Await Bugle Call: Louisville Crowded with Visitors for Opening at Churchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-12


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AWAIT BUGLE CALL ■ * Louisville Crowded With Visitors for Opening at Churchill Downs. « . Wonderful Racing in Prospect — Clark Handicap and Debntante Stakes Are Features. LOUISVILLE. Ky., May 11.— Churchill Downs, resplendent in its garb of spring, will be opened to the racing public when its forty-nintli annual meeting begins tomorrow. The racing will be for a period of nineteen days and the opening program has among its other | features the Clark Handicap, one of the old- I est fixtures of the historic track, and on this occasion worth approximately 0,000. As a | secondary feature the Debutante Stakes is i listed. This is also a valuable offering and will bring out some of the more highly regarded juveniles. The f lark Handicap has attracted a final i entry list of seventeen and is a worthy sub- stitulo to the Kentucky Derby as an opening! attraction. In the list of probable starters i are the best that have congregated in this section and the race is certain to produce a contest worth going a long way to witness. The complete list of entries, weights, post position and announced jockeys follows : P.P. Horse. Wt. Jockey. 1 Host Pal 120 U Penman 2 United V.rde 113 J. D. Mooney 3 Het Mosie 109 . Ponee 4 lton lion. mi* 10S II. Long 5 Staitle 109 6 Audacious 120 I*. Kennedy 7 Anna M. Humphrey 99 It. Harvey 8 Parnder 10!i 1. Connelly 9 Seivant 122 A. Wilson 10 Prime K 103 V. Kelsay 11 Deadlock 10" J. I,umbeit 12 Uockuiinistcr 115 II. Lunsforu 13 Wliiskaway 120 14 Khebrand 120 J. Corcoran 15 PiiKlcr 108 Hi I.linto II 114 17 I*:dy Madcap 109 M. Oarner The Debutante Stakes has ,000 added, but will be worth much in excess of this amount to the winner. There are only eleven carded to start in it, but they comprise some of the best that have been seen under colors this year. Their post positions, weight and an- ounced riders follow : P.P. Horse. Wt. Jockey. 1 — Ijidy I»ng Ridge ...114 L. McDermottj 2 Kventide 119 W. Kelsay 3— Queer 119 J. Corcoran 4 — Paloma 114 J. Howard 5— New Peauty 119 T. Murray 0— Kenola 114 J. Kederis 7— Queen Pess 114 I. Connelly S Sarah Day 114 M. Oarner 9— Kdna V 122 1. Yeargin 10— Peginnerrt I,uek 114 A. Wilson 11— Lady Marian 114 M. Karrett A brisk rain during midday is expected to be beneficial to the course, for the track was deep in dust and the moisture will, solidify it considerably. EXPECT IMMENSE CROWD. With bright skies prevailing opening day TOill attract an attendance almost approaching Derby proportions. From every section of the country have come racing enthusiasts who are bent on witnessing the opening and remain here until after the Derby is run at least. The stage for the opening is fully set. Not a single detail to make it successful has been overlooked and the many improvements in- stalled will make for the benefit of the big patronage. Having the decision of the Kentucky Derby one week later than formerly affords trainers opportunity to prepare their charges in more thorough fashion and it also enables starters in the Ireakness Stakes a chance to recover from their hard test. In addition horsemen are gratified that there was no conflict of the two big stakes tble year, for it enables them an opportunity to race for two 0,000 prizes instead of one, I aa In the case of list year when the Preak-j ness and Kentucky Derby were decided on j the same day. To the Kentuckians it does not seem to differ, for they have no repre- r sentatives to strive for the 0,000 stake in | Maryland. They do appreciate though the opportunity to give their horses more training. Dusy scenes were still the rule at both ; tracks here today and arrivals from Lexing- j ton were continuous. By nightfall a great majority of the horses that will take part in the racing here were in their respc tive quarters. The eastern invasion will be?in j in earnest following the running of the Ireakness Stakes at Pimlico Saturday. . . Continued on thirteenth page. I — I , , , j 1 • I I I I J , I. J J ] $ .1 1 1 i , i ; 1 f [ j : I | I : I | I t AWAIT BUGLE CALL C Continued from first page. Arrivals today from Lexington Included the horses owned by FL P. Ileadley, the sec-j ond division owned by William Perkins, mak-[ ing his consignment here, now forty-eight, C. Van Dusen brought twenty that he will race here; A. Baker was in charge of twenty-i two that he will campaign here and at Mk* tonia. John Whitlow came with ten. K. R. Bradleys second division joined his others there and J. C Milam brought the remainder of his thirty-five. Charles Pattersons string of ten includes Dester Docter and Elvina, both winners during the Lexington meeting. Black Satin, a highly thought of filly by Light Brigade — Satin broke a leg while exer-[ cisfng yesterday afternoon and had to be destroyed. Trainer "Jack" Baker has been notified by .Benjamin Block that he would arrive here next Monday to remafn until after the running of the Kentucky Derby. iSaker is training Aspiration for Mr. Block and he is sanguine that he will duplicate Morvichs triumph. It would be quite a feather for Mr. Block, who is comparatively a newcomer to the turf, to furrush. the winner of the .coveted fixture in successive ye:irs. Training operations at the Downs before the rain was of the active variety and more horses were on the track than on any former day this spring. The only notable Derby .trial was that by Nassau, which worked a mile in 1:41, being well under restraint throughout and finishing fast. Jefferson Livingston, owner of Firebrand, which is one of the favorites in the Clark Handicap, was an arrival today from New York and contemplates a stay here all during the meeting. George J. Long continues an interested visitor at the track and has several horses in charge of trainer John C. Ferris. He will " be in daily attenda»ce during the meeting. Donge«, while eliminated from the Derby, was not as gravely injured as first supposed and is back in training again. Jockey Lawrence Lyke joined the E. R. Bradley establishment this afternoon. He will ride for Mr. Bradley during this meeting. There are eighty jockeys registered with the secretary. Of this number wnly twelve are riding free lance, the others are all under contract to some stable. All the members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission are expected to be on hand for the opening. Acting for Harry Payne Whitney. Mose Ooldhlatt sold privately the two-year-old filly Querulous, by Chicle— Querca.

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