Douglas Parks Brilliant Prospects.: Governor McCreary to Grace Opening with His Presence--Kentucky Handicaps Fine Field., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-18


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DOUGLAS PARKS BRILLIANT PROSPECTS Governor McCreary to Grace Opening with His Pres ¬ ence Kentucky Handicaps Fine Field Louisville Ky May 17 The Kentucky Handicap SlOWIO added tin star feature of the opening of the twelvedays meeting at Douglas Park on Mon ¬ day May 2i will be the richest race decided in Kentucky since the Civil War With the exception of such events as the Grey EagleWagwi match race and the other contests similar in character in the long ago it is doubtful if ever in the Common ¬ wealth such a sum of money has been available for the owner of a winning horse on a running track Lcn the famous Kentucky Futurity trotting race nt Lexington has never been as valuable as tin Kentucky Handicap will be The winning of this vent alone will place the victor high in the list of money earning horses of the present time timeManager Manager John Hachmeister of Douglas Park hopes to perpetuate the Kentucky Handicap He Intends that It shall be a feature at each spring meeting just as the Brooklyn Handicap was at Gravescnd the Suburban Handicap at Sheepshead Hay the Wheeler Handicap at Washington Park Chicago the Burns Handicap at Oakland Cal and the tub Members Handicap at St Louis The races named were all conditioned like thy Kentucky Handicap at Douglas Park one mile and a quarter for thrce vcaroldsand over overThe The Kentucky Handicap closed with sixty nomina ¬ tions Secretary 13 W Mugiuu will auuouiice the weights for the big race five days before the event is decided The only penalty is that of live pounds extra to a winner of 1500 or more after the pub ¬ lication weightsThe of the weights The present favorite for this race is John W Schorrs fouryearold Froglegs winner of the Ham ¬ ilton Derby and nine other good races last season This season he has already won at a mile and twenty yards in iiJ creating a new American record for that distance Next in favoritism is thu recent Kentucky Derby winner Donerail a three yearold owned by T P Hayes Like Froglegs he has also made a time record this season as he won the Kentucky Derby iu 1201 which Is the Churchill Downs record for one mile and a quarter the Ken ¬ tucky Handicap distance distanceAnother Another great performer that is certain to start is It J Mackenzies fouryearold Buckhorn which last season won nine races among them the Ferry Handicap at Windsor the Inaugural Handicap at Douglas Park the Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs the Juarez Handicap at Juarez and the St Clair Handicap at Windsor It was Buekhorn that recently forced Froglegs to ruu in record time to win at the Downs DownsAnother Another crack looked upon as a sure starter is A L Astea great threeyearold Ten Point which finished second to Donerail in the Kentucky Derby after having scored six straight victories three of them this season in eastern stakes stakesOne One of the most improved fouryearolds of this reason eligible to the race is II II Kmmons Hudolfo winner of the Latonia Cup last season This colt won once at Lexington and then ran a dead heat with Yankee Notions He was third to Froglegs and liuckhorn in the recent recordbreaking race at the Downs His performance upon that occasion was most meritorious since he conceded each of those great thoroughbreds five pounds poundsWhat What IK conceded to be the seasons best three yearold tilly J T Weavers Gowell is also en ¬ gaged in the Kentucky Handicap She won the Ashland Oaks at Lexington and gloriously acquitted herself in the Kentucky Derby by finishing third under a weak ride at the hands of jockey J McCnhe McCnheAnother Another popular candidate for honors in this event is Charles W McKennas Foundation which went to the post in the Kentucky Derby almost as strongly backed as was the favorite Ten Point This was due to Ids brilliant victory in the Blue Crass Stakes at Lexington iu which Douerall finished far behind him himTrainer Trainer W S Trevey is trying to prepare C F liuschemeyers great gelding Hawthorn for this race Trainer Frank Taylor may also send II C Ilallenbecks Frederick L to the barrier in this race together with the speedy Adams Express which always attracts a strong following followingYankee Yankee Notions is another good threeyearold that must he reckoned as dangerous in this rich stake Then there is that old standby High Private owned by J K Wainwright and T M Goodes Flora Fina which raced so well at Lexington LexingtonThere There are several other ellgibles for the Kentucky Handicap that have raced this season in winning form These include Floral Park The Widow Moon Hamilton Cream and Miss Thorpe ThorpeIt It is evident that the Kentucky Handicap field will compare favorably with any similar aggrega ¬ tion of starters ever sent to the post In a race in this part of the country countryManager Manager Hachmeister lias Douglas Park in prime condition Many improvements have been made and the course is more beautiful than ever Society will lx there at the opening and throughout the meeting Mr Hachineister is expecting recordbreaking patron ¬ age The railroads have announced reduced rates from air Kentucky points pointsGovernor Governor McCreary and his staff will be In attend ¬ ance on the opening day Kentuckys chief execu ¬ tive Is n great admirer of the thoroughbred He s never happier tlmu when at the course watching the races On May 10 when he sat iu the judges stand with Judge C F Price and Messrs CharlVs F Grainger and M 1 Winn he recalled many instances of racetrack scenes and Incidents dating back to tin day when Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875 He also told about the Ten BroeckMollie McCarthy race and observed Unit while the races in the old days were interesting they did not arouse the intense enthusiasm nor attract the tre ¬ mendous crowds which now feature the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Endurance Stakes run at Churchill Downs He will form the siime con ¬ clusion when he sees the Kentucky Handicap de ¬ cided at Douglas Park

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