Select Your Host and Hill Prince: Support Also Had for Both Oil Capitol, Middleground in Todays Classic Event, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-06


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Select Your Host And Hill Prince Support Also Had for Both Oil Capitol, Middleground In Todays Classic Event Turfmen at the nations various racing centers express the opinion that todays Kentucky Derby is between Your Host and Hill Prince, with Oil Capitol and Middle-ground also having strong support. Their opinions follow: CHURCHILL DOWNS EARL STEFFEN trainer of Trumpet King— Hill Prince should win. Hes got just about everything a good Derby horse needs. JACK HODGINS trainer of Dixiana Stable — Its a wide-open race. I like Oil Capitol. BEN A. JONES Calumet Farm trainer — Your Host has the kind of speed that causes a lot of trouble. I dont think theyll catch him, but he has a tougher race ahead of him than I had ex pected several days ago. COLEMAN J. KELLY turf historian and correspondent — Your Host on a fast track and Hill Prince if the Ben A. Jones SPUrse if off. MAX HIRSCH trainer of Middleground — Looks like well have Your Host to catch on a fast track, ; but if mud comes up well be afraid of Hill Prince. Im in the race too, you know. JAKE LOWENSTEIN trainer who handled Middleground before Hirschs arrival — Middleground will show a tremendously improved race and theyll have him to beat. J. H. "CASEY" HAYES trainer of Hill Prince — Weve got Your Host to beat, I guess. PRESTON BURCH trainer of Sunglow and Greek Ship — Weve got some kind of chance, but Your Host and Hill Prince are tough. SYLVESTER VEITCH trainer of Mr. Trouble and Dooly — Its a tough race. My horse is ready and hes good. Your Host and Hill Prince will be rough. HARRY TROTSEK trainer of Oil Capl-tol — I hope the track is fast for my horse. He has a chance to surprise. But hell have his work cut out to beat Your Host and Hill Prince. JOE AGRELLA turf editor of Chicago Sun-Times — Off his Wood victory and going out the Derby distance in 2:02 and some change. Ive got to take Hill Prince. BILL BONIFACE turf editor the Baltimore • Sun papers — Your Host went a mile and one-eighth on the coast, should be free of trouble in the big field, and probably will lead from wire to wire. WALTER HAIGHT turf editor of the Washington Post — Despite what appears at this time to be a bulky field, I am forced to take come-from-behind horse and I believe the right one is Hill Prince. HENRY FORREST well-known trainer — Hill Prince is the horse to beat in the Derby in my opinion but if any colt beats him I hope it is one trained by Harry Trotsek". H. H. "PETE" BATTLE Coldstream Continued on Page Sixteen Your Host and Hill Prince Selected by Most Turfmen Support Also Had for Both Oil Capitol, Middleground In Todays Classic Event Continued from Page Thirteen Stud trainer — I like Hill Prince but I realize that he is going to. have to go over the same ground covered by Your Host. During the final quarter mile Hill Prince will be right there. LEEDS K. RIELY secretary Charles .Town Jockey Club — Hill Prince is my Derby selection, a Virginia-bred horse who has proven himself a top thoroughbred. SPORTSMANS PARK S. L. "BUD" JAMES, steward represen-ing the Illinois Racing Board — "Oil Capitol will get the roses on Saturday, in my opinion." WILLIAM HAL BISHOP, owner-train ers — xour Jiost appears best to me." ROBERT P. McAU-LIFFE, racing secretary at Sportsmans Park — "Max Hirsch has the winner in Middleground." JAMES N. NUGENT, trainer — "Your Host appeals to me as the 1950 Derby winner." FRED CRAFTON, «■»! o»"lr rf c? s* n 1 a «• V ._ W"hm BlshoP "Your Host should win the Derby according to past performances." WILLARD T. BEEZLEY trainer— "My choice is Your Host to win easily." JACK KLUCINA, assistant racing secretary — "I am rooting for Oil Capitol and trainer Harry Trotsek." VASCO PARKE, racing official— "Your Host came east and continued to win. Saturdays race should increase his status." LOU DIAMOND, publicity director— "Your Hosts latest race proved to me that he is best/ MARION H. VANBERG. owner-trainer t — "I saw Your Host race on the West Coast and believe he is the one to beat Saturday." J. D. MIKEL, trainer — Hill Prince looks best to me." CONNOR C. CAUDLE, trainer — "There should be a lot of pleased Califor-nians after the Derby when Your Host wins it." JOHN R. JOHNSTON, vice-president of National Jockey Club — "C. V. Whitney should take the laurels with Mr. Trouble." ROY "BOOTS* DICKERSON, starter — "Oil Capitol looked good to me in Florida and think he will return the winner on Saturday." LEE HELTON, trainer — "My friend Harry McDaniels is training the best horse. Your Host, for this Derby." FRANK NUGENT, trainer — "I saw Your Host win at Keeneland and he impressed me then as the Derby winner." JOHN J. GREELY, trainer — "Mr. Trouble is better, in my opinion, than most people think, and he could be the winner on Saturday." BELMONT PARK A. G. VANDERBILT owner-breeder — I like Hill Prince, but Ill be rooting for On the Mark, who is out of a Discovery mare. BILL WINFREY trainer— Hill Prince is the solid horse, with Your Host the one to catch. W. GOADBY LOEW owner — Hill Prince has shown more than any of the others. MARSHALL CASSIDY steward— Im strictly a Hill Prince man, but Middle-ground may run well. G. D. WTDENER owner-breeder— I like Hill Prince, but last year I liked Olympia. JAMES FITZSIMMONS trainer — I think Middleground should "have "won the Wood and he should run a good race. HORATIO LURO trainer— Hill Prince and Prince Simon for a Derby double. I have a share of Princequillo, you know. EDWARD M. OBRIEN owner — Hill Continued on Page Fifty-Five

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