Has Missed Only One Kentucky Derby.: Captain William Brown, of Mobile, Ala., Has Seen Many Surprises in Great Race., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-27


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HAS MISSED ONLY ONE KENTUCKY DERBY Captain William Brown of Mobile Ala Has Seen Many Surprises in Great Race Louisville Ky April 20 William Brown is one of the few surviving turfmen who can boast of hav ¬ ing witnessed the running of every Kentucky Derby save one That one was last years when the race was won by II C Hallenbccks Worth now dead Capt Brown was physically unable in 1 12 to be in attendance for the decision of tin thirtyeighth Derby He is now in good health and is already on hand with the idea of seeing the contest at Church ¬ ill Downs on Saturday May 10 between Hawthorn Foundation Helios His Majesty Ten Point Prince Hermis Leochares Floral Park Frederick L Mc Corkle Yankee Notions and other notablo three yearolds yearoldsCaptain Captain lirown hails from Mobile the home of the noted turfman William Cottrcll with whom lie was Connected in a racing way It was in the Cottrell colors that the great Buchanan with Isaac Murphy up won the 1SS4 Kentucky Derby and supplemented that performance with a victory shortly afterward in the Clark Stakes now the Clark Handicap HandicapBuchanan Buchanan at the termination of his stud career passed to the famous Louisville breeding firm of Scoggan Brothers He was olio of the most suc ¬ cessful sires Jefferson county has ever had Bu ¬ chanan never sired a Kentucky Derby winner but his son Buck McCann won the Latonia Derby In that race he defeated the famous Boundless which afterward won the 00000 American Derby at Chicago in the Worlds Fair year Buchanans son Calhoun won the Tennessee Derby defeating Francis Pope which won the first Mexican Derby in the fall of ISOo Another son Buckrene won the Cumberland Prize at Nashville In that race he de ¬ feated the great Lazarone which as a fouryearold wOn the Suburban Handicap Behind him that day was the great Domino Incidentally Domino was the hottest favorite in the history of the Suburban going to the post at 1 to 15 aud finishing unplaced Captain unplacedCaptain Brown lias a high regard for C F Busche meyers great gelding Hawthorn in the Derby He like many others docs not think the gigantic son of Hastings was close to his best last summer when racing against Helios at Latonia In his opinion Hawthorn as a threeyearold will continue his victorious career as lie did last fall when noiie of his age could give him an argument At that Captain Brown has some regard for a number of other Derby eligibles since in his long experi ¬ ence in attending Kentucky Derbys he has witnessed many surprisesIn surprises In jiiany instances Captain Brown l elieves the littKti IwMso Has ji fc U nth nthT T Kentucky Deriy For Instance he holds that Day Star had rio license to defeat a colt like Himyar nor should Lord Murphy have beaten Falsetto The Kentucky Derby was the only race Falsetto lost While Lord Murphy has been well nigh forgotten Falsetto will live forever in tlie annals of racing Three of his sons Chtiut His Eminence and Sir Huon are Kentucky Derby winners winnersOn On the other hand Captain Brown has seen even greater surprises than those noted Proctor Knott was 1 to o and was lioaten by Spokane a 10 to 1 chance Runnymcdo another oddson favorite went down to defeat before the outsider Apollo Apollo was owned and trained by Green B Morris who like Captain Brown is one of the turf veterans and still has a stable in training Captain Brown re ¬ gards Hindoo as the greatest horse that ever won the Kentucky Derby because Hindoo had the speed of a sprinter and the stamina of a fourniiler In this belief he is supported by Phil Dwyer who while admitting that Luke Blackburn had as much speed as Hindoo possessed regarded Hindoo as the greater horse horseWilliam William Gerst has according to word from Nash ¬ ville succeeded in recovering his noted mare Collo ¬ quy which was stolen out of the pasture with her yearling colt recently at the Gcrst farm near that city He found her in an obscure livery stable in Nashville in charge of a man who was endeavoring to dispose of the great daughter of Russell for the small sum of SO Neither the mare nor her colt was injured in any way through their peculiar ex exwVF wVF Cisco will not take his filly Jean Grey to Lexington to race This threeyearold is going along in her work at the Downs and Cisco does not in ¬ tend to rush her preparation preparationHenderson Henderson Hogan have three yearlings all fillies at J O Keenes breeding farm near Lex ¬ ington which are the first foals of their good nice inares Skyo Christmas and Elizabethan These mares are not In foal this season They have been looked to be mated this spring to the great horse Jack Atkin This firm has sold the broodmare Agnes Virginia to J O Keene Mr Henderson is resting at present at Hot Springs Ark but is ex ¬ pected to visit Lexington next week Ho has Brave and a twoyearold out of Agnes Virginia in train ¬ ing at Lexington LexingtonJockey Jockey Loftus who is now at Lexington will work Hawthorn in all his trials as well as ride him in his Blue Grass Stakes engagement engagementThe The twoyearold bay colt Superiority in R J Mackenzies stable will be gelded within the next few days and rested for late summer racing He is a son of Contestor out of Lucasta a mare which is the dam of ten winners and his granddam iwas also a famous broodmare Trainer Adkins thinks this youngster will make a useful racer racerJ J A Gibson a newcomer to the turf from Detroit has put in trainer William Hurleys hands at the Downs a twoyearold chestnut filly named Batas tante which looks as If she is a good racing pros ¬ pect She is a daughter of Oddfellow the sire of High Private out of the winning mare High Sove ¬ reign reignHawthorns Hawthorns odds in the future book on the Ken ¬ tucky Derby are reported to have lengthened from 2 to 1 to 2 to 1 while the quotation against Foundation has shrunk to 5 to 1 Ten Point and Foundation are now joint second choices Helios

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