Chart: 1933 Richard Johnson Stakes (Laurel Park)

The below is a chart of the 1933 Richard Johnson Stakes (6f) for 2-year-olds at Laurel Park, won by the Chicle (FR) colt Chicstraw (name misspelled twice in chart below) by a half-length over Wise Daughter, with Discovery and Cavalcade not far behind.

While the names of Wise Daughter, Discovery, and Cavalcade are the ones which immediately stick out, the multiple stakes winning Chicstraw himself was of a high-blooded pedigree, being a half-sibling to the (yet to be born at the time) Reine-de-Course mare Thorn Apple (by Jamestown).

Richard Johnson S. 1933 (Wash Post 1933.10.08) The Washington Post, 10/08/1933

As no one could know at the time what the then 2-year-old Cavalcade’s future held, the crowd at Laurel that day was unknowingly treated to two Kentucky Derby winners in residence, as in the race immediately following the Richard Johnson, the reigning Derby winner Brokers Tip would finish last in a 1 1/16 mile claiming race. The 1933 Kentucky Derby would be the only victory in a fourteen race career for Brokers Tip.

Brokers Tip LRL claiming 1933 (Wash Post 1933.10.08) The Washington Post, 10/08/1933

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