Derby Day Highlights, Daily Racing Form, 1934-05-05


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SIR THOMAS DERBY DAY HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTSBy By Daily Racing Forms Special SpecialWires Wires Direct From Churchill ChurchillDowns Downs Louisville Ky Intending apparently to facilitate the movement to traffic to Churchill Downs the Louisville police department issued a set of no less than twentyfive rules to motorists So what The usual Derby Day jam since few know what the rules were wereDerby Derby Day is a gala occasion for many folks but its a lot of work for Capt James W Kinnarney chief of the Downs police and his assistant William Ries Asked what Derby gave them the biggest thrill they said they never saw one run We dont have time they explained explainedMr Mr and Mrs Rae Robinson III will be clubhouse hosts to guests of royal birth Prince and Princess Ilynsky Dimitri Roman ¬ off partyMrs Mr George H Elm will be in the party Mrs Joseph Leiter of Chicago whose late husband raced an imposing string of horses before his death has been here all week guest of Mrs Oscar Fenley FenleyMr Mr and Mrs Herbert Grauman of Chi ¬ cago and Mr and Mrs Jack Grauman of Milwaukee are the guests here of Mrs Abe C Levi LeviMr Mr and Mrs R Baumgardner will be hosts to a Derby party including Mr and Mrs Frank Wolnitzk and daughters Misses Ruth Mae and Jean Wolnitzk of Fort Mit ¬ chell Ky KyThere There are a number of bargain horses in this years Derby Cavalcade only cost his owner 1200 Time Clock 700 Sir Thomas 3300 Spy Hill 500 Riskulus 2500 and Sgt Byrne 500 All of these horses have won more than their purchase price Sgt Byrne alone won more than 27000 27000BrigGen BrigGen Hugh S John with his as ¬ sistant Miss Frances M Robinson Edward F McGrady assistant secretary of labor and commerce Col W R Lea N R A coad ministrator and Donald Richberg attorney for the N R A arrived here today by plane from Columbus ColumbusHard Hard luck seems to have beset Chicago turfmen with their Derby horses since the day Reigh Count flashed home a winner in the big race A couple of years ago the Nash Brothers Burning Blaze was cut down just before the Derby and this year they suffered a similar misfortune with Naval Cadet Al Sabath another Chicago owner also had the ill luck to have his Dan Sabath declared out of the race because of lame ¬ ness nessThe The steamer Tom Green a veteran of Ohio river traffic is making a special run here from Cincinnati and was due here Saturday morning at 4 oclock All of its accommodations were reported taken as early as Wednesday WednesdayGovernor Governor Ruby Laffoon of Kentucky will be host to quite a party of guests at the Derby Among them are Governor and Mrs H W Kump of West Virginia Federal re ¬ lief administrator Harry L Hopkins re ¬ gional administrator Howard O Hunter Senator and Mrs W Ben Barkley of Ken ¬ tucky Mrs James Ferrell of Newcastle Ind Mrs Ruby Gordon of Madisonville Ind and Mr and Mrs H H Soleman the former the secretary to the governor Horses governorHorses must stay in their places just as menials do and the horses place Satur ¬ day will be at Churchill Downs Policeman Edward Callahan issued this solemn edict in his list of rules to govern traffic here Derby Day All horses or horsedrawn vehicles are forbidden on Third and Fourth Streets be ¬ tween Market Street and Central Avenue between 9 oclock in the morning and 10 oclock that night nightWood Wood F Axton millionaire tobacco manu ¬ facturer of Louisville will have several score relatives and friends as his Derby guests The Axton colors are well known to patrons of the turf and at this time are being carried by strings of fifteen and twenty in Texas and here respectively Forty mares and several young stallions are quartered at the Axton farm one of the largest and best equipped breeding and training places in the state stateImmediately Immediately after the Derby is decided Lou Smith livewire head of the Epsom Downs and Rockingham Park tracks will hop the first train bound for Salem N H where on Monday he will resume direction of preparations for the coming Rockingham Park meeting The delightful and charming Mrs Smith accompanied her husband here hereCharles Charles B Shaffer wealthy Chicago patron and owner of Coldstream Stud and his fam ¬ ily will have many of their Derby guests rooting for Sir Thomas which is trained by Alex B Gordon who is handling some of the Shaffer racers racersAlthough Although he was deprived of a chance to see his colors in the race for the first time when his Dan Sabath went amiss in the Preparation Purse Tuesday Albert Sabath president of the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association remains very enthusias ¬ tic about tomorrows race Its going to be a dandy was his prediction today todayAlthough Although still a young man Pete Coyne will be the only trainer of a Derby eligible tomorrow to look back 28 years and remem ¬ ber when he sent a Derby winner to the post Coyne saddled the late George J Longs Sir Huon for his victory in the 1906 renewal Roscoe Troxler who rode the son of Fal ¬ setto is galloping horses for Jake Lowen stein Coyne missed saddling his second Derby winner when Joseph E Wideners Os ¬ mond was defeated a head in 1927 Coyne returned as trainer for the president of the Westchester Racing Association last fall after the death of Charles C Patterson He took over the breaking of the Widener year lings and when Henry McDaniel resigned as trainer Coyne was placed in charge of all of the horses horsesOne One of the oldest breeders expected to be present for the sixtieth Kentucky Derby to ¬ morrow will be Sanford Lyne Well over the four score mark Mr Lyne has never missed a Derby and he usually is one of the livest young old men at the race The Blue Grass breeder is the father of Lucien Lyne one of the leading American riders thirty years ago who has enjoyed marked success on the continent

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