Count Fleet-Black Wave Colt Possesses Derby Background: Offered by Nydrie Stud and Claiborne Farm; Latter Also Will Sell Ninteen Colts, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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, — — * Count Fleet-Black Wave Colt Possesses Derby Background , : j ! ; ! , , Offered by Nydrie Stud and t Claiborne Farm; Latter Also Will Sell Ninteen Colts By HUGH J. McGUIRE Staff Correspondent LEXINGTON, Ky., June v 20.— A "Passport to Derbytown" is a term that could well be applied to the pedigree of a strapping yearling colt consigned to the Keene-land Summer Sales by the Nydrie Stud of D. G. and R. A. Van Clief in partnership with the Claiborne Farm of Arthur B. Hancock. This bay youngster is by this years leading stallion, Count Fleet, from the great producer Black Wave. This colts sire won the Derby in 1943 and sired this years Derby winner Count Turf, a rare feat, but accomplished also by his grand-sire Reigh Count. The youngsters maternal grandsire, Sir Gallahad III., is the sire of the dams of two Derby winners, the grand-sire of a third, and the sire himself of the three Derby winners, Gallant Fox, Gallahadion and Hoop Jr. Added to these endorsements, the yearling is a half-brother to Jet Pilot, Derby winner of 1947. The Claiborne Farm consignment this year is confined to colts, 19 of them, and the partnership Black Wave youngster, youngster. Arthur B. Hancock, Jr., insists that the crop is the best produced at Claiborne in 15 years and he is a keen judge, not given to overstatement. He points out that not one of these colts has ever had a blister of any kind, nor have they ever been given a dose of colic mixture. In view of the fame of Claiborne throughout the years? this is indeed impressive recommendation, but an inspection of the youngsters bears out the statement. All Prominent Stallions The sires of the Claiborne youngsters all are prominent stallions requiring no introduction and the mares compel attention in their own right. A brown colt by Apache is from Brown Chick who is the dam of six winners including Brown Moat who was third in the Santa Anita Derby. Brown Chick traces back to Chelandry, one of the greatest mares of all time. A handsome chestnut colt by Menow is from Fairisk, dam of many winners and a full sister to Donita M. A youngster attracting much attention is by Fighting Fox from Fire-top. This mare is the dam of two stakes winners and her daughter Columbiana, who won the Widener, produced Ocean Wave and Free America. Flaming Top is the dam of a Princequillo colt. Her only other foals are the good winner Flaring Top and Illuminable, who won the Spalding Lowe Jenkins and was beaten narrowly in the East View. Flopsie, dam of a yearling by Johnstown, was placed in stakes and is the dam of Freezout, winner of 5,000, and five other winners. The youngster by Some Chance — Gay Rhythm is the first foal of a winning daughter of Blenheim n. A Jet Pilot — Holocaust colt is the first foal of a full sister to Omaha and Flares. Ill Say, dam of a Shut Out colt, is the dam of five winners. Jackie Cochran, a half-sister to the top English horses Hypnotist n., Boswell and Gainly, is the dam of an appealing son of Princequillo, her first foal. Kestral, dam of a quick Apache colt, is the dam of six winners including Trelawny. Rated high in the group by Hancock is a dark bay son of Count Fleet — Lost Horizon. This alluring youngster is a half-brother to Whirlabout, who won 70,000, and to With Honor. Another crack colt is by Jet Pilot — No Risk. This mare is the dam of five winners including Red Wonder and Escondida. Ripples, dam of an Alsab colt, has produced three winners including Splash. A Bull Lea colt from Risky Maids foals are winners and include the Everglades victor Riskolater. The colt by Blenheim II. — Rosegay, is the second foal of a good winner. The son of Blenheim H. — Second Front is a half-brother to the good winner Nitromond. The yearlings by Fighting Fox — Skeet is a half-brother to the stakes winner Contest. The youngster by Eternal Bull — Skeet Shot is a second foal. The first was a winner. Worth While, dam of an Alsab colt, produced the stakes winner Heres How and other good winners. ARTHUR B. HANCOCK— Master of the Claiborne Farm.

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