American Derby of 1927: Star Three-Year-Olds of Year Named for Great Race at Homewood, June 18., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-09


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AMERICAN DERBY OF 1927 Star Three -Year -Olds of Year Named for Great Race at Home wood, June 18. Regardless of the outcome of the Preak-ness Stakes at Baltimore Monday afternoon or the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday afternoon, the three-year-old championship of the year may be decided | at Homewood on June 18. This is the date set for the running of the 5,000 American Derby by officials of the Illinois Jockey Club. Compilation of the nominations for this event has practically been completed and general manager C. W. Hay announces that he will have the complete list ready for publication next week. It is known that every turfman and breeder of importance is this country has nominated the foremost three-year-olds of the year. "If different horses win the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby this year they will have an opportunity to clash in the American Derby and decide the championship among the three-year-olds," said general manager Hay last evening. "Inspection of our entry 1Jt shows that practically every crack three-year-old in the country is eligible to compete. "The American Derby is at a mile and a half, the regulation Derby route, and numerous of the three-year-olds which are not quite up to a bruising struggle will be ready by June 18," continued manager Hay, "and it is certain that a large field will face starter Morrlgsey." Announcement is made that Martin Na-thanson will act as presiding steward during the coming meeting at Homewood, with John Ireland and Robert M. Sweitzer as associate stewards. Joseph McLennan has been appointed racing secretary and will assist Judge Nathanson in adjusting the weights for all races run under handicap conditions. ♦

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