Longden Back on Coast after Derby Ride, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-09


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Longden Back on Coast After Derby Ride LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 8. — Johnny Longden spent Sunday at his home in Arcadia, flying in from Churchill Downs early in the day and leaving by plane for Golden Gate Fields. The popular jockey was disappointed over not having time to drive out to Amarlllo Ranch to see his mare, Abeyance, and her foal. The youngster, a handsome chestnut son of Count Speed, arrived on Derby-day morning. Abeyance, a daughter of Gallant Fox, is dam of Mad Moment, winner of seven races and 9,155 last year, and is to be sent late this week to Iron Mountain Ranch at Riverside, where she will be bred to the Irish speedster, Mafosta. "When Your Host came again and passed Mr. Trouble, I still thought we had a fair chance to win the Derby," Longden told Bill Phegley, the Amarillo manager, by phone, and added that he was not convinced the California-bred would not last a mile and a quarter, under more favorable conditions. "I am anxious to ride Your Host in the Preakness," Longden added.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1950050901/drf1950050901_40_7
Local Identifier: drf1950050901_40_7
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800