Thrilling Finish in Derby: Fifty Thousand Cheer Donau to Victory at Churchill Downs., Daily Racing Form, 1910-05-11


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THRILLING FINISH IN DERBY s FIFTY THOUSAND CHEER DONAU TO VICTORY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS. fi ol of a Four of Seven Starters Pass the Judges Closely j Bunched and Tennessee-Owned Colt fj rl Barely Lasts to Win. ■ ii I Louisville, Ky.. May Hi. — Before an attendance il it estimated at oO.tMMl. William Cersf s IttMM I i. v ii.ii ll.aiau defeated Kentuckys pride. Joe Morris. I. by a MM half length in tlie thirty sixth renewal li of the Kentucky Derby today. Douaus victory Mr t t tally made- amends to the Teunesseeans for t lit- tail a tire of Liel er Karl, beam by Ilaudit in ISMS. Fight • of ing desperately behind the two leaders for the miner li aartjoa of the purse amc Fighting Hob ami Boola 1 Boola, al-o respei lively Tennessee and Kentucky 1 owned. Tile margin of Joe Morris for second jdaee I was ouly a head, and a like distance separated Fight- .1 lac Hub irom Kooia ltmila. The remainder of the e lield tiuished strung out. Donau jumped off into the s lead as usual with the rising of the harrier and ■ essayed the forciug of a fast pace. Approacaing the stretch turn at the end of the lirst mile Joe a Morris and Fighting Bab set uied to draw level. The lust j -throated Kentuckians. believing Donau dome i for. made the welkin ring with their cheers. j Hardly had they straightened for the drive .o l the finish than Donau drew into a commanding lead. Then it was the TenneKseeans turn to cheer. In the last eighth Donau began to lire and Joe Morris, clinging to his task with hull-dog determination. jf gained slowlv luu steadily. At the last sixteenth _ j.o t Fighting Rob and Boola Boola. the latter hav- ing saved much ground into the stretch, also hegau j to threaten tic- leaders seriously. Herliert kept t Donau to his task and. though tiring, the gallant son of Woolsthorpe — "AI Ix ne held on tenaciously f ;ud passed the judges a little more than a neck in advance of J«»e Morris. The failure of Joe Morris was :t keen disappoint- " s incut to his connections. It looked as if he tried to run out on the lirst turn and prop slightly near . th«- «•«!. Boola Boola was ire+ng sfrmigest of The £ quartette at the finish and would have won had the J distance U-en a trifle greater. Todays successful | oiM-niug is without parallel in the history of Kentucky racing. Tb* flee fielders invaded the track lie fore nine a. m. seeking vantage points. Tlie noon hour f found a steady stream of humanity bent on reaching j the Downs. Transportation facilities were excel- , leu! and little or no infusion ensiwd at the gates. Before 1 :30 not a seat in the spacious grandstand wa to lie had and the overflow swiftly filled the lawn. l etting ring and pad lock. In the clubhouse society held sway. Kentuckys liest element mingling with representative people from other states. Everywhere good nature prevailed, the orderly behavior of the crowd furnishing a tribute to racing. Kvery walk of life was represented, politicians, hankers, merchants, lawyers, clerks and even the clergy rublied elbows and seemed lo take keen delight in the sftort. Tlie Derby, of . course, held the chief interest, but the r. ther races were by no means neglected, as evidencjed by the tremendous volume of speculation. In both the mn fuels and auction i»ools there were morn first-time patrons than ever before. They came troin all sec-lions of the country — New York. Baltimore-, Chicago, j Cincinnati. Memphis. Nashville. Lexington. Indian . apolis and even Jacksonville. Tampa :o;d other , Florida cities being represented. The auction i« ols were .1 favorite medium for , speculation by the big players. The mulucl machines established a new record. The play was well t diversified iu all the races and the winners iwiil well. ] Ideal Scatter contributed to the enjoyment of the , spectators. The racing was interesting throughout ] and fast time was recorded in a majority of cases. Bound the World and Kings Daughter .Mjualed the ! existing track records in winning their respective | races. The following tabulation shows the K-oluine of s|M-culation transacted in the mutuels in comparison with Derby fay of last year: 1009. lftio. F1r-t race $ 12.725 $ 22.4t 5 Sco.nd race 10.44O 1«.»:K Third race 14.S15 2S.155 , Fourth race 31.K00 41.4B5 Fifth race 16.350 21.188 Sixth pace 15.N95 10.K70 Totals 02. i2.- .50.070 |

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