Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-09


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 9, 1902 There was racing at New Orleans -and Ingle-side. 1 Jockey Van Dusen will remain at New Orleans until February 19, when he will go to New York to take passage for Budapest. "Billy" Karricks success at New Orleans with Tom Maybin, Sweet Alice and other good .horses is a matter of congratulation to his Jmany friends on the Metropolitan tracks where lie had been somewhat unfortunate all year. I Winnie OConnor has decided to abandon the saddle for the remainder of the winter and ; spend the time before his departure for France on the stage. He has received an offer of 00 a week for a short act in a variety company and has announced his willingness to accept the engagement. "Pittsburg Phil" Smith is back in New York at the Hotel Imperial. It was said today that the famous plunger had won upward of 00,000 this year on the turf. When asked about his reported heavy winnings Mr. Smith said that up to the fall meeting at Gravesend he was a big loser, but after that he was luckj enough to pick several fairly long shots. Matt Byrnes is the latest of the old-time American trainers to leave this country for the other side. Pincus, Huggins, Wishard and others have won renown in England and now Byrnes, the former trainer of the great Salvador and many other famous horses, will go to the continent in the early spring, according to a report from the East, to train a string of horses on his own account. Sam Hildreth, who has the remnants of his powerful stable at Montgomery Park in winter retirement, expects to race in the East again next year. Not since 1900 have Hildreths colors been seen on eastren race courses. Hildreth has received assurances of a semi-official character that a license will be issued to him I and to this end he is lookriig over the racing I I field in order to muster together a formidable ! j array of horses with which to battle with the i millionaires of the Metropolitan tracks. It is intimated that McChesney, the champion western three-year-old, will be seen in the East in Hildreths colors. i I Jockey Ranchs string of victories was j j broken today when he failed to land one winner. Two seconds were his best efforts and j1 jiin both cases jockey T. Burns beat him home with margins of less than a neck. In the jj Jfifth race he had the mount on Barney Schrei-bers Deutchland, but his poor judgment in setting the pace defeated his mount in the j-Jast few strides. So it was with the sixth race. Ranch on Golden Light and Burns on iSad Sam. Burns picked the path, while Ranch j had his mount in the worst of the going, the track being heavy. All in all, it was an Uff day for the crack rider.

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