Here and There on the Turf: Detroit Fans Stirred Up; Although Cavalcade Stands Out, Daily Racing Form, 1934-06-11


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Here and There on the Turf Detroit Fans Stirred Up Although Cavalcade Stands Out The coming Saturday will be Derby Day In Detroit and advices from the Motor City relate wholesome interest on the part of the fans over the running of the 25000 stakes even though it is conceded on all sides that Cavalcade only has to walk around the track to get the verdict Detroit is comparatively new in racing even though the Fair Grounds there held a good sized meeting last season and shorter sessions have been held a few miles away in Canada for many yeajs and the Derby has drawn the fancy of many persons who know little or nothing about racing racingThousands Thousands of the large gathering expected for the race will be there solely to view Cavalcade in action For one thing he has developed into box office and for another his owner Mrs Isabel Dodge Sloan p IR from a Detroit family and she is very popular there But Cavalcades ascent to the heights is the principal reason why the Detroit Derby crowd promises to be so large largeThe The son of Lancegaye has color if such can be said of a thoroughbred His entire life has been filled with romantic touches from the time he was bred in England and following through his birth in this country his sale at Saratoga for 1200 his unex ¬ pected and startling victory in the Hyde Park Stakes putting him in the limelight his record breaking efforts before the Kentucky Derby then his great performance in that classic Preakness honors denied him due to the deaf ear of a jockey and finally a true champions race in the American Derby Cavalcade has color and hes making the most of it and if Equipoise doesnt look out the older fellow will lose his title as the nations most popular horse horseRobert Robert A Smith probably does not need to be cautioned about considering the Detroit Derby too lightly because he has been at the game too long He has one of his toughest tasks before him now in look ¬ ing after Cavalcade and that is keeping the champion on edge A workout that is one second too fast might cause the Sloane colt to become stale and Smith is commanding all his training skill in the job of keeping his star protege fresh and good for im XK rtant races and long train rides

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