Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-05


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 5, 1902 Three more wins for jockey Ranch. There was racing at New Orleans and Ingle-side. The public choices made a clean sweep of the races at New Orleans. Rolling Boer from the stable of Durnell fe Herz made his opponents look cheap in the all-aged handicap at New Orleans. Jessie Jar-boe ran second in this race, but was disqualified for bumping Kilogran, causing him to fall. Rumors were flying thickly of the contemplated retirement of Harry Payne Whitney from the turf. He had sold his interest in the colts Irish Lad and Aceful to his racing partner, Herman B. Duryea, and the news was confirmed that he had sold his interest in Aceful before the colt was shipped to England to be trained for the Epsom Derby. He was shipped along with W. C. Whitneys colt Slipthrift and will be trained by Mr. John Huggins. In an interview "Cash" Sloan, brother of Tod Sloan, the American jockey who recently returned from Russia, had this to say about racing matters in the land of the czar: "The English riders never had a chance, but one Pole named Borris and two Russians named Kassachkath and Bolentoff were really good jockeys. They copied the American seat in the saddle and rode with fair success, improving steadily as they gained experience. Morgan, another American jockey, won the Derby on a horse called Brave Lesauncy. This race was worth 35,000 rubles, or 7,500. Mitchell i American rode Sirdar to victory ;in the Moscow Derby, which also was trained : hy another American, Jack Keene. Taken all !in all, the Americans had things their own jway in the land of the Romanoffs." I ,

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