Judges Stand: Chicagoans Establish New Kentucky Stud; Bloodstock Industry Wins Tax Skirmish; Calumet Manager Discusses Farm Methods; Old Leonatus Site of New Shawnee Farm, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-28


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JUDGES STAND I By Charles Hatton l lChicagocms Chicagocms Establish New Kentucky Stud Bloodstock Industry Wins Tax Skirmish Calumet Manager Discusses Farm Methods Old Leonatus Site of New Shawnee Farm FarmLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky May 27 27Chicagoans Chicagoans look forward to some interesting sport in the twoyearold division this summer and several of the livelier colts and fillies are racing for Mrs Ada L Rice who resides at Wheaton The veteran Tom Smith has de ¬ veloped Mystery Lady for the Illinois sports ¬ woman and may develop others When this filly was led into the sales arena at Keene ¬ land last summer Paul Ebelhardt remarked that The only thing wrong with her is that she isnt at Calumet She went to Mrs Rice for 15000 and we believe that Frank Frankel who obtained Fond Embrace at the sales was a bidder on her Mrs Rice now is a thoroughbred breeder but probably she will be active at the sales again this sum ¬ mer The Rices have a modern training tracK ac tlieir Danada Farm near Wheaton and have acquired some 200 acres of the old Idle Hour here This farm also is to be called Danada Mrs Rice now has five mares with foals and eight young mares at Dan Scotts place near Lexing to The Rices were here to inspect them recently and a filly foal who seems to have pleased Mrs Rice is by Zacaweista out of Tenacity by Bull Dog A potential producer of promise is Estasweep who is by Bull Lea and was purchased privately out of the Calumet string at Pimlico last fall By the way old Son of Chance who was to serve at stud may race again if his hoof mends satisfactorily satisfactorilyThe The Kentucky State Tax Commission did well we think to avoid a proposed increase of 20 per cent in the assess ¬ ment of Fayette County livestock Gayle Mohney pointed out that New Jersey California Illinois Ohio and Vir ¬ ginia are beckoning to Kentucky horsemen In Tennessee breeding circles one hears it often observed that Horses may be bred and reared for 60 cents on the dollar com ¬ pared to costs in the Blue Grass State By no means all of the leading Kentucky bloodstock is State owned and the industry here would suffer if owners of the leading sires were to transfer them to communities having more favorable tax methods We do not think that they will ever feel obliged to take such steps for the possibility will restrain the legislators legislatorsBreeders Breeders from afar frequently visit Warren Wrights farm here to observe if there is some difference in Calumets methods which accounts for the extraordinary success o the produce of the stud This reporter asked farm manager Paul Elbelhardt i today if the Calumet sires and mares were fed gunpowder per ¬ haps and he replied that Our horses get pretty much the same diet fed those on other farms In fact I know of no point where our methods vary from the usual order except that possibly the mares are given a bit more individual attention than they are at some other studs Wright considers his mares the founda ¬ tion of the Calumet stables success you know Ebelhardt notes that there is a good deal of organization and teamwork which goes into the development of a race horse at Calumet As an illustration he said Notre Dame begins with the same sort of raw material for its football teams that attend other schools but their players are moulded into smoothly functioning teams that are hard to beat By the way the foaling season at Calu ¬ met ended last week when Lady Peace foaled a War Admiral filly The final tally is 22 colts and 18 fillies filliesMrs Mrs Parker B Poe has assembled a stud of eight mares at her Shawnee Farm which is near Harrodsburg Ky and George Thomas tells us that she may race a few fillies in future seasons Shawnee is a trifle removed from the beaten path of production but Col Jack Chinn reared a Derby winner there when it was known as the Leonatus Farm Mrs Poes mares are by Man o War Sir Gallahad III Bull Dog and Ariel and are booked to Menow Challedon Shut Out and other prominent sires In addition to the mares she purchased during the last several years Mrs Poe has the 23yearold Kissandtell a mare by Runnantell that has bred a number of thor ¬ oughbred hunters She has been bred to Lovely Night who won both oh the flat and throughthefield Mrs iPoe will have a small consignment in the Keeneland Sales this season seasonTurf Turf ana Eagle Look of whom Babe Wells is the owner breeder and trainer is an interesting element in the Peabody on LincolnatWashingtons holiday card Monday The son of Whirlaway is an improving sort and it is difficult to know where exactly he may end up in threeyearold ratings R M Bob Young may breed another King Rhymer from the world record holders halfsister Kandy Kay who now is in foal to Errard Genetically both represent speed in a pedigree R A Alexander of Lexington fame also reared Shorthorns once paid 45000 for a cow and two wagon loads of catalogs went to the post office when he held a sale Tom Piatt has brought some of the descendants of his herd back to Kentucky Dan Rices hobby is mending shopworn hqrses Has a laboratory and Xray equipment at his Wheaton place We expect you are bound to hear a great deal concerning brothers to Jet Pilot and Blue Swords and a halfsister to Cosmic Bomb about yearling sales time

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