Odds-On Choices Fared Well in Past Renewals: Fourteen Have Won and Eight Finished Second in Classic, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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OddiSrOn Choices Fared Well in Past Renewals Renewalsj j Fourteen Have Won and Eight Finished Second in Classic CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 Only two oddson favorites have finished out of the money since the in ¬ augural running of the Kentucky Derby with eight finishing second and 14 whining at less than even money Oddly enough the two such favorites to finish out of the money positions each finished last and in successive years Alard Scheck at 7 to 10 in 1901 and Abe Frank at 3 to 5 the fol ¬ lowing year yearThe The sadeyed colored rider Jim Wink field rode both winners iri those yeais scoring with P B Van Meters His Emin ¬ ence at 3 to 1 ih 19 01 and with Thomas C McDowells AlanaDale at 3 to 2 in 1902 1902The The following year it was Winkfields ex ¬ perience to be beaten on an oddson choice finishing second to the outsider Judge Himes with the 3 to 5 chance Early DAILY RACING FORMS chart comment of the day remarks that Winkfield made his run too soon with Early made up a lot of ground while rounding the far turn but had nothing left when Judge Himes challenged Judge Himes won by threequarters of a length lengthWinkfield Winkfield was the last of his race to ride a Derby winner He continued to ride in France through 1930 became a successful trainer returned to this country before the outbreak of World War IE and is now living near this citv

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