American Derby Prospectus: Famous Race Looms Up as Real Championship Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1932-06-10


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AMERICAN DERBY PROSPECTUS » Famous Race Looms Up as Real Championship Contest « All of Best Three-Year-Olds of Year, Including Top Flight, May Be Among Starters Saturday, July 18 « HOMEWOOD, 111., June 9. — With every indication that the starting field will include all the leading three-year-olds of the year, the renewal of the 0,000 added American Derby, to be run at a mile and one-quarter at Washington Park one week from Saturday, takes definite shape as a championship contest. Bringing together as it will, E. R. Bradleys Burgoo King, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; William Woodwards Faireno, victor in the Belmont Stakes; Walter M. Jeffords Boatswain, triumphant in the Withers Stakes; J. H. Louchheims Economic, second in the Kentucky Derby and Wood Memorial Stakes, and winner of the Ohio State Derby; Mrs. L. ?G. Kaufmanns up and coming On Post; George D. Wideners great filly, Evening, and others that may include C. V. Whitneys Top Flight, champion juvenile last year, the race has more titular qualities than any American Derby since the historic fixture was revived. Along with championship qualities, the race promises to engage a much larger field than any outstanding event in this particular division, the prized Kentucky Derby excepted. Twenty participated in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs last month and at this time an even score comprise the brilliant and extensive array from which the field for the nearing American Derby will come. In addition to the seven named above others pointing for the coveted Washington Park race are: Mrs. J. H. Whitneys Stepenfetchit, A. C. Schwartz Gusto, W. S. Kilmers Sunmelus, W. J. Salmons Mad Pursuit, W. R. Coes Osculator, H. P. Head-leys Big Beau, J. B. Respess Our Fancy, C. B. Shaffers Marmion, Knebelkamp and Morris Adobe Post, Nash Bros. Minton, R. M. Eastmans Cathop, Albert Sabaths I Say, and Prince Hotspur, owned by the estate of Joseph Leiter. This constitutes by far the greatest galaxy of three-year-olds available for an American Derby since the great old Chicago turf prize was reinstituted in 1926 and avails Chicago enthusiasts opportunity to witness and share one of the greatest turf spectacles of the year. As in the days of old when the American Derby was the outstanding race of three-year-olds and all that its title or name implies, the coming running will find the crack colts, geldings and fillies of East and West matching speed and stamina over the testing mile and one-quarter. This season finds the East with a strong hand with which to try to account for the race for the second year in succession and nursing their chances to the fullest the invaders are already represented on the grounds by five sturdy color bearers, namely, Economic, Osculator, Evening, Sunmelus and Mad Pursuit, and others of the eastern contingent, Faireno, Boatswain, On Post, Stepenfetchit, Gusto and possibly Top Flight are expected over the week-end. Burgoo King, chief reliance of the West for its fifth victory in the race since Boot to Boot, also owned by Colonel Bradley, scored in the revival running in 1926, also reached Washington Park from Belmont Sunday. Continued on twenty-first page. i tance tance in in 1:41%. 1:41%. AMERICAN DERBY PROSPECTS Continued from first page. — .— — — — « Led by Burgoo King, American Derby hopefuls were active in a training way at New York tracks yesterday. At Belmont Burgoo King, accompanied by Bubble Up, worked a mile in 1:41, handily, and Stepen-fetchit went three-quarters in 1:14%, handily. Over the Aqueduct course, Faireno, paced by Blenheim, covered five-eighths in 1:01%, handily. Incidentally, Bubble Up also is eligible for the American Derby and it may develop that he, too, may carry the Bradley white and green colors in the race. At Washington Park this morning Cathop 4§ breezed three-quarters on a fast track in 1:15% in the only trial of importance credited a probable Derby starter, and Oscula-tor. Mad Pursuit and Sunmelus, which arrived Wednesday, were on the track for light exercise. C. H. Trotter, trainer of the J. B. Respess stable, sent on word that he was shipping Our Fancy and seven others from Bain-bridge Park to Homewood tonight. «

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