This One Proves Anything Can Happen in the Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-06


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; This One Proves Anything Can Happen in the Derby CHURCHILL DOWNS, LouisviUe, Ky., May 5. — Charles Kurtsinger experienced one of the most unusual happenings to befall any jockey in the Kentucky Derby during the 1936 running of the race, in which he rode Mrs. Silas B. Masons He Did. Kurtsinger broke his mount in front at the start and set the pace for better than the first half mile. As the field rounded the last turn for the stretch run to the wire, Kurtsinger had He Did in fourth position along the rail. The jockey carried the whip in his left hand ready to go to work on He Did in the final drive. However, standing atop the inner rail on the last turn was a long armed spectator, who, according to Kurtsinger, reached out and grabbed the whip from the jockeys hand. He Did finished seventh.

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