The Twelfth American Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1898-06-25


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THE TWELFTH AMERICAN DERBY DERBYThis Derby This is American Derby day It is the fruition of hope long deferred It means a vast deal to the turfmen Turkmen of not alone the west but of the whole country And Chicago will show in a very emphatic way today that its people of all kinds and classes rejoice exceedingly over the revival of Chicagos Chicago great race The narrow minded and microscopic class the zeal of which in interfering with the business of the people has for some years past robbed Chicago of the annual glories of American Derby day should be carted to Washington Park today Perhaps the spectacle of the pleasure gayety and en ¬ thusiasm hussies of the brilliant assemblage of 40000 or 50000 people whose mighty uproar of ap ¬ plause pause will astonish the ears of the winner of the twelfth American Derby might give a brief sense of shame to them themNothing tenting Nothing but rain can now mar the success of tbe tube day and the race and it only in a small measure That the attendance will bo huge is asaured assured The field that will contest the big race of the day is remarkably well balanced The elimination of Plaudit and Lieber Libber Karl takes away the only two horses with records entitling them to pronounced favoritism Of the nine colts left in one Traverser Traverse will prob probe ¬ ably not start but eight will be left in that ap ¬ parently parentally class so well together as to make it hard to say there is anyone without a chance to win as good as that of any of his opponents The last two Derbys Derby were won with ridiculous ease but it is quite probable that there will be a hotly contested finish at the end of todays today race raceThe racketed The St Louis advices about Ed Farrell com ¬ ing King to race were discredited Our St Louis cor coir ¬ respondent wired last night He will not start startThe startle The other races today have well classed fields of speedy horses and will be sure to be sharply contested but on such a day the Derby over ¬ shadows all else and they will in comparison be but little considered The Derby horses their owners lineage weights jockeys who will ride them and the time recorded in their trials 1 for the big race appear below The form of the Derby field as to 1898 per ¬ formances Frances with the best winning performance nearest the Derby distance is shown below Best perf per 1898 1898Horse Horse St 1 2 3 unp ump Dis Dais TimeWt Time Pingree Pongee 3 2 1 7 fur 128 108 Bannockburn Bannock 2 1 1 Sifur Sinful 110 112 Mirthful 742 742Warronton 1 1 116 m 149 111 Warronton Warfront 13 5 1 1Midian 1 6 1 18 m 1 56t 121 Midian Indian 10 3 3 3Ed 1 3 7 fur 1 28i 103 Ed Farrell 962 962Isabey 1 1 18 m 1 56 j 102 Isabey Isabel 11 6 2 2Traverser 2 1 1 14 m 2 08t 122 Traverser Traverse 17 7 1 1Pink 2 7 1 14 m 2 08i 122 Pink Coat 22 22Doubtful ll2m 237 107 Doubtful starters The odds calculated by the bookmakers last night were Horses Odds Horses Pingree Pongee 12tol Midian Indian Bannockburn Bannock 10 to 1 Ed Farrell Mirthful to 5 Isabey Isabel Warremon Warren 5 to 1 Traverser Traverse Pink Coat 3tol Doubtful

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