Breeders Path to Success Uncertain: Truism Can Be Appreciated In Kentucky Derby Starters; Intricate Industry to Say The Least; Some Singular Circumstances in Foaling, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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NEEDLES Floridabred and favorite for todays Run for the Roses reeaers to Success JUiicertain Truism Can Be Appreciated In Kentucky Derby Starters Intricate Industry to Say The Least Some Singular Circumstances in Foaling CHURCHILL DOWNS LouisvUle Ky May 4 About the only positive statement to be made concerning breeding Derby winners is the fact that there is no cer ¬ tain path to success The longer you become interested in the industry the more you appreciate this truism Of course jf you are able to breed the best to the best con ¬ sistently you may reasonably expect to come up with some top horses in time On the other hand a breeder with an obscure sire and a broad knowledge of nicks and outcrosses may mate to a certain bloodline in a dam the combination of which copld outbreed a more fashionable pairing pairingLets Lets take a look at the Derby starters and note their breeders breedersLeachs Leachs First Representative RepresentativeNEEDLES NEEDLES This is the first Kentucky Derby eligible for William E Leach who for many years operated the Dickey Stables at Ocala Florida Leach recently sold the farm considered one of the finest in the state to a syndicate headed by the Maryland horseman Bruce Campbell Other topnotchers bred by Leach on his 300acre farm included Menolene and First Cadet Kings Stride El Mono and Bull Brier are among the stallions standing at Ocala OcalaCOUNT COUNT CHIC Betty Rehers present secretary to Johnny Maluvious racing sec ¬ retary at Hollywood Park was serving in a similar capacity with Webb Everett when that noted official gifted her with the dam of Count Chicher first thoroughbred Miss Rehers boarded Chicella at John Hertz Amarillo Ranch and sold the mare and weanling to Hertz and W W Tiny Nay lor who in turn consigned Count Chic to the Pomona sales in January 1955 He vent to Mr and Mrs Roy Swenson for 4500 and was claimed for 6500 by his present interests at Bay Meadows BEN A JONES John B F Randolph is the president of the Ohio Knife Com ¬ pany makes his home in Cincinnati In 1952 he purchased a small farm Shady side outside of Lexington Ky and now has about six mares there He purchased his first three horses in 1949 now raises stock for the sales and his own stable Randolph purchased Stamp Album dam of Ben A Jones at the Lexington Fall Sales of 1952 when she was carrying Ben A Jones REAPING RIGHT The Duntreath Farm is owned by Perne L Grissom older brother of Reaping Rights owner T Alie Grissom Each year Alie purchased several yearlings from Duntreath in a package deal Reap ¬ ing Right was one of these that came from the 250acre farm north of Lexington Ky Perne Grissom who maintains a stable of his own purchased Duntreath from the former Mrs Silas B Mason MasonBESOMER BESOMER Companas Stable which means partnership in Gaelic is owned jointly by Colin MacLeod Jr of Upper ville Va and Mrs George Schneider of Houston MacLeod has been cohnected with thoroughbred racing all his life and prominent in Virginia hunt meeings His father was also a noted breeder producing horses for the Saratoga sales Mrs Schnei ¬ der and her husband who is vicepresident of the C F Braun Company of Los An j geles specialists in the construction of oil refineries and chemical plants have been in racing for about 25 years Schneider became acquainted with MacLeods father in the early 40s and the first mare they purchased in partnership was Little Martha dam of Besomer BesomerNO NO REGRETS Adrian L Cooper a Dayton Ohio antique dealer has been in racing since 1950 Infinite Girl dam of No Regrets was the first mare he ever owned and he purchased her privately and boarded her at the Lexington Ky farm of T A Rankin Cooper sold No Regrets privately as a yearling before he went to the sales then dispersed his broodmares but continues to race a few horses horsesHIGH HIGH KING Crown Crest Farm an 1100acre spread in Lexington Ky was purchased from Henry Knight in 1947 by Mr and Mrs Howard Reineman Knight had previously purchased the entire Cold stream Stud from Dale Shaffer then this farm was subdivided into several breeding establishments Since High King was foaled there the Reinemans sold that farm and Crown Crest is now the former Woodvale Farm In a comparatively short space of time the Reinemans have made the name Crown Crest signify one of Americas out ¬ standing thoroughbred nurseries nurseriesTERRANG TERRANG Rex Ellsworth is considered one of Californias leading thoroughbred breeders and his farm at Chino is a pop ¬ ular spot for Eastern visitors In the fall of 1933 he drove a truck to Kentucky bought eight broodmares for 500 and got started in the business Later he purchased the Hyperion stallion Khaled from the Aga Khan for 160000Nand Khaled has proven one of the Wests greatest stallions getting runners from almost any mare in ¬ discriminately In addition to horses Ells EllsContinued Continued on Page 44 D Breeders7 Path To Success Hard HardIntricate Intricate Industry to Say The Least Some Singular Circumstances in Foaling FoalingContinued Continued from Page 10 D Dworth worth a former cowboy also raises cattle in California and has a herd of about 150 head headHEAD HEAD MAN CAREER BOY Both are homebreds from C V Whitneys great 960 acre farm in Lexington Forty mares and such stallions as Mahmoud Counterpoint Phalanx and Mount Marcy stand there Nine Whitneybred horses have run in past Derbies in his famous Eton blue colors while his father Harry Payne Whitney had 19 in the family silks go postward for the Louisville classic classicFABIUS FABIUS P I N TO R LEA Calumets 1000acre showplace in Lexington is con ¬ sidered one of the nations finest thorough ¬ bred farms Originally the place was de ¬ voted to breeding trotters and pacers under the ownership of William M Wright His son Warren Wright converted the farm to thoroughbreds and his ideas are being car ¬ ried on by his widow Mrs Gene Markey Calumet has had five Derby winners a record for owners and ties record for breeders breedersCOUNTERMAND COUNTERMAND Donald Ross though he races under the name of Brandywine from a stream of water that flows through his property in Delaware breeds his stock under the banner of the Renappi Corpora ¬ tion Long interested In breeding Ross stands Greek Song sire of Countermand at Hedgewood Stud in Lexington Ky and Cochise at Elsmeade Farm also in Lexing ¬ ton

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