Well Matched Field to Compete in Governors Derby Today: Cathop, Watch Him and Rehoboth Among Those Named for Annual Event, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-27


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Well Matched Field to Compete in Governors Derby Today Cathop, Watch Him and Rehoboth Among Those Named for Annual Event at Springfield---Large Holiday Crowd Expected ... : 4 SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 26 Saturday is Derby Day at Springfield, and if weather pr6dictions materialize as forecast, the gala event should be witnessed under ideal conditions. A classy field will be in competition for the prize of ,000 added money and r - I Following are the horses weights, probable jockeys, owners and trainers of the likely, starters in the Governors Derby: j Horse. Wt. Jockey. Owner. Trainer. ! Cathop 110 W. Moran R. M. Eastman. . J. T. Taylor I Watch Him 112 E. Steffen Mrs. John D. Hertz W. Knapp I Rehoboth .112 J. Benick. . . . .Dr. J. Fred Adams Dr. J. Fred Adams Chu Chu... 105 M. Clancy. .. ..Jersey Stable. M. M. Shields I Chesney ..105 W. Garner.... O. W. Lehmann C. Kenney Red Note ...105 J. Flynn H. J. Hathaway H. J. Hathaway Watch Tower 105 W. Wright. . . . A. A. Baroni A. A. Baroni k - ................ ,4 trophy that will go to the winner. Seven sturdy thoroughbreds are named to strive for victory over the one mile and one-sixteenth distance, and while they fail to measure up to the caliber of the more prominent three-year-olds, they are undoubtedly the most 5 formidable thathave ever accepted weights in this event. Racegoers that manifest interest in a test of speed and endurance of thoroughbreds will travel many miles to witness good horses in competition, and there are indications that when the seven Derby starters line up the State Fair Grounds at Springfield will be filled to its capacity to witness the running of the Governors Derby, and his honor. Gov. Louis L. Emmerson. If the governor is unable to attend the trophy will be presented by a prominent man delegated by him. The untiring efforts of racing secretary, Charles McLennan, made it possible to assemble the brilliant field for this event. Such capable performers as R. M. Eastmans Cathop, Mrs. John D. Hertz" Watch Him, Dr. J. Fred Adams Rehoboth, the Jersey Stables Chu Chu, Otto W. Lehmanns Chesney, A. A. Baronis Watch Tower, and the less renowned Red Note, which will represent H. J. Hathaway, will make the contest. This will be the third renewal of the Derby. Billy Champ won it in 1930 when he carried 105 pounds, and jockey T. May to a well earned victory over J. A. Bests Reveille Boy, which won the American Derby that year. Mrs. E. Denemark furnished the winner in 1931 when Burning Up carried the canary and blue colors of the Chicago sportswoman to conquest under a powerful ride by jockey Bobby Jones, while under an impost of 115 pounds. John Marshs Homer L. accounted for the second portion of the purse. Try It, which raced for the late John Lowe, got the third award.

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