Churchill Downs: Items of Interest from Famed Kentucky Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-18


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6 . t t 1 t | i i * I i . | . t t , . . j. I j . I j , . . , ; , f CHURCHILL DOWN? ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM FAMEaKENTUCKY TRACK LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 17. Major August Belmont, chairman of the Jockey Club, predicted early in the afternoon that the Derby would be a great race. When disappointment was expressed that he did not send Ordinance here for the running, he said that his colt was of a late maturing family, being by Ormondale, from Dona Roca, and that he enly reached his third birthday yesterday. He said that to have hurried the colt might have proved injurious and that Ordinance had several other important engagements. Major Belmont was impressed with the various improvements at Churchill Downs and by the immensity of the crowd. The society editress of a big Chicago daily, was overheard asking colonel Matt J. Winn for a copy of the list of boxholders ; it would assist her in making up her story of "Whos Here.- The colonel was glad to comply, but assured the lady she had laid out no small task for herself. There are 1.300 names on the list Thirteen hundred boxholders, each with four to eight guests — perhaps 5,000 names — youll find in the social registers of almost every stats in the Union. And as for personalities from La Salle and Wall streets, a man well acquainted in these centers of finance would spend all of this afternoon at Churchill Downs greeting personal friends. Gerald Cudahy, of the family of packers, is host to friends from all parts of California, where "Gerry" now makes his home — Pasadena. Most of them are polo players of note — Harry Hunt of San Mateo and Del Monte, particularly. Ray Armsby, whose father and grandfather have been in the forefront of the fruit packing industry for several decades, and who never misses an Epsom Derby or a Grand Prix, is another California poloist seen gazing wide-eyed at the pari-mutuel machines. You must come to Louisville to fully comprehend the hold that racing has upon the imagination of lovers of sports. Since early this morning weve been shaking hands with, recognizing, jostled by, introduced to men of the highest standing in their walks of life from every community in America. John E Madden, Montfort and B. B. Jones, Jefferson Livingston, Brownell Combs, Col. Phil T Chinn, Allie W. Young, Thomas C. Bradley he sold Wise Counsellor last fall for .000 ; Carl Jungbluth, Jr., J. W. Parrisli and Thomas Piatt, form a group near Mad Plays paddock stall. -A

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