Red Letter Day at Downs: In Memoriam-Zev Race Promises a Befitting Finale for Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1923-11-13


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, I . 1 5 ; . . . . , , . RED LETTER DAY AT DOWNS In Memoriam-Zev Race Promises s a Befitting Finale for Kentucky. Interest In Contest Grows Apace with the 8 Announced Agreement of Both Owners OTcr the Proposed Conditions. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 12. With assurances that a meeting between In Memoriam and Zev was certain, both owners having agreed to the conditions and distance, interest t in the return engagement of the two colts 3 at the shorter route, a mile and a quarter, grew apace and at present the probable out-l " come of the race is the all absorbing topic. Saturday, when the race is staged, which 1 also marks the close of the Kentucky racing season, promises to be a red letter day in 1 Churchill Downs fall racing. It should bring an attendance that will rival Derby day and already applications for reserved space are ! pouring in. Churchill Downs, with its spa-ciousness, will be ampie for the accommo- dation of the big throng. It has taken care ! of a crowd exceeding 75,000. The match race between In Memoriam and Zev savors more of a sporting affair than any event since the Sprite-Worth meeting " at Latonia many years ago. The respective i owners of the pair wagered a nominal sum and raced for a cup subscribed by the Latonia Jockey Club. The 0,000 play or pay method is reverting back to old-time customs when sporting matches were usually built along these lines. The 0,000 added by the Kentucky Jockey Club is additional inducement. Already general manager Matt J. Winn is planning extensively for the comfort of the big throng that will be on hand to view the racing Saturday. Turf enthusiasts from all parts of the country are certain to be here and Chicagoans are the first to announce a delegation to be here by special train In addition to the match race the rich Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, bringing about a meeting of the champion of the West Wise Counsellor, and the generally regarded best filly in the country, Happy Thoughts, is carded for decision. Interest in this valuable two-year-old fixture is heightened by the frnl atr.SeyeraI ther crack youngsters irorn the East are coming to strive for the rich prize In addition to these fixtures there will be six other races at diversified distances to bring out the best at the track Commenting on arrangements for Saturday Continued on twelfth page. , RED LETTER DAY AT DOWNS Continued from first page. and the program staged for that day Colonel M. J. "Winn, general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, said: "The program at Churchill Downs next Saturday,- November 17, will be the most attractive and the most sensational racing card ever offered at a fall meeting in this country. "In Mcmoriam, which won the 0,000 La-tonia Championship from Zev, the conqueror of Papyrus; My Own and Rialto, has. been called upon to defend his title by H. F. Sinclair, the owner, and Sani C. Hildrcth, the trainer of Zev, for a prize of 0,000. "They made a sporting proposition 0,-000 a side, pay or play, with the Kentucky Jockey Club adding 0,000, and Carl "Wiedemann, owner of In Memoriam, accepted it promptly and generously. Both horses have thousands of admirers and there is nationwide interest in the contest. "The 5,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes is a star attraction in itself. "Wise Counsellor, winner of the Queen City Handicap, and for which J. H. Ward paid 6,000, is a sure starter. I have just received a telegram from J. S. McClelland that the queen of the filly division, Happy Thoughts, owned by Messrs. Simms and Thraves, will reach here "Wednesday and will face the flag in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. A match between the champion colt and the champion filly has been discussed for weeks. This argument will be conclusively settled on Saturday. All the other great two-year-olds of both sexes are also entered in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at a mile. The favorite for next years Kentucky Derby will be foreshadowed in this race." There will be no advance in prices on on Saturday. The general admission will be as usual, .20; to the clubhouse .20 extra. Racing on Saturday will be started at one p. m. to insure conclusion of the splendid program before dark. Jockey M. Garner will again have the mount on In Memoriam. He was given on Saturday last a check for ,000 by Carl "Wiedemann as his riding fee in the Latonia Championship Stakes. A large throng of spectators was on hand early Monday morning when trainer Bob Gil-more brought In Mcmoriam out on the track for a gallop at one mile. Mack Garner, who was in the saddle, was instructed to keep the colt well under restraint and allow him to cover the mile in about 1:43. Garner carried out his instructions to the letter for the colt traversed the distance in 1:43 3-5. He galloped easily throughout and pulled up without showing any apparent signs from hi3 effort. The Rancocas Stables representative will bo ridden by Sande. Mr. Hildreth, accompanied by Sande, is expected to arrive here "Wednesday and Zev will likely come the same day, accompanied by several stable companions.

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