Arcaro Appearing in Derby Seventeenth Time: Famous Reinsman Aboard Head Man as He Tries for Sixth Win, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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EDDIE ARCARO Arcaro Appearing in D Famous Reinsman Aboard Head ARCAROS DERBY RECORD Mis 1st 2d 3d Unp Ami Won 16 5 3 17 406875 CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 Jockey Eddie Arcaro who will be astride Head Man in Saturdays running of the Kentucky Derby has ridden in 16 pre ¬ vious runnings of the Louisville classic and as almost everyone knows has five winners to his credit His quintet of successes con ¬ stitutes a record for the race Isaac Mur ¬ phy and Earl Sande are second high on the Derby riders list each piloting three win ¬ ners nersIn In addition to his five winners Arcaro generally regarded as the greatest stakes rider of all time and leader in that particu ¬ lar department for severalyears has three seconds and one third His mounts in the Run for the Roses alone have accounted for 406875 in purses pursesEleven Eleven of the 16 Arcaro mounts in the Derby were favorites some rating this dis ¬ tinction perhaps because of his presence in the saddle saddleEddies Eddies first Derby mount was Calumet Farms filly Nellie Flag who finished fourth in 1935 He won his first Run for the Roses in 1938 piloting Woolford Farms Lawrin to a length victory over Dauber The Insco colt returned a 1920 mutuel the longest price of all five Arcaro Derby winners Lawrins score was worth 47050 and gave Ben Jones his first train ¬ ing success in the stake stakeCalumets Calumets Whirlaway in1941 was his second victor the big Blenheim n colt coasting home eight widening lengths ahead of Staretor for the winners purse of 61275 Whirlaways time of 201 was a new stakes and track record recordThe The 1942 JDerby is one Eddie will not forget for it was in this renewal that he had his choice of Greentree Stable mount either Shut Out or Devil Diver He chos the latter and as fate would have it Shut Out was the winner with Wayne Wright Kentucky Derby on May 1 1948 The Bull Lea colt took over from his running mate after going a mile winning handily over the sloppy track and taking down a net nurse of 583400 My Request was third rby Seventeenth Time in the saddle Devil Diver finished sixth In 1944 Stir Up another Greentree colt was favorite The best Arcaro could do with him was to finish third behind Pen sive and Broadcloth BroadclothHoop Hoop Jr proved an easy winner in 1945 and gave Eddie his third Derby success Fred W Hoopers Sir Gallahad in colt drew off to a sixlength accounting over Calumets Pot OLuck with Darby Dieppe third Hoop Jr earned 64850 net The Maine Chance Farm entry of Lord Boswell and Knockdown was favored in the 1946 Derby and Arcaro had the mount on the former However Assault galloped home eight lengths on top Spy Song was second Hampden third and Arcaros mount fourth Eddie lost a tough one in 1947 when his mount C V Whitneys Phalanx failed to get up in time dropping a head decision to Jet Pilot PilotThe The next year was Citations Derby and andgave gave Eddie his fourth winner in the classic classicCitation Citation bythree beat his stablemate Coaltown by three and onehalf lengths and gleaned J83400 gleanedJ83400 Citation paid 280 the shortest shortestprice price of Arcaros Derby winners winnersi i Eddie was on Olympia another oddson I oddsonI 6hoice the following year but the Fred W Wi i Hooper colt gave way after setting the pace yfor a mile and finished sixth with Ponder wire wireHill Hill Prince was his mount in 1950 and he took the place behind Middleground Hill Prince was the second choice Your Host who went unplaced being the pub ¬ lics first fancy Battle Morn was the favor Ite in an open betting race in 1951 but Arcaro could do little in the way of get If fang him into contention the Cain Hoy runner finishing sixth Count Turf was a fourlength winner over Royal Mustang with Rune third thirdCalumets Calumets Hill Gail was Arcaros fifth and most recent winner in the big race The Bull Lea colt scored by two lengths over Sub Fleet with Blue Man third Eddie took no chances and rode his mount out to collect the winners purse of 96300 96300In In Dark Stars year 1953 Eddie was en ¬ gaged for Mrs Gordon Guibersons Corres ¬ pondent a 3tol second choice to Native Dancer The West Coast representative finished fifth after pegging Dark Stars pace most of the way The 80th running in 1954 in which Determine became the first gray horse to score in the race saw Eddie on Goyamo Although that one closed a world of ground coming from six ¬ teenth place and was blocked at the eighth pole he was up to garner fourth money moneyAnd And of course in 1955 the Master had the mount on the favorite Nashua who bowed to Swaps on that occasion

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