- Written by Mid-Atlantic TB
Three Maryland owned Derby/Preakness eligibles were being watched with interest.
Gay Bit, owned by Bruce Livie’s Bobanet Stable, a winner of seven straight before getting a break, was the favorite going into the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. Mrs. H.J. Mohr’s Royal Prince, one of Maryland’s top juveniles, was back in training. And Director J. E., owned by Ella K. Bryson, was also a multiple stakes winner at 2. An offer of $75,000 had recently been rejected for the colt at Hialeah Park.