Bid on Derby Winners Colors at Kids Benefit: Childs Donates Turner Silks For TV Fund-Raising Program, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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Bid on Derby Winners Colors at Kids Benefit Childs Donates Turner Silks For TV Fund-Raising Program CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 5. — The children of Louisville and the surrounding country shared in Tomy Lees Kentucky Derby triumph. Before leaving LouisvLle tonight with the winner of the 1959 Kentucky Derby, trainer Frank Childs donated the racing silks of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turner Jr. worn by jockey Willie Shoemaker in the Derby triumph to the "Bids for Kids program coming up in Louisville May 16 and 17. Childs was approached by Brownie Leach, Churchill Downs public relations director, on behalf of the program which is sponsored by the local junior chamber of commerce. Leach explained the sponsors would like something from the Derby winner to offer on the program. "Bids for Kids" is a telethon program to raise funds for the childrens hospital here. The racing silks of the owners will be offered to the highest bidder during the show which starts late Saturday Night, May 16, and runs into the following Sunday afternoon. The Louisville Childrens Hospital is the only one in this area specializing in childrens illnesses, with special clinics to fight crippling diseases.

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