Ascot Park: Bogenschutz Marks 41st Derby Excursion Pat Farrell Accomplished Racing Official Ex-Jockey Great Bill Garner is Busy Man, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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i SB? v ■■ti«aaiB Ascot Park By Dick Kumble Bogenschutz Marks 41st Derby Excursion Pat Farrell Accomplished Racing Official Ex-Jockey Great Bill Garner Is Busy Man ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, May 1.— The Kentucky Derby, with all its splendor, will turn millions of heads in the direction of Louisville. An automobile, i driven driven by by Lawrence Lawrence Bogenschutz, Bogenschutz driven driven by by Lawrence Lawrence Bogenschutz, Bogenschutz will wind its way south from Ascot Park late Friday evening. He is a presiding steward here, and will be excused by the track management once again, to make his 41st. consecutive, appearance at the Downs. For most of those years, this sage of the sport was closely- connected wtih the late Colonel Matt Winn, in the growth of that immense production tion to to its its present present glorious glorious stand- ■■ti«aaiB tion to to its its present present glorious glorious stand- standard. Larry Bogenschutz learned his early lessons from his father, who was general superintendent for Winn and the Kentucky Jockey Club, which operated La-tonia, Lexington and Louisville. When his father passed on in the summer of 1921, young Bogenschutz joined up with Winn, who he calls "the man who did more for racing than anyone I ever met. He was the nicest person in my book. The Derby was a small thing when he took over in 1918. He also controlled Washington. Park and Lincoln Fields in Chicago and I worked In each of these places. After he sold Washington, 1 went to work for Mr. Lindiieimer as steward there and at Arlington, and also began at Hawthorne where he is now racing secretary for the Chicago Business Mens Racing Assoication." Larry Bogenschutz, who was born in Covington, Ky., plans to pick up his son, Larry, and daughters, Mary Lee and Sue, all of whom teach in the Cincinnati public school system, and sit with them at the 84th renewal of the "Roses Run." This is his fourth year in Ohio, and he claims: "I have met very few men of Horace Adams caliber, and this is a man who had never been in racing before." Bogenschutz also plans to visit with Robert F. Carey of1 Hawthorne and John S. Letellier of the Fair Grounds, when in Louisville, to discuss the fortunes of those plants where he holds the same position. Most prominent on1 his mind is this falls 00,000 added Hawthorne Gold Cup. Recalls Equipoise-Twenty Grand Duel ■ One of the greatest thrills in the memorable career of the elderly Cincinnatian was the thrilling head-and-head duel between Twenty Grand and Equipoise from the onset of the 1930 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The man who has served racing in Texas, Cuba, Southern Illinois, and other sectors, named Citation, Armed, and Whirlaway among the greatest horses he has observed. Bogenschutz states that it is almost impossible to compare the horses of one racing era with another with any accuracy. He considers Earl Sande, Laverne Fator, Linus McAtee, and Mack Garner only a modest representation of the great riders of his time. Larry Bogenschutz,* whose colorful memories are inexhaustible, plans to "have two or three-mint juleps" at the Downs on Saturday. For the 41st time, one of racings greatest active officials will take no sides in the big race. The best horse shall win. Examining Ascot Parks enviable official familyt the tireless young man who served during the famous match race between Swaps and Nashua, and alio picked the winner; despite unanimous disagreement, •sits alongside Bogenschutz each afternoon This is Frederick "Pat" Farrell, born in Austria -Hungary, but considered as Irish as the Blarney Stone, Farrell has accomplished more than his quota in 38 years in America. His grandfather was a jockey in England and Ireland, his father rode and trained horses in the British Isles, and his father-in-law. Fred Webb, won every important stakes race in those countries. Pat Farrell also began his career in the saddle, and completed same in 1932 at Hialeah, where he now resides with his lovely wife, the former Katherine Cassard of New Orleans, and his daughters, 17-year-old Patricia and Kathleen, who is three years younger. Secretarys Work Exacting, Yet Fascinating His first officiating job was for Charles McLennan in 1940 at Havre de Grace. He remained with him until 1953 when he went on his own and became assistant to Jimmy Kilroe in Chicago. Farrell is now steward~at Ascot, racing secretary at Detroit Race Course, steward at Hazel Park, and in the secretarys office at Hialeah and Tropical. He considers the job of racing secretary the most interesting, "it involves more work and is fascinating. The secretary must examine the horses he has at his disposal, and envision the kind of racing that built up. It takes almost two days to. write a good condition book, and it is indeed an art. This was formerly a rich mans game; and people from all walks of life are now the nucleus. Its future is secure." Frederick Farrell, who typifies the word "energy," stood on the roof and watched Swaps try vainly to catch William Woodwards Nashua. Minutes later he was back in his office, writing races for ,000 platers. Each task with a definite purpose — perfection. This is consistency in man. One of the busiest men on the grounds is Bill Garner, a placing judge who can also be remembered for his many achievements in the irons. Garner, a member of that famous family of riders, hung up his tack in 1953. This was the first time in 50 years that no Gar- ContinueJ on Page Serenteen p ASCOT PARK I By DICK HUMBLE Continued from Page Seyen ners name appeared in a racing program. The native of Centerville, Iowa, rode in eight Kentucky Derbys and finished second t6 Reigh Count in 1922 with Lamar Stock Farms Misstep* who won the St. Louis Derby for him. He won several two-year-old stakes with Fred Hoopers Olym-pia, and finished second to Old Rockport in the Santa Anita Derby. He received a three-month suspension by the stewards there, which gave Eddie Afcaro the Hooper colt for the Kentucky Derby. However, the track was off. and Olympia finished far back, disliking the footing, as Ponder registered. Garner also won a famous match race with Olympia against a quarter-horse from Texas named Stella Moor6 at Tropical Park. , — His home is in Cleveland and he works in an official capacity at ThistleDown and Randall. Six of his uncles preceded him in the irons, and the most renowned. Mack Garner, won the 1934 Derby with Cavalcade. Mack Gamer rode a winner one afternoon and passed away that evenjng from a -cardiac condition. Uncle. Guy Garner achieved most of his fame in England, riding for the Princerof Wales the present Duke of Windsor and the late Aga Khan. The reporter asked Bill Garner his age and incorrectly marked down 41 years. The amiable gent noticed the error and casually admonished, "Son, Im 49. If I was 41, Id probably be sitting up in the jockeys room at old Churchill Downs for another try." The Garners are inactive, something you could have gotten a big price against not too long ago.

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