Morvich Wins Kentucky Derby: Undefeated Son of Runnymede--Hymir Scores His Greatest Triumph for Most Valuable Prize and Before the Largest Crowd in History of the Race---Bet Mosie Is Second and John Finn Finishes Third, Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-14


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Undefeated Son of Runnymede Hymir HymirScores Scores His Greatest Triumph for forMost Most Valuable Prize and Before the theLargest Largest Crowd in History of the theRace Race Bet Mosie Is Second and andJohn John Finn Finishes Third BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 13 In many respects the Derby this year did not differ from those of other years in the matter of attending incidents The crowd began arriving at daybreak some eager to witness a closeup of the actors in the big race to be run in the afternoon The early birds were particularly anxious to seo the gallops of the listed starters Then there were those who had heard how hard it was for a late comer fto secure an advantageous location unless provided with a reserved seat in the exclusive section Those anxious for an advantageous point brought their lunch with them They meant to hold what they secured in the way of location locationThe The real activity began about 1030 The gates were manned at this hour and the straggling formation began closing ranks until about 1200 noon when the approach to the Downs assumed the semblance of a shock troop bent on occupation Incipient troubles were frequent but of the pleasant sort the trouble makers usually finishing their disputes with apologies apologiesThe The reserved and box sections did not begin taking on animation until noon The occupants of this exclusive inclosure who had been fortunate or who had had presence of mind enough to engage these vantage points along about January were tardy but once they began arriving it was continuous and the 15000 seats exclusive of the clubhouse seating capacity were soon filled Before post time of the opener the spectacle was one of color riot riotThe The clubhouse contingent always making Derby day an occasion for social festivity entertained lavishly their numerous outoftown guests Every table on the lawn and veranda and in the interior of the club was occupied with jovial hosts and guests doing justice to sumptuous luncheons luncheonsHad Had general manager Matt J Winn of the Kentucky Jockey Club and resident manager Charles F Grainger and their associates been ablo to order the weather they could not have done a better job in the matter of conditions suitable for the occasion They were aboslutely perfect Cooling zephyrs tempered the suns brilliant rays and benefited alike the thinlyclad milady who was sporting the modistes latest creation for Derby day or the heavily furcovered sister sisterAt At post time for the Inaugural dash it appeared as if the whole world had come to pay homage to King Horse Governors of three states cabinet officers senators congressmen pillars of finance captains of industry were there all bent alike on enjoying the occasion to the full all asking the same question some more bland than others What will win the Derby DerbyThere There no longer exists a doubt as to Morvichs staying ability neither is there a doubt about his outstanding superiority over the other threeyearolds in the country He established in decisive fashion both these mooted contentions when he won the fortyeighth running of the Derby before an assemblage that exceeded in numbers any former gathering at Churchill Downs E R Brdleys Bet Mosle landed in s cond place and John Finn an outsider wound up third with Deadlock in fourth place At no time did the eastern owned and unbeaten champion leave the result in doubt He was under restraint by Johnson for the entire race and was the leader throughout throughoutA A trifle overanxious to run in tho early part of the race It required more than a half mile for the colt to settle steadily in his stride but once this was accomplished it was the poetry of motion afterwards Morvich seemingly sensing the importance of his performance cooperated with his rider in sensible style staying close to the inner rail and saving ground and when the stretch was reached he buckled to his task in a way that always kept him well in the van of the others One by one the early contenders cracked Startle and My Play which had attempted to keep pace with him for threequarters were done then John Finn ranged forward and made a momentary but unavailing bid and so did Deadlock but their cases were disposed of before the eighth post In tho stretch had been reached At this point the Bradley sillcs became discernible Bet Mosle was the one that loomed up In upIn the early part of the race he had been a follower primarily due to interference he had suffered from as a result of his stable companion Busy American having broken down and bolted out on the first turn Bet Moslo was not to be denied His challenge was bold but Johnson on the leader knew the power of his mount and paid slight heed to the menace The menaceThe colt continued without diminished stride and though Bet Mosie made a valiant at ¬ tempt near the end the best he could do was to land a scant two lengths behind Morvich John Finn also held on in game style and shook off Deadlock in the last seventy yards for third money moneyThe The casualties in the race were Busy American and My Flay The former broke down completely his bowed tendon asserting itself in the first quarter and he was dismounted shortly afterwards Tho Simms representative finished out the race and came back to the stand badly lame lameMorvichs Morvichs success enriched his owner by 46775 that was the winners net portion In cash and also received a solid gold service costing J7000 Bet Mosies share was GOOO John 1000Hero Finn received 3000 and Deadlock by finishing fourth received 1000 Hero is the chart of the race 5Tl r74KT FTFTII RACE 1 14 MilBS May 21 1921 203 7 106 Fortyeighth Running OJL S O KENTUCKY DERBY 50000 Added and 7000 in Gold Plate 3yearolds Weight forAge Net value to winner 53775 second CCOO third 3000 fourth 1000 Index Horses AWtPPSt Str Fin Jockey Ownert EqulT Odds Strt 58507MORVICII w 126 4 2 Il 11 Il Il I1 A Johnson B Block 120100 12010061554BET 61554BET MOSIK w 126 7 8 81 6 51 4 S H J Burke Idia Hour Stk Fm Stb t XMOO 61554 JOHN FINN wa 126 1 4 5l 5l C 2 2l B Pool G P Baker 22GO1CO 22GO1COC14C8 C14C8 DEAD LOCK w 125 6 8 I1 41 4 1 3 4 J D llney R H Shannon 6DO100 01508 MY PLAY w 123 3 1 2 2 3l 5 5 C Robson Lexington Stablo 1905100 1905100C1574 C1574 LETTERMAN w 126 9 9 71 71 71 7 T Rice Grccntree Stablo 2180100 2180100G1C57SSURF G1C57SSURF RIDER wu 126 3 7 61 S1 8i S 71 E Scobla Montfort Jones 3575100 3575100C1551 C1551 STARTLE w 121 2 S 31 3 2 6J SB D Connelly H H Hewitt 1590100 1590100C0370BY C0370BY GOSH w 126 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 E Barnes Idlo Hour Sfk Fm Stb t G1554BUSY AMERICAN wn 125 S 5 Broke down N Barrett Idlo Hour Sfk Fm Stb t fCoupled in betting as Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable entry entryTime Time 23J 475 113 130 204 Track fast 2 mntuels paid Morvich 440 straight 430 place 350 show Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable entry 200 place 270 show John Finn CCO show showEquivalent Equivalent booking cdds Morvich 120 to 100 straight 115 to 100 place 75 to 100 show Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable entry 45 to 100 place 35 to 100 show John Finn 230 to 100 show showWinner Winner Br c by Runnymcde Uymlr by Dr Leggo trained by F Burlew bred by Mr Adolph B Spreckcls SpreckclsWent Went to post at 450 At post 3 minutes Start good and slow Won easily second and third driv ¬ ing MOKVICH ran as if he outclassed the others was kept In the lead under hard restraint for the first mile and drew away In the stretch to win under a pull BET MOSSII5 wast ridden wide on the turns and lost much ground but closed n big gap and finished gamely JOHN FINN raced prominently all the way and finished resolutely DEADLOCK raced well but tired In tlus last quarter MY PLAY ran well but finished quite lame 8TAUTLE was done after coins three quarters BUSY AMERICAN broke down in the first quarter Scratched 5C2H Bunker Broiyn 128 T

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