Latest Kentucky Derby Gossip, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-17


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Latest Kentucky Derby Gossip -j LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 16. Despite track conditions at Churchill Downs this morning, there was no cessation to the work of preparing the Derby aspirants for the great conflict next Saturday and, in a majority of cases, the colts were given trials at the full Derby route. The best showing of all, however, was made by Bo McMillan, which traversed the mile and a quarter in 2:12%, accomplishing his task quite easily. His trial stood out not alone from a time standpoint, but also from the impressive manner in which he covered the route. Enchantment was driving at the end to finish the distance in 2 :15%, while Cherry Pie galloped the distance in 2:21. Chickvale and Rialto worked together and racing on even terms in 2:17. They both showed up well. Martingale appeared to be thoroughly at home in the heavy going ; his time wa3 2:17%, and he was under restaint for the entire way. C. Kummer was in the saddle. Golden Rule, with Kummer also in the saddle, covered the distance not so impressively in 2:19. C. W. Clark, millionaire Montana sportsman, owner of Whiskaway and other good horses, has notified his trainer, George names, that owing to business he will be unable to come here to witness the Derby. A party of his friends, however, will be on hand for the big race. All gates at Churchill Downs Derby Day will be closed at 8 a. m. and no one will be permitted within the inclosure after that time without a badge or admission ticket. Mr. and Mrs. John Hertz arrived from Chicago to be on hand for the Derby. Chit-tagong, which will start in the Derby, will run in the colors of Mrs. Hertz. Better Luck did a mile and an eighth in 2:10, the Ben Block colt being under restraint all the way. Among Wednesdays Derby visitors were Tim Murphy of St. Louis and W. J. Weber of San Antonio Texas. Billy Garth arrived from Lexington in time to give both Martingale and Golden Rule a try-out at the Derby distance. The stewards have barred from starting at this meeting the horses High Cost, Rapid Stride and Friz, all bad post actors. General Thatcher cantered a half mile in 58. Anna M. Humphrey was sent a mile in 1:48%. The first race Derby Day will be called at 1 :45 p. m. Chittagong worked the full Derby route in 2:15%. Actuary went seven-eighths in 1:37. Prince K. galloped three-eighths in 36.

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