Latonia Derby next on List: Milldale Fixture Almost as Old as the Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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1 j LATONIA DERBY NEXT ON LIST Milldale Fixture Almost as Old as the Kentucky Derby. Race Carries 5,000 In Added Money With Twelve Starters Should Gross About 18,000. ; 4 LATONIA, Ky., May 28. Another Derby Day is near at hand at quaint, old Latonia. This will be the fifty-third running of this race over the Milldale course, which is second in age only to the famous Churchill Downs feature, which is also presented by Col. Matt Winn. The Latonia Derby had its inception in 1883 and has been run annually since that time. Not since Edward R. Bradleys Bagenbaggage accounted for this historic stake, in which his stablemate, Boot to Boot, was second, duplicating the achievement of the Bradley representatives in the Kentucky Derby the same year when Bubbling Over won the Derby at Churchill Downs, has interest reached such a high tension. The coming Derby is the main topic these days, and no matter what quarters one visits, the running of the impending race is being discussed. There is no doubt that this years race will attract the strongest and most evenly balanced field since, the inception of the stake, and a great race is assured. Verifications of shipments of outstanding candidates are coming in hourly to racing secretary William H. Shelley, the latest to signal their intentions was Mrs. Payne Whitney, who maintains the Greentree Stable, who will be represented in the race by Gillie, winner of the Santa Anita Derby. J. H. "Bud" Stotler also sent word that he plans on sending Alfred G. Vanderbilts Cold Shoulder. Whether Bob McGarvey will send Mrs. Ethel V. Mars Whiskolo depends upon the result of his" work at. Washington Park Tuesday. The Latonia Derby carries an added value of 5,000 and closed with sixty-three nominations. With twelve starters it will gross close to 8,000, of which the winner will receive approximately ,1,335, and if the winner should be Omaha, victorious in this years Kentucky Derby, it would be worth ,C00 more, according to the conditions of the race. Of the candidates on the grounds, Mrs. Charles Hainsworths Blackbirder has turned in the most impressive trials, and whatever horse beats him will have to turn in a sensational performance. Blackbirder may not have as much of a following as others that will try for the prize, but his race in the Kentucky Derby was one of merit, and his coming from fourteenth in the field of eighteen to finish fifth should be a -recommendation to attract plenty of backing. Sachsenmaier and Reuters Roman Soldier, which submitted to the prowess of Mrs. Silas B. Masons Sun Portland in the Illinois Derby, is reported being prepared to fill his engagement in the Latonia fixture, and secretary Shelley may get definie word Tuesday night as to the intentions of trainer Reuter. v-Unfortunately, Sun. Portland is not an eligible, for it would be a certainty that Mrs. Mason would send him on here to try for the prize. :

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