Churchill Downs: Latest Turf News of Kentuckys Famous Race Course, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-09


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jft . . — Churchill Downs Latest Turf News of Kentuckys Famous Race Course # 4 LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7. Bewithus and Boo, both of which are likely to carry the colors of Col. E. R. Bradleys Idle Hour Stock Farm Stable into the Kentucky Derby next Saturday, this morning were called upon for rather testing trials over the Churchill Downs track. Bewithus ran a mile and an eighth under light driving in 1:54%, while his stablemate negotiated the full Derby course of one mile and a quarter in 2:10%. The showing of Boo was slightly better than that of Bewithus, as the Louisiana Derby winner accomplished his task in very handy fashion, and exhibited much of the dash that marked his winter racing. Boo was caught in the following fractional time: :25%, :50%, 1:17% and 1:44, while "Bewithus went in :25, :50%, 1:16% and 1 :42. The latter colt was urged throughout his trial. Both colts pulled up in fine condition and cooled out well. They demonstrated that they are fit for their best racing, and probably will be seen under colors several days prior to the running of the Derby. S. Pcabody, president of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club, and a director of the Kentucky Jockey Club, came from his home in Chicago to witness the opening days races. Mr. Peabody expressed himself as immensely pleased with the outlook for the coming second annual meeting at Lincoln Fields as well as prospects for other meetings in the Chicago division. Chicagoans are manifesting greater interest than ever before in the coming Kentucky Derby, according to Mr. Peabody, and he warned of the coming from there of the largest representation the Windy City has ever provided for a Kentucky Derby or any other sporting event. T. J. Pendergast, Kansas City sportsman, who races a stable of horses in partnership with Edward Thornton, was among todays visitors. He will remain until after the running of the Derby and contemplates an early departure for Europe, where he will spend the entire summer. My Colonel, one of the horses in the Penthorne Stable, is rapidly recovering from a minor operation. News of the sudden death of Bryant McCampbell, son of the late Amos G. Mc-Campbell, noted Kentucky turfman, saddened his many friends among the horsemen here. Mr. McCampbell, who died at his New York home, was a native of Louisville and for a number of years had been associated in business in New York with his brother, Leavelle McCampbell. J. O. Keene, general manager of the Tri-State Fair and Racing Association, which maintains the R: celand track, near Ashland, Ky., today ace f ed numerous nominations for the Racelanu stakes, which close at midnight Monday. Foremost of the features to be renewed during the coming meeting.

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