Famous Kentucky Derby Today: Eleven Starters Named for Forty-Eighth Running of Most Widely Known and Most Valuable of Three-Year-Old Stakes Run in the [United] States; Largest Crowd in History of Churchill Downs [Expected] to Witness the Race---Undefeated Morvich the Popular Choice--[E. K.] Bradley Entry Has Many Admirers---Filly Startle in Favor---Deadlock Not Overlooked, Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-13


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Eleven Warned for FortyEighth Running of Most MostWidely Widely Known and Most Valuable of Three YearOld Stakes Run in the Umlri States Largest Crowd in History of Churchill Downs EocpecMKto Witness the Raa Undefeated Morvich the Popular Choice E bradley Entry Has HasMany Many Admirers Filly Startle in Favor Deadlock Not Overlooked It has coine about that the annual running of the Kentucky Derby arouses in this V something aMn to the widespread interest evoked by the Epson Derby in England It was not always so For many years H ing its fir udecision nearly a half century ago the race was cf local importance chiefly Kentuckians properly enough took pride in its yearly recurrence while to turfmen in other fields of racing its results were merely of passing interest It is true that now and then an owner abroad finding himself possessed of an eligible sent it on to take its chance but the fact remains that in the main the now national race was fought out by Kentucky owned thoroughbreds j That it is different in these days is a vivid illustration of the power of money in large sunl ft racing as in other affairs of life From the time the present policy in respect to endowment of the race was inaugurated it Hctional character disappeared and in lieu thereof came the nationalization of Kentuckys chief racing asset Now every turfm Jin this broad land possessed of a three year old of respectable promise nominates it He simply cant help it It is recognized 1H and wide that the Kentucky Derby now ranks with those glittering prizes of the turf that enchain the imagination of horse owmrs the world over For one thing it is more valuable than any of Englands world famous classics and its laurels of victory fairly rival those to be gained on Epsein Downs or Doncasters Town Moor MoorThis This is an element of great value to the racing fabric in general It induces the daily press not ordinarily greatly interested to rise to the importance of the occasion and by means of pictures and sketches of the probable contestants reports of training operations and other pertinent publications to create and foster public interest and curiosity concerning the outcome of this great striving between the picked bluebloods of horsedom to a point of exceeding fervor Illustrative of this is the fact that somewhere between 5000 and 10000 citizens of Chicago will journey to Louisville to witness the running of the race and thrill to a pleasur ¬ able excitement denied them at home nor will they be singular in this Every state in the union will be representd by pilgrims incited to the journey by kindred sentiments WEATHER PROBABILITIES CLEAR AND BRIGHT TRACK FAST FASTLouisville Louisville Horse Breeding Odds Colors Breeders Owners Trainers Morvich Runnymedc Hymir 3 5 Orango and green blocks A B Spreckels B Block F Burlew By Gosh Black Tonsy Acutissima S 1 Green arid white halves green hoops on white half green and white cap E R Bradley E R Bradley H J Thompson Bet Mosie MosieDeadlock North Star III Santa Anna II Green and white halves green hoops on white half green and white cap E R Bradley E R Bradley H J Thompson Deadlock Sir ThompsonSir Wilfred Hortense II G 1 While red hoops and bars on sleeves redcap H T Oxnard R H Shannon R H Shannon Surf Rider Superman Sea Spray 20 1 Purple lavender sash lavender cap gold tassel Headley Miller Montfort Jones K Spence John Finn Dick Finnell Coruscate 50 1 Purple yellow cross sashes purple and yellow cap T Piatt G F Baker W Perkins My Play Fair Hay Mahubah 30 1 Dark blue gold sash and cap August Bclmont Lexington Stable R W Waldron Letterman Superman Arlette 20 1 Pink black stripes on sleeves black cap IT T Oxnard Greentree Stable M Goldblatt Busy American North Star III Breathing Spell 8 1 Green and white halves green hoops on white hah hahgreen hahgreen green and vhite cap 13 R Bradley E R Bradley H J Thompson Banker ThompsonBanker Brown Helmet Vaila 8 1 Green and white halves green hoops on white half halfgreen halfgreen green and white cap E R Bradley E R Bradley H J Thompson Startle ThompsonStartle SmithE Star Hawk Inspiration 15 1 White red star collar cuffs and cap H H Hewitt H IT Hewitt J I Smith E R Bradley entry entryMany Many noble race horses have won or raced in the Kentucky Derby but only once has it been won by a superhorse Such horses as Man o War come but seldom and when they do arrive become citizens of the world at large Of this grade Hindoo is the only example in the honor roll of the race It is one of the peculiar fascinations of this years Derby that a horse of approxi ¬ mately that class may be one of the beautiful creatures destined to add a memorable chapter to turf history on this occasion Morvich is vested in advance with every possibility from ignominious failure to the superb eminence attendant upon unmistakably demonstrated superiority From his unbroken record of victory as a twoyearold it was but natural that this Derby from the time its entries closed should be a case of Morvich out by himself as an inevitable favorite Now that this celebrity is on the ground and apparently at his best the only unsolved problem is whether he has preserved his vast superiority of last year over his opponents or not If he has the Kentucky Derby of 1922 s settled in advance of its running runningThe The principal oral opposition to Morvich is based on a theory That theory is that he may not stay over such a moderate dis ¬ tance as a mile and a quarter because his paternal grandsire Voter while brilliantly speedy and a great weight carrier was not a stayer This overlooks the fact that his maternal granddaddy Dr Leggo was as tough hardy and staying as they make them He has as much right to be the dominant influence in the makeup of Morvich as Voter VoterOn On the basis of last years racing the filly Startle is entitled to range next to Morvich but on the more reliable basis of this years racing thero is no doubt that Deadlock has gallantly earned his present position of second choice Mayhap he will rank still better when the race is over ContIanei on BceoDd FAMOUS KENTUCKY DERBY TODAY LOUISVILLE Ky May 12 High speed1 displays over short distances of ground served to put the finishing touches on the training of most of the gallant band of threeyearolds which will contest for the 50000 added money and gold service set worth 7000 in the fortyeighth Kentucky Derby tomorrow afternoon The trainers with few exceptions called on their charges for the best that was in them in the way of early speed to sharpen them up for the grueling struggle tomorrow All showed that they were well conditioned conditionedThe The unbeaten Morvich and Deadlock gave the large crowd of visitors who journeyed to the course early a thrill when they each covered threeeighths of a mile in 34 with apparently little effort Deadlock went his rival one better by galloping out another six ¬ teenth in 47 and jockey Eddie Martin had him well in restraint He covered his first quarter in 22 22Jockey Jockey Albert Johnson who will ride Mor ¬ vich was astride him this morning and he sent him away lo the tune of an eighth in 11 and quarter in 22 The Ben Block colt appeared eager to run and it was seemingly play for him to travel at this fast rate He was not taking a long breath when he pulled up The gallery consisted of several hundred people and his stock for the Derby soared higher than ever after they saw him perform performConsiderable Considerable excitement was caused when Startle was worked threequarters of a mile in 1 1G in company with Autocrat one of her stablemates When she pulled up it was discovered that she had picked up a nail Trainer John I Smith hurriedly summoned several veterinarians and a blacksmith and the nail was extracted before it had had time to work serious damage The filly showed no bad effect of the mishap and her trainer stated that she will be a certain starter in the Derby DerbyBet Bet Mosie one of the E R Bradley quar ¬ tet in the Derby gave a demonstration of speed this morning that was surprising when he ran fiveeighths of a mile in 1 00 Be Good accompanied him but was beaten off Bet Mosie usually is slow about getting under way but today he covered the first quarter in 23 threeeighths in 35 and half mile in 47 47Trainer Trainer H J Thompson indulged By Gosh with a slow gallop of a mile in 145 as his final polishing off for the big race The colt was never out of a pull pullJohn John Finn was sent along a half mile in 48 running the first quarter in 23 23Trainer Trainer 1C Spenco gave Surf Rider an airing for fiveeighths of a mile in 1 03 The Superman gelding galloped the first quarter in 23 but his rider gathered him in a this juncture junctureMy My Play Busy American and Letterman were given only slow gallops Jockey gallopsJockey Ted Rice who will ride Letterman in the Derby for Mrs Payne Whitney was an arrival from the East this afternoon afternoonTrainer Trainer Jack McPherson has taken over Easteside and Georgette for D W Scott and Permarco for J C and Sam Furst These horses were formerly trained by W Perkins PerkinsW W Cain has sent Dora W to the court of Jack Hare Jr at John S Wiggins farm near Lexington and she will be retired from rac ¬ ing for good He sold Spokane Queen to G Drumheller and she will be sent to her new owners farm at Walla Walla Wash to go into the stud H G Bedwell was among the arrivals from the East to witness the running of the Derby DerbyExterminator Exterminator W S Kilmers grand racer is due in from the East tonight according to advices received by track superintendent Tom Young from trainer Gene Wayland WaylandPat Pat Knebelkamp has disposed of Sweet Liberty to his brother W F KncblKamp She will be raced the remainder of this year and then retired to the stud studTrainer Trainer Will McDaniel will keep ths ten J II Rosseter horses which he wintered at Churchill Downs in this section for tlij time being The California sportsmans stable is all of horses rf his own breeding and among them is Aspinwall a threeyearold brother of Inchcape The other Rosseter horses here are Scotland Yet Singapore Supercargo Un ¬ derwriter Montaro Dolores and the follow ¬ ing twoyearolds Belle of Wikiup chestnut filly by Friar Rock Coquette Can D chest ¬ nut filly by Friar Rock Make Gocd and Red Clover bay filly by Disguise Blue Grass GrassJudge Judge Charles F Price spent the morning at the track passing upon applications of a number of trainers and jockeys to ply their piofession here who did not participate in the Lexington racing racingThe The post positions announced jockeys and probable odds of the Derby starters are Horse Rider Odds 1 John Finn K Tool 50 to 1 2 Startle D Connelly 15 to 1 3 My Play C Robinson 30 to 1 4 Jlorvich A Johnson 3 to 5 5 tBusy American N liarrett 8 to 1 1C C Deadlock J D Mooney C to 1 7 fBet Mosie H J Burke 8 to 1 8 Surf Rider K Scobie 20 to 1 0 fBanker Brown no rider 8 to 1 10 Letterman T Rice 20 to 1 11 By Gosh K Barnes 8 to 1 1fldle fldle Hour Stock Farm Stable StableA A rule has been established whereby two horse platers will be on duty in the paddock at Churchill Downs daily instead of one as formerly formerlyTom Tom Hare Jr which raced with much suc ¬ cess for C W Clark at New Orleans last win ¬ ter has suffered an attack of pleurisy and is in a serious condition conditionHaving Having in view the Bradley experience of last year when that owner lost a fortune through his neglect to declare with Black Servant many supporters of the different representatives that Bradley will send to the post tomorrow have besieged him with requests that he declare with this or that particular one according to the one that each has backed Mr Bradley has so far intimated no special preference and will in all probability not declare with any particu ¬ lar one of his starters startersCaptain Captain James Kinarney who will be in charge of the policing of the grounds an ¬ nounced that in addition to his regular forces that will be at the track daily there will be fifteen local detectives and thirtyfive de ¬ tectives from all over the United States on hand to spot undesirable characters and pre ¬ vent their admission to the track trackDr Dr J S Harvey an ardent turf enthusiast came from Mobile to be on hand to view the Derby Dr Harvey has recently undergone a hard siege of illness at Magnolia Springs Ala AlaJ J B Smith California coal magnate who recently entered the ranks of owners under the tutelage of T H Griffin came from Cali ¬ fornia this morning to be present for the Derby running The following table shows the races and money won by the horses carded to start in the Derby Horse HorseMorvich ColSexWt Jockey Sts 1st 2d 3d Uiip Winnings Morvich br c 126 A Johnson 11 11 0 0 0 115234 By Gosh b c 126 E Barnes 4 1 2 1 Bet Mosie b c 12G H J Burke 16 3 Deadlock b c 126 J Mooney MooneyE SurfRidcr b g 126 E Scobie John Finn oh c 126 E Pool My Flay b c 26 C Robinson Lctterman ch c 126 T Rice Banker Brown br c 126 W W Taylor Busy American b c 126 N Barrett BarrettD 0 0 Staxtla ch f 121 D Connelly 2 2

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