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“No one could have been more cordial or interested in showing us around than our old friend Olin Gentry,” wrote Fisher. “Spend a morning with him and you will see why he is running one of the crack breeding establishments.” Fisher left with a high impression of Bimelech. “He is a perfect specimen of his type, very much like *Blenheim II only a little more of him. To use a now hackneyed phrase, he has the ‘look of eagles.’  ”

Fisher left Kentucky with many observations, including:

“Now a criticism, not meant unkindly. Most stallions which we saw were too fat. Here at the very end of a long breeding season most of the horses we saw were hog-fat. I am no authority, nor, until I can breed a better horse than my friends in Kentucky, have I a right to be critical, but I am just passing on my impressions. There is no excuse for stallions and mares being fat except that possibly it is done with the idea of impressing owners with the fact that the horses are getting fed properly.”

William Brann’s Vincentive, a son of *Challenger II, appeared on the magazine cover after winning the 55th running of Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct. 

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