Col. Winn Delighted, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-20


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i COL WINN DELIGHTED LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19.— Col. M. J. Winn, general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Clnb, said: "This Derby Day breaks all records in the forty-nine years that Churchill Downs has catered to the race-loving public. Vie were favored with perfect weather and the crowd was the greatest that ever gathered within this enclosure. The Kentucky Jockey Club accepts it as a high compliment that the national leaders in the financial, social and public life of this country have oome to see the Derby run. They came in private cars and special trains, and some of the belated ones arrived in airplanes. Every first class three-year-old in America in condition to race started in the Derby, making it the largest field in its history-It was a thrilling contest and worth all the energy and money expended to make it a success. The Kentucky Jockey Club proposes to make each years Derby mark an advance in quality and attractiveness, so that Churchill Downs will ever stand for all that is clean and high and worthy in racing. This wonderful Derby, which has drawn an unprecedented crowd from every class and station was made possible by the generous co-operation of the local and state press and the daily papers of all the great cities and the management is grateful to them for their support." .

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