This week is a race recap of the 1949 American Derby at Washington Park won by Ponder written by Blood-Horse staff titled "Ponder: He Sprints to Conquer." The story ran in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.
Marje Everett, the longtime chairwoman of Hollywood Park, died March 23 at her West Los Angeles home. She was 90.
Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, a grade I winner with earnings in excess of $3 million, looms as the overwhelming favorite over six rivals in the $300,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington Park.
Perfect Drift and Iron Deputy, both winners of graded stakes last time out, will clash in a field of five set for the Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park Saturday.
Arlington Park's small but select field in Saturday's grade II Washington Park Handicap received an additional boost of quality with the addition of Susan & John Moore's Iron Deputy.
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