Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-10


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 10, 1902 There was racing at New Orleans and Ingle-side. Jockey Ranch rode three winnters and three , seconds at Ingleside today. Cap and Bells, winner of the Epsom Oaks last year and owned by James R. Keene, is to 1 be sent to the stud. H. T. Griffin furnished the long-shot winner of the day when his gelding Florestan galloped home a winner in the first race at New Orleans, his price being 30 to 1. Stories of new race tracks in various parts of the country are prevalent just now. According . to current reports, they are to be located at Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Savannah, Aiken, S. C, and other places, to say nothing of magnificent Belmont Park and the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs new track at Jamaica. Five good handicap horses went to the post for the feature race at Ingleside today. Kenilworth was generally looked upon to have the race already tucked away, but The Fretter, from the stable of F. J. ORourke, upset the form calculations when he got up in the last strides to nose Kenilworth out for the big end of the purse. It is reported that James Rowe will school The Huguenot over the jumps during the winter, so that he can go in for the big steeplechase events next year. The Huguenot, which is a brother to Henry of Navarre, made his reappearance late this year, after an absence from the turf of four years, and won several fiat races in good style. Philip J. Dwyer, president of the Brooklyn Jockey Club, is to be general manager of the .Metropolitan Jockey Club, whose race course at Jamaica is being rapidly completed. Mr. Dwyer will fill the position for two years. Ex-State Senator W. H. Reynolds of New York is president and G. F. Doison is secretary of the new race course, which, when finished, will jhave cost more than half a million dollars. j j Blue Grass horsemen have decided to test j jthe qualities of the southwest as a training ground for thoroughbreds. John E. Madden ! i shipped six yearlings yesterday from Lexing-jton to Little Rock, Ark., where they will ,be put into early training for next years cam-paign. William McGuigan, better known as ; "Umbrella Bill," sent two head in the same car. Thomas Stevens will send a stable of fifteen to the same place for the same pur-i pose. i

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