Greatest Kentucky Derby: Is Prediction of Col. Matt Winn for 1921 Running of Famous Race, Daily Racing Form, 1921-01-23


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■ i • • i ■ s ■ i- i i • GREATEST KENTUCKY DERBY | Is Prediction of Col. Matt Winn for 1921 Running of Famous Race. , j • i LOIISVILLE. Ky.. January 22.— "The greatest t [ • I Kentucky Derby ever run." was the prediction of j j I i Col. Matt .1. Winn, vice-president nnd genernl I I 1 j manager -f the Kentucky Jockey Club, regarding ; I ! 1 the $.".0,000 added race to be decided at Chun hill 1 ! Downs on Saturday. May 7. "Not only will the forthcoming event set a new figure financially hut ■ ; the size and caliber of its field will surpass those 1 i of all previous Derbys. I make this statement m j 1 | after a careful review of the situation. "I have received assurnnrc from print bally every r ! easiern owner of a prepossessing Derby candidate I 1 ! that he will send his charge here for the race. The : Teal financial value of the Kentucky Derby. j coupled with its sentimental appeal to the true I | | sportsman, has placed il in a position to be coveted I j | I by every owner of a worthy animal. From present I ! indications I believe that fully L".0 three-yeiir- Ids , i will t e named when nominations close on Feb I I ruary 1.".. "Now that the Kentucky Derby has come to be 1 recognized as a national evenl." continued Colonel I Winn, "our efforts to maintain it in an appropriate manner an- rivaled only by our efforts to accoinmo- date the ever increasing crowds that throng the Churchill Downs course on Derby day. We have iiiiprovcnicntstunder way that will enable us to ac- . comiiiodnte ninny thousands more than were eared 1 ; for last year. "One of the most pleasing improvements from the standpoint of the spectator is a brick and concrete terrace extending the entire length of the paddock. ■ j This will enable persons on the north end of the j grounds to obtain a clear view of the race. "That interest already is being manifested is . i disclosed b.v the fact that we have received re-r . | quests from several sections of the country asking , . . lor reservations for boxes. Lvery effort will be made to can- for the thousands of visitors who will I c me to Louisville. The overflow from local hotels will be looked after by a special room bureau we shall install."

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