In the Blue Grass: Inspection of Yearlings Completed Total of 390 to Pass Sales Ring Many Close Kin to Stake Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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— ... i IN THE BLUE GRASS By Hugh J. McGuire LEXINGTON, Ky., May 25.— Inspection* of the yearlings who passed the pedigree test for eligibility to the Keeneland ,Sum-, — ... i mer mer Sale Sale has has been been com- mer mer Sale Sale has has been been com- completed although there are about 10 or 12 youngsters on whom the inspectors reserved their decision. These ■will now be passed upon by veterinarians who will make the final judgment. The total number of yearlings to be offered will approximate 390 as againstthe 321 321 who who were were cata- 321 321 who who were were cata- catalogued last year. This increase will make it necessary to schedule ah additional sales session this year and it is tentatively decided that there will be three afternoon and two evening groups sent into the ring when the vendues are held during the final week of July. Last year there were four sessions, one of them in the evening. The two evening sessions this year are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27. While the consignors sell on dates governed by a rotation plan, the Breeders Sales Company makes every effort to balance the sessions by including prominent consignments in each session. A A A Consignors are reminded that June 1 is the deadline for withdrawal of any yearlings that have been accepted from this sale. This provision is for coverage of animals who for any reason of his owner are not best suited by this sale and includes such yearlings who may have injured themselves to such an extent that they would not do themselves justice in the ring. Because it is somewhat difficult to gain admittance to this sale, it is not thought that many will be anxious to withdraw. After the June 1 deadline, the yearlings will be catalogued and it will be necessary to obtain a veterinarians certificate to withdraw. AAA Bill Evans, general manager of the sales company, has compiled a list of sales yearlings who are close kin to stakes winners, relationships that engender considerable interest among buyers who have had affiliations with the stake winners or have been attracted to them for other reasons. To be offered in the sales ring are full brothers to Your Host, Pegeen, Blue Kay, Roman Miss and Happy Laughter. There are full sisters to Istari, Free For Me, Guy, Pur Sang, . TUlandRose and Everett Jr. The list of half- Inspection of Yearlings Completed* Total of 390 to Pass Sales Ring Many Close Kin to Stake Winners brothers and their sires is an impressive one and includes colts who claim this kinship to Be Fleet, by Royal Gem H.; Doubl-rab, by Princequillo; Wreck Master, by Mighty Story; Queen Hopeful, by Bime-lech; Brownian, by Olympia; Phalanx, by My Request; Determine, by Revoked; Ace Admiral, by Shannon n.; All at Once, by Faultless; Mr. Prosecutor, by Hawley; High Frequency, by Polynesian, and Lurline B.. by Jet Pilot. AAA The yearling half-sister to Golly is by Olympia, Alerted, by Count Speed; Inroc, by Spy Song; Itsabit, by Devil Diver; Copopet, by Prince Simon; First Aid, by Reaping Reward; Hampden, by Alibhai; Miss Mommy, by Alibhai; Light Broom, by Erarrd; Hannibal, by Olympia; Bolero, by Bull Lea; Sweet Patootie, by Noor; Buzfuz, by Papa Redbird; Spy Magic, by Hill Prince; Nirgal Lad, by Polynesian; High Trend, by War Jeep, and Pail of Water by War Admiral. Prominently placed by some who like to predict the yearling colts who will be the medium of brisk bidding duels is Harry B. Scott, Jr.s son of Citation—Boat, who is half brother to the five stake winners, Greek Ship, Rampart, Sky Ship, Noble Hero and Rio Rica. Gaining considerable attention among the fillies is a bay daughter of Shannon n., from Miss Grillo, consigned by the Shawnee Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Poe. Miss Grillo is one of the top money-winning mares of the world with 97,3tf0 to her credit. AAA Anyone planning a visit to the Blue Grass area might be well advised to make the trip now. We doubt if -we have ever seen the countryside more alluring. The shortage of rain that left the farms somewhat bedraggled last year, and extended into the early part of this season to threaten the very life of some of the nurseries, now has passed. While it is almost impossible to get too much rain for pastures, and we will leave the atmospheric predictions to the weatherman. AAA The general feeling here at present is akin to that expressed by one breeder who used the word "amazing" to describe the change that has taken place in the last few weeks., This breeder said that he had r tin* VI . * •more blue grass seed on his farm than he had seen in several years and that it is unusually good and healthy. And we dont intend to spoil this honest appraisal of conditions here by adding that it is a good time anyway to have a pre-sale look at yearlings. AAA It is a welcome sign to see returning to the Keeneland Sales this year as a consignor P. A. B. Widener m., who will send seven youngsters from his Elk Hill Farm through the ring. It, will be recalled that Widener dispersed his broodmare band in 1948 and two years later sold a part of Elmendorf Farm. In 1950, he sold the last of his yearlings, but retained the part of Elmendorf how known as Elk Hill and there continued some breeding activities, the results of which are this years sales yearlings. Widener will offer colts by Bull Lea, Roman, Eight Thirty, Shannon H., Challedon and - Curandero and a filly by Nizami. The return to the sales ring this year of Widener, E. E. Dale Shaffer and Mereworth Farm finds again in sales activity three of the original Big Four of the Keeneland vendues. AAA j Blades of Blue Grass: Mrs. George P. Greenhalghs colt foal by Royal Charger — Gold Haven, now at Miss Mildred Wool-j wines White Oaks Farm, is believed to bei the only suckling by Royal Charger now in j this country. The youngster was foaled in Virginia. . . Laddie Dance returned to his Maryland home after crying a sale of show horses here at Tattersalls for the Fasig-Tipton Company . . . John de Blois Wack will be represented at the sales by colts by Polynesian and Nirgal and fillies by Noor and Djeddah . . . Black Lashes, dam of Wisconsin Boy and other good winners, including Romanette, has an Ace Admiral filly foal at White Oaks. Present plans are to race the miss and keep her for the farms broodmare band. At the same farm. War Flower, dam of Ace Admiral, has a colt by Noor and will be returned to Royal Charger ... Although Pete Widener has not sold at; Keeneland since 1950, he has been an occasional buyer . . . Sales company manager Bill Evans reported that the yearling inspectors had been quite strict and that a sizable "number of pedigree-perfect-young-sters did not pass the physical tests. i r c - r + f o i*"" .ft: i f a h i r

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