Sir Barton Wins: Commander Ross Star Shoot Colt Victor in Richest of All Kentucky Derbys--Billy Kelly, His Stablemate, Is Second and Under Fire Third, Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-11


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SIR BARTON WINS Commander Ross9 Star Shoot Colt ColtVictor Victor in Richest of All Kentucky KentuckyDerby Derby s Billy Kelly His Sta Stablemate blemate Is Second and andUnder Under Fire Third By THOMAS B CROMWELL LOUISVILLE Ky May lO The forty fifth Kentucky Derby prize of 20825 to the winner likewise the 2500 for the second horse goes to Canada it having been easily won by Commander J K L Ross Sir Barton with his Billy Kelly filling second place but driving hard to withstand the game challenge of Under Fire carrying the colors of Patrick Dunne of Kansas City It was the first time in the history of the race that the colors of any owner were first and second and likewise tetraine tJier th land who has the distinction of having pre ¬ pared Sir Barton and Billy Kelly for this race ever saddled a Kentucky Derby winner and the second horse The time of the race 2094 is a second faster than Exterminators time of last year which was the slowest since Stone streets 2151 in 1908 1908The The story of the race is briefly told Sir Barton went to the front at the barriers rise and was never headed winning from his stable companion by five lengths Eternal the favor ¬ ite raced in second position from the start until the end of the first threequarters when it was conclusive that he was done As Eter ¬ nal began to retire Billy Kelly which had been third to this point raced into second place When entering the homestretch Eternal Avas passed by Under Fire and Vulcanite and finally dwindled into obscurity among the noncontend ¬ ers Vulcanite by finishing fourth saved his stake The order of the followers at the finish was Sennings Park Be Frank Sailor St Ber ¬ nard Regalo Frogtown and Vindex the boasted one from the Whitney barn last lastThe The impression of the race as regards Eternal is that he may not have had sufficient prepara ¬ tion for he seemed somewhat high in flesh but if this should not be the case there is nothing left to be said for him other than that sprinting is his line and that he is not a Derby horse Sir Barton was unquestionably the best horse today This son of Star1 Shoot and Lady Sterling was bred by John E Madden and was foaled at his Hamburg Place near Lexington LexingtonCROWD CROWD A RECORDBREAKER RECORDBREAKERIn In the absence of a compilation of reports from ticket sellers and gatemen it is of course impossible to correctly compute the number of persons who witnessed the fortyfifth run ¬ ning of the Derby but to one who has not missed a renewal of the great event during the last dozen years and who has seen all with the exception of four in the past quarter of a cen ¬ tury it seemed that the crowd Avas a record breaker This in spite of the fact that it began raining Wednesday night and scarcely ceased until this mornings drizzle and mist vanished about 9 oclock leaving the sky murky the atmosphere cool and damp and the track heavy heavyThere There was not a seat to be had anywhere in the grandstand on the clubhouse porches on the roof of the parimutuel offices or on the benches that had been placed by scores upon the lawns and along the infield side of the in ¬ ner rail railOn On both sides of the track the people Avere massed along the rails until they literally formed a lane of humanity through which the races Avere run Beyond the second rail in the infield the rail Avhich marks the line between the floral section and the acres of rye greener than grass Avhich Avas Col Winns wartime potato patch there was a second line of men and then a third line along the fence separat ¬ ing the track from the stableyard In short there Avere people everywhere that seemed to afford a vantage point and it goes vithout saying that there Avere thousands in the Aast goodhumored laughing chattering buzzing throng who got no more than a glimpse of the Derby runners as they flashed over the mile and a quarter route Down in the parimutuel pavilion there Avere special booths at which only tickets for the Derby Avere sold The sellers began passing them out at 1 oclock and from that moment until the machines were locked at Derby post time there was a constant stream of men to back their choices and the choices of thousands of others who could not be present yet Avould haAe a ticket on one or another of the con ¬ testants One man Avho Avas particularly long at a Derby booth explained All of dhesestiicketsiexcept the 10 1 am betting on Eternal are for ladies who are employed in the Masonic Temple building at Chicago and another at a neighboring window re ¬ sponded You havent got me bested a bit my friend These dollars Avere sent from the City Hall in Philadelphia and a third man back in the line held up a handful of fluttering bills and exclaimed This is good oil money from Tulsa TulsaThere There Avasnt a section of the country Avith out representation in the multitude and no matter Avhence they came they Avere all hungry for the sport they had and those not of racing sections expressed regret that they are without tracks and horses at home homeGOVERNOR GOVERNOR STANLEY PRESENT PRESENTAs As hungry as was the croAvd for the sport it Avas equally as hungry for refreshments for the inner man since the restaurant and lunch stands were depleted of food stocks long be ¬ fore the bugle called the runners to the post for the opening race There Avere hundreds of distinguished men and Avomen numbered among the great attendance but none more so than the honorable A 0 Stanley Avho on Sat ¬ urday next is to pass the office of GoAernor of Kentucky to his lieutenantgovernor James D Black and take his seat on the succeeding Monday in the United States Senate where he is certain to stand out brilliantly for those things that appeal to real men where he may be depended upon to champion the thoroughbred for which he has a real fondness and a high appreciation as attested by the following Avhich was his address to the owner of todays Derby winner It is peculiarly fitting that the lovers of this kingly sport should make this commonwealth their mecca Courage gri a fine and aspiring spirit that does not brook defeat are the com ¬ mon heritage of the Kentuckian and his horse The martial state reviews with commendable pride those old and illustrious families Avho in Virginia and in Kentucky haAe produced states ¬ men sages and heroes but the scion of the proudest race on the continent must doff his hat before the shining Aictor in this contest Antedating the crescent and cross back in the twilight of time when the ancestors of Charle ¬ magne were pirates and forbears of the Caesars dwelt in caves beyond them all he traces his ancestry without a break to the swift and docile companion of the sheik in his tent The horse is the only animal Avorthy to share the perils and glories of heroes Alexander and Bucephalus Lee and Traveler share a common immortality and the Corsican conqueror conies down to us as the man on horseback Civili ¬ zation but yesterday was saved by the courage of the hero and the endurance of his horse An army without its cavalry is as lacking in inspiration as if its banners were furled and its music were silenced The chargers ancestor is here These swift and exquisite creatures miracles of endurance and grace and strength in the hour of peril are as essential to the na ¬ tions security and its honor as fleet or fort ¬ ress of frowning guns I felicitate you upon a prize nobly won Second only to the war ¬ riors laurels is the coveted crown of the win ¬ ner of a Kentucky Derby Continued on second page SIX BARTON WINS WINSContinued Continued from first page To give a better idea of the disadvantage of those who occupied standing space upon the lawns and infield let it be known that during the running of the Derby and each of the previous races the younger persons were con ¬ stantly jumping up that they might see the contests A further evidence of the fondness of this outpouring of people for the sport they so numerously patronized today was the fact that they were constantly cheering the racers in each contest from start to finish and that with each successive victory there came a roar laden with pleasure the voices of souls filled with delight and hearts thrilled to the utmost Oh It was great to be here today todayThe The mutuel staff required for the operation of the eightythree machines used during the afternoon consisted of sixtythree cashiers fifty seven ticket sellers twentysix clickers twelve box men three change men twentyeight money counters six calculators six ticketroom men two board markers and two electricians Thirtysix mutuel machines were used exclusive ¬ ly for betting on the Derby and were put in operation at 1 p m They discontinued after the race racePINKERTONS PINKERTONS ON THE JOB JOBThe The local Churchill Downs policing was aug ¬ mented by the Pinkertoii forces under the direction of E J Wise and Con OBrien OBrienThe The St Louis delegation of sportsmen was headed by Tom Carney They came in a spe ¬ cial car and return to the Mound City Sunday SundayCapt Capt Mike Mullen Jerry Carroll and other prominent ones in Cincinnati political life were among those who motored over to witness the race Harry Payne Whitney former Con ¬ gressman G W Loft and Harry Sinclair occu ¬ pied vantage boxes in the choice section of the grandstand The party came together from New York in three private cars and spent some time in Lexington yesterday visiting several of the stock farms there and also looked over some of the yearlings brood mares and stallions that Harry Payne Whitney owns ownsW W V Thraves and Montford Jones headed a party of wealthy oil operators which came from Oklahoma and Texas to view the running of the Derby Mr Thraves recently purchased Green Hill the extensive Haggin homestead and acreage near Lexington Ky KyFormer Former Senator Billy OBrien and one time treasurersecretary of the American Turf Con gress was among todays visitors Harvey Woodruff former secretary of the Western Jockey Club and now the sporting editor of the Chicago Tribune was also among those from Chicago ChicagoSeveral Several special trains were required to bring the Chicago delegation Many came in private cars and included Charles McCullough Morris Rosenvvald Harold Foreman Charles Barrett Walter Howey Ed Fleming Abe Pfaelzer and others othersNewspaper Newspaper representatives from all the lead ¬ ing papers in the country were among the visitors some here for the first time and re ¬ ported the running of the Derby and attending incidents incidentsJudge Judge Luders of the Cincinnati Probate Court and Charles llprnberger director of safety and other prominent Queen City men constituted a gathering in the clubhouse clubhouseThe The New Orleans contingent was augmented by the arrival this morning of Remy Dorr Jean Pearce Al Muller and other devotees of racing racingAll All was not pleasure in the big throng and at least two were saddened during the after ¬ noon They were jockeys Mahoney and Leeds The former was carded to ride Top Coat in the opening race but the license committee tabled his application for a license Jockey Leeds was the other sufferer The stewards suspended him and recommended the revocation of his license for engaging in practices detrimental to the best interests of the turf turfH H Neusteter made the addition of Atta Boy to his stable by purchasing on private terms from Mose Goldblatt GoldblattRobert Robert L Baker resident manager of the Lexington track was among those who motored over and will remain here for some lime Other prominent ones from Lexington included Thomas C McDowell president of the Thor ¬ oughbred Horse Association Thomas C Crom ¬ well its secretary and all the directors of the association excepting James Arthur and Dr Fred Adams who are in Baltimore BaltimoreE E B McLEAN AMONG VISITORS VISITORSMr Mr and Mrs Edward B McLean of Washing ¬ ton were among the distinguished visitors who witnessed the running of the Kentucky Derby for the first time Mr McLeans extensive stable of racers will be campaigned on Kentucky tracks this year and The Porter Leochares and other i oled ones in the string are expected to cut an extensive figure in the running of many of the richest fixtures in these parts partsGeorge George J Long who has the distinction of having won a couple of Kentucky Derbys was among the visitors and took an active interest in the proceedings proceedingsGeneral General W B Haldeman former member of the Kentucky Racing Commission occupied an advantage box with members of his family familyPrice Price McKinney who though not actively connected with the turf still retains a great interest in racing came over from Cleveland to witness the Derby DerbyA A L Kirbys crack filly Violet Bonnie was taken seriously ill during the afternoon and grave fears are entertained for her recovery recoveryJockeys Jockeys Butwell Loftus Schuttinger and W Knapp who came here to ride Be Frank Sir Barton Eternal and Vindex respectively re turn to Baltimore tonight and will be on hand to ride in the rich Preakncss Stakes to be run next Wednesday WednesdayM M Shields took over Jim Heffering before the running of the fourth race at a large price and the horse ran in the interest of his new

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