Matt Winn Returns to Louisville.: Says That Kentucky Derby is Attracting Great Interest Among Eastern Turfmen., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-04


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MATT WINN RETURNS TO LOUISVILLE. Says That Kentucky Derby Is Attracting Great Interest Among Eastern Turfmen. Louisville. Ky.. March :i. Col. Matt J. Winn. manager of Churchill Downs, returned to his horn-- in Louisville, after a visit of several week- i:i New York. He speaks most encouragingly of the interest taker, in the Kentucky Derby by pi oph- in the East, and predicts that the race will attract from that section of tin- country a greater crowd than ever. The interest inanifesteil is largely due to the unusually large? nasaber of Eastern-owned colts elite red in this years re-newal. The fact that it is the richest race- of the year for thwir jnar aids, together with its long and UlustlJonil history serve to make it the most talked-ahout turf race of the year. entries to tiie seven stakes to be run at Churchill Downs next spring reach the combined total of 541, an increase of 112 over those of last spring when the- stakes received a total of -421 nominations. The average for this year is seventy-seven for each stake against sixty one last spring.

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