Only Three Derbys In The American Racing Campaign Of The Present Year, Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-17


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ONLY THREE DERBYS IN THE AMERICAN RACING CAMPAIGN OF THE PRESENT YEAR Time was when in this country and Canada quite a number of Derbys were run annually but from various causes most of them have so disappeared fiom the racing map that in 1918 only three were de ¬ cided Of these the Kentucky Derby was the most important in value and in that wealth of historical associations which is the inevitable outgrowth of long establishment The only blot on the character of the nice is the fact that it is not run at the correct Derby distance This cannot be said of the La ¬ tonia Derby which has always been contested over the proper distance of a race named after the world famous Epsom event Xext year its new endowment of 20000 added cannot fail to make it one of the most greatly coveted of American races for threeyearolds With this Derby in the spring and the still more valuable Latonia Championship Stakes in tho fall Latonia will occupy the center of the racing stage in 1919 so far as the threeyearolds are concerned If it should develop that some one of our stables owns a threeyearold which is destined to reap the honors of both races great will be its fame reinforced by the 70000 or thereabouts that would fall to the double victor In the east there was only one Derby this year the Empire City which fell to the lleetfooted Jack Hare Jr Its distance of a mile and an eighth and its comparatively insignificant value makes it a travesty on the name Par ¬ ticulars of the three Derbys of American racing in 1918 are as follows followsDerby Derby Uist First Wt Owner Jockey Second Wt Third Wt Val Time TimeKentucky Kentucky 114 Extermatorll4 WSKilmor WKmipp Kscoba 117 V AmealKS 14700 210 210Latonia Latonia 1 12 Johren 127 IIP Whitney FKobn Extermator124 Pcnttirl22 992 233 233Empire Empire City 1 18 J Hare Jr 122 WEApgte GMwth Recount 117 MatIdol110 3850 153

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