Aftermath of the Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1914-05-12


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AFTERMATH OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY. So peal was the alii ndani n at Churchill Downs. Saturday, that tickets which had been printed tor sale hy the New Louisville Jockey Club gave out an hour before the tirst race and it becasae no M sat] to use a hatch of old tickets which happened 10 be at hand. Thirty seven more cars than had cur been i mploj ed by Ihc street railway coin pany for Derby Day service were in lommlasloil and these would not have been sullicient had not the crowd tracked and departed from the track in installments, sonic arriving late and leaving late and others an I » lag early and departing early. Manager M. .1. Winn said of the Derby: "It lul tilled my eer. expectation. I knew the field this year contained pbeaomeaal three-year olds and i: was no surprise to me when Old Rosebud made I new track record for a mile and a quarter at the Downs. As to the crowd, it was far in excess of any throng that ever witnessed a race in Kentucky. Oar usual number of tickets ran oat long before the tirst race was catted. Accommodations this year at the Downs were far more commodious than those of last season or any previous year. There were also more people ill the iuner held llian were there last season." Judge Charles F. Trice stated that he had never seen a greater day of racing. "There was not a single happening to mar the groat pleasure of the afternoon, and the Derby of .1014 was the most re ninrkable race run in the long history of this classic event." said the presiding official. "It was not only a track record for the Downs, but it was a remarkable race in every particular and wonderful to relate, the two stars of the contest. Old Rosebud and Hodge, are both geldings. It is questionable if in a lifetime two such horses as three-year-olds will be seen in any Derby race together. Kay Spenee was not disappointed by Hodges Derby performance. He expected the Utile geld ing to run the race in better time than the track-record and expressed himself as lieing satisfied that he had a great three year old. even if he was not the equal of Old Kosebud. He said "Hodge eant beat him. but that is no disgrace, as no » other horse in training has any chance with the Darby winner. I would not sell Hodge now for a dime loss than I would have taken for him before his Derby race." old Baaekad is the fourth gelding to win the Kentuekv Derby, previous winners that were annexed being Vagrant, Apollo and Macbeth II. old Kosebud was one of si yearlings bought by his • present owners from -I. B. Madden for ,000. General Manager Matl .1. Winn was higlslv elated I over He success attending the opening, and e_-prossed a belief that the presrnl season of racing ! would sin pass by far any former meeting held at Churchill Ihiwus. Francis Nelson of Toronto, presiding .judge at various Canadian coarse*, who came here to witness the Derby, stated after the running that in his estimation old Kosebud was one of the greatest performers he had ever beheld in action. He marveled at the ease with which he covered ground, apparently unextended. Sooner or later. Saturdays Kentucky Derby will Ik- seen in the various moving picture booses throughout the country. According to the operators of the machine* who took pictures of the running of the great race, it will be one of the best moving picl ui s id :■ race e er shown. II. H. Roberts of Etlaacoe, Out.; Joe leaser, who ha not rislted a Derby in many rears; A! Mailer of New Orleans; William .crst of Nashville, Tena.: •bdin B. Dill if Covington. K . : . Linker of Philadelphia, and "Smiley" Gorbetl of Chicago. Here among the l.ig crowd of Derby day visitors. John Hacbmeister, general manager of the Dong las Park and Latonia track, was one of the inter ested spectators of the racing and en Soil. lined a party of guests. Mr. Hacbmeister expressed keen I satisfaction oyer the auspicious opening at Churchill Downs, for it Indicates that Douglas Iark will share-in the general turf prosperity prevailing in Ken barky.

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