Over 50,000 To Witness Kentucky Derby Today: Tremendous Crowd Assured --- All Sections of Country Represented; Cavalcade, Mata Hari, Bazaar, Peace Chance, Spy Hill, Singing Wood, Riskulus, Sir Thomas, and Sgt. Byrne Rated Best of Derby Field, Daily Racing Form, 1934-05-05


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FIELD FOR SIXTIETH KENTUCKY DERBY LOUISVILLE Ky May 4 The field for the sixtieth Kentucky Derby with weights riders owners and trainers will come from the following P Horse Vt Jockey Owner Trainer 1 fTime Clock 126 D Bellizzit Brookmeade Stable R A Smith 2 Prince Pompey 126 Calumet Farm Stable B B Williams 3 Peace Chance 126 W D Wright J E Widener P Coyne CoyneC 4 Mata Hari 121 J Gilbert Dixiana C Van Dusen 5 Sir Thomas 126 A Pasctima A B Gordon A B Gordon 6 Speedmore 126 F Horn J H Louchheim C Buxton 7 Discovery 126 J Bejshak A G Vanderbilt J H Stotler 8 Fogarty 126 J F ONeil J F ONeil 9 Thomasville 126 H P Headley D A Headley 10 0 Howard 126 J W Parrish J M Goodo 11 Singing Wood 126 R Jones Mrs J H Whitney J W Healy 12 f Cavalcade 126 M Garner Brookmeade Stable R A Smith 13 Agrarian 126 C KurtsingerMrs F J Heller G H Strate 14 Sgt Byrne 126 S Renick J Simonetti J Ritchie 15 Spy Hill 126 S Coucci Greentree Stable IV Brennan BrennanH 16 JBIue Again 126 G Elston E R Bradley H J Thompson 17 IBazaar 121 D Meade E R Bradley H J Thompson 18 Quasimodo 126 J Burke Mrs E F Simms A C Dittwiler 19 Riskulus 126 L Humphries N W Church E L Fitzgerald FitzgeraldfBrookmeade fBrookmeade Stable entry JE R Bradley entry OVER 50000 TO WITNESS KENTUCKY DERBY TODAY Tremendous Crowd Assured All Sections of Country Represented Cavalcade Mata Hari Bazaar Peace Chance Spy SpyHill Hill Singing Wood Riskulus Sir Thomas and andSgt Sgt Byrne Rated Best of Derby Field LOUISVILLE Kyf May 4 The Kentucky Derby Americas greatest sports drama lives again Over the tawny longtraveled course at historic and picturesque Churchill Downs the proving ground of champions and against a background of shimmering thou ¬ sands the nations best threeyearolds meet tomorrow for the glory and gold of this prize of prizes Many remarkable contests have resulted in this most important and coveted of American races but tomorrows sixtieth anuual staging promises possibly the most thrilling in all the years since Aristides the little red horse scampered off with the running way back in 1875 The openness of the race has aroused such an intense and wide interest that a near ca ¬ pacity crowd the largest since the peak years of the boom period will witness the contest contestThe The field representing as usual many parts of the country is headed by Cavalcade a foreignbred colt owned by Mrs Isabel Dodge Sloane of New York and the queenly western filly Mata Hari bred and raced by Charles T Fisher of Detroit Though turf traditions and Derby statistics are against a filly winning the famous race Mata Hari the champion juvenile of 1933 is regarded as the greatest of her sex to try for the race since the late Harry Payne Whitneys Regret scored the first and only filly score nineteen years ago In his only two starts this year Cavalcade lowered and equalled Havre de Grace track records his sensational Chesa ¬ peake Stakes performance in trackrecord time of 143 for the mile and a sixteenth elevating him to the honor post of favorit ¬ ism for tomorrows race The Derby is Mata Haris first engagement of the year In yearIn addition to the favorite the East seek ¬ ing its first triumph since Twenty Grand captured the 1931 running in the record time of 201 for the mile and a quarter will be represented by Time Clock also owned by Mrs Sloane Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts Discovery Mrs Frank J Hellers Agrarian A B Gordons Sir Thomas Mrs John Hay Whitneys Singing Wood Mrs Payne Whit ¬ neys Spy Hill Joseph E Wideners Peace Chance J H Louchheims Speedmore and Continued on seventh page OVER 50000 TO WITNESS KENTUCKY DERBY TODAY Continued from first page John Simonettis Sgt Byrne without ques ¬ tion the strongest and largest to represent that section in many years yearsNext Next to Mata Hari the western forces are headed by Bazaar also a filly and like Cav ¬ alcade foreignbred but foaled in this coun ¬ try Bazaar is owned by Col Edward R Bradley whose name is more a part of Derby history than any other save that of Col Matt J Winn genial Kentuckian who developed the race from just a plain yearly stake into the great extravaganza it has been for the past fifteen years Colonel Bradley has won four Derbys Behave Your ¬ self in 1921 Bubbling Over in 1926 Burgoo King in 1932 and Brokers Tip in 1933 No other owner is credited with more than two victories in the race raceAlthough Although several others westernowned are expected to take part in the race Mata Hari and Bazaar are rated head and shoulders above them and if the East and also the far West represented by Norman W Churchs Riskulus are to be turned back for the third time in successive runnings one of the fillies probably will have to do the job jobThe The overnight field numbers nineteen of which five are not expected to face the bar ¬ rier and were named for the race through the usual procedure this morning Doubt ¬ ful starters are Colonel Bradleys Blue Again J W Parrishs Howard J F ONeils Fogarty H P Headleys Thomasville and Warren Wrights Prince Pompey A sur ¬ prise last minute addition to the group of certain contestants was Mrs Bessie Franz heims Quasimodo This son of Leonardo II which contested the Derby of 1921 Sir Thomas and Howard have never won a race and are the only maidens in the large field fieldAs As the curtain rolled down this morning on the preparation of the candidates no less than fourteen of the nineteen entered in ¬ dulged in short pipe openers or less se ¬ vere breezes or gallops and trainers of the leading aspirants expressed themselves as satisfied with the condition and chances of their respective hopefuls hopefulsInaugurated Inaugurated before midwinter the train ¬ ing of the candidates has been of almost daily prominence in the press and impor ¬ tance to racing fans since that time With each report of the workouts of this or that nominee the tide of fancy shifted Sir Thomas Mata Hari Singing Wood Risk ¬ ulus Bazaar and Cavalcade shared the lime ¬ light the past six weeks Although the long nerve and muscle straining training ordeal again took a heavy toll the leading candi ¬ dates based on juvenile records escaped mishap It is the first time in a number of years that practically all of the outstanding horses pointed for the classic race cleared training and qualifying obstacles obstaclesAmong Among other things the opinions of the race indicates a much larger or generously priced favorite than in a number of years Experts look for Mrs Sloanes entry of Cav ¬ alcade and Time Clock the latter himself the winner of the Florida Derby and quite a threat to go to the post at odds of between 2 to 3 to 1 Mata Hari seen by the pro ¬ fessional pricemakers as the second choice may return as much as 4 to 1 according to their figures Odds of 6 to 1 prevailed against Bazaar in overnight wagering here Peace Chance and Discovery were ex ¬ pected to receive stronger backing than Agrarian Spy Hill Sir Thomas and the others othersWith With so many of the candidates depend ¬ ing on speed the race can result in one of the biggest upsets since Donerail at 92 to 1 swept past the finish in front of seven others in 1913 Mata Hari Bazaar Discovery Cav ¬ alcade Sgt Byrne Singing Wood Speed more and Peace Chance are expected to take over the leading positions within a short dis ¬ tance of the start and unless one of the quintet is good enough to withstand a lot of challenges and pace forcing and of course stay the long distance Agrarian Spy Hill Riskulus or one of the others may come out of the clouds to capture the honors honorsAlthough Although the weather bureau warned of a strong chance for showers during the next twentyfour hours chances of the more out ¬ standing candidates would be so little af ¬ fected by a change to other than fast foot ¬ ing that possibilities if mud or slop should prevail were hardly discussed If there is a confirmed nonmudder in the field it will have to be Speedmore trainer Clarence Bux ton being authority for the colts distaste for wet going

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