Three and Twenty-Two Extremes in Starters: Reigh Counts Year, 1928, Saw Largest Field of Contestants, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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hree and TwentyTwo xtres in Starters Reigh Counts Year 1928 Saw Largest Field of Contestants ContestantsCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 Only three horses answered the bugle for the renewals of the 1892 and 1905 Kentucky Derby classics Bashford Manors Azra beat Huron and Phil Dwyer in the former and S S Browns Agile turned back Rams Horn and Layson in the latter The largest field to parade post ward for the threeyearold fixture was in 1928 when Mrs John Hertz Reigh Count defeated 21 other starters In recent years Mrs Hertz Count Fleet Milky Way Farms Gallahadion and Belair Studs Johnstown triumphed over seven rivals each Count Fleet won the 1943 Derby running Galla hadion was successful in 1940 and Johns ¬ town accounted for the rich stake in 1939 1939Rancocas Rancocas Stables Zev downed 20 good threeyearolds in 1923 Clyde Van Dusen from the H P Gardner stable beat a like number of rivals in 1929 20 starters met in the 1932 Derby E R Bradleys Burgoo King emerging victorious and Glen Riddle Farms War Admiral also defeated 19 other entrants in the 1937 Kentucky Derby run ¬ ning ningThe The record number of nominations for the Kentucky Derby came about in 1928 196 threeyearolds were made eligible for the big race the day Reigh Count won

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