Here and There on the Turf: Louisville Is Nations Capital; Titled the Ear Muff Derby; Personages Come From Four Corners; Derby Interest Greater Than Ever, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-06


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Here and There j jon on the Turf i i iLouisville Louisville Is Nations Capital j jTitled Titled the Ear Muff Derby j ji i Personages Come From Four j jCorners Corners j jDerby Derby Interest Greater Than Ever LOUISVILLE Ky May 4 Here on Derby Day DayIts Its still reasonably early in the morning but already the bell boys are busy carrying Ice water Endless streams of automobiles are pouring into the city from every one of the sixteen points of the compass Crowded trains from nearby cities like Cincinnati are steaming towards the gateway to the South as this community is termed termedHuge Huge airliners and small private planes alike are setting down at Bowman field despite uncertain flying weather The rail ¬ road yards are filled to capacity with special trains from Chicago New York and else ¬ where and the number of private cars is greater than has been the case for the Derby in many years Every liotel room is occupied by from one to four persons tour ¬ ist places are playing to capacity and many natives have opened their homes to persons from afar eager to see this 1935 renewal of the Kentucky Derby DerbyOut Out at Churchill Downs J J Flanagans Chanceview and J H Rileys Color Bearer Continued on twentyfirst page HERE AND THERE ON THE TURFM Continued from second page were declared out at regular scratch time so their names will not be on the official program At least the record field of twentytwo starters for the classic will stand for an other year A few thousand of the tremend ous crowd to be here this afternoon have arrived to take positions of advantage Some lave campstools others peach baskets anything to put them off the ground a few more inches so as to increase their chances seeing the Derby running All the gates are in charge of young men smart looking in pale blue uniforms Theyre Andy Frains orps from Chicago making a return en ¬ gagement after doing an excellent job a year ago agoHere Here and there are members of Louis ¬ villes police force but not as many as has been the case in the past A smaller num ¬ ber has been detailed to Churchill Downs for this Derby day which means more officers available to work on the vexing traffic problem Instead of the local police ¬ men to protect the enclosures from the mad rush from the nonpaying guests Matt Winn has secured a detail of 500 sta e militia These are all young men and they look very businesslike in their khaki a menacing club hanging at their sides They have been placed just inside the inner rail of the track about ten feet apart but sep ¬ arating them from the centerfield is a close ¬ ly woven wire fence about six feet high Early visitors wonder if these new precau ¬ tions will prevent the grandstand and club ¬ house sections from again being invaded by thousands of persons to whom the thought of paying is furtherest from their minds mindsChurchill Churchill Downs appears very trim and smart for this sixtyfirst Derby The in ¬ field soon to be overrun by ten thousand or more persons never has appeared so beautiful with its wide lawns borders of shrubs and here and there a large circle of variedcolored plants and flowers It seems a shame all this will be at the mercy of trampling feet within a few hours But Colonel Winn doesnt mind the persons in the field He wouldnt care if a hundred thousand gathered there but only if they didnt attempt to crash the barriers into those sections where persons have paid well to enjoy the Derby with a modicum of com ¬ fort fortMore More people than ever before have paid to see this great spectacle today and rac ¬ ings most famous impresario is bent on having them return home with nothing but a good word for the Kentucky Derby Churchill generalLast Downs and Kentucky in general Last years was jokingly mentioned as the barbed wire Derby because of the many miles of the thorned strands erected to pro ¬ tect the enclosures This years renewal of the classic may be termed the ear muff day because winter accoutrements are in order The thermometer has dropped so low that a person may see his breath Thoughtful per ¬ sons are arriving here loaded up in the same fashion as though they were headed for a football game late in November Some have on slickers over their overcoats because it has drizzled already today and the clouds show no signs of abating Others are carry ¬ ing heavy blankets A glance around shows more than a slight number of bulging pock ¬ ets a supply for the innerman innermanThe The hour draws near for the races to be ¬ gin Clubhouse and grandstand alike are filling up One only needs a whos who to check off the names of the prominent per ¬ sons assembling for the renewal of Ameri ¬ cas greatest sporting spectacle There goes a United States senator talking together in LIIUL cuiiiei is it iuiiiiei iiKOivy wcigui uuviny champion and a noted fiction writer Here comes the postmaster general of these United States and accompanying the chair man of The Jockey Club is one of the coun trys foremost breeders of race horses That impressively dressed young man dashing through the crowd owns the Boston Red ¬ skins professional football team In that group yonder is a partner in a famous inter national banking firm and one of the larg est owners of real estate in Chicagos seeth ing loop district Verily this Derby has put a brake on the wheels of industry finance and politics but at the same time whooping up the social life All those that can have put away the cares of their prof essions Jo be here today eager to see for themselves how the latest winner of the Kentucky Derby accomplished the feat They have come here for a good time and it looks very much as though they will obtain their desires regardless of what change there may be in weather conditions or whether they are pushed and elbo ved about in a manner quite strange during their average order of life Their degree of happiness however will be considerably gauged by the success encountered in their speculations on various races No other horse race in America has quite the same hold on the public as the Kentucky Derby In the years since it has been under the direction of Colonel Winn it has grown steadily in public interest No forced meth ods are necessary from year to year to get the public worked up to a tense feeling re garding the Derby Interest in the event is very slight during the winter but it gathers momentum with the announcement of the nominations and from that time until the running sportsminded folk hang on every word concerning the race its candidates the owners trainers jockeys and every one else even remotely connected with the race All this build up collapses in something like two minutes and five seconds but it seems to be worth it People come back year after year and in increasing numbers at that

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