Third Running of 0,000 Illinois Derby Today: Ten Three-Year-Olds Named for Auroras Closing Day Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-24


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THIRD . RUNNING OF 0,000 ILLINOIS DERBY TODAY - - ! Ten Three -Year -Olds Named for Auroras Closing Day Feature Roman Soldier Favorite for 0,000 Added Event- Whiskolo Rated Most Dangerous Opponent-Tremendous Crowd Expected AURORA, 111., May 23. The Illinois Derby field, in post position order and with J weights, probable jockeys, owners and trainers, follows: j PP. Horse. Wt. Jockey. Owner. Trainer. 1 Tearout .116 W. Hanka. ..... D. B. Midkiff . .H. Wells j 2 Prince Splendr. 116 J.Westrope T. C. Worden. . . . .B. A. Jones j 3 Sun Portland ... 114 C.Kurtsinger . . .Mrs. S. B. Mason J. T. Taylor j 4 Joseph J. G.... 114 J.Leyland Yack and Peters L. Peters f 5 Sand Cloud 116 R.TiIden A. A. Baroni A. A. Baroni I 6 McCarthy 116 H.West Morrison and Keating T.E.Keating j 7 Dark Woman. .111 R. Mozer W. Hinphy W. Hinphy ! 8 fWhiskolo 116 G.Woolf... Milky Way Farms Stable R. McGarvey j 9 Roman Soldier. 122 L. Balaski Sachsenmaier and Reuter P. Reuter j 10 fBlue Armor. ..Ill Milky Way Farms Stable R. McGarvey J fMilky Way Farms Stable Mrs. Ethel V. Mars entry. 2 AURORA, 111., May 23. Racing for the year at the local course of the Fox Valley Jockey Club comes to a close with the third annual running of the 0,000 added Illinois Derby and a strong supporting card tomorrow. The attractive and important program will mark finis to a twenty-one day meeting which has in almost every respect established new standards for the sport during the four-year-old regime of the present management. Saturday, the scene of Illinois racing shifts to picturesque Washington Park, where the new Washington Park Jockey Club will hold its first meeting. Washington Park inaugurates the major track season within the Chicago area and its thirty-one day session will be followed by meetings at Arlington Park, Lincoln Fields, Hawthorne and the smaller Sportsmans Park, where the 1935 season will close with the racing of October 31. Tomorrows richest prize of the Fox Valley Jockey Clubs successful meeting, is the first important stake of the Illinois season and engaging as it will several of the stronger runner-up candidates to the Kentucky Derby winner, Omaha, for the three-year-old championship, the result carries greater importance than either of the previous two runnings of the fixture. Ten three-year-olds, nine colts and geldings and one filly, were named for tomorrows renewal through the regular procedure this morning. Roman Soldier, winner of the Texas Derby at Arlington Downs and second to Omaha in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, heads the strong and popular sized field. Prominent among those named to oppose the Sachsenmaier and Reuter three-year-old, over the nine furlongs of tomorrows race are Mrs. Ethel V. Mars Whiskolo, which finished second in the Santa Anita and Texas Derbys and third in the Kentucky Derby; Morrison and Keat-ings McCarthy and W. Hinphys Dark Woman, winner of an runner-up, respectively, inthe Louisiana Derby at the New Or-leansFair Grounds; Mrs. Silas B. Masons Continued on thirty-second page. THIRD RUNNING OF 0,000 ILLINOIS DERBY TODAY Continued from first page. formidable eastern threat, Sun Portland, and the West Coast "dark horse," Sand Cloud, owned by A. A. Baroni. Prince Splendor, which will carry T. Cg Wordens colors; D. B. Midkiffs Tearout; Yack and Peters Joseph J. G., and Blue Armor, stable companion of Whiskolo, complete the field. Although he will carry topweight of 122 pounds and concede no less than six and as much as eleven pounds to his adversaries, Roman Soldier is expected to rule a pronounced favorite. He will be ridden by Lester Balaski, who was astride the son of Cohort in the Texas and Kentucky Derbys. The Aurora race will mark his first public appearance since he followed Omaha across the finish line in the famous Churchill Downs prize. While Whiskolos racing credentials are recommendation enough to send the son of Diavolo to the post as the second choice, many good judges anticipate strong contention from Sun Portland and the Mason representative will not want for supporters. He will compete tomorrow under 114 pounds, two less than the former Mars colorbearer is asked to shoulder. G. Woolf is slated to pilot the latter, with C. Kurtsinger coming from the East to guide the Mason hope. Horsemen lean to McCarthy and Prince Splendor as the more dangerous possibilities among the others. They will take up 116 pounds each, with H. West aboard the former, and J. Westrope in the saddle on the latter. Others receiving only six pounds from Roman Soldier are Sand Cloud and Tearout,; while conditions admit Joseph J. G. with two pounds less and Blue Armor and Dark Woman will carry the minimum impost of 111 pounds each. Jockeys named for the lesser lights include R. Tilden, W. Hanka, Mozer and J. Leyland. Trainers of the candidates today reported their respective horses in top condition for the fray and, while not underestimating the prowess of the favorite, conditioners of several aspirants expressed confidence in their, entries. With the more important training completed several days ago, short speed trials this morning concluded the preparation of the candidates. The high quality of the field insures a tre- mendous crowd almost regardless of weather conditions and if skies are bright an overflow throng is expected. Arrangements to handle a record crowd have been made. As four of the ten named for the race are Chicago-owned, Chicagos representation is certain to greatly exceed usual proportions and a record number of visitors from more dis tant points have reservations for the day,

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