Richest Kentucky Derby: Net Value This Year Will be the Largest in Its History, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-22


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RICHEST KENTUCKY DERBY 1 Net Value This Year Will Be the Largest in Its History. Churchill Downs Great Array of Stakes Kentucky Handicap Is on the List. LOUISVILLE. Ky., February 21. That the Kcn-1n:ky Derby of lam, which will lie run at Churchill Downs on Saturday. May 10, will have a value of sit least r.000. is the expectation of president Italics F. Grainger 0f the New Louisville Jockev lub. He lias sent out the entry blanks for the various stakes at the Downs, all of which elose on March -1, and expects about eighty nominations for the Derby. As it costs .r. to enter and 250 to Htart in the Derby, and there is 0,000 added to the stake by the association, it mav be seen that the gross value of over ?25,000 mav easily be readied. When Omar Khayyam captured the lf17 running f the Derby "lie took down the most monev ever paid iii that famous race, the amount being 6.00. Tliis year the value to the winner seems certain to exited ."SlK.OOO.-J Taking over of Churchill Downs bv the newlv .organized Kentucky .lockey flub will not in anv V way affect tlie spring meeting here. President ? Grainger and treasurer Hamilton C. Applegate or Iho New Louisville Jockey Club, both of whom will lie extensive stockholders in the new corporation, have been engaged to manage the spring meeting of nineteen days. Originally twelve days had been i allotted to the Downs by the Kentucky State Racing Commission. But the closing of Douglas Park -f hxm J!iFtS jdayj vacant and , the, Dowu take i over seven of triesoTlehvlnB slf ;rlaysTwBlcTr lifoli--ably will bo added to thu Latonia allotment. Altogether the ..Churchill Downs? track will distribute ?1 00,000 added money in stakes and purses. Of the Douglas Park spring stakes, two have b-eii retained by the management of Churchill I Dojvns .as a result of the. transfer. One is the Kentucky Handicap for three-year-olds and over ; at a mile and a quarter. It was in this race that Mb Iveiitucky record of 2:02 for a mile and a 1iarter was established in 1014. when Luke Me-I.uke, :t three-year old. owned by John W. Schorr , f Memphis, defeated Kudolfo and Solar Star. Owner Schorr lias been fortunate in winning the Kentucky Handicap twice, with Ed Cranio in 191li. and also seeing Cudgel, which Ik; had sold to Commander J. K. L. Ross, of Montreal, victorious in 1018. Kudolfo took the stake in 1913. its first running, from the great but unlucky Ten Point, and King Gorin scored in 1917 for Col. It. L. linker, of U-xiiigton. II. P. Whitneys Borrow caotured it jn 3!lo, the same year that his Kegret won the Derby. SPRING TRIAL STAKES RETAINED. The other Douglas Park stake which is kept is the Spring Trial Stakes. This race, at fivc- gliths, is the first real test for the two-year-olds, anil always develops into a stirring battle. The sum of 0,000 has been added to the Kentucky Handicap, while ?4,000 is added to the Spring Trial Stakes. The Kentucky Derby will be run on the first Saturday of the local meeting; the Clark Handicap ili the following Saturday, May 17; the Kentuckv Handicap on Saturday, May 24, and the Kentuckv Oaks on Saturday, May 31. 1 Mr. Applegate is now in New Orleans to obtain subscript Ions to the Downs stakes from the turfiucii there while judge Will Shelley will look after the interests of the local course at Havana. Tlie following is a list of the Churchill Downs stakes: Kentucky Derby, 0,000 added. Forty-fifth run-nlilg. For three-year-olds; 1 1-4 miles. Kentucky Handicap. 0,000 added. For three-year-olds and over; 1 1-4 miles. I -Kentucky Oaks. ,000 added. Fortv-fifth ran- 1 .ullig. For three-year-old fillies; 1 1-10 miles. Chirk Handicap, S4.0O0 added. For three-rear- oltis and over; 1 1-10 miles. Hitsliford Manor Stakes, ,000 added. For two- I year-olds. Colts and geldings; 4 1-2 furlongs. Debutante Stakes, ,000 added. For two-year-old , fillies; 1-2 mile. 1 Spring Trial Stakes. ,000 added. For two-year-. , olds. 5-8 mile. J Juvenile Stakes selling, ,000 added. For two- i year-olds; o-S mile. j Merchants Stakes, ,000 added. For three-vear- 1 olds and over; 1 .1-10 miles.

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