Col. Matt Winn Elated, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-18


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COL MATT WINN ELATED ; LOUISVILLE, Ky, May 17.— Col. Matt J. Winn, general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, was naturally beaming at the satisfying success of Derby day. He said "This Derby day breaks all records in the fifty years that Churchill Downs has catered to the racegoing public. We are favored by good weather and the crowd was the greatest that ever , gathered within the enclosure. The f Kentucky Jockey Club accepts it as a high compliment that the national leaders in the financial, social and public life of the country have come to see the Derby run. They came in private cars and special trains, and some of the belated ones arrived by airplane. Every first-class Ihree-year-old in America in condition to race, i, started, making it one of the largest I fields in its history. f "It was a contest that was worth all the energy and money that was expended to make it a success. The club proposes to make each years Derby mark an advance in quality and attractiveness, so that Churchill Downs will ever stand for all that is clean and worthy in racing. This Derby, which has drawn an unpncd nt d crowd, from every class and station, was made possible by the generous cooperation of the local and state press and the daily papers of all the great cities, and the management is grateful to them all for this support."

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