Best Ever, Says Col. Winn: This Years Derby Will Surpass Them All, Prediction of Kentucky Jockey Club Manager, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-09


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BEST EVER, SAYS COL WINN This Years Derby Will Surpass Them All, Prediction of Kentucky Jockey Club Manager. LOriSVH.I.K. Ky.. Map h s. -"The greatest Derby ever run." is the prediction of Col. Matt .1. Winn, vice-president and general manager of the Ken: ucUy Jockey Club, convening the forty-eighth decision of the famous Kentucky race at Churchill Downs in May. "All of the lk-st three-year-olds in America have been entered." he said. Colonel Winn arrived here from his home in Covington. "I just came from New York." Mr. Winn said, "and while there received the assurance of Benjamin Bteefc thai he would send Morvich here to tun in the Derby. Mr. Block has already made l.o.el reservations for iiis party and engaged stable room for his stable at Churchill Downs. He told mo thai Morvich was galloping and in fine condition at the Jamaica Hack, under the watchful eye of Fred Burlew. "Not only Morvich. but Bunting and Whiskaway. Mr Whil ne.vs star three -year-olds, are sure to be here. Samuel llildrcth has also named Kai-Saug .mil Willi.-. in A . h"st of the Itam-ocas Stables s;rii;g. Coinmai. dor J. K. 1.. Boss lias named several of his best three-year-olds for the Derby, as has J. K. Wideiier. The latter will -i-m] I wo-colts in charge of Tom Welch. This is the first year Mr. Wideiier has tried for the big race. "There will be more than ninety nominations for the Derby this year. While this list is probably a dozen less than last year, there were not as many real Derby eligiblcs out last year as in 1920. The official list includes all the heat, however, and with a readjustment of the division of the |3tt,BM added to Ihe Derby it means thai close to 0.oof will go to the winner of the big nice. "Wnil" 1 cannot toll what dates the Kentucky Racing Commission will give the Churchill Dun management I will contend that the Derby should be run on the opening day. May 13. The Derby has always been run on the first Saturday in May nearest to the tenth of the month, and Saturday. May 13. being the nearest to that date this year, it seems as if that is the logical day for the Derby to be run." Mr. Winn declared.

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