George Smith Is Victor: John Sanfords Game Colt Takes The Kentucky Derby From Star Hawk.; The English Colt Presses Him Hard at the End--Franklin a Good Third--Mr. Whitneys Two Stars of Last Year Badly Beaten., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-14


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GEOKGE SMITH IS YICTOB c JOHN SANFORDS GAME COLT TAKES THE KENTUCKY DERBY FROM STAR HAWK. t tl The English Colt Presses Him Hard at the End — tl Franklin a Good Third — Mr. Whitneys Two ii Stars of Last Year Badly Beaten. t I n BY THOMAS R. CROMWELL. J Louisville, K.v.. May 13. — I. T. Rarnum. who by p lives in the memory of Amerieaiis and Europeans as the worlds greatest showman, was wont to say an- s liunlly of liis eircus. "Its bigger and better tlian j] ever." and it was. So it is with the spring time u racing at LaariarUte. Eaeli year the Derby Day :1 crowd at Churchill Downs has been "bigger and y lietter than ever." not excepting some years when a the weather was untoward. Today, for the forty-second running of the coveted event, there was not a vacant seat in the grand -stand nor on the clubhouse veranda and the lawns, the pari-mutuol section and the paddock were contested with a restless, shifting mass of well-dressed men and fashionably attired women. The infield, which was given over to the proletariat, contained its thousands who had gained their entrance free. For the automobiles there was not parking space within the inclosure and scores of the vehicles, in which their occupants had traveled many miles to lie one of "those pres-nt" on Kentucky turfdoms greatest day, were left in the side roadways for blocks beyond the race course entrance. The estimate of the throng at post time for the Derby was 23.000 paid and approximately 7.000 in the free field. The scene was much the same as in other years, only more so. The grounds j were as trim and neat as nature and the careful i hands of the skilled landscape artists could make them. The course was lightning fast, the weather warm, though the sun for much of the afternoon, mercifully so. was obscured by clouds of the rainless, friendly sort. Any attempt at a listing of the notables present would be impracticable. Suffice it to say that many of the most prominent men and women in the state, including Governor and Mrs. A. . Stanley, were hero anil that hundreds from other states and representatives of all sections were among the vast cencourse. The afternoon was enlivened by the hum of happy voices and above tiie rythmic strains from a good band of musicians, while at each finish there was the usual outburst of applause, concluding in a roar of delight as the winner flashed past the placing judges, Messrs. TV. II. Shelley and Ed Jasper. In the stewards stand were president Charles F. Grainger of the New Louisville Jockey Club, and Judge Charles F. Trice, who has liecn identified with the Downs since his youth. General manager Matt .1. Winn and his capable assistant. Harry Bricvogt 1. had the forces in every department working as smoothly as a piece of well-ordered machinery. Starter Harry Morrissey presided at the barrier in his usual good form. Of the races on limiuarv to the Derby, which was the fifth on the card, the Old Rosebud Handicap, which called out a goo 1 field of sprinters, produced the most thrilling contest. It was won by T. C. McDowells speedy filly Waterblossom. after ■ stretch battle with Rank and Chalmers. Juvenile. Impressive. Krigerio. all won by good margins, though Juvenile had little to spare at the end. Moliora. a first-time start-r in the opener, ran green, but is a promising filly. Of the horses carded to start in the Derby, which this year was worth 2,975, Raise. Ilr.ffaker and St. Isidore were withdrawn, leaving Franklin and Dodge, the Weber and Ward entry: Dominant and Thui:d"rer. the Harry Payne Whitney entry; Star Hawk and The Cock, the A. K. Mncomber entry; George Smith, roorosenting John Sanford: Lena Mis!,:i, from the Rcverwyk Stable, and Kinney, owned and train. d bv T. 1. Hayes. Of these the Whlll J entry was the choice of the majority. The demand for metuel tickets was unprecedently heavy und. |M ssibly for lliat reason, it was not until 5:07 that the bugle tailing the racers to the post was sounded. They left the paddock at 5:12 and the parade to the starting point was begun just as Governor Stanley entered the stewards stand, from where he was to view the race. The order of the parade was Franklin, mounted by T. Rice. Dominant. .1. Natter, Star Hawk, W. Lilley. Dodge. !. Murphy | Thunderer, T. Me-TnggarD. 1-ciia Misha. IF. Duganj. The Cock. M. G.irn-r. George Smith. J. Loftus. and Kinney. L. Gentry. Tli-y reached the ] ost at 5:15 and were off at 5:li, with Dominant the first to show as the barrier flew upward. Franklin was next. Kinney third, then Thunderer, Lena Misha. George Smith. Dodge. The Cock and Star Hawk. Passing H" stand tin order was the same, with Dominant leading by several lengths. Around the far turn and into the backstrotch. Franklin began to move up. At the end of the first mile Dominant Ix-gan to show signs of distress and Franklin was at his flank, with George Smith and Star Hawk coming fast and moving into contending positions. Entering the stretch Loftus began a brilliant ride on George Smith and the black sou of Out of Reach — Consul la II. responded nobly and landed the winner of the X9.750 first money and the most i-ovet-d rice in the state by a neck from Star Hawk, which, had the riders been reversed, would undoubtedly have won. Star Hawk was five lengths in advance of the tired Franklin, which was a half length before his st.iblem ate, Dodge. The Whitney pair flattened like fl i:ndi rs when they vvre called upon for the final test. Tiny were palpably short and proved that the fortnight ago reports of their unfitness for the rai . The expectation that James Rowe. ever guardful of his excellent reputation a.; a tr;:iner. would n. t s-nd to the post nothing other than a perfectly fit horse, redounded immensely to the profit of the hacken of the Baafofd representative. The time of the race was 2:04 and was the second fMl* ■! on record for the Derby. The winner was bred by Fred A. Foisythe of Lex-ington and was Mild as a yearling to Edward Mc-l.ride. who sold him to John Sanford. the master «f the Hnrricann stud at Amsterdam, N. V.. for 1 10. WO Mr. Sanford now has his !ain. C«MMh II.. having purchased her from E. R. Rradley for MJM after George Smith showed to be so good a horse last year. Mr. Rradley bought the mar I for *i.::oo at the Koraythe disaeraal sib-. A. K. MacomlM r. the owner of Star Hawk, should have the satisfaction of knowing that Walter I.. Jennings, his trailer, saddled the best horse by many lKiunds in the race. The stable was unfortunate in tie- selection of a rider, who was not more al-Tt at the post, where the Engishmaa was prone to dwell a bit. and who was n..t able to out-■MCfaJ the masterly Loftus in the stretch. Aside from that Mar Hawk was adroitly, it seemed, made to go the long way about by the helpers from two competin, stables. After they had gone a few yards ■tar Hawk siumbled. and this might also be counted as li.ivnig deprived him of consider iihie more than he margin by which he was defeated. The second borne", portion was SL.OOO. the third received *1.0tMI mid N225 Went to the fourth. As soon as the Drfhg was ran many of the MM •-tators began leaving the course and before the seventh race was run, thousands had taken their Continued on second pace. GEORGE SMITH IS VICTOR. Continued from first page. departure in order to reach their homes in the twilight of M exciting day. The sixth nice produced a fall, which fortunately had no serious aftermath. Hard Ball ami I__M Girl treat down anil jockeys H. Shilling and F. Williams wore shaken up. Money Maker won this nice with ridiculous ease, after it seemed that Guide Iost might last all the way. Ed Moon-house of London, was among those who saw the Berby. Mike Mullen, owned by .lake Marklcin, died yesterday while l eiug gelded. L. Peters, who is here in the interest of the Hawthorn track, where it is proposed to race fifteen days lM-ginning July 1. stated that he would confer with Ed C. Hopper relative to that official serving us presiding Mgc. James Osborne, chief assistant to Harry Morrissey. probably will be tendered the appointment as starter. More of the Chicago plans will be made known later. In Jefferson Livingstons party were Charles W. McCullough and T. Hanson of Chicago. They will remain for s e time. Frank J. Nolan, owner of the Bcverwyck Stable entertained a party of ea tern friends. H. K. Knapp. Schuyler L. Parsons. Andrew Milter. P. J. Dwyer. Mattie Corbett and William Street formed a Imi party that took considerable interest in the Derby ami its attending incidents. Francis Nelson, the well-known Canadian racing official ami writer, was among the visitors. This is his sixth straight visit to view the Derby run ning. Other prominent Canadians who witnessed the Ban were H. J. Mclntyre. vice president of the Hamilton Jockey Club, and A. R. Loudon, secretary of the same club. Capt. J. H. Bees, the former well-known racing official who served last winter as chairman id Onboard of appeals at New Orleans, was among the visitors from Memphis. Alex La bold, whose Montrose won the Kentucky Derby in 1*S7. was among todays riattaTB. "Considerably bigger crowd her" taaaj than when Montrose won." was Mr. Labold- i«;um"iit. Arrivals from Na.divill- conveyed the information that W. W. Harden Iihs received a judgment of 0,000 ami interest in his suit against the Adams Express company, as damages for the destruction of his horses at Terrace Park near Cincinnati, while they were en route to Windsor hist summer. Many other suits are contingent on the outcome of the Harden suit. B. C. Brien. well known as one time owner of Korcheval and manager of the Bellemeade Stock Farm near Nashville was among the visitors. He announced that the business men of Nashville have formed an organization with a view to holding a seven-days race meeting at Cumberland Park in that city. George C. Bennett was an interested spectator from Memphis. He will remain for several days. O. A. Bianehi has received several flattering offers for his sire Jim GafTney. but he is holding out for a mueh bigger price than offered. R. F. Carmen took over Triolet and Amalgamator from the Nevada Stock Farm and will race them here until shipping back to the east. On the wav over from Lexington this morning W . P.. Miller of New York bought from J. 0. Keene the vearling bav colt by Uncle-Fleur de Maria dam of Bonne Chance. This is one of the best looking vearlings in the state and one of the highest -priced that has been sold this season. Roy C. Carruthers. a former Kentuckian, who is now "managing fourteen million dollars worth of hotels in San Francisco, was among those here to see the Derby. He says the chances are good for a revival of racing in the Golden State. John R. Terlmne. superintendent of the southern division of the Western Union Telegraph company, savs preparations are going forward for a race meeting at Nashville the coming fall on the plan employed by the Business Mens Racing Associations in New Orleans ami Hot Springs. Training gallops this morning with the track fast, but around the "dogs," were: Altamaha — Mile in 1:48. Bean Spiller— Half mile in 52%. Billows — Seven-eighths in 1:34%. Bedtime Stories— Three -eighths in 43. Billv Joe — Three-eighths in 40. Commauretta— Three-quarters in 1 :19. Can Run— Throe -quarters in 1:18. Dartworth — Mile in 1:53. Embroidery— Mile in 1:50%. Fleetabelle — Mile in 1:47. Gay Fortune — Three -eighths in 38. Helen Thompson — Half mile in 51. Hops — Three-quarters in 1:17. Heir Apparent — Half mile in 54. Huntress — Three-quarters in 1:17. John Gund — Mile in 1:45%. Kathleen— Three-quarters in KIT. _, Louise Paul— Three-quarters in 1:22. Lady Worthington — Mile in 1 4o ••.-.. Ml * ■■■ TleU mile in 51. i Pif Jr. — Mile in 1:52. Pan Handle— Mile in 1:51. Prince S. — Three-eighths in 3i-f.. Rifle Shooter— Three-quarters in 1: — Roscoe Goost — Seven-eighths in 1 :3«i. Bed Cloud — Seven-eighths in 1:34. Star Shooter — Three-eighths in 38. Samuel R. Meyer— Mile in 1:4c.-.-.. Thanksgiving— Mile in 1:46%. Transit Mile in 1:40.

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