All Kentucky Pleased: Over Crushing Defeat of Eastern Stars in Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-20


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ALL KENTUCKY PLEASED Over Crushing Defeat of Eastern Stars in Kentucky Derby. • Aftermath of Saturdays Great Race — All Horses Come Ont of Contest In Good Condition — Homeward Bound. ♦ LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19.— Kentucky is not through patting herself on the back over the result of the Kentucky Derby. It was the most crushing defeat that the stars from the east have suffered in many a year and it was the most satisfying triumph that has come to Kentucky in many more. There are those who have been so carried away with the performance of Black Gold that they have proclaimed him one of the greatest of the Kentucky Derby winners in its fifty years of glorious history. These regret that he is not engaged in the big New York features so that he could go on to the fame that comes with victories in the Withers, Belmont, Realization, Saratoga Cup and the various other famous old turf fixtures. He is already named as one of the logical defenders of the American turf against Pierre Wertheimers French champion, Epinard, when he comes to this country. In fact, the -sturdy little black son of_ BJack Toney and Useeit has~falrry"Turned~tne heads of many otherwise sane sportsmen. Black Gold ran a good, game race, and he scored brilliantly over the best that could be mustered against him, but he is many pounds away from some f the previous winners of the Kentucky i erby. It does not do to compare the horses one year with these of another, but the : suit of the Kentucky Derby forces the nviction that the year that promised so vuch in the three-year-old division promises ,ss at this time. It is not a good three-year-id year unless better ones than performed .•l the Derby are uncovered. Black Gold is a true colt. He can run fast and far and he is not lacking in courage. He has done about all that has been asked of him and he must ba crowned the ung for a day, but it is too bad that there vere not better ones to thoroughly try his iiialities. It is proverbial of every big race l that excuses are offered for this or that orse and many have been put forward for MMM of those that were back of Black Gold Saturday. CARRIES BARRIER AWAY. In the first place Bracadale broke so rap-■lly that he carried the barrier with him and ome of the horses outside of him went along j .vith it, hampering them slightly for almost i n sixteenth of a mile. Probably that oceur-j re nee had no effect whatever on the chances I of any one of them, but it was an accident of the start. Then Revenue Agent, the Gifford A. Cochran starter, was badly bumped as he left and that, in a great measure, accounted for his not being closer up in the j running. Mad Play was in close quarters most of the way and did not have clear racing room, but that was a handicap suffered by some of the others and it was inevitable with a field of nineteen trying for the big prize. Altawood, the G. Bruce Head starter, was one of the sensations of the race. He was one of the unfortunates through the early Continued on fourteenth pace. I 9 j I J • . I I ! I I : j [ , j ! I I : 1 I I ! I j I I I ] 1 I 1. ! I ! : I - I I j I I ! j i 1 , ; ; N | I |! 1 I I I j, j I t : I T 5 i I I t i t v 3 j ALL KENTUCKY PLEASED , Continued from first page. stages and he closed an immense gap to finish fourth. At the end he was racing better than the three that finished in front of him. and many good judges expressed tho opinion that he would have been the winner I in another sixteenth. , But Ilracadale himself ran a wonderfully good race, as did Chilhowee. The Uancocas Stables son of Fair Play and Loch Linnie forced all the pace and hung on with great gameness in the stretch drive. Chilhowee brought about the defeat of Hracadale by sticking so close to him through the stretch drive and in that his was a good race. It is just possible that Hildreth would have obtained better results with the Uancocas Stable pair if P.racadale had been the main dependence rather than Mad Ilay. If it had been P.racadale that had been re-I served for the final dash and Mad Play sent out to set the pace it may have been a victory for that stable would have been scored. Bracadale did what was expected of him nobly, but Mad Play was not there when lie was expected to take up the running. He had been well bottled up by a swarm of colts and as a result his performance was pounds away from the other races he has shown this year. Probably the Preakness did him more harm than good, but whether or not that is an excuse, there is no denying that his race 1 Saturday did not approach his previous races of the year. | S. C. Hildreth, Frank Hackett and jockeys Sande and Iverne Fator. the Rancocas Stable staff, all left Saturday night on a special, while Alex Cordon and John Meri-I mee. who rede Nellie Morse to victory in the Preakness and who had the leg up on Mr. Mutt in the Derby, left for New York Sun-| day. Cordon was satisfied with the per-formanee of Mr. Mutt, but he said after the.-race that he thought "Mutt was holding outi on him," and that he was a better horse than the Derby would suggest. Should Nellie Morse do well between now and the end of the month. Cordon will be back to start her in the Kentucky Oaks on May 31. In this race the Preakness winner will have to con-I cede at least five pounds to each of the other starters. All of the horses came out of the running in good condition and Saturday night saw the departure of most of those who journeyed from the East to see the race. A special, direct from Louisville to Relmont Park, accomodated most of the invaders, but there were others that will be rested before making the journey. Mr. Mutt. Diogenes and Revenue Agent w«-re three that remained behind, but Mr. Mutt and Diogenes were shipped this morning.

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