Among Those Present At The Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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i I ■ | Among those present i at the derby I i • —4 Governor Carl E. Bailey, of Arkansas, flew from Little Rock this morning to join Mrs. Bailey, who has been here for several days. He was accompanied by Conway Hale, a member of the Arkansas Racing Commission. F. H. Williamson, who races under the nom de course of the Indian Lake Stable, and Mrs. Williamson arrived from their Michigan home Friday, and viewed their second Derby running on Saturday. Dr. Charles E. Hagyard, who owns several horses, one of which is Blind Poet, one of the largest horses in training, and Mrs. Hagyard motored from Lexington for we Derby. F. B. Koontz, widely-known owner and breeder, and Mrs. Koontz came in from Oklahoma City, Saturday, and Monday will motor to Lexington to inspect the Koontz stallions and brood mares quartered at John S. Wiggins Military Stock Farm. E. Gay Drake, O. D. Randolph, W. B. Tal-bert, Jr., and William Thompson were some of the owners to motor from Lexington for the Derby Day sport. J. Cal Milam was forced to mfss his first Derby in years, due to the illness of Mrs. Milam. He, too, has been in ailing health for several weeks. James R. Neville, who has several horses here in charge of George Gould, motored from Cincinnati for the Derby Day program. Morris Vehon, widely known Chicago businessman, owner and breeder, and Mrs. Vehon arrived from Chicago, Friday, and entertained several visitors at the Derby on Saturday. T. E. Greely, brother to the Shandon Farm head trainer, arrived from Chicago, Friday, and was the Derby guest of J. J. Greely, Jr., on Saturday. W. B. Barnhill, part owner of the Valdina Farms stable, flew from his Houston home to witness the running of the sixty-fifth Kentucky Derby. Col. Abe Hallow, who has official connection with Belmont Park and Hialeah Park, came in from New York Saturday morning to witness another Derby running. Mrs. Samuel C. Nuckols, wife of the widely known racing official, whose duties at Nar-ragansett prevented him from being here, was the Derby guest of Mrs. C. Bruce Head. Clarence Le Bus, prominent Lexington owner and breeder, Mrs. Le Bus, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall McDowell and Mr. and Mrs. John Lansil composed a motor party that came from Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Fisher and Miss Mary Fisher, who are at Dixiana, Lexington, motored here Saturday for the Derby. Sweep All carried the Dixiana colors into second place in the 1931 Kentucky Derby, and Mata Hari, also flaunting the solferino and buff silks, was fourth in the 1934 renewal. Dr. John Klein, Chicago owner, whose horses are trained by Roscoe Goose, -came from the Windy City several days ago. He was the Derby guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Marsch. Russell A. Firestone, of the Firestone Rubber Co., who has several horses here in charge of Sherrill Ward, and Mrs. Firestone flew from Akron for the Derby Day program. One of the faraway horsemen present was Stig Moeller of Copenhagen, Denmark. Moeller was the guest of R. O. Beane and L. H. Thompson, Dayton officials of the National Cash Register Co. Moeller will hasten back to Denmark, for he owns the favorite for the coming Danish Derby, which will be run June 16. His horses have been victorious in both the Danish and Swedish Derbys in years past. Included in another colorful group of southern racing enthusiasts were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Norton and R. W. Norton, Jr., of Shreveport; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, Corpus Christi; H. Tullis of Washington, and Tulley Garner, Amarillo. Mel S. Ingleright, widely-known sportsman and vice-president of the Epsom Downs race track, arrived from his home at Houston, Texas, to view the Derby running. Cap Charles, an ardent turf fan, motored from Chicago to view the running of the sixty-fifth Derby. C. Barry Shannon and Mrs. Shannon motored from Idle Hour Farm Saturday morning and, with Mrs. Thomas Bohne, were at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon. Lou Schwartzbach came in from Syracuse, N. Y., Friday night and entertained a party of friends at the Derby Saturday. Frank Orgill, Memphis owner, arrived Saturday morning to join the Derby party of Frank Podesta and A. P. Canale. Elmer Dale Shaffer took time out from his university studies to meet his father, C. B. Shaffer, and his uncle, David M. Rhodes, at Churchill Downs Saturday. Young Shaffer owns one of the more prominent stables quartered here. Dr. E. F. Bennett of Chicago, who has several horses here in charge of William Causey, and Mrs. Bennett arrived from the Windy City Saturday. Congressman Richard Kleberg of Texas, and owner of Ciencia, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, arrived from Washington Saturday morning. M. L. Emerich, Chicago bond broker and owner of the pretentious Millsdale Stable being campaigned at three tracks at present, came from the Windy City to view the Derby. Mrs. Allen Feeney, daughter of Mrs. Ethel V. Mars, arrived from Pulaski, Tenn., and was in attendance in the clubhouse. Doctors G. D. and R. L. Layman, prominent Miami, Fla., surgeons, were in the big holiday gathering from the resort city. W. W. Stone, who races a few horses, came down from Cincinnati for the Derby running. He was accompanied by George Noyes. Reed C. Fitzgerald, coal executive, motored from Cincinnati to root for Johnstown. H. Fuller Stevens, manager of the Gibson Hotel, was another Cincinnati visitor. Edward Siebler, tailor, and Joseph Harrington Lampe, sugar broker, helped swell the Cincinnati delegation. Al Brown, political leader of Brookville, Ind., the home of Pi Traynor, took in the Derby Day program. Tom Heffernan and Hugh McShane came] from Cincinnati for the Derby Day* sport.

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