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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1903)
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The gates of Washington Park were
llrst opened on June 28, 1SS4. The day was
an Ideal one' for racing, as the sun shone
brightly and a brisk breeze from off the 1
lake fanned the faces of the thousands
assembled in the stand.
General Sheridan, the President of the
Club, came all the way from Washington,
where he was then quartered, to preside
In the judge's stand, where he had for as
sistants. General Robinson and Major J.
F. Clark, of Lexington. Another Sheri
dan, J. G., the famous starter, wielded
the red Hag, and Secretary J. E. Brew
ster acted as master of the ceremonies.
The initial race brought out an enor
mous field, and foil to Clay & Co., by the
a:d of Admiral, which- sold second choice
in the pools, for there was no bookmak
ing in those days. Then came the Lake
side Stakes for 2-year-olds, which was
won by Wanda, also socond favorite.
This was followed by the first real Der
ly ever run in America, says the llllus
tratcd Sporting News, and again a second
choice was successful. Ed Corrlgan start
ed two, Templehof and the winner Mod
esty, a daughter of War Dance and Bal
lot, which had the black Archer, Isaac
Murphy, in the saddle. The finish was a
desperate one as the Corrlgan mare, com
ing from behind, only just got up in time
to win by a short head from Kosciusko,
with Bob Cook a similar distance in their
rear, the time being very slow. 2:43.
Tho second Derby was run on June
2T in stormy weather and over a track
deep in mud. The going just happened to
Eult Lucky Baldwin's Grlnstead colt Vo
lonte. so he romped home In front of the
favorite. Favor, and M. Young's Trouba
dour. By a curious coincidence, Volante
was also second choice In the pools, and
again was Isaac Murphy In the saddle.
The third Derby also fell to Lucky Bald
win, but his very moderate performer. Sil
ver Cloud, was not expected to emulate
the performance of his stable companion
the previous year.. so 12 to 1 was freely
offered against him by the bookmakers,
who made their appearance in force on
this occasion for the first time on a
"Western course. Yet, -despite the low es
timate of his capabilities, Silver Cloud
won by a clear length, his victory being
mainly due to the vigorous riding of the
colored Archer, who was thus for the
third time on the winner.
The weather on this occasion was good
and the track was In better condition than
the running time of tho Derby, 2:37ft.
The Dorby of 1SS7 resulted In a fiasco
so far as the public was concerned, for
It fell to the" 100 to 1 shot. C. H. Todd.
which won by a short head from the
bearer of the Baldwin colors. Miss Ford,
with Tom Stevens Wary a distant third.
The winner, a California bred son of Joe
Hooker, belonged to "White Hat" Mc
The result of the three previous Derbies
led to the impression that California
breeders had a mortgage on the great
race. This was strengthened by the" out
come or the event of 1SSS. when, though
seven horses went to tho post. California
owners took first, second and third mon
eys. Billy. Pinkertoa, the -representative
of the Chicago Stable, which had never
previously started, but, which had shown
some work in private almost equal to
that accomplished by his namesake in
public was the hope of tho local division.
but he had nothing to do with the finish,
the grand chestnut colt Emperor of Nor
folk, with Murphy again in the saddle.
winning from start to finish.
The Derby of 1SS9 fell to the Hyder AH
colt Spokane, the only winner of the Ken
tucky Derby ever successful in the great
event. Second to him was another of
"White Hat" McCarthy's outsiders, Sorren
to, while Labold's Retrieve, also at a long
price in the betting, was third. Proctor
Knott, which had won the first Futurity
for old Sam Bryant the previous year, ran
In this race, but. though heavily backed,
never threatened danger to the winner.
On this occasion the attendance was the
largest hitherto, as it was estimated that
40,000 people were within the enclosure
when the big race was run. Those of the
spectators who stayed for the fifth race
went homo dissatisfied, for the Judges,
through some unaccountable error, placed
Baggage first, though Redllght had clear
ly won. Subsequently the error was cor
rected, so holders of tickets on both horses
won out. those who held them on Red
light, which was second, favorite at 5 to
2, being paid by the club: the price against
Baggage was just twice as big.
The Derby of IKK) fell to the worst horse
previously started, but, -which had shown 11 WALTER M. HEDGES & CO.'S GREGOR K. CI I V,rr-.ui, j-uiisi rsdL
EQUIPMENT OF JOCKEYS
RIDING OUTFITS ABE MADE TO ORDER AND EX
PENSIVE w COLORS ARE OF BEST MATERIAL
Who buys the racing colors which
the jockeys wear on their mounts?
Naturally, the owners of the thor
oughbreds, who have selected the combi
nation of gay silk and satin, and regis
tered them with the Jockey Club. Each
"set" of colors, as they, are called, con
sists of a jacket and cap. Tho rest of the
rider's outfit is purchased by tho jockey
A dealer in turf goods, on tho Boule
vard Just back of tho Gravesend course,
supplies many of the stables with horse
articles and equips the jockeys from head
to toe. He has been engaged In this trade
for years. Speaking of the business re
cently, he said:
"All an owner has to do is to give
us his order for the colors, and we supply
the rest. A set of colors costs anywhere
from $12, the cheaper grade, up to $40.
The 512 grade is necessarily of low class ;
material. Then, again, the cost Is in-;
creased by the number of colors employed ;
In the making. A set of the Carr colors,
for instance, brings $40. All tho stuff Is
of the highest grade silk and satin, and '.
must be strongly made, necessarily. Gen- ,
erally at the beginning of the season a ,
stable will take three sets of colors, com-
prising three different sizes. One partic- I
ular stable takes six sets always In the i
spring, at a cost of $20 a set. Or course,.
PORTLAND. OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING,
i - MIX ,,u,t-V .ttKoMC fllTvSFl' H fKtJ r Jsi
that ever captured a stake of such Im
portance, the big bay gelding Ujicle Bob,
which had just previously been sold by
Sam Bryant, of Louisville, to the confed
eracy headed by George V. Hanklns. The
winner was ridden by Tom Klley, but
once again the Baldwin black and mal
tese cross colors were prominent, and had
Isaac Murphy been on the back of their
bearer, Santiago, instead of Barnes, they
might have been carried into first Instead
of second place.
Tho Derby of 1891 wan chiefly memorable
for an Eastern horse being the winner
for the first and only time up to date.
This was also a gelding. Green Morris
son of Strathmore. Strathmeath. which
started favorite and easily beat the
maiden Poet Scout, the penalized King
man and seven others, though had not
High Tariff, a stable .companion of the
second, and like the Scout a son of Long
fellow, dropped dead during the contest,
the result might have been different, as
the Eastin and Larrabec candidate was
going very strong when ho dropped .as if
shot, fortunately without causing Tom
tho number "depends chiefly on the size of
the stable. Rainy weather is the hardest
on the colors, and the older ones are used
on these occasions. Eight or ten sets of
colors may be used from April to Octo
ber. The eets average. I should say,
about $20. The selection depends on the
individual choice of the owner of tho
racers, taking into consideration tho fact
that he must not encroach on any al
As a matter of fact, there are per
sons who make a specialty of designing
racing colors, and keeping track of the
onesalready registered, for which serv
ices they are well paid. An owner can
register hie colors with tthe Jockey Club
by the year, or for life, by the pay
ment of certain prescribed fed. This
is equivalent to a copyright.
"In the matter of riding trousers,"
said the dealer, "the jockey buys them
himself. They cost $S or $10, and are fine
imported goods. Muddy, rainy weather
Is very hard on them, and If a Jockey
has much riding to do he will wear out
a number of pairs in a season. Most of
the boys like to appear spick and span
as possible, and their employers Ukewlso
"The Jockeys supply their own riding
boots. These cost from $S to $15, for
patent leathers. They are of the finest
vlci kid. Then there are the racing sad
dles which the boys furnish themselves.
A boy like Tommy Burns or Odom is
very particular In this respect. He must
have' It 'fit. The heavier the boy Is the
lighter to wants all of his equipment.
KIloy, who was on his back, any serious
The Morris colors, purple, white cap,
which were successful on this occasion,
will not be seen at Washington Park this
year, or Indeed ever again, according to
their owner, for he has taken umbrage
at the authorities there asking a man of
his high standing on the turf to pay up
some back forfeits before they would ac
cept his entries.
Though none of the previous Derbys
have been much favored in the matter of
weather, that of 1SS2 was the worst on
record In this respect. Though the day
Itself was a perfect one, it bad rained
continuously on almost every day dur
ing the preceding month. This enabled
Carlsbad, carrying the light blue Jacket
and white sash of R. A. Swlgert, to win
easily, though Cliff Porter, who had
charge of the Kentucky colt, did not fancy
his chance, so his connections won little
beyond the stakes. The result might
have been different had not the favorite
in the future books, the gray colt Fara
day, been scratched at the last moment.
and we sell saddles from one pound in
weight, Including stirrups and the rest
of tho rigging, up to five, six and seven
pounds. The heavier ones are used, more
for exercising the thoroughbreds. They
cost $35, and there is a lot of work on
them. Strength must be the requisite,
even above lightness. If anything breaks,
a stirrup leather, for instance. It may
mean the loss of a race worth thousands
"The rigging outside of tho saddle
proper, of a one-pound saddle Is about
eight ounces only, including the stirrups.
Here Is a pair of. the latter which weigh
but three ounces. They are of the finest
hand-forged steel, and can stand a very
heavy strain. They have to do so.
"Here Is a lead, pad which Is used by
the jockey in 'making weight.' You see,
that is of the finest leather and felt,
which holds the two sides together. On
each elde are five pouches which hold
the blocks of lead. These are 2x7i
Inches in dimension and weigh a pound.
Three of these can be, placed in a pad.
If necessary, and provision can be made
for more, up to 70 or SO pounds, but It Is
hardly likely a Jockey would bo called
upon to carry so much dead weight. They
have to be securely fastened In the com
partments, for the loss of one would dis
qualify the horse. These lead pads are
worth $9. A lead pouch which is worth
also that much goes with this outfit.
This Is used by the jockey's valet Xor
storing the blocks of lead, and is pro
vided with a strap so that it can be
I carried about easily wnen necessary,
t In order to complete the Jockey's equip
ment there must be a pajr of spurs, light
In weight and strong in workmanship.
They cost" $2.50 up to $3. Last of all
comes the whip. Even this Is worth $6
or $7, being made of the finest quality of
whalebone. Whips which the exercise
boys a3Q .can. be 'purchased '-for $2- and
$2.50. 1 .
JUNE 21, 1903.
PRIZED FOR RANK OUTSIDERS Mf FEW FAVORITES EVER WON.
CANDIDATES THAT RAN THE AMERICAN DERBY
His elimination left Azra at the head 6f
the quotations, but the Louisville colt,
which was owned by Dennis Long and
his son George, was put out of the race
owing to Zaldlvar fouling him. The last,
named, which afterwards degenerated Into
to finish second, while Cicero, a maiden
a selling hurdle-jumper, was thus enabled
carrying the Corrlgan colors, took the
small end of the stake.
Though more or less fiascos had oc-
l currey in all the former Derbys, the one
j which took place In the World's Fair
I year broke every previous record In this
respect. The value of the race was $50,000,
thus making It the most valuable Derby
ever run for In this country or any oth
er. The race partook of an International
character, as the Duke of Beaufort sent
his son of famous St. Simon, Strath
rose, all the way from England to com
pete, while Harry O'Fallon's good colt.
Lookout, carried the money of his Ca
nadian owner, though he bore the colors
of his trainer, J. E. Cushlng.
Pettlnglll, up to that time esteemed very
highly as a starter, seemed to lose his
ARE OFF FOR ENGLAND
PHILADELPHIA CRICKETERS VILL INVADE JOHNNY
BULL'S LAND jr THE SCHEDULE
Philadelphia's famous cricket team
sailed for England on Wednesday last on
the steamer Majestic The team is com
posed In all of 15 men and Is made up as
follows: J. B. King, A. M. Wood and
E. M. Cregar, of the Belmont C. C; J. A.
Lester, C. ,C. Morris, J. H. Scattergood,
H. A. Haines and F. C Sharpless, of the
Merlon C. C; R- D. Brown, F. H. Bohlen,
P. H. Clark, T. C. Jordan, N. Z. Graves
and F. H. Bates, of the Germantown
C. C, and P. X. LeRoy, of the Philadel
phia C. C
G. S. Patterson was at first chosen cap
tain, and when It was found that he
would be unable to go, the choice of hi3
successor fell on J. A. Lester. There will
be also a committee to select the teams
for the various matches, comprising J. A.
Lester, R- D. Brown and J. B. King, but
there will be no manager as on former
visits. Bromhead, the professional of the
Germantown C. C, will accompany the
The schedule includes all " the leading
counties of England with the exception of
Yorkshire. The complete list of games is
June S, 9, 10 At Cambridge, vs. Cam
June 11. 12. 13 At Oxford, vs. Oxford
June 15, 16, 17 At Cheltenham, vs. GIou
j cestershlre. J
June IS, 13, 20 At Nottingham, - vs.
Notts. - -
June - 22, 23,- 24 At Lord's, -ys..-,Mar-le-bone-C.
C and Ground . -
nerve, and though several times soon
after their first reaching the post he ap
parently had a chance to send the high
mettled colts which comprised the field
off on fairly even terms, he missed his
opportunities. In consequence the start
was delayed for nearly an hour and a half,
an unenviable record which does not ap
pear In the annals of the Washington
Park Club. When, after the tedious de
lay, the colts were eventually sent on their
journey there was nothing to it but
Boundless, which his experienced rider.
Snapper Garrison, had saved during the
frequent breakaways. The English horse
finished last and lost an eye in the con
test, but though highly bred, for he was
a half brother to the Duke's famous win
ner of the Oaks, Reve D'Or, he was not a
fit representative to carry the red, white
and blue hoops, which have always been
the colors of the Somerset family.
Though the value of the Derby of 1S94
was reduced one-half from the. mammoth
prize of $50,000 offered m the World's Fair
year, the event provoked quite as much
Interest, as the Eastern stables made a
. June 25, 25, 27 At Beckenham, vs. Kent.
June 29, 30, July L At Taunton, vs.
July 6, 7, S At Manchester, vs. Lanca
shire. July 9, 10, 11 At Coventry, va". Warwick
shire. July 13, 14, 15 At Worcester, vs. Wor
cestershire. July -16. 17, IS At .Southampton, vs.
July 27, 23, 29 At Brighton, vs. Sussex.
July 30. 31, Aug. 1 At Cardiff, vs. Gla
morganshire. Aug. 3, 4, 5 At Leicester, vs. Leicester
shire. Aug. 6, 7, 8 At the Oval, vs. Surrey.
July 3 and the two following days have
been reserved for the team to see the uni
versity match, and July 20, 21 and 22
have been kept for a rest. On July 23, 24,
25, In all probability, the Phlladelphians
will play a team of cricketers who have
visited Philadelphia under the captaincy
of P. F. Warner. This trip will differ
from all others undertaken by American
cricketers and in the fact that the games
are included in what are known as the
first-class matches of England. Former
tours, were made more for educational
purposes, but It Is now supposed that
Philadelphia Is sufficiently strong to cope
with the best county ele'ens of England.
Although the Philadelphia team in
cludes two good fast bowlers In J. B.
King and P. H. Clark, there is no doubt
v that this -is the department -whera -.the
.eleven, will rproY3-weak, .
bold bid for first honors, being repre
sented by the hitherto Invincible Dom
ino, sturdy little Dorian, and Marcus
Daly's chestnut son of Iroquois, Senator
Grady. Though the former started a top
heavy favorite, the latter was the only
one of the trio that had anything to do
with the finish, while his best was to
finish a very indifferent second to tho
rank outsider, Rey el Santa Anita, which
for the fourth time carried the Lucky
Baldwin jacket to the fore.
The success of the Baldwin colt and the
prominent showing made by Corrlgan s
selling plater caused the Eastern papers
to write wild tirades against Washington
Park and Western racing generally.
These diatribes were totally uncalled
for, but knowing the source from which
they; .emanated!" theviWashlnston. - Park;
people, after due "deliberation allowed
were wise In doing so Is a question,
for had the matter been fought out
right there the disturbance which led
to the abandonment of the great Western
meeting In 1SS5 and the two succeeding
years might never have ocurred. At any
rate circumstances "over which the of
ficials themselves had no control forced
them to adopt this course, so for three
seasons there was ho Derby.
Matters were satisfactorily arranged,
however, and once more the flag went up
for the Derby of 1898. This fell to Pink
Coat, trained especially for the occasion
by that expert horseman, Pat Dunne, and
ridden by W. Martin, one of the best
jockeys ever on American soil.
The following year untoward circum
stances again put Washington Park out
of business, so once more the great race
was in abeyance. Better counsels pre
vailed In 1900. The wholesale merchants
had learned that the cessation of racing in
Chicago caused lots of their country cus
tomers to transfer their trade to other
cities where they could combine pleasure
with business. Retailers also missed the
enormous trade, from both city and coun
try pplnts brought them by the Derby.
Lovers of true sport and the merchants
combined to defeat those whose action
had been due to selfish and malicious
This was fortunate for two young Ken
tuckians, Dick Thompson and his brother.
They owned a horse called Sidney Lucas,
which, though a fair performer, was not
esteemed up to Derby form by anyone
outside his sanguine owners.
It took the boys' last cent to ship the
horse and they beat their own way to
Chicago, arriving just in time to give Sid
ney three feeds and a short rest before
the saddling bell rang. Lieutenant Gib
son, the property of a prominent mem
ber of the Board of Trade, was- a top
heavy favorite while 20 to 1 was an offer
all over the ring against the hope of tho
Kentucklans. As usual, though Derby day
was fine, heavy rains had preceded it.
This made a track which just suited
Lucas, so aided by it and the injudicious
ride Boland put up on the favorite, the
' son of Top Gallant won easily from tho
Eastern selling plater James, which In his
turn finished well In' front of Lieutenant
Gibson, while Advance Guard, a horse
that would have lost a lot on a decent
track, came sliding home fifth.
Derby day, 1901, was again teloudy, but
the threatened rain kept off, so the track
for the great event was fast. This had
little Influence on the result, for "Pa"
Bradley's despised little brown gelding.
Robert Waddell, won so easily that under
any circumstances the stake would prob
ably have gone to Wilcox Wharf, where
the son of Aloha was bred, and where hl3
owner and trainer resides during his brief
sojourns at his home.
The Parader. which carried R. T. Wil
son's colors, was favorite on this occa
sion, his later performances show with
Justice, but his long journey from the
East must have upset him, aa he proved
no match for Waddell and the bald-faced
bay Terminus, though he did succeed in
struggling Into third place.
Last year the Derby course, was, as
usual. In bad condition, not owing to
neglect, for every effort and no end of
money had been expended to make it
perfect, but because of recent rains. Such
surroundings just happened to suit Wyeth,
so once more a rank outsider was en
rolled In the list of winners of the hlg
race. The Drake horse probably owed his
victory more to the luck of his owner and
' tho cunning of his trainer than the skill
of his jockey, for Lyne has signally failed
of late to live up to the reputation his
winning the Derby gained him. though
later on, when he has acquired a little
more experience, he may fulfill the ex
pectations of his many friends. Wyeth,
which won somewhat easily at the finish,
was hunted home by two sons of St.
George, Luclen Appleby and Aladdin, but
Hemo, which finished in the ruck, was
probably the best "horae in the race, de
spite the presence of the overrated Her
mls. The latter's performance on this.
occasion, however, must not be counted
against-him. as meeting with. -a atahap
he was pulled u; - - V