Sixteen Derby Candidates Mark Time; Renew Kentucky Oaks at Downs Today: Expect Hoop Jr. to Rule Favorite, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-08


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Sixteen Sixteen Derby Derby Candidates Candidates Mark Mark Time; Time; Renew Renew Kentucky Kentucky Oaks Oaks at at Downs Downs Today Today Expect Hoop Jr. To Rule Favorite Gains New Admirers Since Recent Sensational Trial; Jeep and Alexis on Track LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7.— Sixteen of the finest three-year-olds on the continent are marking time here at Churchill Downs today, awaiting a date with destiny and a little matter oT 5,000 in Saturdays seventieth renewal of the world-famed Kentucky Derby. Activities on the scene of the history-making mile and a quarter 48 hours before its running slowed down to their usual tense quiet before the storm." the candidates having completed the rigorous training grind except for blowouts Friday morning. Only four of the probables appeared on the course this morning for works. H. C. Hatchs Canadian-bred Fair Jester, breezed six furlongs in :5125. 1:18. Charles S. Howards California-bred Sea Swallow skipped a handy t Snider Snider on on Burning Burning Dream Dream LOUISVILLE. LOUISVILLE. Ky., Ky., June June 8.— 8.— Jockey Jockey Albert Albert Snider Snider has has been been engaged engaged by by trainer trainer Jimmy Jimmy Smith Smith to to ride ride Col. Col. E. E. R. R. Bradleys Bradleys Burning Burning Dream, Dream, one one of of the the Wests Wests principal principal hopes hopes in in tomorrows tomorrows seventy-first seventy-first Kentucky Kentucky Derby. Derby. Snider Snider was was to to leave leave New New York York for for here here some some time time today. today. It It also also was was learned learned that that Arthur Arthur Craig Craig would would not not ride ride Misweet, Misweet, the the lone lone filly filly among among the the probables. probables. half mile in :4735. Mrs. W. G. Lewis native Ohioan, Darby Dieppe, was timed five furlongs in :49 and 1:0225, moving along in handy fashion. Calumets Pot o Luck, a Blue Grassonian. went a handy six furlongs in :50, 1:1535- The track was fast for these moves, which were recorded before a deluge in mid-morning. Trainers of the candidates reported their charges coming up to the climactic "Run for The Roses in satisfactory condition, each ostensibly feeling his charge enjoys some sort of chance in a singularly open race. Indications are that Fred Hoopers Hoop Continued on Page Six | i I i 1 Sixteen Derby Candidates Mark Time for Big Race Hoop Jr. May Rule Slight Choice Due to Recent Sensational Trial Continued tronrPage One Jr. may be the favorite when the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home. Winner of a division of the Wood Memorial, this slender bay son of Sir Gal-lahad III. has grown in favor locally as a result of his sizzling nine-furlong workout. -turning the mile in 1:38 /s here Wednesday. But Col. C. V. Whitneys stretch-running Jeep. Christianas Alexis, Calumets Pot o Luck, Colonel Bradleys Burning Dream and the -surprise package of the Blue Grass Stakes, Mrs. W. G. Lewis Darby Dieppe, will not lack for support in what looms a brisk "betting race." Meanwhile, the cognoscenti along the horse rialto here in Derbytown is anxiously scanning the skies, in the anticipation of a wet track. Jeep oetrained late yesterday afternoon after what trainer Lydel Ruff described as a last, uneventful trek from Belmont Park. He and Alexis were on the track this morning for a gallop around to acquaint themselves with the picturesque Derby sur-loundinps. They are quartered in one of the newer Downs barns, along with Burning Dream. Sea Swallow and Jacobe. and the lot of them appeared "on their toes" walking under this structure. Nearly all the jockeys with mounts in i the Derby are on the grounds, with Eddie Arcaro and George Woolf expected momentarily from New York. The Green tree i contract pilot is to have the leg up on Hoop Jr. in his quest of a third victory in i the event. He is the only rider with a , mount in the race who has ridden a previous winner, and he was astride two. Lawrin and Whirlaway. The principal activity at the historic South Louisville course today was irr the administration building and Stevens catering ~ organization, what with preparations for staffing the auxiliary mutuels, gates, turnstiles, concessions, hawking programs. and infinitum. The box seat situation is now so acute that several owners of Derby y entrants are not, at the moment, assured 1 accommodations, owing to the tardiness of1 f these requests. Local subscription long ? since reduced the number of available e reservations to the remotest nooks and :1 crannies of the rambling plant. The Louisville Traction Company is ar- ranging a Derby Day schedule of an almost endless fleet of these archaic conveyances,! ,] hopeful of avoiding tedious breakdowns! s such as have interrupted this service once e ! or twice in the past. 1 1 i

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