Gloom If Old Rosebud Loses.: Defeat in Kentucky Handicap Would Be Severe Blow to Admirers After Race of Wednesday., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-01


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GLOOM IF OLD ROSEBUD LOSES. Defeat in Kentucky Handicap Would Be Severe Blow to Admirers After Race of Wednesday. Louisville. Ky.. May 31. —If Old Rosebud. locally owned and undoubtedly one of the most popular race horses that ever ran in Kentucky, fails to win the rich Kentuc ky Handicap on next Saturday, there will be gl i hi tin- camps of thousands of Ix.uis- ville turf fans, as his admirers increased threefold by his victory yesterday, when he tallied 1 -*» pounds and ran one mile and an eighth in 1:51ft, just one fifth of a second slower than the track record. Last winter in the south trainer Frank Weir made Hie prediction that Old BosebSji would win the Clark Handicap. Kentucky Handicap. Inaugural Handicap ami the Independence Handicap. the latter two stakes to be run at Latoni.i. and thus far the son of Inch- Ivory Rolls has won the Clark Handicap and has :m excellent chance of winning the big prize Saturday. In his race jfllldhl Old Rosebud ran the first mile in 1:3s.-., which made the fourth lime he has i:i n a mile in Kentucky this spring in better than 1 :30. but it was the last mile of the race that he made in phenomenal time. Several expert timers e.niuht him from the stand back to the stand in 1:37.-.. which is by far the fastest mile run in Kentucky this spring. Racing Secretary J. R. Campbell assigned Old Rosebud 1SB pounds in the kentm ky Handicap, six pounds less than hi- carried yesterday anil with six pounds less weight up in yesterdays race, then-is no doubt but that the crack horse could have e.|ii.ille,|. if not low. red. the track record. At that he was not extended to win and when he pulled up was as sound as a dollar and sot even taking a long breath. A victory for Obi Rosebud in the Kentucky Handicap would be a welcome SBC among the local people, as they come to regard him as an idol as a two year-old. because of his record breaking performances and when be won the 1014 Kentucky Derby is such easy fashion, he made thousands of store friends. The phenomenal wolk outs of Roots. FM Crump and Reamer have not shakes the faith of the local populace in Old Rosebud in the least. They point to the fact that Boasaer beat him sace this spring, his first lime oat here, but that be afterwards turned the tables on Reamer and has since SOt tasted defeat, although he has met some of the same horses that be will meet in the Kentucky Handicap. There is no i|iies|ion hut that he was short when Boaster defeated him and that that race • lid him a world of g I. in fact, so much g 1 that it enabled him to beat Eoamer in the Clark Hanili cap. King Corin Sure Starter in Big Race. After King Gorias good race, owner R. L. Raker said that be is a sate starter in the Kentucky Handicap. The son of Transvaal Ethel Simpson gave a good account of himself and he was going last at the end of the .journey of one ami one eighth mihs; owner linker is still confident that the injury sastalaed by Ptf Jr. will not keep him out of the big race mid now he has a second string to play in King Goria. Jockey Mack Gamer will pilot Pif .ir. and in all probability C. Disk n Will have the no tint oil King Corin. Assistant trainer II. Bernard of the A. K. Macosabi r stable hid Bd rump ami Roots out yesterday morning ; 1 1 1 1 they galloped a half mile in 52:-,. It is his intention to give this pair one ■are good work out before the big rue. and there is no danger ot" either of them being short, as they bare had plenty of good work and over the route of one and a ttjaartci miles at that. Geaersl Maasger Jobs ilsrbsaf lst r has made aiT.ingements to have fifty three pari niuitil ma-chin. -s in ope ratios, at Douglas Park on Kentucky Handicap day. and forty cashiers will take car of the paying off cml id the proceedings. Straight, place and show machines will be in operation from one oclock on to handle betting on the Kentucky Handicap only. Included in tne list of machines will be a 0 "through the board." a .*." midline which will handle waters tin same way. a machines «,f the same t. pe and a straight and place affair. Csptais James p. Jacobs, win. in ,,.,-,. nt pears baa made an enviable record as chief police official on the race tracks at LosisTille and Latonja. is on the job as usual this spring at Douglas Park, despite ronton to tin- . Tcct that he would not be. Captain Jacobs will also act in bis old capacity at tiie Mill dab- course. He served for thirty years as a member of the Louisville police department, retiring with the rank of captain and since taking up his race track work, he has made all of the undo sirablcs steer clear of this cuy while the races are on. Another Cripple Brought Back to the Races. Many expert turfmen |..-li« re that Rlind Baggage cub l have equalled Lukes record of three-quarters in 1 : 10 -.-.. bad he bees urged in the Memorial Handicap. He ran the distance in 1:11--. and was cantering at the end. Like old Rosebud, he is another cripple to be brought back to the races, as h - was so badly injured in a railroad accident at Terrace Park, just outside of Cincinnati several years ago, that it was thought at the time that he would never lie fit for racing again. When Wrsty Hog; n was beaten otT in the Mem oris! Handicap, it marked the first time during his racing career that he ever finished out of the money. lie started eleven times, winning six races, finishing si c and three times, and third sace. In his receat starts be has developed a habit of beginning slowly and with the class of horses with which he has been racing, he f— hi net get away from the barrier in this manner and beat them. Owner John Whitlow has great faith in the son of Dick Finnell - Carrie Jones, to be one of the best stake horses of the year and he is in tip top condition. Rudy OMnlloy, of New Orleans, formerly publicity agent for the BasisfSS Mens Racing Association, is here taking in a few days racing. OMaUey said that he is confident that tin- New Orleans racing situation will adjust itself satisfactorily before net winter and that the usual whiter meeting win be held. Geaeral Manager Mm Bactaaefsaer is making elaborate preps rat tons for Ladies Day, which will b- June 5. On that day Hie menilHi-s of the fair ■ei accompanied by male escorts will be the guests Of the management of the Douglas Park Jockey lub. Racing Secretary Campbell is going to put on an unusually good racing program so ss ts give the ladies a treat in the way of witnessing high-class sport, Jockey Paul Lewder his been the riding sensation of lie Douglas Park sseetiag to date. His performances of rifling three winners yesterday. Kling, Desmonds Day and Rlind Raggage, was a good one and he put up a vigorous elfort on all three of them. He is under contract to Edward R. Bradley and is the best rider that this turfman has had since the death of Carl Ganz.

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