Brilliant Kentucky Derby In Prospect: Great Race Assured for Next Saturday at Churchill Downs Despite the Withdrawal of Hawthorn and Helios, Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-04


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BRILLIANT KENTUCKY DERBY IN PROSPECT Great Race Assured for Next Saturday at Churchill Downs Despite the Withdrawal Withdrawalof of Hawthorn and Helios If the weather be propitious It may be expected that the thirtyninth running of the historic Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Louisville next Saturday afternoon will IK witnessed by the greatest as well as the most fashionable gathering of people ever seen on a Kentucky race course The beauty and the cMvalry of the old Kentucky commonwealth together with notable visitors from afar as well as nearby states will be there to i ay homage to the thoroughbred and lend their approval to the greatest of all outdixir sports The winners will be admired and applauded with an enthusiasm Iwrn of that genuine love for the hoi c that is an inherent trait of the Kentuckiaii Nor will the vanquished be overlooked when the plaudits of tie multitude are being freely bestowed upon the victor for the Kentuckiaii is proverbially generous in recognizing a meritorious performance even though it falls short of being successful successfulThe The clubhouse of the New Louisville Jockey Club which has been the scene of countless assemblages of the elite of the Southland dating from the day when Aristidcs dashed first under the wire as the In ¬ augural Derby victor will be radiant in kaleidoscopic color as will the grandstand with flags fluttering from every point of vantage and with the lawns and bright flowers adding to the splendor of the scene sceneIt It is characteristic of the Kentucky Derby that on that occasion all classes pay homage to the thorough ¬ bred horse They come from cabin aiwl palace They walk and they even ride to the big free inlieid in coal carts Buzzing motors carry no happier carefree admirers of the turf than those individuals who journey to South Louisville in the commonest kind of a vehicle and then perch themselves high in the air or crowd the inside rail content to stand for hours in sunshine or rain waiting for the Derby field to go to the post postIn In that vast throng jostling with the younger generation will lie found the racegoer of antel cllum days who rnatrected by the changing thncs and conditions will proudly recall the year in which the great Commoner Henry Clay and Vicr President of the Tnitcd States J C Breekenridge stood in the judges frtund of a Kentucky race track and who will maintain that these illustrious Kentuckians were they alive now would be ipectatorn of the Derby The brilliant racing that Kentucky will provide this season would hae especially appealed to President Ilysscs S Grant who while serving as the nations chief executive delighted n journeying to PimiCo to attend the races racesIt It has been assured for months that the Kentucky racing of this season would lie of surpassing brilliancy Lexington bs started the spurt ausjileiifusly and the Louisville opening on Saturday next bids fair to set a standard that it will be diflieut to surpass in future years The cream of American tlmrongh breds are scheduled to meet in contest for htakts and purses that will be well wortli winning for their intrinsic valrc none to say IK thing of the associations and fame that go with the winning of such a race as tho Kentucky Derby with its wealth of tradition and sentiment sentimentProspective Prospective Starters for tho Kentucky Derby with Their Weights WeightsOwner Owner Color anil Sex Name Sire nidi Dam Weight 117C A WeightA L Astes b c Ten Ioint by Jack Point Gold Ten 117 C W McKennas ch c Foundation by Nasturtium Meddlesome She 117 114J 1 W Schorrs b g Icochares by Broomstick Leayonara 114 J W Alcsservys b c His Maji sty by Ogden Her Majesty 11 II K Knapps ch c Yankee Notion by Yankee Fairie Queen Ill 117J II IllII C Hallenbecks br c Frederic L by Dick Fiiincll Iluxie 117 J AVhalenrt b g Buskin by Hamburg Slippers I 114 X 114X O G II Keenes Ji c Lord M rshf H by Oddfellow Coraza s 117 T 117T P Hayes b c Don era II by McCco Algle M 117 I 117I Marions eh c Prince Hermis by Hermis CrlmcayiVf 117 117t W 117W L McCraekens ch c McCorkle by DlsgufsolnndtlrmW 1 C i 7 t 117 t T Carrolls ch c Weyanoke by Sir Iluon Ameeras I 117 117refer refer Benders ch f Floral Park by Burgomaster MIneola 112 J 112J T Weavers ch f Gowell by Ort Wells Ucsponsivo 112 Doerhoefer 112Doerhoefer Wests blk c Jimmle Gill by Fatherless Sister Anna 111 Thirtytwo threeyearolds are eligible to star in the Kentucky Derby but when the real candidates line up at the post next Saturday it is doubtful if more than a dozen will face the starter However the owners of fifteen bave more or less definitely decarcd their representatives will start and they may Some owners enjoy the pleasure of having a starter in an event of such importance even though cherishing no lively anticipation of seeing it come sweeping home in triumph Therefore some particulars in regard to the fifteen are here furnished with the suggestion that if the traek is good and the day fair there an e ght of the fifteen that can furnish a grand contest worth a long journey to view The eight are Ten IV int Foundation Loochares His Majesty Yankee Notions Buskin Frederick L and Floral Park a sple idid land entitled by rutison of superior racing exploits to contend for the highest honors of the turf anywl ere If Helios had trained favorably this spring his chances would have been second to none in public est ma lion but unluckily he lias not and his capable trainer has said he would not be a starter hence he is left out of Derby calculations calculationsIt It likewise is to be deplored that Hawthorn the winter favorite for the race is to be an absentee Grass Stakes and his enforced withdrawal from the Derbv must Indeed be a source of great disappointment to his sportsmanlike owner who had cherished high hopes that his laudable ambition to win the blue rib ¬ bon event of Kentucky racing was to be realized Hawthorn won his only start of the season at Lexington over opposition that was not sufficiently formidable to afford much of a line as to his real ability as a threeyearold He was one of the greatest if not Indeed the l est of the twoyearolds of 1012 and many good judges who watched his training this spring inclined to the belief that he would turn out to be the threeyearold champion of 1013 It Is to be hoped that his indisposition will lie of such a temporary char ¬ acter that he may be able to fill his Liitonla Derby engagement at least and thereby settle the question of supremacy that will be left undecided by ills absence from next Saturdays big race Ten raceTen Point has done more aiid better racing tins year than any of the candidates and lias won three races in highclass style against fast horses of his own ago and older In the Susquehanna Handicap at a mile and seventy yards Thursday ho gave from eight to twentysix pounds by the scale of weight for ae and carrying 117 pounds defeated such opponents as Buskin John Furlong Adams Express Lochiel Flab Iwrgast and Mission and ran the last mile in lSi As he carried ills Derby weight that race was really a remarkable public Derby trial and it is obvious that any horse able to beat Tony Astes candidate will have racingFoundation to do more than average Derby racing Foundation won some good races as a twoyearold but did not class with the l est of his age This spring be on several occasions fairly astonished tho Lexington turfmen in some amazingly fast public trials showing himself to be a vastly improved colt Quite certain it is that if lie runs to the form of those trials on Derby day he is likely to be returned the winner as any horse engaged The trouble Is that in racing horses frequently fail to run up to their trials Foundation may or may not but his race of yester ¬ day indicates that he will If he does he will prove exceedingly troublesome to his competitors competitorsNo No great attention has lx en paid so far to John W Schorrs gelding Leocharcs but If he runs to his twoyearold form lie will beat more than will beat him in the big race of next Saturday Winner of eleven races hrst year of which seven were taken in succession he was absolutely in the first flight of 1012 two yearolds In winning tho Grey Stakes at Toronto he ran a mile in 140 with 115 pounds up so there should be no trouble about his staying the Derby route that is the Kentucky Derby route which is not a true Derby route He is in a dangerous stable and in a race noted for surprises might prove a surprise on his merits He has been training as well as any of the others Yankee othersYankee Notions ran some corking good races last year and won eight out of seventeen In which he took prt He belongs to one of the most estimable gentlemen connected vith racing and is good enough to run for any mans money moneyFrederick Frederick L was the twoyearold star of II C Hallenbecks stable last year and a voung horse of great speed and a fine weight carrier He started in fifteen races and won six of them He won the Wil ¬ mington Stakes at the recent Havre de Grace meeting with 120 pounds up and carrying 111 ran third to Ten Point 108 and Buskin 10X in the Belair Handicap having bad luck in the race and finishing In front of the crack sprinter Cauph Hill These races make him out to l e in good form With Mirsgrave on his bacl lie will bo capably ridden and has a chance chanceHis His Majesty was not raced much as a twoyearold and won two races His last race of the year ave a glimpse of form suggestive of great things to come if normal development attended his transltion from two years of age to three This wns when he defeated Lahore Sebago White Wool Itosturtium Carlton f Lochiel and Hilarious in the Excliange Handicap of a mile and a sixteenth at the Jamestown fall meet ¬ ing running the distance in 14S over a heavy tiiek and winning from Lahore by four lengths He car ¬ ried 102 pounds to 110 on Lahore and by the scale of weight for age was giving the latter good horse eighteen iioiinds a performance that will bear searching analysis He is said to have grown into one of the grandest appearing young horses imaginable imaginableBuskin Buskin is a gelding and was bred at IT P Whitneys Brookdale Stud lie started in thirteen races last year and won four He was at his liost in the fall and won his last three races in a row He is a fast horse and a game one That ho wintered well and improved is established by his two races at Havre de Grace in both of which he finished second to Ten Ioint with capital race horses behind him In his li t race the Susquehanna Handicap at a mie and seventy yards be ran Ten Point to a half lenth but wis In receipt of fifteen pounds While Ten Point lieat him twice he finished in front of such horses as John Furlong Adams Kxpress Lochiel Mission Flabliergast Frederick L Caugh Hill and Grovcr IIiilioq PT ceilent form for so early in the year No filly has won the Kentucky Derby mainly because few have started In it Twice in recent a filly has won the Kpsom Derby and there is no reason why a highclass filly could not win the Kentucky vears Derby It lias lieen given out that Floral Park will certainly start this year nils daughter of Burgo ¬ master is gifted with great speed and last year won seven races and was six times second in seventeen yfrts At Salt Lake City she ran four and n half furlongs in 52 which is the record for the distance In the fall at Louisville she won twice at tliroequarters of a mile in 112 and was beaten a heid by The Widow Moon In the same time What her chances may lie in competition with the colts and geldings is a problem that only the race can solve The Instances cited demonstrate that In native speed at least she N able to hold her own with any of them If the starts it will IK an interetin feature of the nee Gowell is another good filly that may start She won the Ashland Oaks a few days ago over a heavv track and is a line young mare that won seven races in a strenuous campaign as a twovearolil Her de feat of The Widow Moon in the Ashland Oaks shows her to be in good form ti ¬ ¬ lt is something in the way of an equine tragedy that the two great rivals of last vear and winter and spring favorites for the event Helios and Hawthorn should now prove unable to go to the post When Helios won the Cincinnati Trophy nt Latonia last Time he was in perfect racing condition vet his at once ordered him into honorable retirement with the solo purpose of giving him a long rest In the owner hone It would lead to Jus winning the Kentucky Derby of lll

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