Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-08


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of December 8, 1902. New Orleans daily handicap went to W. J. Dsboe from the stable of J. Arthur. Jockey Ranch continues to place the number three on the winning side of his mounts. A wealthy eastern turfman deputized starter Fitz Gerald to have owner Lansing put a price on the crack colt Henry McDaniel. Lansing set the price at 0,000. Jack Keene, the Kentucky trainer, who has not met with good fortune in Russia, is home for the winter. He has bought from W. M. Jackson of New Orleans the good race marc Miss Conrad. Dyer sent a young Austrian lad named j Liner over with Van Dusen with the idea of placing him with a stable in this country. Dyer wants Liner to ride here for a year or so to learn the American style. Liner is a bright-looking chap and can do as light as eighty-five pounds. He rode two winners on the other side and Van Dusen pronounces him a capable lad. A French sporting writer who arrived in America today says that in his opinion the ; charges brought against jockey Milton Henry and Johnny Reiff by the French turf authorities are without foundation. He says that the boys outclassed all other jockeys on the French tracks and that their mounts were always backed in preference to those of other riders. He is confident that both will be cleared in due time. Jockey C. Van Dusen, who has been riding ; in Austria during the past year, has arrived at New Orleans. He brings back glowing reports of racing in Austria and says he has had a successful season despite the fact that he was on the ground for three months for rough riding. i Van .Dusen rode for a syndicate of turfmen : headed by Baron Ernest von Blasko-vits. James Dyer, who handled Elkwood the year he won the Suburban for Walter Gratz, trained the stable for which Van Dusen rode. The latter will return to Austria next February. He said: "The people that I ride for ; have one of the finest breeding establishments in the world. They sell a great many of their horses, and also have more than enough to race. Our stable had thirty-nine horses last spring and we won every principal stake in Austria and Hungary. Wc won 9,000 in purses alone, which is more than any other stable in that country has ever won. The horses that will start in all the principal stakes next year have already been picked out. They will be prepared for one race only. After they win they will be retired for the ; year. i

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