Futurity Jinx May Be Broken Today: Citations Chance For First Double; Victory for My Request Would Make Seven Wood Winners Taking Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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M MFuturity Futurity Jinx May Be Broken r Toda Citations Chance For First Double DoubleVictory Victory for My Request Would Make Seven Wood Winners Taking Derby DerbyCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 Should Benjamin F Whitakers wellregarded My Request prove victorious in tomorrows renewal of the Kentucky Derby he would become the seventh win ¬ ner of the Wood Memorial to win the first in the series of the coveted Triple Crown race Since the first presentation of the Wood in 1925 the six former victors have established the Jamaica stake as a fertile field in the production of destined Derby winners winnersFirst First to account for the Jamaica feature arid plater to win Col Matt Winns world renowned classic was William Woodwards Gallant Fox Following Gallant Foxs tri ¬ umph in 1930 were Greentree Farms Twenty Grand in 1931 Belair Studs Johnstown 1939 Mrs John Hertz Count Fleet 1943 Frederick Hoopers Hoop Jr 1945 and King Ranchs Assault in 1946 1946No No winner of the Belmont Futurity cap ¬ tured last year by Citation has yon the Derby and only Woolford Farms Lawrin 1938 Derby winner has accounted for the Downs feature after having won Hialeahs Flamingo Stakes The oddson Citation also accounted for the 1948 edition of the Flamingo Black Gold is the only Derby victor who had previously won the Louis ¬ iana Derby while the Santa Anita Derby has yet to produce a winner of the Ken ¬ tucky race raceCitation Citation Also Chesapeake Victor VictorThe The Chesapeake Stakes annual feature of the Havre de Grace track and the Blue Grass Stakes chief threeyearold spring fixture at Keeneland are other of the more prominent preparatory races for the Ken ¬ tucky Derby Calumet Farms fleet Cita ¬ tion raced to a smashing victory in this seasons edition of the Chesapeake and is the prohibitive choice to become the fourth winner of the Maryland stake to account for the traditional Run fpr the Roses H P Whitneys Whiskery in 1927 Brook meade Stables Cavalcade in 1934 and Sam ¬ uel D Riddles War Admiral in 1937 are former winners of both the Chesapeake and Derby DerbyThe The Blue Grass has produced but two winners of the Derby namely E R Brad leys Bubbling Over victor in the 1926 re ¬ newal and Grenetree Stables Shut Out in 1942 The Derby winners Meridian Don erail Behave Yourself and Whirlaway were second in the Blue Grass Stakes of 1911 1913 1921 arid 1941 respectively

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