Mereworth Wont Sell Yearlings This Summer: Decision Is Result of Change in Business Policy of Salmon Farm, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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Mereworth Wont Sell Yearlings This Summer Decision Is Result of Change in Business Policy of Salmon Farm LEXINGTON, Ky., June 3. — It was announced here today that Mereworth Farm will not offer any of its 1952 thoroughbred yearlings at the summer sales of Breeders Sales Company, the result of a change in the farms business policy. Mereworth Farms policy has been under discussion with an official of Breeders Sales Company for several weeks. Breeders Sales Company and Mereworth Farm jointly stated there has been no misunderstanding between them. Walter J. Salmon, a director of Breeders Sales Company and president of Mere-worth Farm, said emphatically that he had no intention of offering any of the farms yearlings for sale at public auction in 1952, other than through Breeders Sales Company. Salmon was one of the charter mem- bers of the group that formed Breeders Sales Company in 1944, and has continuously been active in the affairs of the cooperative. According to custom, Mereworth, in January, this year, furnished the sales company with a tentative list of the yearlings which it contemplated selling in the 1952 summer sale, but, having reached the decision to offer none of its yearlings for sale during the July auction of the company, notified officials of the sales organization of its decision not to submit a final list for inclusion in the catalogue of sales. The rules of Breeders Sales Company specified that such decision must be reached not later than June 1. In keeping with its policy tc offer only the highest quality yearlings, the Breeders Sales Company has not reconsidered any yearlings which were previously rejected for the 1952 summer sales with a view to increasing the number of horses to be catalogued. Approximately 400 head will appear in the catalogue for the four-day vendue, these being the best yearlings the consignors will have to offer at public auction this year.

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