Canadian-Bred Fair Jester May Race in Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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J : I Canadian-Bred Fair Jester May Race in Kentucky Derby TORONTO, Ont., May 31. — Providing he turns in a trial on Friday morning over the Woodbine Park strip to the satisfaction of both owner H. C. Hatch and trainer Cecil Howard, Fair Jester, Canadian-foaled three-year-old son of Fairway and Comet III., will entrain to Churchill Downs for a try at the 5,000 Kentucky Derby, to be contested a week from Saturday. There have been numerous Canadian-owned horses who have sported silks in the Kentucky classic, such as H. C. Hatchs Boys Howdy, Austin Taylors Indian Broom, J. K. L. Ross* Sir Barton and Billy Kelly, first and second in the 1919 renewal, but no Canadian-foaled thoroughbred has ever participated in the event. Should the Hatch board of strategy decide on sending the good looking chestnut colt to the Blue Grass State, he will leave here Monday evening accompanied by four other members of the stable and will remain until the close of the Churchill Downs session. Jockey Bobby Watson will also make the trip to pilot Fair Jester, being slated to leave here the following evening.

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