Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-01

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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. I, 1902 Racing at New Orleans and Ingleside. At a meeting of the board of stewards of the Western Jockey Club the following officers were elected: Lawrence A. Young, chairman; George C. Perkins, vice-chairman; James Howard, treasurer, and George H. Kuhl, secretary. The statistics for the Benning meeting showed August Belmont was the largest winning owner, with ,065 to his credit. With a total of eighty mounts Redfern rode twenty-one winners, which easily gave him the premier riding honors. Dr. Scharff surprised the followers of favorites when he romped home a winner in the fourth race at New Orleans. The layers were given quite a shock, as they had Dr. Scharff posted at 50 to 1. J. W. Schorrs Ordnung was supposed to be best in this race, but he neler had a change, being left at the post. The Westchester Racing Association announced that a magnificent race course, comprising 666 acres, with a grandstand to seat 11,000 people, and a field stand to seat 5,500, would be built at Queens, L. I. It is announced that the new course will be ready for racing in 1904 and it is to be named Belmont Park, in honor of the chairman of the Jockey Club.

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