Foundation Makes Good: McKenna Candidate For Kentucky Derby Runs A Sparkling Race.; Comes Within a Fraction of Equaling the Track Record in Winning Blue Grass Stakes and Is Hailed as Probable Winner of Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-04


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FOUNDATION MAKES GOOD McKENNA CANDIDATE FOR KENTUCKY DERBY RUNS A SPARKLING RACE Comes Within a Fraction of Equaling the Track TrackRecord Record in Winning Blue Grass Stakes and Is IsHailed Hailed as Probable Winner of Derby Lexington Ky May 1 There was scarcely room in the grandstand and on the walks about it and the parlmutuel enclosure and the paddock for tho accommodation of the people who attended the rac ¬ ing at tho Kentucky Association course this after ¬ noon It was one of the largest crowds that was ever on these grounds on any occasion The pro ¬ grams were sold out early in tho afternoon and double tho number could have been disposed of Down in the parlmutuel department no employee had an idle moment during the period that tho machines were in operation In every race all tickets were sold out on one or more horses and double numbers or extra tickets were necessary The racing was of a high order over a lightning fast track and the weather could not have been more perfect The crowd was a jolly goodhumored en ¬ thusiastic gathering and they got such real enjoy ¬ ment out of the contests that Francis H Hitchcock of New York remarked upon It to the officers in these words What a pleasure it is to go racing with you Kentuckians Nowhere I have ever been have I found more enjoyment than right here on this Lexington track on such days as these These people all seem to know one another and they art all happy and prosperous looking and above all they know what racing is and they know how to display their appreciation of it itNow Now as to what the crowd saw this afternoon It is good betting that they saw the yinnor of the Kentucky Derby and likewise the winner of the Breeders Futurity the names of the horses re ¬ ferred to being Foundation and Imperator Founda ¬ tion won the Blue Grass Stakes like the highclass race horse that owner Charles W McKenna and trainer William McDanlel have all along contended lie is in opposition to the opinion of quite i number of horsemen that he Is a work horse strictly It Is true that he did not beat all the horses that he will meet In the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs next Saturday but be showed his heels to Donerail Gowell and Lord Marshall in most con ¬ vincing fashion The only criticism that can b made against him Is that nt the start he broku toward the outside his position being nt the rail and humped the other three into one another but lie was never apparently fully extended at any stage of his speedy journey and won with consider ¬ able in reserve by five lengths Ills time is identi ¬ cal with his work on April 21 and Is within one fifth of a second of the track record which was made by Governor Gray in the Blue Grass Stakes of lllll Foundation worked out the extra eighth of a mile making the Derby distance of one mile and a quarter in 201 which Is onefifth of a second faster than tho record for the Kentucky Derby made by Meridian when he beat Governor Gray for thrt prize in 111 The conclusion is that Foundation is the horse to beat in the race next Saturday and that the only horse now seeming to have a good chance to get home in front of him is Ten Point John J Galvin is preparing to get a special train to Louisville on Derby Day morning to be called tile Foundation Special to carry the supporters of the Lexington horse Lord Marshall was all but thrown down in going around the first turn when Gowell humped him into the fence For the last seven eighths of a mile he ran without an iota of a chance to get to the leader because of this Inter ¬ ference Because of the rough tactics jockey Borel was suspended by the judges for the remainder of the meeting The interference may not have been intentional and may have been due to the nearness of Donerail which was racing In front of the Weaver filly at the time timeJohnson Johnson N Camdens Imperator tho first of the get of Peter Quince to start won the fifth race which was for twoyearolds at four and onehalf furlongs so easily that many horsemen hastened to congratulate the owner and breeder of the colt and express the opinion that he will be the winner of tho Breeders Futurity which is to be run next Thursday Trainer Jack Kcene likewise was congratulated by scores of his friends and when they told him that they believed he had uncovered the Futurity winner ho said simply Well I would not swap chances with any I know Mr Camden left immediately after the race Tor New York on a business mission and as he was departing he said Whether or not the colt wins the Futurity I would not take 25 000 for him right now The time of Imperators race was 4 only twofifths of a second slower than the track record made by Calisse and lie WHM only cantering at the end of it The Norman which was hitherto regarded as the probable winner of tho Futurity dispositionBracktown seems to have a bad disposition Bracktown Belli won the second mce after a drive with Martha McKee The showing of Aland B L in this race was disappointing to owner J C Milam She broke out but it may have been only fright at the colors colorsThe The handicap was easy for the II K Knapp pair Sprite and Yankee Notions They ran onetwo with Morristown third The first race went to Hiwesii Gill and the last to Bonanza with Banorttlla second and Spindle third K T Colton the trainer of Antomatic tried to claim Banorella but he had failed to file authorized agents papers and lite claim was not allowed allowedTrainer Trainer Trevey sjiid this afternoon concerning Hawthorn The congestion in tho geWings head and throat was dissolved this morning and there was a considerable discharge from the nostrils As soon as he secured relief his temperature became normal DerbyJim I still think lie will start in the Derby Jim IJasey wns withdrawn from the third race on account of lameness Fred W Gerhardy secretary of the Windsor Jockey Club came here today in the Interest of the stakes for that track which will close on Monday next nextJohn John Walters who is training the string of racers owned by Georgo M Hendrie the Canadian turfman was among todays visitors He reports all hi horses Including the threeyearold Great Britain in fine slmpe The horses are at present at Louis ¬ ville thereThe and will engage in the racing there The onetime great racer Bourbon Beau wlicb In ¬ jured himself last year at Louisville has been given up as a future racing prospect and will bo retired for stud duty at W S Paynes farm

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