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John Jacobs, 37-year-old son of the late Hirsch Jacobs, revealed that the family would retain and expand Stymie Manor Farm in Monkton, Md., with construction of a six-stall stallion barn the first priority.

The farm had been owned by the (Isidor) Bieber-Jacobs partnership since 1946 and was named by Hirsch Jacobs for his great racehorse Stymie, who earned $918,485 to retire as the world’s leading money-winning race horse. Foaled in 1941, Stymie was claimed by Jacobs for $1,500 as a 2-year-old.

Staying on as farm manager was Bill Albright, who had been appointed the top position by Hirsch Jacobs late in the 1950s.

Three stallions were set to stand the upcoming season, led by Wise Exchange, whose first foals were weanlings.

  • With a $26,000 Royal Levee filly topping the auction, the 11th annual Eastern Fall Sale established a new record high average of $5,438 at Timonium. Not threatened was the individual record price of $45,000 (set in 1967 for a Native Dancer colt consigned by Edgar M. Lucas), but a new high was achieved in number sold for $20,000 or more.

    The sale’s biggest consignor in gross volume was E.P. Taylor’s Windfields Farm. Marking his debut as an Eastern Fall consigner, Taylor sold seven yearlings for a total of $80,500 at an average price of $11,500. All of the Windfields Farm horses went into the ring with previously announced reserve bids. When buyers failed to make an initial bid equal to the announced reserve, the yearling was led from the ring as unsold. Eight of the 15 consigned by Windfields were not sold. The highest price gained for a Windfields offering was a filly by Northern Dancer out of *Framed, by *Ribot, purchased for $25,000 by Eugene Mori, the president of Garden State Park.

  • The Maryland General Assembly’s Subcommittee on New Revenue Sources drafted a proposed bill covering its recommendations on Off-Track Betting. If passed, it would take effect July 1, 1972.

  • Maryland-bred juvenile standout Bee Bee Bee won twice in one week at Timonium and set a track record for 7 furlongs.

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