Sidelights on Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-20


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SIDELIGHTS ON DERBY LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19. That the Kentucky Derby has outgrown Louisville was brought home with peculiar force. Friday the whole city was a seething milling mass of those who who journeyed far to see the great race. Many of these were at their wits end to find a place to sleep. There was no such a thing as finding room to place another cot in any of the hotels and every available bed in every available rooming house had long before been bespoken. But with all the visitors put up with the discomforts of the crowding with rare good nature and a sleepless night did not prevent them from showing up bright and early this morning. The gates were opened at 7 oclock and there were already several hundred waiting the opening. By 8 oclock there was a crowd that would be considered a big one on any other day and there was followed a continual stream of travel to the course until every inch of space was crowded. All of the members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission were on hand for the race. They included former Senator J. N. Camden, Major T. C. McDowell, Polk La-1 foon, E. A. Pollard and Hi W. Hunter.

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