Bloodlines: Bug Brush Owns the Birthright To Join Oaks Classic Roster, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Bug BloodlinesBug Bloodlines Brush Owns the Birthright To Join Oaks Classic Roster RosterBy By LEON RASMUSSEN RASMUSSENAlmost Almost obliterated by the sound and fury of the preDerby Day fever was the rather impressive victory of C V Whitneys Bug Brush in the significant 35000 added Kentucky Oaks at 1 116 miles This race run the Friday before the Derby is probably the least publicized of any important fixture in the country Throughout its 84 runnings dating back to Vinaigrette in 1875 the same year the Derby had its first running it has usually taken one of the best fillies in the country to win it In 1956 it was Calumets Princess Turia edging out Clai bornes champion Dou bledogdare in a finish tighter than a roomful of Derby celebrants In 1952 Real Delight another champion who Eddie Arcaro says was one of the two best mares Ive ever ridden tallied the previ ¬ ous year the late Herman Delmans How was successful and down through the years one comes across such names as Wistful Nellie L Miss Dogwood Two Bob Fiji Alcibiades Black Maria and Princess Doreen DoreenNearly Nearly all of these have proved to be as valuable or more so as matrons than as performers Princess Turia Doubledogdare and Real Delight havent been represented by runners to date but How bred the stakeswinner Pocahontas with her first foal Wistful has produced Gen Dtike Nellie L has bred DeLuxe and Jennie Lee fand several other winners Miss Dogwood Myrtlewoods daughter has foaled three stakles winners in Bernwood Bella Figura and Sequence dam of Noorsaga Two Bob bred Two Lea Twosy and Miz Clementinef Fiji is granddam of the Derby winner Dark Star Alcibiades a Hal Price Headley foundation mare produced ivlenow Tom Fools sire Black Maria is the great grand dam of Polynesian and so it goes The fabric of our greatest classics and fixtures has been woven in no small part by the genetic threads of these Kentucky Oaks winners winnersDaughter Daughter of Nasrullah Bonnie Beryl BerylBug Bug Brush despite her unbecoming name has the birthright to join this classic roster and to even add to its producing lustre in the years ahead Until her retire ¬ ment she should also produce more stakes victories before settling down to family life Bug Brush is by Nasrullah out of Bonnie Beryl and is therefore a full sister to the shellyfooted Nashville owned by Mrs M E Liz Lunn whose Nasrullah filly Galarullah Bug Brush ran down in the stretch to win the Oaks Both Bug Brush and Nashville were bred by Belair Stud Nashville cost Mrs Lunn 65000 as a two yearold while C V Whitney paid 35000 in 1956 for his yearyounger sister Bug Brush the same day E Barry Ryan bid 32000 to take home their then 13year old dam Bonnie Beryl Jierself a sotegoing race mare with a quantity of quality qualityBug Bug Brush seems to have been fortunate enough not to have inherited badfeet and it is not inconceivable she could prove one of Iduns keenest threats for threeyear old filly honors this season Like Nashville a stakeswinner who runs best in soft going he once whipped Bold Ruler in such stuff Bug Brush has an affinity for rain drenched courses In the sloppy going of the Oaks she hounded Galarullah rather closely throughout and then caught her with a determined stretch run to win going away awayBonnie Bonnie Beryl by Fighting Fox out of Bonnie Maginn by War Cloud is another endorsement for class in the dam Win ¬ ner of 119970 including the Frizette Au ¬ tumn Day Empire City Stakes Jamaica and Comely handicaps and Delaware Oaks Bonnie Beryl has now had three stakes winners from seven foals to date Besides Nashville and Bug Brush there was Game Chance winner of the Tropical Park In ¬ augural and 15 other races She also bred the winners Beryldon to Isolater Bon ¬ nie Black to Black Tarquin TarquinBonnie Bonnie Beryls dam Bonnie Maginn winner of the Junior Champion Stakes produced 10 winners including Bondsman a stakes winner in England Bonnie Mary dam of Bonnie Maginn was closely related to Black Toriey Col E R Bradleys sire who was closely responsible for keeping the native line of Domino flourishing Both Black Toney and Bonnie Mary were out of Belgravia by Ben Brush and while Black Toney was by Commandos son Pe ¬ ter Pan Bonnie Mary was by Commandos inbred son Ultimus It is amazing how often Ultimus name appears in the female families of successful horses horsesThis This tailfemale family of Bug Brushs is not unfamiliar in other successful pedi ¬ grees these days for Belgravias dam Bon ¬ nie Gal by Galopin was a half sister to Wharf edale by Hermit the tailfemale an ¬ cestress of Indolence dam of Prince Rose sire of Princequillo 1957s leading sire and Bouquet dam of the 1956 Derby and St Leger winner Airborne Bouvardia by Hermit or Galopin and therefore most probably a full sister to Bonnie Gal is the tailfemale ancestress of Solar Slipper and of the Derby winner Arctic Prince 900 000 worth of studs both of whom now stand at Leslie Combs ns Spendthrift Farm FarmStill Still another member of this family Bella Donna a full sister to Wharfedale bred that amazing race mare Beldame who won the Saratoga Cup and Suburban SuburbanI I Continued on Page Fifty BLOODLINESBy BLOODLINES By LEON RASMUSSEN Continued from Page Eleven ElevenHandicap Handicap and must have given a lot of colts inferiority complexes shortly after the turn of the century This bianch of the family appears to have gone into an eclipse but Beldame is the ancestress of Bay View the gelding who surprised Mio land Bolingbroke and about 47000 drenched fans in the Santa Anita Handi ¬ cap of 1941

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