Kentucky Derby of 1922: Change of Conditions Will Make it Most Valuable of American Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-30


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KENTUCKY DERBY OF 1922 Change of Conditions Will Make It Most Valuable of American Stakes. CINCINNATI. Ohio. January 29.— The conditions for the Kentucky Derby of 1922 have been framed. Cnder these it will be the richest of American stake-. The Derby will have .000 added, but the secoad money will be reduced to 88,8888 tfOM 818, oiiO. third from 85,888 to W.OOil and fourth from 85,888 to ,000. Thi- will add *7.000 to the win r.ers share and with twelve starters only this will make the sum some 845,888. But that is not all. The starting fee of the past was .SJtO. It will be 8588 this year. This means $:.000 more in value with only twelve starters. It i- therefore quite likely that the Kentucky Derby winner of 1922 will take *." 0.000 or more, as there ate likely to be more than twelve starters. U:st yea i "s Klitucky Derby was really the most valuable of the American stakes, but its starling f.-e .ind liberal set oud. third ami fourth moneys kept it below tlte winners total only. The five bit: stake- of 1921 had the-e total values: Kentucky Derby i Behave Yomself. 855.458: Pteak nes- Stake- i Broom«pun . 888,888; Pimlieo Futurity Merrick I, 881.388: New York Futurity Buntingi. SIT. 49. and Hopeful Merrick, s:!9.9t»0. The other conditions of the Derby are not to he changed. Nominal ions will close February 21 and the great race will be run at Chttr.-hill Down- Saturday. May 13. a ,

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