Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-06


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 6, 1902. There was racing at Ingleside and New Orleans. , The tracks at both New Orleans and Ingleside being muddy, todays races at both places were dull and uninteresting, the winners having margins of three to ten lengths. Pride of Endurance, a Kentucky Derby eligible, ran away from his opponents in the Palmetto Stakes at New Orleans and was pulled up to win by eight lengths. Henry McDan-iel was the public choice, but finished far .back. lie did not like the going and was given a poor ride. The Crocker Stakes was the main attraction at Ingleside, thirteen horses going to the post, with Irene Lindsey and Muresca, the Lind entry, carrying the short odds. Mrs. J. Coffeys Evca G., away to a good start, raced into a long lead and came home alone an easy winner. The remainder of the field were caught flat-footed when the start came and c did not have much chance. Sir J. Blundell Maple, owner of the famous Childwick Stud in France, has decided to sell the product of his breeding in America. The annual sale of his stock in France has become a noteworthy event in the annals of the continental t turf. The great importance of the present sale lies in the fact that it is Sir J. Blundell Maples annual French offering, but i in accordance with his determination to give i America the benefit of Childwick blood strains, it is the first of a series of annual sales of a I similar nature. Among the great horses bred at Childwick was Perth, the best colt of his year. Perth was a tremendous race horse i and practically swept the board of all the i great three-year-old French events in 1899. The probability of the passing of the starter i as an important factor in running race meetings was indicated when an informal contract i was concluded for equipping the Fair Grounds 1 track at St. Louis with mechanical starting i devices. President Tilles of the Fair Grounds i Association has given Frank Carr an order for his improved machine, which will be used next year at the May meeting. The machine , was given a private and a public trial during 1 the meeting just closed and was pronounced a success by all who witnessed the trial. Since j ; the trial machine first appeared Carr has made many improvements, notably the lessening of jits weight and strengthening of the barriers jin : front of the stalls which hold the racers. :

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