Eight Candidates Fell by Wayside for Every Kentucky Derby Starter, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-06


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— . i Eight Candidates Fell by Wayside For Every Kentucky Derby Starter Fifteen three-year-old thoroughbreds are carded to parade to the post at Churchill Downs today as the band plays the heart-stirring strains of "My Old Kentucky Home," the customary prelude to a Kentucky Derby running. That 15-horse field, while the "cream of the crop" as of the present, reflects the uncertainty of racing so far as starting a colt in the blue ribbon event of the American turf is concerned. Paraphrasing Bobbie Burns classic lines,.the best laid plans of an owner often go far amiss, even within the short span of three months. When nominations for this seventy-sixth running of the Kentucky Derby closed February 15 last, some 80 owners named 134 sophomores in the fond though perhaps trembling hope of having their colors carried in the big race. Only eight sportsmen are realizing their wish,, and 119 three-year-olds have fallen by the wayside on the road to Churchill Downs. Following is a complete list, of the original Derby candidates: Admirals Pride Casemate Full Measure Jlminy Cricket. Oil Capitol Spuds Air Mall Chanter Futuramatlc Just Eight Omalac Spurcliase All At Once Conquerant Gigolo Keep Kight On the Mark Starecase All Blue Contribution Grandfather KingMowlee On the Spot Steppen Altar Boy Conversational Great Circle Lancaster Opinionated Stranded Androcles Count Ivener Greek Ship Lights Up Our Tops Sturdy One Arcave County Delight Greek Song Look Out Jeep Par Boy Sudan Ballydam Courage Grlffo Lot O Luck Phil ORelt Sun David Hat Boy Cross Wave Guillotine Lotowhlte Picador Sunglow Bay Itoad Cup King Hallleboy Lykos Poised Sun State lied o* Hoses Deep Blue Hasty Count Maglster Postwar Valor Teddies Imp Beirut Dldappcr Hawley Mags Big Boy Quiz Show The Diver Benagland DJymy Heres Hube Mahplay Kadlcal The Flier Big Brass Dooly Hill Prince Middleground Kayloper The Marne Black Box Drifting Maid Honors More Sun Rendezvous Theory Black George Endurable Hoplite Mostest Konian Bath The Reaper Blazing Silver Erosion Ilybania Mr. Trouble Second Avenue Trumpet King Blue Silver Fabricate Hyphasls Mucho Mas Selector Trusted IHueW. Fannueil Miss Illustration My Redemption Shock Unbridled BlueZac Feudal Im Don Navy Chief Sierra Wisconsin Boy Boodle First Glance Jess Llnthlcum Next Move Sigh Man Yogi Brecons BeaconsFort -Bel Jet Flight Ode Skelter Your Host Bull Page French Admiral For every starter, eight prospective contestants failed to make the grade for various reasons. The training regimen, illness, accidents took a heavy toll. A quarter of a century ago the late Col. E. R. Bradley proclaimed — and was ever ready to lay the price — that it was 5 to. 1 a person could not name a Derby starter, not to say the winner, three months in advance of the race. In light of subsequent history, the good colonel was not giving himself the worst of it.

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