The Kentucky Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1898-04-28


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THE KENTUCKY DERBY Next Wednesday May 4 will be marked by the decision of the twentyfourth Wentworth Kentucky Derby This race from its inauguration when the gallant red horse Aristides Armistices won from perhaps the best field that ever started for it has annually ranked among the foremost turf events of this country Its history is illustrated by the victories of such great race horses as Aristides Armistices Vagrant Fonso Fonts Hindoo Indoor Leonatus Lents Ben Ali Spokane Riley Halma Alma and Ben Brush and many of the great turf stars of America have been among those who vainly tried to carry off its honors honorsThe honors The winners of the race their sires weights and time made are as follows Yr Horse Sire of winner Wt Time 1875 Aristides Armistices Lexington 100 2 37 1876 Vagrant Virgil 97 238i 1877 Baden Baden Australian 103 2 38 1878 Day Star Star Davis 100 237i 1879 Lord Murphy PatMalloy Optimally 100 237 1880 Fonso Fonts King Alfonso 105 2371 1881 Hindoo Indoor Virgil 105 240 1882 Apollo Lever 105 240t 1883 Leonatus Lents Longfellow 105 243 1884 Buchanan Buckden Buckbean 110 2 40t 1885 Joe Cotton King Alfonso 110 2 37i 1886 Ben Ali Virgil 118 2361 1887Montrose Duke of MontrsellS Minstrels 2 39i 1888 Macbeth Macabre II Macduff Mac 118 238 1889 Spokane flyder flyer Ali 118 2 341 1890 1890Riley Riley Longfellow 118 245 1891 1891Kingman Kingman Wingman Glengarry Glengarries 122 2 52i 1892 Azra Ezra Reform 122 2411 1893 Lookout Troubadour 122 239i 1894 Chant Falsetto 122 241 1895 Halma Alma Hanover 122 2371 23711896BenBrush 1896 1896BenBrush Ben Brush Bramble 122 207 1897 Typhoon II Topgallant 122 2121 2121From From its institution until 1896 the Derby was over the proper mile and a half course but in that year it was cut down to a mile and a quar quark ¬ ter tear Originally an added money sweepstakes it is now of the guaranteed value of 6000 of which the winner takes 5000 the second horse 700 and the third 300 300For For the Derby of this year twentyfour twenty horses are eligible to start but it may be safely as ¬ sumed summed that most of them will be in their stables when the big race is run Racing and training operations seem to indicate that this may be about the field that will come to the post J W Schorr Scorer Sons Lieber Libber Karl T Burns 122 122J J E Madden s Plaudit Perkins 117 117W W A McGuigans Michigan Barinockburn Barrio Morrison Orison 117 117E E O Peppers Pacemaker N Turner 117 117T T H Blackburn Cos Coos Han dOr doer C Roiff Riff 117 117George George J Longs Dr Black Conley Coney 117 117C C F McLeans CLeans Gallivant J Hill 117 117E E F Simms Sims Isabey Isabel Knapp 117 117Swing Swing Goodrich Frank Thompson Marcato Mercator and Sacket Socket are a group still eligible from which starters may come on the offchance offhanded In popu popup ¬ lar lair estimation all except Lieber Libber Karl Plaudit and Bannockburn Bannock have but scant chance of fig ¬ uring Turing in the finish Baunockburn Bannock because of a mild attack of catarrhal fever did not start at Memphis but he will probably be found at the post in good condition next Wednesday WednesdayJust Wednesday Just how good Lieber Libber KarMs ArMs remains to be seen Ho was surely a 2yearbld of great speed and at Memphis he has won his two stake en ¬ gagements arguments without au effort and being well sea ¬ soned stoned is almost sure to go to the post favorite In Plaudit he will meet an antagonist likely to test his qualities to the utmost When this colt in his 2yearoid form at weight for age defeated such a horse as Bon Brush at a mile and a sixteenth he at once deservedly took rank as one of the best of his age in this country and as ho has trained on in fine form this spring there is every reason to anticipate that he will perform up to his best mark of last year On the whole there is fairly good reason to think that the Derby of this year will be fully up to any of its predecessors in the quality of its contestants and the widespread interest their meeting will evoke

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