Churchill Downs Splendid Program: More Money to be Distributed at Coming Meeting than Ever Before-Derby Day Card, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-07


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c ■ :. i. ■• lie ■ ■ i % H i S i. ■i t ■ t r ■ f . !»; ,. " , 1 • , i i f - ■ 1 j 1 " s j 1 " • 1 " CHURCHILL DOWNS SPLENDID PROGRAM I More Money to Be Distributed at Coming Meeting ! Than Ever Before — Derby Day Card. Louisville. Kv., May «. — Tlie Xew Louisville Jockey Club will, at the forthcoming meeting at Churchill Downs, hang up for stakes and purses more money than during any season that has gone before. . On Oerbv day the snug sum of Sf.Ml.ltMl will distributed among the horsemen, 5,000 of this amount being the money added by the club to the Derby stakes, hi other days of the meeting the amount distributed will also run up iuto high figures. The opening days program of seven races, aside from the Derby, will comprise two purses valued at .000 and four others, each with a value of SSOO. These races will bring out the Ik-tter class of horses and prove worthy companions to the stellar attraction of the day. The opening days card reflects credit ujion racing secretary J. B. Campbell, who has licon at much pains to provide the best for the Downs patrons. Following are the conditions fit the different events, which will be worthy of perusal: First Race — Claiming: purse : 0 each: the winner to lie paid in war-savings stamps; for three-year-olds and over: three quarters of a mile. Second Uac« — Purse ; 0 each; for maiden fillies two years old: half mile. Third Bac — Purse ,000; 0 each; for three-yo.-ir-olds and over: five and a half furlongs. Fourth Race — Handicap; purse ,000; 0 each; for three -year-olds and over: entries Thursday, May weights and declarations Friday, May 10; one mile. Fifth Race — The Kentucky Derby: the forty -fourth running of the Kentucky Derby; for three-year-olds; by subscription of £-■" each; 50 additional to start: 5.100 added, of which ,500 to second and ,000 to third: fourth to save stake; ■M mile and a ipiarter. Sixth Race— Purse $«00; 0 each; for two-year-olds: four and a half furlongs. Seventh Race — Claiming; purse 00; 0 each; for thrcc-yoar-olds and over; one mile and a six-. teenth. OFFICIALS FOR MEETING. The officials named to serve at the meeting are: Charles F. Price and Charles F. Crainger. stewards; W. II. Shelley and J. B. Campbell, placing judges; A. B. Dade, starter: W. H. Shelley, clerk of the scales: J. B. Campbell, racing secretary and h.-indi-t capper: Dr. II. Harthill. paddock judge; George LindenlsTger. timer; William Phillips, patrol judge; J. B. Robinson, telegraph censor; Dr. J. A. Bren-nan. track physician; Lewis Ryans, M. D., chief of sanitation. The List named position is a newly created one. 1 he first nice each day of the meeting will be calhd at l:30 p. m. J. C. Milam, who recently sold to Willis Sharpe Kilmer his Derby colt. Exterminator, purchased from Senator J. X. Camden the three-year-old Everest in order to have a representative in the Dcrbj-. Mr. Milam has liecn training Everest together with the other horses owned by Mr. Camden and probably knows just how good a colt he is. Everest is by Ben Brush — Aggie Marden and has started twice at the present Lexington meeting and finished third on Imth occasions. As a two-year-old he engaged in four races, iu two of which he was successful. Col. W. E. Applegate. owner of Jack Hare Jr.. is undecided over the question of starting the colt in the Kentucky Derby, but the chances are in favor •if tho colt filling his Derby engagement in the event that he conns out of his next race in good condition, which will Ik- at Pimlico next Monday. Trainer John S. Ward, in charge of Escoba. an- iioiuice.i today that he would ship the colt back to Douglas Park on Tuesday. -A •

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