Eyes of the Turf World Turn to Louisville: Tomorrow is Derby Day, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-16


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EYES OF THE TURF WORLD TURN TO LOUISVILLE y T TOMORROW IS DERBY DAY ♦ Final Preparations of Various Candidates Completed Thursday-Mad Play and Bracadale Command Attention—Cannon Shot in Sensational Trial a LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 15. — With all of the Kentucky Derby candidates safely housed at Churchill Downs there has come a greatly increased interest in the fiftieth running of the famous old race. The invaders from New York and Maryland all made the long trip in good condition and never before with but a day intervening before the great race were so many trainers confident in the powers of their charges. As each lot was unloaded they were carefully inspected and it was agreed that never have "fitter" horses come on to try for the fich prize. Today was final work day for some cf them, while others were merely galloped about slowly to be limbered up from the long ride in the cars. Most of the attention was directed to the Raneocas Stable pair, Mad Play and BracadaTe. Last year S. C. Hildreth did not come to Louisville with Zev, which proudly carried the — ft J I 1 1. i~ TkT IT 1- TV.- V... J I 1 1. i~ TkT IT 1- TV.- V... prize back to New York. The race run by the son of 1 ae Finn and Miss Kearney in the Preakness was so disappointing that for a time, it will be remembered, he was net to be sent on. Then when he did come it was Dave Leary that brought him on. It is different this year. Hildreth has infinitely more confidence in Mad Play and Bracadale than he had in the mighty Zev and he is on tne ground to personally take charge of his pair. Both colts were brought out this morning and with Earl Sande on Bracadale and L. Fator on Mad Play they were sent along for an easy mile and an eighth in 1:54%. Both colts were under stiff restraint and moved in a way to suggest an ability to run much faster. The fractions for the move were :24%, :48%. 1:15, 1:41% and 1:54%. They went along closely lapped for the entire way and were both "crying to run" at the end of the move. Hildreth expressed himself as well pleased with the trial and said that, while he had every respect for Black Gold after what he had been told cf his recent easy defeat of Wild Aster, tie would send two good colts to the post. THORNDALE WORKS WELL. Benjamin Blocks Thorndale was brought out by John Schorr, who has him in hie care while Fred Burlew is in New York, and he demonstrated that his trip from Pimlico had dcr.e him no harm when he galloped an easy mile and an eighth in 1:58. He was not asked to run fast and, while the trial was too slow to afford much of an index of the speed of the colt, it was enough to indicate his readiness to race. Thorndale ran his first quarter in 25% and the other fractions were 50%, 1:16%. 1:43% and 1:58. He was well under restraint all the way. Modest, the one that trainer Schorr will send to the post for Edward B. McLean, is generally looked upon as more dependable for Derby honors than the Block three-year-old, that was raced through the winter at New Orleans. Schorr did not work Modest, but is confident that the son of Coiin and Shyness is as fit as hands can make him for the running. Another eligible that has not been taken seriously but earned his right to try for the Derby when Early Wright sent out C. A. Hart wells Oannonshot for his final trial. The son cf War" Shot, with G. Ellis in the saddle, showed a world of speed when he covered the mile and an eighth in 1:54 and galloped out the mile and a quarter in 2:09%. This was the real sensation of the morning and it determined Wright to send the colt to the post in the Derby. PROBABLE "DARK HORSE." Cannon Shot is a son of War Shot and Purer and was entered in the Derby by Byron E. Siens, who races under the name of the Meadowbrook Stable. He was purchased by Mr. Hartwell, who is a breeder of importance in Hawaii, and who also has extensive breeding interests in California. Unfortunately Mr. Hartwell cannot come from California to see his colt perform Saturday. Carroll Shilling reported that G if ford A. Cochrans Sun Flag was jumped on in the ruining of the Preakness Monday and for that reason he was not brought to Ixiuis-ville with Revenue Agent. But he has a sturdy contender for the prize in the son of Sir Martin. This fellow proved himself in the running of the Dixie, when he was only nosed out for second place by Martingale after having met with considerable racing misfortune and he has been greatly admired since his arrival at the Dowsa With D. Hurn in the saddle. Revenue Agent was out during the training hours, but he was only jogged and cantered. Shilling said he had the colt ready to run the best race of his career and his perform- Continued on twelfth pase. TOMORROW IS DERBY DAY . ""ontinned from first page. jinee in both the Dixie and the Treakness -was enough to prove his fitness. Hum "knows Revenue Agent well and he will be -th* pilot Saturday. Baffling, another of K R. Bradleys hopes, -was sent along for a mile and an eighth In l:riTV,. and it is possible that he will be the companion of Beau Butler Saturday, but It is Beau Butler that is the stables hope. 31.- appears to be at the top of his form and is sure to race well. Black Cold, King Gorin II.. Altawood, ■ Chilhowee. Beaa Butler, Bob Tail Wild Aster and Mr. Mutt were all out in cantering exercise. After the running of the third race Shilling f "brought Revenue Agent on the track and permitted him to run along for a miie in 1:41. . The colt was eager to run all the way and [ was under a stiff restraint from the start. 11. ran the first quarter in :24, the half in 1 :4P%, three-quarters in 1:14, seven-eighths 8 In 1 :27 and the mile in 1 :4L "Uncle Billy" Garth brought out J. S. ■ Cosdens Nautical after the running of the : third race and with "Chick" Lang in the : saddle the son of Sea King showed an impressive mile and an eighth when he was ■ eased up at the end after running the distance " in 1 SH%. The fractions were :49, • 1 :14*£, 1 :41 and 1 :55t5.. The work was doubly - impressive for the reason that at the • head of the stretch the colt had to swing j extremely wide to escape two harrows that ■were on the track. With all of its increased hotel accomodations Louisville is unable to comfortably r take care of the Derby crowd. With the running of the big race still two days away It is next to impossible to house the crowd. " i This has resulted in a big attendance at the 2 j races and the Derby holiday will be a bigger r one than was ever before enjoyed. I The weather continues disagreeably cold and rain constantly threatens, but the track j ! has been brought to excellent condition and ■ should there come the long deferred break » In the cold spell it will be better than for i Toother Derby renewal. With the coming of the eastern horses s there followed a number of sportsmen from a Maryland and X-w York and each train brings in its quota of those who never miss I a running of the Derby. The special trains will in a measure solve the housing problem i when they reach Louisville Saturday morning. Most of these specials are so arranged i ai to furnish "hed and board" for the faithful and it is only a Question of finding room n in the various railroad yards to take care of f the cars. *

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