00,000 Californian to Draw Swaps, Determine Postward: Kentucky Derby Winners of 1954-55 Give Hollywoods Stake Increased Interest, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


view raw text

— ■ " ■ ■ ■ p t J J 00,000 Californian to Draw Swaps, Determine Postward M. A. TENNEY — Trainer and developer of the Kentucky Derby winner, Swaps, who announced his charge would compete against older horses in the Cali-fornian on Saturday. Kentucky Derby Winners of 1954-55 Give Hollywoods Stake Increased Interest HOLLYWOOD PARK, Inglewood, Calif., June 6. — The announcement that Rex C. Ellsworths Kentucky Derby winner will accept his engagement against older horses in the Californian has aroused increased interest in the Hollywood Turf Clubs first 00,000 special of the season. Ellsworth and his trainer, Mischa Tenney, had been tempted to start Swaps- in Saturdays run of a mile and a sixteenth ever since he scored his 12-length .victory under wraps in the mile Will Rogers Stakes against three-year-olds, and they reached the decision to do so over the week end. CreYolin Colts Second Try Swaps new status in connection with the Californian assures a meeting between the new Kentucky Derby champion and last years hero of the Churchill Downs classic, A. J. Crevolins Determine, whose connections all along have been pointing him for the stake. The Californian is shaping up as perhaps the most" interesting spectacle racing will offer this year. Determine made a stand in last years inaugural running of the Californian and turned in what many believe to have been his finest performance of 1954. He packed 115 pounds and forced his older stable-mateT Imbros, to equal what then was the worlds record, 1:41, for a mile and a sixteenth to beat him a length. Imbros carried only 118 pounds. Under the conditions of Saturdays feature, Determine this time will have to Continued on Page Forty-One Swaps, Determine Await Californian Kentucky Derby Winners of 1954-55 Give Hollywoods Stake Increased Interest Continued from Page One shoulder 126 pounds, while 115 will be Swaps burden. In announcing the decision to start Swaps in the Californian, Ellsworth said: "The Californian looks like our best opportunity until the Westerner, and that is a long way off— July 9 we really had not been trying to stall off making a decision— we just didnt know whether or not it would be a good thing for the horse." % The manner in which Swaps won the Will Rogers left little doubt as to his present fitness. Horsemen could not recall ever having seen a horse win easier. The Ellsworth colt passed his pacemaking stable-mate, Bequeath, under a pull, and he drew out at will with Shoemaker swinging him. Travertine Another Starter The Californian got another certain starter over the week ,end when trainer S. B. Swartzberg said that he plans to enter Travertine for Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Kerr. As many as a dozen may contest" Saturdays stake. The Llangollen Farm is to be represented by Mister Gus and Porterhouse, while the King Ranch is sure to start Rejected. Some other prospects include Abe Hirschbei-gs Berseem, who worked three-quarters in 1:10% between races here last Saturday; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Clarks Spring Count, Neil S. McCarthys Nova-rullah, Mr. and Mrs. John Eyrauds Karim, Mr. and Mrs. Harry James .James Session, Joe W. Browns Gigantic, and Mrs. Rea Warners Trusting.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1955060701/drf1955060701_1_7
Local Identifier: drf1955060701_1_7
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800