Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-16


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 16, 1902 Racing at New Orleans and Ingleside. Davy Johnson thinks he has a world beater in his yearling colt Jacquin, by Knight of the Thistlt! Lady Alice, for which he paid ,000. Returning Americans say that H. E. Leigh has conferred a great public benefit upon many English trainers of race horses by establishing at his home, Findon, a factory for the production of racing plates, which find a ready and large sale. James Rowe, trainer for J. R. Keene, is convalescing from a recent serious operation at a private sanitarium in East Thirty-Third Street, New York City. His physicians state that unless unexpected complications arise he will be well in a few weeks. Information of a semi-oflcial character has leaked out at Memphis that jockey J. Woods, who was ruled off at Hawthorne last summer, will be reinstated at the next meeting of the Western Jockey Club. It is stated that many prominent horsemen, including P. Dunne, whose horse J. V. Kirby, was responsible for the downfall of Woods, agreed to indorse Woods application for reinstatement. In selling to his partner, H. B. Duryea, his half interest in the Mirthful colt, Acefull, now in England, it appears that Harry Payne Whitney has no intention of retiring from the turf. The statement that young Mr. Whitney would retire from active racing could not be accepted by turfmen who knew of the unbounded enthusiasm and genuine love which he has for the sport. Belmont Park, the new metropolitan track that is to take the place of Morris Park, is not to be controlled by a stock company, as are most of the others in the Jockey Club domains. It will be built with the money of three royal good friends of racing, August Belmont, W. C. Whitney and W. K. Vander-bilt. It is further said that the appointments will eclipse anything in this country or anywhere that racing is carried on. The ttory of the reason fes the sale of Mr. WhiliiCvs interest in Acefull is an interesting one. Until the running of the Champagne Stakes Mr. Whitney, it seems, looked with favor on the plan of shipping Acefull to England, but the defeat of the colt in that race convinced him that Acefull was not a Derby horse. Mr. Duryea, on the other hand, was bent on having a try for the Derby with Acefull, and the young owners, agreeing to disagree, Mr. Whitney sold his half interest to his partner.

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