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— — —•— " — I imm JUDGES STAND] By Charles Hatton Underpasses Indicated at Crowded Tracks Winn Recalls Beginning of Derbys Fame Colonel Whitney Uncovers Another Runner Santa Anita Boosting War Bond Sales LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 2. Derbytown Talk: "We would undoubtedly have 100,000 at the Derby this year if we could accommodate those outside the area who want to be present," Col. Matt Winn is confident. He has — — —•— " — I always always been been solicitous solicitous of of facilities facilities for for han- always always been been solicitous solicitous of of facilities facilities for for han- handling Downs crowds and even now is postwar planning. . . . Whether or not it is an advantage, George Woolf and Freddy Smith rode the sires of their Derby mounts. Sea Swallow and Bymeabond. . . . On "big days" at Jamaica and Belmont, with attendances overflowing into the centerfield, the necessity of underpasses such as that at Churchill Downs is indicated. . . . Misweets connections are debating the advisability of running her in the Oaks or pressing their luck and starting starting her her in in the the Derby. Derby. . . . . Speculating Speculating imm starting starting her her in in the the Derby. Derby. . . . . Speculating Speculating on Twilight Tears future, a horseman says: "If the ailment is in her head, she may be cured: if it is in her lungs, she may not.* . . . Most eye-witnesses feel sure In Earnest would have beaten High Shine were they running in different interests. He does it in their works. . . . Four of the last nine Derby winners have broken from No. 5 stall, three from No. 1, if that is significant. Luke Blackburn, Hindoo and Ten Broeck still hold track records at the Downs. . . . Keenelands business was about 25 per cent off, compared with 1944, but the management was well pleased with patronage in view of the inclement weather and light fields. . . . Lincoln-at-Hawthorne looms an unqualified success. . . . I Pavot is rapidly approaching that phase of his Preakness training when it will become evident if he is going to "go on." . . . I Linus "Pony" McAtee, who rode Whiskery, likes Jeep in the Derby, and since last May. ... It will be Saratoga-at-Belmont this year. . . . Hoop Jr. is not notable for his size, but his dam, One Hour, was so small she used to run under the bar of her stall, and she won stakes. . . . Jay Paley, who acquired Best Effort, is a cousin of Ben Paley. president of Columbia Broadcasting, and is himself a stockholder in the company. Be Faithful is another example of the efficacy of doubling Black Toney. Discussing the "Run for the Roses" with Colonel Winn in his comfortable Downs apartment here, the conversation turned to Jeeps promise and a reminiscence of previous Derbies which were won by the Whitneys. These began with Regrets sally in 1915, and include Whiskery, Twenty Grand and Shut Out. Indicating her photograph on the wall behind the desk, the colonel said: "Regret is to me more than just the only filly who won the Derby; you see, she was an unbeaten two-year-old in 1914, and when she came here and won the stake it accrued its first prominence nationally. Harry Whitney was my good friend when I needed one to help make the Derby an important event back there when I came to the Downs. He came here with "Jock," who was then just a lad, to see Regret run, and when she came back to the winners circle he rushed impulsively onto the track and kissed her. Payne and Harry Whitney were what I would call sportsmen in the true sense. They were among the first easterners to come here to see the Derbys. They took three boxes, and their families still have them. I hope there will always be Whitneys in American racing." Col. C. V. Whitney was at Jamaica to see Jeep win the Wood. Whether he will be present for the Derby, we cannot say, but he is sending a runner. "Runners" seem to predominate in Colonel Whitney "s string this spring. A few weeks ago, at his Lexington farm, Ivor Balding showed us three two-year-old fillies for whom he venturesomely predicted a bright future. One of these, Enfilade, transformed Jamaicas Rosedale into a virtual walk-over in what was her debut. The other two, Mush Mush and Boojie who is named for Col. C. V.s pet dog have yet to appear. Enfilade and Boojie constitute Boojums entire "crop" of two-year-olds. The latter is a sister to the flashy Boojiana, who was born a cripple and rescued from the refuse dump to become a stakes winner. Eyewitnesses estimate that Enfilade might have won the Rosedale by 20 lengths had the idea appealed to Kirkland, and it will take a remarkable filly to head her in Belmonts Fashion Stakes. West Coast tracks are among the leaders in "racings assistance in the war effort." Bay Meadows is pacing all U. S. clubs in the matter of War Relief contributions, with a total of about ,500,000, and Santa Anita is boosting the sale of War Bonds, admitting each purchaser free. Fred Purner writes us that the volunteer committees handling these war saving investments are delighted with public response, particularly in the sale of Bonds in 5 denominations. These smaller bonds are the variety the government is especially eager to sell, as there is a larger percentage of "keepers" among these purchasers than in the higher brackets. Purner estimates that if the present rate of sales continues throughout the meeting at "the world of tomorrow" track in Arcadia, the grand total will approximate ,000,000. Racings efforts in behalf of the War Bond drive will bear the closest scrutiny which those in Washington who regard the sport as a competitor are certain to give the matter. The sales at Santa Anita have been averaging 5,000 daily.