlings, and good-looking yearlings bring good prices." ... In the ordinary "course of events" the American Derby, on August 25, would conflict rather closely with the Travers. . . . Yearling spies like Nydrie-Claibornes sleek Blenheim II. — Black Wave colt because he is a grandson of Frizeur. Translated to trackside parlance, that is "speed." . . . Johnny Murphree has joined the Arlington-Washington public relations staff. . . . Ak-Sar-Ben is a civic venture which helped in its War Bond drive. All tracks would be wise to lean over backward in support of the Mighty Seventh. Discussing Pavots plans with Oscar White just before coming here from Long Island, the Jeffords trainer said. •The Dwyer is next for him." This means, of course, that Case Aces brilliant son will not appear in the Yankee, which is a handicap, nor in the Classic. Kidding one another the other morning, Morris Dixon suggested to White that perhaps the prudent thing would be to have Pavot and Polynesian avoid each other. Whereupon White said he ""lends staying right around New York. Owner-breeder Je ds is fond of winning races like the Dwyer and Travers ...id-Summer Derby. Of course, Dixon and White each feels he is training the better horse, which is understandable. It also promises to lead to some spirited racing, unless their present plans undergo a change. "Pavot came out of the Belmont in fine fettle." White says, adding that he thinks his charge is "ready to go right on from there and win some more big races." The Jeffords trainer never did quite "give up on Pavot" when the brown colt was subjected to beatings in the Withers and Preakness. "I thing that intense heat bothered him at Pimlico, and then he had some bad luck in the race," the Marylander said, "but I do not like to make excuses." He explained that in training fast free-running horses it is sometimes difficult to know just how fit they are until they have raced. He then mentioned the episode of the safety-pin. This treacherous object interrupted Pavots training at Berlin, and he was lame for some time just before shipping to Pimlico. "If seems he picked up this pin in his stall at night, running it into his hoof about an inch," White recalled. "He was supposed to have worked the next morning, too, but I had to call in a cow doctor in the neighborhood to give him a shot instead. A pus sac formed and he was lame on it two weeks. The night before we were to ship to Pimlico a rattling thunderstorm blew up. Next morning the night watchman told me excitedly that Pavot had got to running around the stall during the storm and was sound! My guess is that the wound opened and drained. In any case, it was a relief to me, too, you may be sure." It is quite possible that with Free for All and Hoop Jr. defaulting because of more permanent injuries, Pavot will finally establish himself as the 1945 three-year-old champion. Of course, he has first to settle a couple of old scores with Polynesian, who himself put in some dismal efforts before hitting his racing stride, and then there is Esteem, who cannot be airily dismissed just because he lost two sprints. "Pavot has done some unbelievable things against the watch." says White, "but he likes to take about a furlong to move into stride, and that gets him into trouble sometimes, as it did In the Futurity and Preakness. He and Woolf both were hurt at the start of the Futurity. Some colt sheared off part of Pavots quarter. Woolf was jostled so hard he immediately became ill and, if it is not indelicate, he vomited pulling up." Pavots inability to be In high gear in the first stride is not his only peculiarity. For instance, he pricks his ears when he senses that he has his horses beaten, and inclines to loaf. He is a well-educated colt. Paddock habitues were delighted to note Belmont Day that when the paddock judge picked up one of his forefeet to examine the plate, then released it, Pavot obligingly extended him the other.. By the way, did you know that Walter Jeffords also breeds some first-rate dogs? He is an Airdale fancier and has been breeding them for the government during the war. They are trained for combat duty. One now chaperons Pavot.

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