Louisvilles View of the Big Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-10


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PP Horse and jockey 1 Sir Barton J Loftus 2 Be Frank J Butwell 3 Vindex W Knapp 4 Corspn T Murray 5 St Bernard E Pool G Eternal A Schuttinger 7 Vulcanite not named 8 Under Fire M Garner 9 Sennirigs Park H Lurisford 10 Regalo F Murphy 11 Sailor J Mclntyre 12 Clermont N Barrett 13 Billy Kelly E Sande 14 Frogtown J Morys Louisvilles View of the Big Race LOUISVILLE Ky May 9 Trained to per ¬ fection and their conditioning supervised by masters of their craft fourteen royallybred thoroughbreds selected stars in the threeyear old division are sensing something momentous soon impending as they stand nervously alert in their comfortable and roomy boxes in their respective stables at historic Churchill Downs A tenseness that is almost painful is in evidence at all the stables where Brie of these cracks is housed and it will continue to prevail until the bugle calls the horses on the track to go to the barrier in the Kentucky Derby for the royallybred threeyearolds are considered sure starters that will contest in the fortyfifth re newal of Americas premier racing event and those with the tense feeling are their handlers and stable attaches attachesThe The eve of the race finds fourteen of the original seventyfive nominations seemingly coming up to their owners expectations as worthy of striving for the rich prize of over 20000 that will be the winners share in addi ¬ tion to fame that a triumph in the fixture means The fourteen which are to run have survived the elimination process The other sixtyone fell by the wayside some early and some late Many had no business to be entered and their nomination was only a bill of expense Their owners knew at the time of making the nomination that they had as much chance as Trotsky would have to gain converts to the Bolshevik doctrine in the Paris conference of allies alliesOf Of the present fourteen entered three are looked on as extremely doubtful to start All of those regarded as certain to start in the race have their stanch supporters AH will be accorded betting support of ample proportion for opinion is diversified to a greater extent than on any previous Kentucky Derby in a numbers of years and this will mean a greater volume of wagering than on any former Derby DerbyWill Will Commander J K L Ross carry off the honors with his pair Billy Kelly and Sir Bar ¬ ton or will Eternal the conqueror of Billy Kelly in their memorable Red Cross 10000 race be the victor Will Harry Payne Whitney whose Regret shattered tradition in the race by upsetting the fallacy that no filly could win the event and was the first of her sex to win the fixture when she ran away from Pebbles and Sharpshooter including thirteen other starters in 1915 again have the honor of lead ¬ ing the winner into the magic circle with his Vindex Or will 1915 history repeat and a filly win the coveted race and the victor turn up in Regalo owned by Gallaher Combs Will there be a repetition of last years result when a distinct outsider like Exterminator made a show of his opponents and will that outsider prove Frogtown Sailor or Under Fire FireThe The above questions form the basis for free discussion wherever two or more persons as ¬ semble for Louisville right now is in its annual Derby throes and every other incident no matter how vital or important is secondary in consideration Not alone is interest in the probable result confined to the home guard for the foreigners are forcibly voicing their belief as to the one that will garner the rich prize and stand ready to back their convic ¬ tions liberally liberallyThe The heavy downpour during the night and this morning precludes the possibility of a fast track and this has been responsible to a great extent for the presence of Clermont Corson and Vulcanite among the carded probable starters The going also dampened the ardor of the Vindex followers for there is an element of doubt as to his ability to run in heavy going successfully His final trial yesterday over a fast track in 2 Q6 was the best accomplished in private of any of the probable starters startersThe The McClellandSimms camp continue con ¬ fident of the putcome and while depending mainly on Eternal by no means consider Sailor beaten and look for him to give an extra good account of himself on a heavy course Eternal annexed the Hopeful Stakes in handy style when the going was heavy heavyTrainer Trainer Bedwell is sanguine that his pair Billy Kelly and Sir Barton will acquit them ¬ selves in good style though in some quarters there are misgivings as to Sir Bartons ability over a heavy track Had the track remained fast the BedwellRoss connections would have regarded Sir Barton as almost a certainty certaintyThe The changed going has brought Regalo more prominently to the front and the blue grass sec ¬ tion are gradually becoming converts to her cause In the Oaks and Blue Grass Stakes she was returned winner in handsome fashion but in each of these races the best class of the Derby was absent Many smart critics think she will triumph over those cracks she did not meet in her Lexington races racesThose Those named through the usual procedure of entry their post positions jockeys and ante post odds prevailing this afternoon are as fol ¬ lows Corson Vulcanite and Clermont are doubtful starters startersBilly Billy Kelly and Sir Barton J K L Ross entry Eternal and Sailor J W McClelland entry entryNo No former Kentucky Derby running has brought here the immense attendance that is now here All the leading hotels have been forced to turn prospective guests away in droves For weeks every available room has been reserved and many annual visitors to view the Derby running have through neglect to make early reservation been forced to can ¬ cel their trip or chance finding quarters in private residences residencesEvery Every section of the country has extensive representation the Wall street delegation being particularly conspicuous and were brought here by special trains and in private cars The Harry Payne Whitney party required three special cars and lack of hotel space means nothing to them for they will fare sumptuously aboard their cars The Wall street contingent will not be the only wealthy representatives which will cheer for the winner as the oil operators of Oklahoma and the ranger Texas fields headed by Montfort Jones Edward Sims and Harry Sinclair will be among those present The trio of extensive oil magnates are deep dyedinthewool racing enthusiasts Sims is part owner of Eternal and others in the James McClelland stable Jones is in quest of the highest class racers and has commis ¬ sioned Snapper Garrison to spare no expense in gathering for him a stable of good ones Sinclair has already gathered an extensive band to carry his colors and they include Cirrus Lord Brighton Purchase and others that Sam C trainingNo Ilildrcth is training No Kentucky Derby running would be com ¬ plete unless the states chief executive witnesses its decision and Governor Stanley and his staff will be on hand and take their usual active proceedingsPublic interest in the proceedings Public men of all degrees some high in the nations councils are abundantly in evidence The lure of the thoroughbred has momentarily caused them to lay aside business of state and engage in the game that gives thrills to those with red blood in their veins veinsOne One is impressed with the many firsttime visitors to see the Kentucky Derby run this year and it is a certain augury that the sport has taken on an extra boom and that interest in racing is growing steadily The action of the newlyborn Kentucky Jockey Club in increasing its stakes and purses has been a potent factor in creating the added interest for it made pos ¬ sible bringing here the best racers in the coun ¬ try tryA A departure from former custom that will be regretted by many is the abolishing of the free field Thousands were able to witness the running of the Kentucky Derby annually without cost as long as they confined their presence to the extensive infield This season however it was deemed wise to discontinue the custom and the decision was reached through the fact that Churchill Downs for the one day in the year is wholly inadequate to take care of its patronage in comfortable style and to remedy this as much as possible it was thought a solution could be found in having the overflow from the grandstand clubhouse and lawns occupy the vantage space opp6site the grandstand and accordingly benches will be placed in this location for the accommodation of five thousand persons The benches neces ¬ sary for this use have been moved to Churchill Downs from Douglas Park i The weather mans predictions for tomorrow is for clear weather and thii1 will be of material aid in carrying out the overflow scheme for it would hardly be expected that a big concourse would cross to the concrete field to find van ¬ tage points if the weather was bad badThe The incoming trains from all directions are carrying capacity crowds Commander J K L Ross and his party arrived last night Harry Payne Whitneys party are due tonight

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