Question of Supremacy: Latonia Derby May be Deciding Test between Pittsburgher and Sweep All, Daily Racing Form, 1931-06-12


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QUESTION OF SUPREMACY Latonia Derby May Be Deciding Test Between Pittsburgher and Sweep All. LATONIA, Ky., June 11.— When Theodore E. Muellers Pittsburgher last defeated Charles T. Fishers Sweep All at Washington: Park it left a question of supremacy that probably will not be settled until the running of the Latonia Derby, the 5,000 added, gallop of one mile and a half that featured the opening of the thirty-one days of racinjf at the Milldale course Saturday, June 27. The Derby, which will gross approximately 5,000 and more, should Twenty Grand, earn that additional ,000 in the event h0 triumphs in the local classic as he did iQ. the Kentucky Derby, will bring together one of the best fields for the gruelling twelve* furlongs test that has faced the tape id years. The battle between Pittsburgher and" Sweep All started at Lexington in an overy night purse that had its termination at on mile and seventy yards. That was a victory for the Mueller colt and he again defeated Sweep All at their second meeting at Churchill Downs. From then until thd Derby Trial, Sweep All appeared to hold the upper hand, but Pittsburgher came through, with a sparkling victory in that test, only t lose his laurels in the Derby when Sweep All was second to Twenty Grand. The western pair hooked up at Washington Park, after Sweep . *1 had garnered a purse, and the decision went to Pitts-burgher. Since then Sweep All has added another victory to his list, while Pittsburgher is awaiting the American Derby. Although the Mueller and Fisher representatives meet in the American, it is a tes$ like the Latonia that really counts. Unless one or the other wins or is second in th American Derby, they will come together, under 118 pounds in the Latonia classic* Pittsburgher conceded wight to Sweep All in their last meeting and, with equal weight, the supremacy should be decided. Pittsburgher is a grandson of McGee, which sired Exterminator. "Old Bones" was second to Johren in the 1918 Latonia feature, after winning the Kentucky Derby. Pitts-burghers sire, In Memoriam, made history, here when he defeated Zev, after that son of! The Finn had conquered Papyrus in the first International Race. In Memoriam, was third to The Clown and Hopeless in the Lai* tonia Derby in 1923, only to later annex the. Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. Clyde Van Dusen, who took over Sweep All during the winter and who has been, successful with his horses at Washington Park, went along slowly with the horse dur-» ing the early spring. In Vans vernacular:; "I got to feel him out," and that feeling told wonders, for he gave the westerners hopes, when the colt was on top turning for home in the Kentucky Derby. Unless something unforeseen occurs, it will be a battle between the western pair, and the one that wins the Latonia race will be justly crowned the champion.

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