Johnstown, Derby Winner of 1939, Dies Suddenly, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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Johnstown, Derby Winner Of 7939, Dies Suddenly LEXINGTON, Ky." May 15.— Johnstown, the property of the Belair Stud of William Woodward of New York, died Sunday at the Claiborne Farm of A. B. Hancock at Paris, Ky., where he had been standing: at stud. He was 14 years old and will be buried in the horse cemetery at Claiborne. Johnstown was regarded as one of the best three-year-olds of his sophomore year, 1939. In that season he accounted for the Kentucky Derby, Wood Memorial, Belmont, Withers and Dwyer Stakes among other races and earned 69,315 while winning 14 of 21 contests. He set a track record of 1:405s for a mile and 70 yards at Jamaica. A son of Jamestown — La France, he was retired to the stud in his four-year-old season. Stakes winners that he has sired include Flood Town, Acoma, Repand, Gee Whiz and First Page. He was purchased by Woodward from Hancock as a yearling.

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