Churchill Downs: Items of Interest from Famed Kentucky Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-16


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. ■ f . [ 1 8 ■ : : ■ " • - • j r " i 2 j r I j ! ■ » CHURCHILL DOWNS ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM FAMED KENTUCKY TRACK LOUISVILLE, Ky.» May 15. Larry J. Waterbury will be among the arrivals with a party of friends Friday from New York. Sewell Combs, president of the Kentucky Association at Lexington, was among Wednesday arrivals. James Corrigan. just returned from abroad, paid a visit to Churchill Downs, and will remain for the Derby. Jockey J. Pevic and D. Jones were each fined |S by the starter in the first race for disobedience at the post Captain Fred Fenchler was among the I arrivals from El Paso. Texas, to witness the j ; running of the Derby and remain for some j time, Arthur Board, owner of Bourbon Boy, win- i j ner Wednesday, announced his intention of | j starting his colt if a good rider is available j j to pilot him. I Frederick Johnson, who has been unable to ! start any of his two-year-olds, owning to the : fact that most of them are coughing, has ar- | I ranged to ship his entire stable to Aqueduct next Sunday. The Chicago contingent that came today swelled the attendance to a considerable number. Comers from the East were also : plentiful. All expressed amazement at the magnitude of the plant. | I Mrs. W. K. Yanderbilt. whose Sarazen is j unable to fill his Kentucky Derby engage- i ment on account of going amiss, will arrive tomorrow to witness the running of the Derby, accompanied by a party of friends, I j I The following applications were approved : I by the license committee : Jockeys — Earl Sande, L Fator, D. Hum ; apprentice jock- I eys — R, E. Williams, under contract to Woods Garth ; trainers — C H. Shilling, R. A. Smith, S. C Hildreth. R. Shilling. J. B. Moore ; authorized agents — F. S. Hackett, represent-t ing S. C Hildreth ; Rufus Shilling, representing G. A. Cochran. "Quite a contrast in Churchill Downs since my last visit here," said trainer R. A. Smith, I marveling at the plant and its appointments. "I was here in 1888 when Macbeth won the Derby. The attendance today far outnutn- bers the Derby crowd of that occasion, and j it was thought a wonderful gathering." Mr. Smith will leave Saturday night for a visit I to Lexington to inspect the Jeffords owned 1 yearlings and weanlings and will then go 1 j direct to New York, where his horses in training are located. Diogenes will be ■ shipped back East Sunday.

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