Vanderbilt Confers with Officials and Delays the Start

When the scheduled 6:00 AM start time approached, referee William K. Vanderbilt Jr. (left) conferred with his longtime trusted aide and associate referee A.R. Pardington (center) and AAA Racing Board chairman Jefferson DeMont Thompson (right). Factoring reports from around the course that fog hung dangerously low, limiting visibility, they decided to delay the start by 15 minutes.