Crowd of Over 50,000 Out To See Santa Anita Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-25


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Crowd of Over 50,000 Out To See Santa Anita Derby ARCADIA, Calif., June 23.— Derby Day at Santa Anita attracted a gathering of over 50.000 turf patrons, anxious to witness the attempt of Busher, favorite filly of this section, to continue her unbroken string of victories at the meeting, in winning the 0,000 added race. Busher was to go it 0j*lone, her stablemate, Patrimony, having been an early withdrawal. The Mayer miss was to meet a splendid trio of colts in Sea Sovereign from the Charles S. Howard stable, Checkerhall, the Mexico City three-year-old champion, owned by Henry Forrest, and Bymeabond, owned by J. Kel Houssels. Busher was the early favorite, with Sea Sovereign the second choice. Nine were to go, with the race being worth 7,645 to the winner. The track was fast and the weather warm. It marked the eighth running of the Santa Anita Derby and Charles S. Howard was the only owner with a chance to repeat. He won the 1941 edition with Porters Cap.

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