Bedwells, Father and Son, to Race at Waterford Park, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-07


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- i 1 - t . ; 1 l 1 - , t 2 - - 3 - ., - , i 7 , ! 1 I * * [ " " "* [ i Bedwells, Father and Son, To Race at Waterford Park CHESTER, W. Va., May 5.— The Bed-wells are coming to Waterford Park. A well-known father and son combination, although intense rivals, H. Guy Bedwell, and son Lester, are expected to play an important part in the success of the forth- coming 40-day inaugural race meeting at nearby Waterford Park, Americas most modern mile race track. The elder Bedwell, who has saddled more than 2,000 winners since he tightened the girth on the first one back in 1907, will transfer here from Bowie a string of 17, headed by Torchator and Daily Dip. Both are handicap caliber performers. Others in the group are Supper Date, Big Bull. Fan-tom Venture, Gallant Doma, Colleen Egret, Gallant Moon, We Regret, Son Al, Not Later and Bay Marie. Considered one of the greatest horse conditioners of all time, Bedwell, who was born in Roseburg, Ore., but reared in Kan-sas, has developed numerous top horses in- eluding the speed marvel of the 1918-19 season, Billy Kelly, named after the veteran sports editor of the Buffalo, N. Y., Courier Express; Sir Barton, which he sad-died to win the 1919 Kentucky Derby; Mo- tor Cop, Boniface, Sun Egret, Prognosis and others. Lester Bedwell, also due in from Bowie, in Maryland, and trainer for Marvin Gaines, of Walton, Ky., is bringing 17 horses. ,

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