1928 Field With 22 Starters Largest to Race in Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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1928 Field With 22 Starters Largest to Race in Derby DerbyCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 Regardless of how many of the overnight field goes postward Saturday the record for the largest field to compete in the Kentucky Derby remains secure That honor goes to the 1928 renewal when Mrs John D Hertz Reigh Count led home 21 rivals The Sunreigh Contessina colt won with speed in reserve holding a three length advantage over Misstep with Toro third thirdThe The largest field in recent years was in 1951 when Count Turf led 19 rivals across the finish line Count Turf is a son of Count Fleet Reigh Counts best son

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Local Identifier: drf1956050502_8_3
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800