Sixty-Ninth Kentucky Derby To Bring Out Field of Twelve: Count Fleet Will Rule Odds-On Choice In 5,000 Feature at Churchill Downs; Hertz Colt Overwhelming Favorite in Street Car Running of Famous Race; Ocean Wave, Amber Light, Blue Swords and Slide Rule Rivals-Bankrupt Entered, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-01


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MRS JOHN HERTZ Proud owner of Count Fleet staunch favorite for the sixtyeighth renewal of the 75000 Kentucky Derby Her colt is a son of Reigh Count winner of the 1928 running of the Downs classic in her silks Count Fleet Lines Up Fifth at Post PostLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE KyjtApril 30 In his quest for honors in todays Derby the sixtyninth in the history of the internationally famous turf prize Count Fleet will break from the fifth position at the gate Following1 are the twelve contes ¬ tants who will vie over the mile and a quarter distance of the Downs 75000 race listed in post position order together with probable riders owners and weights to be carried IT Horse Jockey Owner Trainer Wt WtW 1 Blue Swords J Adams A T Simmons W A Kelley 126 126C 2 Slide Rule C McCreary V E Boeing C Wilhelm 126 126E 3 Modest Lad C Swain Mrs H L Finch E Coates 126 126DRMcDaniel 4 Dove Pie C Mojena J W Rodgcrs DRMcDaniel 126 126G 5 Count Fleet J Lorigden Mrs John Hertz G D Cameron 126 126C 6 Twoses No Boy W E Boeing C Wilhelm 126 126H 7 Bankrupt F Zufclt T B Martin H Wells 126 126J 8 Amber Light A Robertson Dixiana J C Hodgins 126 126A 9 Burnt Cork M N Gonzalez E A Anderson A E Silver 126 126B 10 Ocean Wave WEads Calumet Farm B A Jones 126 11 Gold Shower T Atkinson Mrs Vera S Bragg J W Healy 126 12 No Wrinkles R Adair Milky Way Farm R Waldron 126 W E Boeing entry Slide Rule and Twoses SixtyNinth Kentucky Derby To Bring Out Field ofTwelve Count Fleet Will Rule OddsOn Choice In 75000 Feature at Churchill Downs Hertz Colt Overwhelming Favorite in Street Car Running of Famous Race RaceLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky April 30 It is Count Fleet against the field in this the 69th or streetcar version of the worldfamed 75000 added Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Mrs John Hertz sensational colt looms no more than a 3 to 5 chance to vanquish a representative array of eleven others of Americas finest threeyearolds in this historymaking run of a mile and a quarter If the sun shines bright on the home of the old Kentucky Derby a color ¬ ful enthusiastic crowd of perhaps 40000 good burghers of the three Falls Cities will wend its gasrationed way out to the pic ¬ turesque greenandwhite South Louisville course to witness this wartime sports classic The Derby this May Day will be broadcast to the far corners of the embat ¬ tled globe and its hero will be hailed from the blue grass to the steaming jungles burning deserts and ice bound islands that are the theaters of war warFirst First Entry Filed at 745 a m mThe The glamorous personnel of this Derby field began assembling this morning at about 745 a m when a stable agent filed the names of Mrs Henry L Finchs Modest Lad andTownsend Martins Bankrupt with racing secretary William H Shelley As the morning wore on the names of Mrs Hertz Count Fleet Calumets Ocean Wave Mrs Vera Braggs Gold Shower Allen Simmons Blue Swords W E Boeings Slide Rule and Twoses Dixianas Amber Light J W Rod gers Dove Pie Milky Way Farms No Wrinkles and Eddie Andersons Burnt Cork were listed for their weekend date with destiny destinyIf If as many as 10 report to starter Ruby White in that tense moment at the quarter pole atop the long home stretch about 530 in the afjterhoon the winner of this Derby will accrue a net purse of 60735 in addition to the gold trophy and an aura of celebrity that will outlive any of the eager crowd flocking to the ancient Downs to see it itFour Four of the entrants are more or less dubious starters Ocean Wave who im ¬ proved 10 lengths by trainer Ben Jones estimate in capturing the Blue Grass Stakes and Derby Trial at this point was given a slow gallop on his ailing leg his morning morningThe The Calumet camp prefers to wait an other 24 hours until early Derby Day be ¬ fore blowing him out and finally determin ¬ ing his status statusBankrupt Bankrupt and Modest Lad will appear in the post parade only if the going is dry it was indicated while Burnt Corks owner Rochester is currently inclined to start his 400 purchase despite his having emerged from Tuesdays Derby Trial with an ankle a shade hot hotTwoses Twoses running mate of the accom ¬ plished Slide Rule also is partial to fast footing footingThis This will be a strange Derby in several of its more salient aspects It attracted a Ocean Wave Amber Light Blue Swords and Slide Rule Rivals Bankrupt Entered Enteredfavorite favorite whom the vast majority of the railbirds regard as a class apart from the remainder of the field The heterogeneous galaxy famed also includes explaters in Modest Lad and Bankrupt a colt actually bred in England a nonwinner in Twoses and romantic bargain yearlings in Slide Rule No Wrinkles Blue Swords and Burnt Cork CorkThis This will be a localized mintlessjulepless Kentucky Derby DerbyColonel Colonel Winn and his associates how ¬ ever are not at all perturbed by the stifling transportation restrictions the various gov ¬ ernment bureaus have placed against rac ¬ ing in general and specifically the Ken ¬ tucky Derby DerbyWhatever Whatever the size of the attendance the profit or loss at the gate and the mutuels the association desires only to continue the Derby in war time for its importance to the American turf turfEast East vs West Aspect AspectThe The Kentucky Derby once again con ¬ tains a challenging aspect of an East vs West struggle with the East as usual seeming to be best represented Count Fleet generally is regarded as one of the eastern delegation although years ago the Hertzes were accorded Chicagoans Fur ¬ ther three of the four stakewinning colts looked upon as his stoutest adversaries Blue Swords Gold Shower and Slide Rule are eastern developments even if Allen Simmons makes his home in Akron and W E Boeing in faroff Seattle SeattleOcean Ocean Wave owned and bred by Chi ¬ cagos Warren Wright has been adopted by westerners as their very own champion He achieved his greatest measure of fame right here at Churchill Downs this spring when he captured the Blue Grass Stakes and Derby Trial TrialAll All these colts now have undergone the baptism of fire represented by the long arduous weeks of Derby preparation and at the moment are only marking time until the bugle calls them frcm the paddock to the post for the mile and a quarter travail that is the supreme objective of every thor ¬ oughbred foal Very few of them will parade with underpinning entirely un ¬ scathed it is true but those who do re ¬ spond to the silvery peal of the Derby bugle will be sound for racing purposes and pre preContinued Continued on Page Forty Count Fleet Tops 69th Derby Field FieldEleven Eleven to Oppose OddsOfi Hertz Golt in Street Car Running of Famous Fixture FixtureContinued Continued from Page One Onecisely cisely as fit as their connections fond care can make them themThe The gay holiday throngs that will trek out Fourth Avenue Louisvilles shady main stem this Derby day will witness a total of nine events with first post at 12 noon The usual refreshment stands were put in place today in the green florid ex ¬ panse of the centerfield centerfieldAs As entries were filed the sun was shining and the track was fast but the whimsical caprices of the current spring in Derby town beggar any attempts to forecast the condi ¬ tions under which this sixtyninth Run for the Roses will be decided Sudden squalls and even cloudbursts have been known to transform the clay course from fast to sloppy while the Derby field was in the paddock paddockThis This springs Blue Grass and Trial were both decided in wet footing But Count Fleet Ocean Wave Blue Swords and Slide Rule all have proved track conditions are meaningless so far as their form is con ¬ cerned The records disclose that no Derby has been decided on a bad track since Clyde Van Duseh splashed mud and water all over Blue Larkspur back there in 1929 1929If If the going is fast the field will be shooting at Whirlaways Derby time target of 201 On this subject both trainer Don Cameron and jockey Johnny Longden of the phenomenally swift Count Fleet have ventured to predict that if need be this son of the Derby winning Reigh Count will eclipse Whirlaways record recordOwners Owners Want Their Colors Shown ShownThe The connections of none of the remain ¬ ing eleven entrants is exuding any chest thumping confidence of beating the favor Ben Jones who saddled Lawrin and Whirl away for their Derby triumphs declares Ocean Wave has improved a lot and if he ite unless something happens However can do himself justice Count Fleet cannot afford to make a single mistake mistakeSome Some of The field are nanied it is pretty obvious for the sheer pleasure racing folk derive from seeing their colors displayed in this most famous of the continents turf fixtures Others because their connections believe that even should Count Fleet escape the 100odd ways a favorite may be de ¬ feated theyve a good chance of picking up one of the lesser awards awardsIt It is interesting to note incidentally that two of the latest three renewals of the Derby were won by sportswomen Mrs Ethel V Mars Gallahadion in 1940 and Mrs Payne Whitneys Shut Out last spring The fair sex is represented by four of the present field Count Fleet Gold Shower Modest Lad and No Wrinkles WrinklesMrs Mrs John Hertz Mrs Mars and Warren Wright are the only owners represented who furnished winners on previous Derbys each having experienced that thrill just once before beforeTrainers Trainers Ben Jones Lawrin and Whirl away and Roy Waldron Gallahadion are the only conditioners represented to have saddled earlier winners of the classic classicOrdinarily Ordinarily post positions are of no great importance in a field in a mile and a quar ¬ ter race But it should perhaps be noted that Blue Swords drew the rail with Slide Rule breaking from number two Count Fleet is in number five while Ocean Wave Gold Shower and No Wrinkles are in the outside stalls The stall gate accommo ¬ dates an even dozen starters

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