Louisvilles Advertiser: Reservations for Derby Day Surpassing All Previous Records-Colony of Private Cars, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-21


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! LOUISVILLES ADVERTISER Reservations for Derby Day Surpassing- All Previous Records — Colony of Private Cars. What the American Derby at one time did for Chicago the Kentucky Derby is now doing for Louisville — advertising it as no other medium of advertising, except the worlds series baseball championship games, could ever do. .From all parts of this country and Canada thousands of sport loving people have already made preparations to journey to Louisville to be present at beautiful Churchill Downs on that eventful afternoon of May 19. when twelve or mere majestic thoroughbreds trained to the minute will strive for one of the richest of turf prizes and the honors that go to the winner of Kentuckys most famous race. Advance reservations for boxes for Derby-day surpass all previous records, as the additional boxes, to be erected in the new clubhouse as well as the boxes in the grandstand have been sold months ago, and railroads will be taxed to their capacity to handle the Derby trains carrying private cars besides the regular passenger coaches and Pullmans. Last year the Tenth street terminal housed twenty-two private coaches and this year double the number will occupy the parking space for special trains, privately owned cars and Pullmans. The L. and X. road alone expects to handle 15.000 people on their trains on Derby day. while five special trains will run from Chicago, four from Cincinnati, one from Memphis, one from Nashville and special Pullmans from New Orleans. Jacksonville. Knox-ville and Atlanta will handle the far southern visitors. New York will run seven special trains carrying privately owned cars a«d Pullmans, which will pick up the Washington and Baltimore delegations. Some of the privately owned cars that will park in the terminal and be used during their owners stay in Louisville to reside in and entertain in also are Harry Payne Whitneys "Brookdale," Mrs. Payne Whitneys "Greentree," Harry F. Sinclairs "Sinco." .1. S. Cosden and Ral Parrs "Hoamer." F. .1. Navin. owner of the Detroit baseball club. "Ideal:" .. L. Ileplogles "Westmont." Breckinridge Jones of the Mississippi Trust Companys "St. Louis," and Willis Sharps Kilmers "Binghamton." Walter .1. Salmon of New Ycrk. Marshall Field 111. of Chicago, Samuel D. Piddle of Philadelphia. P, A. Clark, Walter M. Jeffords. Jefferson Liivngston and Robert Livingston Gerry of New York are others who will join the private car colony this year. . A

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