Morvich Wins Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-14


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MORVICE WINS KENTUCKY DEMY The erratic Flags which has been a thorn to starters made his debut for this year in the opener in which he met some good ones including High Cost Miss Muffins and other speedy ones Flags did not show any im ¬ proved behavior through his long layoff from racing and when the start was effected con ¬ tributed to make it bad by bolting in front of the others causing them to be strung out and getting left himself High Cost and Miss Muffins finished fighting it out the Harring ¬ ton starter winning by a scant half length from the Keene filly Rapid Day landed in third place placeThe The firsttime starter Sympathy running in C W Moores colors put up a game finish in the second race in triumphing over Oui Oui after a hard fought stretch struggle Sympathy ran green and suffered from some interference when Oui Oui bored over in the stretch but gamely continued and forged to the front in the last few strides Bclphri zonia under hard riding landed third place placeThe The mile dash out of the chute found Jou ett a pronounced favorite likewise a disap ¬ pointment when he failed to finish better than third Hold Me which had earned a pair of brackets at Lexington showed her selw to be better than previously rated by racing into the lead when called on and out ¬ staying Rep which had come from a long way back in the last quarter Jouett began slowly and promised extensively when a quarter from the finish but tired fast in the last quarter of the race raceHigh High Cloud made it a double for the John Liowe colors Incidentally he duplicated his nerformanca of last year when he won this identical race the Seelbach Hotel Handicap at threequarters and serving as the secon ¬ dary feature of the afternoon A band of speedy sprinters started here including the 40000 Firebrand High Clouds success was foreshadowed recently by his threequarters workout in 1 12 He displayed great speed from the outset and favored by an inner post position which enabled him to save much ground on the turns achieved a some ¬ what easy victory in 1 1115s 115s Marvin May and Dr Clark put up a rousing struggle Marvin May just lasting long enough to land in second place Centimeter was forced back soon after the start which brought about his undoing and Firebrand was always in the rear division divisionOWNEHS OWNEHS FEEL QUITE NERVOUS NERVOUSThere There was a nervous tension among the owners with starters in the big race Ben ¬ jamin Block surrounded by a big throng was asked innumerable questions Most were did he think his horse would win He will do the best he can was his reply and I ex ¬ pect him to be the winner winnerE E R Bradley displayed his usual stoicism was not in the slightest ruffled To those who asked him regarding his chances he made it patent that he expected to repeat last years victory victoryBob Bob Shannon was in a flutter He had a right to be On Deadlocks success depended a fortune for the young man His Sure he will win was meant He superintended the saddling of the horse and then sought a van ¬ tage point from which to view the race raceJefferson Jefferson Livingston who recently ac ¬ quired Firebrand for 540000 came from New York this morning Havent missed a Ken ¬ tucky Derby in years and having a little leisure took advantage to see the race and also note the condition of Firebrand Mr Livingston said saidFrank Frank G Hogan formerly racing a stable with Miller Henderson but now living in California and retired from racing was among the visitors and renewing acquaint ¬ ances ancesPrice Price McKinney formerly racing an ex ¬ tensive stable in partnership with James Cor rigan was an early arrival this morning from Cleveland and had as his guests Sena ¬ tor Smith and Secretary of the Interior Fall FallFrank Frank Glenn who with Polk Laffoon pur ¬ chased the contract on jockey A Wilson an ¬ nounced this morning that hereafter trainer Lon Bellew would make that riders engage ¬ ments mentsA A group of boxes held such distinguished men as Hon Fred B Lynch Hon Bain bridge Colby Hon George B Brennan Hon HonB B H Sullivan Hon George A Cooke E W Barrett editor of the Birmingham Age Her ¬ ald Mr James E German president of the Rock Island Railway They took a keen in ¬ terest in the racing and were enthusiastic about the Derby running runningJockey Jockey C Studer who rode successfully at Tijuana and was injured there will resume riding soon and be employed by E R Brad ¬ ley for the remainder of the summer W WC C Anderson still holds the contract on the youngster youngsterE E F Simms had a large party of visitors all interested in the performance of Man o Wars brother My Play in the big race raceThe The Lexington contingent was more ex ¬ tensive than usual They came by special trains and motor Many returned after the races racesCincinnati Cincinnati sent a big delegation here It usually does for Derby day dayMOTION MOTION PICTURE 3IEX BUSY BUSYMotion Motion picture men were everywhere One enterprising company erected a platform in the center field and took a panoramic pic ¬ ture of the Derby running which will later be used in a photoplay still in the making makingRob Rob J McKinzie came from northern Can Mutuel machines began clicking as early as 1 p m for the accommodation of those inclined to wager on tlio Derby The early forecast in these machines was that Mor vich would rule an overwhelming favorite favoriteR R S Eddy Jr general manager of the Fair Grounds New Orleans got in this morn ¬ ing from the Crescent City accompanied by Walter M Glcason a prominent southern at ¬ torney and Mr Eddys son Robert RobertJockey Jockey Fred Merimce who was denied a riding license at Lexington because of mis ¬ conduct was restored to good standing this morning He will depart for Toronto to ¬ morrow to ride for the Joe Thomas stable Thomas purchased Bermont and Lieut Col ¬ onel from Montfort Jones today and they will be shipped to Woodbine Park tomorrow tomorrowGovernor Governor Edwin P Morrow occupied a box of vantage and had as his guest Gov ¬ ernor McCray of Indiana Both notables viewed the Derby from the stewards stand standW W S Kilmer whose Extermintor won the Derby in 191G was an arrival from New York tliis morning Exterminator and others that he will race here reached the track yester ¬ day dayA A distinguished party composed of J L Reploglc Lawrence Waterbury John C King and wife Flo Zicgfeld Gurney Mund and wife and Miss Pearce came in a private car from New York Their decision to view the Derby running this year was an eleventh hour one after they had been advised by E R Bradley that Busy American would bo a starter They were the most ardent Brad ¬ ley rooters on the ground groundThe The East by virtue of Morvichs outstand ¬ ing favoritism was chesty Those from that section did not have to have a pair of field glasses to see the Derby winner To them it was a pure case of Morvich for the entire race and the rest nowhere Those in these parts and it Included Kentucky in general were not so cocksure that Morvich would triumph in the easy fashion that his con ¬ nections and eastern following predicted They were willing to concede Morvichs greatness but he still had to prove to them his ability to cover a mile and a quarter suc ¬ cessfully in the strenuous style that a Derby calls for Kentucky in a word felt satisfied to entrust to E R Bradleys representatives and to Deadlock the task of repelling the eastern effort to land the honor honorHarry Harry Morrissey was advised during the afternoon of his appointment as starter for the tracks under the jurisdiction cf tho Canadian Racing Associations He will de ¬ part shortly for Montreal to open the season at Blue Bonnets BonnetsOn On receipt of word that Pillory had won the Preakncss Stakes owner Benjamin Block sent owner R T Wilson a congratulatory telegram telegramBACIXG BACIXG COJOIISSIONEIlS PRESENT PRESENTAll All the members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission were on hand to view the running of the Kentucky Derby DerbyMose Mose Goldblatt went about his task of saddling Letterman in methodical fashion Dont know anything about this horse said the trainer except that he worked well enough to have a chance in the race Dont know to what extent the nail she picked up in her foot and the subsequent minor operation will affect her running voiced trainer Smith while saddling Startle If she does not show any illeffects of it she will be a prominent factor in the run ¬ ning he concluded The brother to Man o War My Play at ¬ tracted considerable attention On looks he had it on all the other starters startersThe The largest number crowded around Mor ¬ vich and his appearance seemingly was dis ¬ appointing to many for one wag said Gee aint he an ugly duckling which brought out a quick rejoinder from another Ho dont have to travel on looks He uses his powerful legs legsSentiment Sentiment seemed to be with E R Brad ¬ ley judging by the throng that surrounded and noted the saddling of his trio of starters startersBill Bill Hurley who has By Gosh in charge superintended his saddling and Dick Thomp ¬ son assisted by Barry Shannon looked after the saddling of Busy American and Bet Mosie MosieThe The conclusion of the race was marked by a babel of noise the whole vast assem ¬ blage vying in paying tribute to the great thoroughbred which promises to displace the mighty Man o War in the affection of the American racing public publicOwner Owner Block wending his way to the stew ¬ ards stand to receive the congratulations of Governor Edwin P Morrow was greeted with prolonged acclaim by the enthusiastic crowd crowdThe The cordiality of the reception he received unnerved the usually stoic owner and moist ¬ ure dimmed his vision His reception in the stewards stand was as hearty as that which he had met on the way there thereGovernor Governor Edwin P Morrow in making the presentation speech to owner Block and congratulating him on his victory said EULOGY FROM THE GOVERNOR GOVERNORKentucky Kentucky has always recognized and hon ¬ ored courage courage in man and woman and courage in the thoroughbred Nothing that lives has more real more true courage than the heart of a great race horse This day before the beauty and chivalry of Ken ¬ tucky courage was the quality which won the Kentucky Derby Over a grueling course setting his own pace out in front from start to finish there fled like light a galant steed Tried in bone and muscle and sinew and tried above all else in heart and spirit he never faltered never failed and would not be denied California sent Mollie McCarty In the days of old to try her mettle with Ten Broeck Today California defeated then has with Morvich brought back the classic trophy of the turf to the state of the setting sun I congratulate the owner who bred the winner the trainer who with skill and enthusiasm directed this thoroughbred and the owner who brought him from a great distance to the soil of Kentucky who entered him like a sportsman raced him as a sportsman and won in a fashion worthy of the commendation of all allIn In the name of the Kentucky Jockey Club and upon behalf of the people of Kentucky with the good wishes of every sportsman I present you this cup I congratulate you trainer Burlew congratulate you owner Block but above all else I congratulate thank God the horse horseIn In reply owner Block said Next to the thrill and satisfaction afforded me by win ¬ ning the Derby it is a gratification I feel in having met and come to know Kentucky and Kentuckians No words that I can now command can adequately express my appre ¬ ciation of the unfailing courtesy to my fami ¬ ly and friends by the citizens of Louisville They have fully justified everything that I have always heard of southern hospitality hospitalityMorvich Morvich did not finish unduly tired He also cooled out in fine condition and trainer Burlew said that he would ship the colt back to Jamaica tomorrow His first eastern appearance will probably be in the Dwyer Stakes StakesA A spirited finish came with the sixth race when Dan E OSullivan in Montfort Jones colors got up in the last stride to win by a hose from Scarlet Bugler with Dr Glenn landing third place placeThe The concluding race still found the big throng in an enthusiastic frame of mind and it supported all the starters In great style Merchant was the winner here after a hard drive to outstay Topmast with Cut Up an ¬ other game contender for the entire race getting third place

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