view raw text
Eddies Always a Good Bet CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 5. — The 1944 Derby marked the first time that Ben Jones had won a Derby without the help of jockey Eddie Arcaro. The rider was under contract to Greentree Stable, which started Stir Up. When the stable of Col. E. R. Bradley was at its peak, the Derby axiom was "When in doubt, bet on Bradley." Racing fans felt the same way about Arcaro, and in the 1944 running, they made Greentrees Stir Up favorite. He was a contender throughout, but finished third to Pensive, ridden by Conn McCreery.