Pink Star Wins The Derby.: Arcite Is Withdrawn Because Of The Heavy Track.; Redgauntlet, the Favorite, Finishes Unplaced--Twenty Thousand People See the Race--Governor Beckham Attends., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-07


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PINK STAR WINS THE DERBY. * ARCITE IS WITHDRAWN BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY TRACK. I a Redgauntlet, the Favorite, Finishes Unplaced — Twenty Thousand People See the Race 1 I — Governor Beckham Attends. ! I Louisville, Kv.. May 0.— The name of J. H. Woodfords Pink Star, son of Link Coat, winner of » Ho- American l»erbv in 1S9S. anil Mary MmOay. ,, a daughter of Pat Malloy. a sturdy horse la Ins j day and time, was enrolled ou the bag list ot j Kentucky Derby winners this afternoon. It was the tbirtv-tliird running of this Kentucky classic j and the race was one of the most truly run since PrlCC MeOraths Avistides captured the prize in the inaugural contest in 1S75. Trailing his oppou- , ents far hack in the early stages. Iink Star seemed , a forlorn hope, hut gradually lie began gaining on j the others and his final rush was so rapid thai the , vast concotiise of spectators were thrilled with ad- . miration. ; Minder rode him a sensible race, avoiding the fart early pace set by the leaders, headed by Zal, ami | alter entering the stretch, made play for supremacy , when the others were showing distress signals, lie ] wore them down and won by a comfortable margin tram Zal. Ovelando. which had been a sharp factor j in the early part of the race, retained third place , simplv because those in back of him were aaeqaal to the task of giving him any sort of an argument tor the small portion of the money after the field had traveled one mile. In the speculation Pink Star was neglected. He was the extreme outsider at IT. to 1 and lew in the big crowd conceded hint a chance. Redgaunr-let was the most fancied after the withdrawal of Arcite. Boxara and Holdfast, the latter, through some Clerical mistake, having been omitted from the entries sent out. G. J. Long and his trainer. I. Covne. held out ho| e until the eleventh hour ihat tiie track would he in fairly good condition to start Arcite. but the mugsry atmosphere was not conducive to improving the oval and it was with keen regret that, they announced his withdrawal. He will be saved to run in the Brooklyn Handicap and his stable mate. Sir Huou, will start in the StiI. urban. It was a foregone conclusion that Redgauntlet wo. iid be t;,; iw.tjng ..o;. f. . foe race aftei ■.. rain of last night. Probably the most disap-pMrtfed man on the grounds after the race was T. P. Hayes. Redgauntlet showed to poor advantage in the going, but the owner insisted that Austin was mostly at fault in having disobeyed riding instructions. He was told to take a good hold of Redgauntlet and reserve him in the early stages. but the colt acted sluggish and Austin began urging liim hard before a half mile had been traversed and tired hitn considerably in an efrort to maintain pace with the leaders in the early stages. Had Austin restrained him alongside of Pink Star and made his run at the same time. Hayes believes that he would have taken down the major portion of the stake. W. H. Ptoll, who trains Pink Star, was jubilant. He had never weakened on the son of Iink Coat, and added that nothing hut bad racing luck encompassed his defeat in the two Perbys at New Orleans. Darkened skies and the air surcharged with , dampness, as the result of many hours rain, did not lessen the ardor of the Kentuekians. It is esti mated that 20.000 were present. Many came from I Chicago, Nashville. St. I.ouis. Ixington. Memphis. Cincinnati and even New York sent a delegation. The social set was out in force. Congressman and I Mrs. Nicholas Longworth were the guests of honor. Nearly every Kentucky state orlici.ij was present and I nearly all of Kentuckys congressional representatives came. Governor Reckhain greatly enjoyed the , sport. It is doubtful if the twenty-nine layers profited I by the victory of Mike Sutton, as he was pounded steadily from an opening price of 20 to 1 to half r this figure. Rebel Jueen. Ralbert. Colonel P»rady and i Tinker, each enjoying favoritism, were successful in their respect ive races. The last named, however, scored a lucky victory. Better bandied. Ganze would j have won. Spider Web, which began ailing last I Saturday, died this morning. Auditor is reported 1 very sick at Douglas Iark. Fred Cook has arranged for Joe McLennan to come » liere and take the markings of the horses he intends to ship to Canada. Tley will lie shipped some , time next week. With the consignment will go , Lawrence P. Paly, carded to start for the first t time tomorrow. It. Tucker announces that he will sell off all the horses he brought here from New York except four. An offer of $::.000 is said to have been turned down for Tim Kelly before his shipment from Nashville: he ran pearly in the fifth race. A very good program is announced for tomorrow and with such fast ones as Ditlcie, Wild violet, Sanderson: Lawrence P. Paly. R. C. Rami. Hollow: Anrship. Agnes Virginia. Excitement: Rrancas. Tom Dolan. The Minks; Lights Out. Webertiehls. New Amsterdam: Lady Ellison. Fonsoluca and Adesso among the entries, some exciting finishes are piobably in store for local patrons of the sport. J. L. Dempsey.

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