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ROYAL CONTEST IN KENTUCKY DERBY. Foreshadowed by Two-Year-Old Form of Eligibles to Churchill Downs Historic Race. By John T. Salbe. Louisville. Ky.. March 3. — Form shown by Kentucky Derby eligibles as two-year-oils, bespeak a royal contest in the historic race at Churchill Downs May 12. All sections of the country are represented in the rich stake and a glance over the past performances of these candidates slmws that not one eligible stands out in the brilliant list that has been named. It is the most equ.illy balanced entry list that has been named in many a long year. Those who are speculatively inclined are already seeking places where odds may be secured on their favorites. According to reports Midway. Harry Kelly. Westy Hogan. Bellringer and North Star HI., are dividing the money offered so far. However, many favor the chances of Omar Khayyam, the crack of the Billings and Johnson stable. Local lovers of the turf are looking upon Oreen Jones as the real dark horse in the Derby and if the colt runs up to the expectations of his owner he will be a hard horse to beat. Kentucky thoroughbreds on past performances stand a royal chance of earning brackets in the big race. Midway has five races to his credit and Wi sty Hogan has the same number, despite the fact that he was laid up last spring with a bad knee, which was due to an accident. Only four in the Derby have earned brackets five times, the other two being the four-time stake winner Harry Kelly and Cudgel. The two latter performers are awwed by John W. Schorr of Memphis. Of the eastern horses the Whitney eligibles seem best, though there are several other promising ones that have been named. Tumbler, one of the quartet representing the Whitney stable, has four races, two of them stake races to bis credit. Hwfa thoiich not raced as often as the others, gives promise of developing into a high-class three-year-old. James Butler, also of New York, is pinning his faith in Ivory Black, which holds forth much promise as a comer. Derby Eligibles and Their Public Form. Among the eligibles that are stake winners are: Ivory Black, from the stable of Janus Butler, of New York, which won the Keene Memorial: Creon Joins, winner of the Harold Stakes; Jack Mount, winner of the Mineola Stakes: ;uy Fortune, which scored in the Juvenile Stakes; Ticket. Andrew Miller** good three-year-old. which won the Wakefield Handicap and the Tremont Stakes; Waukeag. winner of the Kindergarten Stakes; Knh i-Noor. winner of the Maryland Handicap and the Fashion Stakes, and Hwfa. one el Harry Payne Whitneys eligibles, which won the Iiping Rock Invitation Handicap. Following are the past performances of the Kentucky Derby eligibles; K. D. Alexanders Trevisco. winner of the Bal-doyle Foal Stakes in Ireland. James Rut leis Ivory Black, winner of two races, including the Keene Memorial: Ballad, winner of one race: Breeze, whiff of one race. Al Bailor and Co.s Sol Oilsey, winner of four races. W. II. Bakers Creen Jones, winner of three races, including the Harold Stakes. E. R. Bradleys Bribed Voter, maiden. J. II. Baki rs Monotony, winner of one race. Billings and Johnsons druinly, winner of one race as a three year-old: Creek Legend. no start; Bachelors Hope, no start; All Star, no start: Omar Khayyam, winner of one race: second to Campfire in the Hopeful Stakes. Blast Hagh Brownes Manister Toi. maiden: King Herod, maiden: Crepuscule. winner of three races. W. R. Cues Jack Mount, winner of three races, including the Mineola Stakes; Oration, no start: Wonderful, no start. Corrigan and McKinneys Assume, maiden: Acabaclo. winner of one race: Conduit, maiden; Swan Song, maiden; Vague, winner of two races. F. S. Foggs Old Eylers, maiden. H. P. Headleys Buford, winner of two races. Livingston and Macomber Candidates. H. H. Hewitts Skeptic, winner of one race; third in the Futurity. F. J. Kellys Peter Jay. winner of one race. II. K. Knapps The Knocker, maiden. Kentucky Stables Torchbearer. winner of one race — Colden Fox. winner of one race. Jefferson Livingstons Bullion, winner of three races as a two year-old and one race as a three-year-old: Diamond, winner of two races as a two-year-old and two races as a three-year-old. Jeorge J. Longs Kenward. winner of one race. A. K. Macombers North Star III.; Middle Park Plate winner, ranked high in the first flight of two-year dds in England last year and was probable winter book favorite for the Epsom Derby of 1917: War Star, maiden: Hollister. winner of one race: Le Chevesne. no start: Walnut Hall, no start: Star Master, winner of one race: Stargazer. maiden. John K. Maddens Milkman, winner of one race. Middleton and Jones Juy Fortune, winner of two races, including the Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs: .allant Lad. maiden: De Land, maiden. Andrew Millers Ticket, winner of two races, the WaUefiel,! Handicap and the Tremont Stakes. F. J. Nolans Crack ODay, maiden; Top o the Wave, winner of one race. Howard Outs Atwell. winner of one race; Rarney Shannon, maiden. J. W. Parrishs Midway, winner of five races. W. J. Press W.-iukeug. winner of three races, including the Kindergarten Stakes. Schuyler L. Parsons Koh i-Noor. winner of three rai.s. including the Maryland llandican and Fashion Stakes. Ross and Looneys Waterford, winner of one race. Schorr and Whitney Derby Bands. Pearce and Henrys Giorge C. Love, winner of one race. J. K. Redmonds Jack Salmon, maiden. W. J. Stairs Lord Fitz Herbert, winner of two races. J. W. Schorrs Harry Kelly, winner of five races, ini lulling the Whirl Stakes. Spring Trial Stakes. Bashford Manor Stakes and Breeders Futurity: Cudgel, winner of five races: Butterscotch II.. winner of three races: Penrod. winner of one race; Spring Wheat, winner of three races. L. C. Smiths Friendless, winner of two races as a two-year-old and one race as a three -year-old. Sunset Stables Defense, winner of one race: Starfiiich. winner of one race. Charh s Straus Van. maiden. Harry Payne Whitneys Bellringer. winner of two races; Tumbler, winner of four races, including the Hudson and Youthful St.ikles: llwf.i. winner of two races, including the Piping Rock Invitation Handicap; Rickety, winner of the Fl.ish Stakes. J. O. Whitlows Westy Hogan. winner of five races, including the Fort Thomas Stakes. J. Hal Woodfords Shadow Lawn, maiden. George Wingfiolds Squire Set, winner of two races ;s a two-year-old and one race as a three- . .11 old. I. s. Wards Rerlin. winner of four races, including the Idle Hour Stakes. Roy Yengors Al M. Dick, winner of one race.