Black Gold in Condition: Ready for His Engagement in Ohio State Derby Today-Will Not Go to Omaha, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-24


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BUCK GOLD IN CONDITION Ready for His Engagement in Ohio State Derby Today — Will Not Go to Omaha. CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 23.— Following the running of the first race, the Kentucky Derby winner, Black Gold, was sent a mile in preparation for his race in the Ohio State Derby here tomorrow. Jockey J. D. Mooney was instructed by trainer Webb to gallop over the course at about a 1:50 clip. He went the first quarter in :26 ; half in :50% ; three-quarters in 1:14%, and the mile in 1:41, never being extended at any stage. "Black Gold will be shipped to Latonia on Tuesday, where he will receive his final preparation for the Latonia Derby. He will not be sent to Omaha to meet Runstar," trainer Webb stated, "as it will conflict with his Latonia Derby engagement." Rain commenced to fall at the conclusion of this afternoons racing and the probabilities are that the Derby tomorrow will be run over a muddy track, but with a good solid bottom, as the track today was at its best. Trainer L. G. Bedwell, who is handling the division of the Kenton Stable here, celebrated his twenty-first birthday today, and was the recipient of a split second watch, a gift of his parents. S. N. Holman is negotiating for the purchase of the contract of the apprentice H. Hay. Rachel D. established a new track record for Maple Heights when she ran the three-quarters of the fifth race in 1 :11%. As the field rounded the far turn in the second race this afternoon at Maple Heights. Froth, with jockey D. McAuliffe in the saddle, was caught in a jam and fell. The rider was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was found to have two broken ribs and a cut face.

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