In the Blue Grass: Almahurst Farm Yearling Crop To Be Offered Again Privately, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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NORMANDY ROYALTY This pert chestnut filly is by Nashua and out of Alablue by Blue Larkspur Alablue is the dam also of Alanesian by Polynesian The foal is shown in her home paddock at the Normandy Farm of E Barry Ryan at Lexington Kentucky In the background can be seen the Coaching Club American Oaks winner How who has a colt foal by Olympic In the Blue Grass Almahurst Farm Yearling Crop To Be Offered Again Privately PrivatelyBy By HUGH J McGUIRE McGUIRELEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky May 10 Henry H Knight of Almahurst Farm again has decided to sell the farms crop of yearlings by private sale and is offering 37 oneyear olds at his farm 10 miles south of Lexington at Nicholasville The Knight yearlings are backed by the record that shows Knight to be the nations leading breeder in number i races von lor tne past three years In addition Knight was leading commercial breeder in money won for the same three years The youngsters are by such stallions as War Admiral Cosmic Bomb Ponder Priam II Goya II Papa Red bird Nirgal Big Dipr per n One Count Pet Bully Dieddah and Rico Monte The yearlings are out of some of Almahursts best producers such as Al ¬ ways Yours who is the dam of Mahmou dess and Fantomas dam of Nirgal Lad Virtually all local breeders are beginning to experience expected difficulties in get ¬ ting their mares bred on schedule The un ¬ willingness earlier of mares to cooperate punctually is starting to establish a back ¬ log on demands for the services of ofstallions stallions This is true in a measure at the Darby Dan Farm of John Galbreath but farm manager Olin Gentry has compensations compensationsFive Five Prominent Mares in Foal to Swaps SwapsFive Five prominent mares have been re ¬ ported in foal on the first cover to Swaps and several others due soon for examina ¬ tion have given indications that they are in foal Four of the five who have con ¬ ceived to Swaps to date are in the group secured by Galbreath from Prince Aly Khan while the fifth is a wellregarded daughter of Bull Lea LeaThere There is a great deal of satisfaction and some relaxation in the knowledge that top quality mares are safely in foal to such stallions as Swaps whom Gentry rates as a sure foalgetter These imported mares were secured on the strength of their ob ¬ vious quality but Bull Lea mares can hold their own in any company This particular daughter of Bull Lea is Donna Darby who is out of the stakes winner Darby Dunedin dam of Clear Dawn and Evening Time both of whom have been capable racers Darby Dunedin also is being mated with Swaps SwapsThe The second foal by the European sensa ¬ tion Ribot to arrive in this country is a filly from the imported mare Florida Moon who was purchased by Christopher J Devine and broughtback to Spendthrift Farm where she delivered her foal Wednes ¬ day night The first Ribot foal to arrive in America is at Greentree Farm FarmFlorida Florida Moon comes from a somewhat nomadic family Conceived in this coun ¬ try she was sent abroad in utero and has now been returned The second dam Yucca H was foaled in France stayed in this country for some time but returned to France where she died Yucca II is the dam of Alfred Vanderbilts Roman Candle and the Calumet broodmare Near Miss MissThe The third dam Tatoule is a halfsister to Tatanne who is believed to be the only mare who produced four winners of 100 100Continued Continued on Page FiftyThree 37 Almahurst Yearlings Slated for Private Sale SaleYoungsters Youngsters by Such Stallions as Ponder War Admiral Djeddah DjeddahContinued Continued from Page Ten 000 These were Lucky Draw Frere Jacques Platan and Reveille and all four were bred by George D Widener Now Florida Moon will be returned to Widener s Battlefield BattlefieldSomething Something in the way of a record may have been established at Claiborne Farm when during the first five days in May there arrived 10 foals and all were fillies The foals were by eight different stallions and nine were bays one was a roan Two were first foals of their prominent dams damsWheatley Wheatley Stables Misty Morn had a filly by Double Jay and will return to that sire The filly out of Claibornes Delta is by Princequillo Another interesting arrival was a full sister to Turnto By Royal Charger Source Sucree this miss is the property of Harry F Guggenheim The mare returns to Ambiorix AmbiorixA A A A ABlades Blades of Blue Grass Mrs E Barry Ryan returned to New York after inspect ¬ ing the stock at Normandy Farm and tak ¬ ing in the Derby She was trelnendously impressed by a filly foal by Nashua Ala blue and Hows foal by Olympia Ryan has his racing stable in New York The syndicate of some 20 Lexington profes ¬ sional and business men who purchased the mare Shoe Buckle from Elmendorf at Keeneland last fall have received their first dividend in the form of a colt foal by Prince John The syndicate is managed by Elmendorf manager Bob Green and the mare will be returned to Royal Serenade SerenadeHenry Henry H Knight bred Mad Bunny dam of the Youthful Stakes winner Royal An ¬ them Joe Metz bought the mare out of the 1956 fall sales and she is at his Mares Rest Farm due to foal to Crafty Admiral Royal Anthem sold as a weanling at Keeneland for 9000 and as a yearling for 14900 to his present owner Reginald N Webster It appears that it was a good deal all along the line Fifinella Miss handy winner in slop of the Rancocas Trial at Garden State is by Almahurst stalliong Big Dip ¬ per 11 Several local breeders contem ¬ plate taking in some racing during the BalmoralWashingtonArlington meetings They have breeding interests in many of the lucrative stakes

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