Nashua Arrives at Churchill Downs Following Uneventful New York Trip: Woodward Champion May Be Given Prep for Derby Tuesday With Arcaro Up, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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Nashua Arrives at Churchill Downs Following Uneventful New York Trip Woodward Champion May Be Given Prep" for Derby Tuesday With Arcaro Up By CHARLES HATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky„ April 30.— William Woodward Jr.s homebred Nashua, champion of the 1954 two-year-olds, winner this year of the Flamingo, Florida Derby and Wood Memorial, and favorite for next Saturdays 25,000 added Kentucky Derby, detrained here at approximately 7:30 a.m. today after an uneventful trip from New York. " Accompanying the outsize son of Nas-rullah on his Derby foray were Belair foreman Bart Sweeney, Alfred Robertson, Jim Driscoll and a stable pony. Despite the early hour, a large number of newsmen, photographers, members of the Downs staff, owner Woodward and Louisville horse lovers were on hand to greet him. The colts connections reported that "he shipped just fine." Jockey Eddie Arcaro is due soon to work him for the Derby, perhaps -next Tuesday. Nashuas arrival was the highest light of the early morning activities on the Downs as they pertain to its mile and a quarter classic. Vanning up from Keene-Continued on Page Forty-Six Nashua on Scene of Derby; May Get Derby Prep Tuesday Continued from Page One land today was Murcains mud-running Jeans Joe, runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby and in last Thursdays Blue Grass Stakes. He too reported at the Downs in good order. Harvey C. Fruehaufs Blue Lem this morning became the first of the Derby aspirants to work the full ten furlongs route of Saturdays history making event. The track was fast and dockers caught the son of Blue Swords the distance in 2:08, easily, after early fractions of :25%. :50y5, 1:16% and a mile in 1:42%. Racing secretary Lincoln Plaut today foresaw a field of perhaps nine or 10 for the 0,000 added Derby Trial, last of the public prelims for the race, next Tuesday. Among others who may appear for this run of a mile* are Hasty House Farms Prince Noor, Harry Guggenheims Flying Fury, Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s Challa Boy, Dixianas Make Ready, W. M. Peaveys Jett Flame, W L Ranch Companys Honeys Alibi, Murcains Jeans Joe, Mrs. A. M. Creechs Styrunner and Clifford Mooers Nabesna. There is a suggestion that Make Ready, however, will move directly from Keeneland to Chicago. The Derby Trial was first run as a stakes event in 1938 and its history has been punctuated with successes for Citation, Hill Gail and Dark Star, each of whom repeated in the "Run for the Roses" itself.

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