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! I KEEN INTEREST AROUSED KENTUCKY DERBY MAY ACHIEVE REPUTATION LIKE AMERICAN DERBY. Railroads Grant Special Rates for Big Event of Churchill Downs Meeting — Trainer Colston Confident Waldo Will Win. Louisville, Ky.. April f.— Representatives of railroads leading Into Louisville say that not in years have they received so many inquiries relating to rates for visitors to the twenty-three-days nice meeting which begins May 10 at Churchill Downs. Th ; outlook for extraordinary sport, due to the exceptionally high-class racers already on the scene and others of a high order of excellence scheduled to come from south, north, east and west, has height died the interest to a degree that leaves no doubt concerning the crowds which will contribute to the varied business interests of Louisville. On May !». which is the day before the Derby, and on Derby day. with a time limit until June 5. tickets will be sold for a fare and one-third, plus twenty-five cents. On Derby day. with a one day limit, tickets will be one fare, plus twenty-five cuts. On May 12. 14, lJ. 21. 26. 28 and .W. June 2 and 4. limited to two days from date of sale, one and one-third fares, plus twenty-five cents. The railroads have shown a liberality of spirit pleasing to the management of the New Louisville Jockey Club, and it is a concession sure to win patronage for mercantile establishments, hotels and restaurants. With a free field on Derby day. with the greatest horses going to the i ost that the contest has attracted in iKissibly three generations, it is a certainty that more than oO.immi persons will see the race and behold a spectacle that has not been dupli rated in America since the discontinuance of the American Derby iu Chicago. Climatic conditions prevented a maioritv of the trainers from attempting any hard work with their charges within a day or two. lint all of the likelv starters in tlie Derby were out on the track oh Tuesday. The only eligible to be extended to any great degree was Gallant Pirate. Despite a heavy wind which prevailed. Fred Luzader decided that he would allow the sou of Pirate of Penzance to move along live-eighths at more than an ordinary gait. It was the tirst time this season that Gallant Pirate had been asked to go more than a mile and the manner in which he went along impressed horsehien greatly. He went the distance in 1:17 under double wraps at ail stages. When May 111 arrives Gallant Pirate will be tit. Whether or not lie is a stake horse remains to 1*. seen, but he is in competent hands. a"nd the presence of Waldo. Fighting Bob. Joe Morris. Donau and other cracks in the big event will not frighten lis owner out of the race. Gallant Pirate ■■"I lie counted upon as a sure starter, and he is locally regarded as a dangerous contender should the going be heavy. Horsemen did not expect Waldo to work, as he had been allowed to step along a slow mile on M m day. He was taken to the inside course, where he was jogged and cantered for about two miles. Trainer Colston intends to go along with Waldo with no set program iu view. He will work the colt according to the manner he thinks will secure the liest results. Waldo was especially frisky Tuesdav and seemed to l«e in a running humor, lie has the | ost of honor in the Bat ay the ham and his faithful colored trainer is never many feet from his side. "Waldo is not a •! to 1 chance." said Colston. "He should he a better price because it is not o to 1 than anv eligible in the big event will go to the post. You can never tell about race horses. They are most peculiar. I am pointing the son of Planudes for the classic and leek for him to be a certain starter, and if he goes to the nost he should be a 1 to 2 shot, for he will make a show of his field." Colston savs that the colt could win witli a stable bov on his back in the event that he is fit. Fighting Bob also took to the inside track and was galloped the reverse way. He acted kindly and is well liked by horsemen, but not conceded to have much of a chance to beat Waldo in the event the latter is ready. Trainer Gass has decided to take the chestnut colt to Lexington for the Camden Handicap. In that race he will be able to show bis quality and then it will be determined whether or not he will onpose Waldo. Trainer Gass is also going to take Polypheine to Lexington. This brown till.v is a daughter of Resolution — Countess Pepper and is an eligible to the Kentucky Oaks. She has been going along slowly and. while at present not counted upon as a probable starter in the big filly stakes, may show enough to warrant her trainer sending her to the post. Scene J. Long, of the Bashfonl Manor Stud, la much interested in the work of his Derby eligibles. Don Antonio and Relluf. The former, son of Alvescot — Tarawa, has been going along in an impressive manner. Mr. Long is exceedingly anxious that he be reiMTsented by a worthy candidate in the big race. The best move Tuesd-iv was made bv a twovear-old from the stable of Henderson and Hogan. This youngster is a chestnut colt by Sir Dixon— Ladv Alberta, and therefore a brother to Short Order. The colt was allowed to go a quarter in 24. Captain Morris was. out on the track and was allowed to do a little cantering. Louis Timber is looking after this Derby eligible treat the Henderson and Hogan barn, and the manner in which he is training the son of Ben Strome — Loot does not indicate that he intends to send him to the post. Kpooner will be right on edge for the opening of the meeting. He was allowed to go five eighths Tuesday in 1 :P7. hard held. Alice George went live eighths in the same time. Johnny Ferriss. who is handling the horses belonging to Bd Alvey. the Louisville turfman, bad all of his horses out and was delighted by the manner in which Friend Harry and Colonel" Bob defeated themselves. Colonel Boll is exeeedinglv speedv when at his best, but has developed the bad habit of sulking. Of hit- he has been working kindly and he is expected to win his share of races here this spring. The horses in the Ferriss barn are iu excellent condition. Countless, which was the medium of a killing at Juarez, is being trained slow 1.1, but will be ready by the first week of the meeting. John Markleiu is having trouble with his horses just at present. A majoritv of them are coughing and he has but two in g.ioil condition. Two of the liest horses in the Markleiu barn are The Royal Prince and W. A. Leach. Another good one is Lady Esther, which can hold her own with good selling nlaters when at her best. Markleiu will race at Lexington this spring. Thirty horses belonging ti William G.rst. the Nashville brewer, have reached Churchill Downs from Nashville, where they wintered at Cumberland Park. In the lot is Donau. which will receive his final preparation for the Kentuckv Derbv af the local track. George Hani is in charge of the string and expect! to hustle Donau right along, as the son of Woolsthorpc has been doing well this spring.