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THE BROOKS LOOK SOLEMN
It was a week to bring deep, solemn thought to the champs of 1955. The Brooklyn club, larded with old pros, hadn't been in first since April, and the march down the stretch was rocky. They lost a series to the Giants, won one from the Phillies and broke even for the week. But old pros know just even isn't enough
THE REDHEAD STORMS SARATOGA
It is even money which is more familiar to the country's sporting scene—the name of fiery, redheaded Leland Stanford (Larry) MacPhail or the annual Saratoga yearling sales. Last week the two combined to produce one of the most successful final night sales in the spa's history. MacPhail's 41 colts and fillies brought the Happy Horse Huckster $666,700
Auctioneer Swinebroad (black Coat) opens MacPhail Night with first yearling, a colt which was bought by Greentree Stud for $42,000.
Mrs. Anson Bigelow, studying list of yearlings, was the biggest buyer, paying $88,000 for four colts, two by Mahmoud.
Mrs. Richard Lunn, whose first-night $87,000 purchase of son of Hyperion set record, talks shop with Russell Nuzum.
The Fred Hoopers, whose first yearling purchase was 1945 Derby winner Hoop Jr., got Hyperion filly for $31,000.