Among Those Present At The Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-06


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1 AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE DERBY v T Leaders in the business political professional and social life of the nation as well as celebrities of the stage and screen noticed in the great concourse of people assembled at Churchill Downs to see the great race Included in the Guffey party were Mrs George D Earle wife of the governor of Pennsylvania Col Anthony J Drexel Bid die and Mrs Biddle Miss Fauletta Guffey Senator Guffeys sister Mr and Mrs J Hale Steineman David L Lawrence chair ¬ man of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee and Mrs Lawrence Joseph A Cunningham Florry Xiaucks and Mr and Mrs Vinton Chapin Mrs Edith McKenna flew from Dallas to join the party here hereRhode Rhode Island which entered the racing fold only a year ago and now boasts one of the countrys outstanding tracks in Wal ¬ ter E OHaras Narragansett Park was strongly represented in the Derby crowd LieutGov Hobert E Quinn headed a group that included secretary of state Louis Cap pelli William A Schawcross Raymond E Schawcross Tom Dugan James Hart John Cooney Francis J Kiernan James Doorley William Troy Joseph Cummings Tom Ker nan and Charles Ford FordRacing Racing commissioners Jim Thornton Tom Kcnnelly Joseph Dunne Raymond Jordan and Al Daley also were present for the race Several of the Rhode Island commissioners arrived Thursday ThursdayMorplucks Morplucks owner J H Louchheim of Philadelphia and Mrs Louchheim included among their Derby guests Judge Albert S C Milar Mrs James B Drew H G Goodall and Mr and Mrs W S Louchheim LouchheimA A W Foster Toledo capitalist his son Robert Col W M Cornelius Judge Arthur J Lacy and G E Luke were among those to arrive aboard the Detroit Athletic Clubs special specialMr Mr and Mrs John F Curry Jr were in the Derby party of Mr Currys father John F Curry former chieftain of Tammany Hall HallFrom From Havana came Mrs Frank Steinhart Jr and Mr Steinhart former vicepresident of the HavanaAmerican Jockey Club and also Frank Arango and several others othersMrs Mrs D K Weiskopf of New York owner of one of the largest of the newer racing establishments Mrs Otto H Wathen and Mrs Banise Mannheimer came by plane They arrived in time to see Fridays sport sportMrs Mrs Isabel Dodge Sloane owner of Psy ¬ chic Bid and of Cavalcade the 1934 Derby winner arrived in her private car the Henry Stanley In her party were Mr and Mrs Harvey Gibson Miss Melissa Yuille Harry Payne Bingham and Douglas Page PageStuyvesant Stuyvesant Peabody and Mrs Peabody Chicago thoroughbred enthusiasts enter ¬ tained a party of twenty They arrived sev ¬ eral days ago The Peabody colors were car ¬ ried by Martie Flynn in the Derby of 1928 1928Hal Hal Roach movie producer and president of the Los Angeles Turf Club with Mr and Mrs William Randolph H arst Jr arrived early and luncheoned with friends in the clubhouse before the racing got under way wayAnother Another of the larger private parties was that headed by United States Senator Jo ¬ seph F Guffey Pennsylvania which in ¬ cluded also other Pennsylvanians who were the guests of Col Urey Woodson alien prop ¬ erty custodian custodianMae Mae West star and one of Hollywoods more ardent racing enthusiasts was unable to attend the Derby but sent her regrets through the Association of Kentucky Colonels in which she holds membership The well known actress let it be known that she favored the crack filly Nellie Flag to win the classic classicThomas Thomas McCoy of Pawtucket R I was seen in one of the larger eastern clubhouse groups groupsJ J P Mulrooney head of the New York Liquor Control Board and former police commissioner of New York City Cliff Wood ¬ ward national president of the Young Democratic Clubs of America Ab Jen ¬ kins famous automobile racing driver J Jl Pellryj president of the American Railway Association were among early arrivals at the Downs DownsRepresentatives Representatives of the motion picture and allied industries included D W Griffith Hal Roach Robert Woolsey BertvVYheelert Gen C Pettijohn Gen Jack Alicoate and Jack Connelly ConnellyR R J Reynolds of the Reynolds Tobacco Company and party J B Ford vice presir dent of the Chicago Eastern Illinois Rail ¬ road and party Col J M Hatfield Phila ¬ delphia Philip F Donohue Judge George W Olvany former Senator John G Saxe and Judge James A Foley of New York William Hollenbach Philadelphia and G W Vannaniee public service commissioner of New York were reported among club ¬ house boxholders boxholdersO O H Miller Fred J Sexton W W Fischer W N Frye and John Mo ran promi ¬ nent manufacturers and all of Memphis saw the race raceOthers Others in the Memphis delegation were R E Logsdon T W Briggs Henry Wurz burg James A Patton V E Miller Her ¬ man Rhodes E I Kline Dr R E Bladwin and John Moore MooreMen Men prominent In racing as owners or managers of race courses present for the Derby included Joseph E Widener and E R Bradley Hialeah Park Charles H Strub and Hal Roach Santa Anita Park Otto W Lehmann Warren Wright John JohnD D Hertz Leonard Florsheim and Roy Car ruthers Arlington Park John P Harding Washington Park Walter E OHara Narra ¬ gansett Park Bayard Tuckerman Suffolk Downs Lou Smith Rockingham Park and Houston Thomas McHale and Al Sabath Hawthorne Thomas S Scott and S S Coombs Lexington William Dwyer Tropi ¬ cal Park and Coney Island and Maurice L Galvin and Russell Sweeney Latonia LatoniaW W H Gallagher New York sportsman and owner was in the clubhouse throng Harry Curvin state representative and A Kaveny city clerk of Pawtucket R L were in one of the several groups of notables from that smallest of states statesPractically Practically every owner of a Kentucky Derby starter was present for the running all hoping for the opportunity to be called upon to receive the gold trophy emblematic of victory They included Elmer Dale Shaffer St Bernard Hal Price Headiey Whopper Elwood Sachsenmaier and Phil Reuter Roman Soldiec rMrs R B Fair ¬ banks Bluebeard Mrs Isabel Dodge Sloane Psychic Bid Mrs Ethel V Mars Whiskolo Warren Wright Nellie Flag William Wood ¬ ward MorpluckE Omaha J H Louchheim Morpluck E R Bradley Boxthorn Mrs Chas Haines worth Blackbirder Jouett Shouse Weston Mrs Payne Whitney Plat Eye C V Whit ¬ neyToday T C Worden Prince Splendor and Mrs Walter M Jeffords Common ¬ wealth wealthJames James E Farley postmaster general ar ¬ rived in time to see the first race With other Washington dignitaries the general viewed the big event from the upper club ¬ house box section sectionW W Alexander Julian treasurer of the United States came on from Washington on such a close schedule that he did not have time to stop at his home in Cincinnati CincinnatiHerbert Herbert Bayard Swope and John Hay Whitney two of the three members of the New York State Racing Commission were on hand for the Derby Swope reported con ¬ ditions on the metropolitan circuit to be vastly improved over what they were last year and that a successful season was in prospect prospectBreeders Breeders of thoroughbreds in Kentucky were out in full force for the Derby run ¬ ning Noted among the great throng were Thomas Piatt Thomas Carr Piatt Dr E A Caslick Charlton Clay Gary Clay Howard Black Hal Price Headiey Maj Louis A Beard James W Parrish Brownell Combs Lucas Combs Leslie Combs A B Hancock Howard Oots Horace N Davis Samuel M Lock Miss Elizabeth Daingerfield Harrie B Scott Barry Shannon Olin Gentry Silas B Mason Horatio B Mason Richard S McMahon James Edward McCubbing

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