Victorians Derby Status: Reasons Why Preakness Winner Will Not Be Shipped to Louisville for Famous Race., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-15


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VICTORIANS DERBY STATUS j Reasons Why Prcakncss Winner Will Not Be Shipped to Louisville for Famous Race. NEW YORK, N. Y., May 1 1.— Harry Payne Whitney, owner of the Preakness Stakes winner Victorian, announced over the telephone here today that he would not send the colt to Churchill Downs to compete in the Derby there on Saturday. He stated that he had been besieged with numerous requests to start Victorian in the Blue Gran fixture and try to emulate the feat of Sir Barton in winning the Preakness and the Derby. Mr. Whitney issued the following statement over the telephone : After conferences between Mr. Howe and myself, it has been decided not to send Victorian to Kentucky for the Derby because of the hard race he had in the Preakness. He did not do so well after that race and we were slightly worried about him. It is for that reason that we did not want to run the hazard of having him knocked out for the rest of the racing season. Victorian will be a sfarter in the Withers Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. Asked whether he would have a starter in the rich Derby on Saturday, Mr. Whitney said he believed his colors would be carried by one of the three-year-olds trainer Howe has been pointing for the gruelling mile and a quarter race. — e

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