Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-22


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 22, 1902. Racing at Newport, New Orleans and Ingle-side. Ingleside furnished an exciting finish when Fitzbrillar, Alice Cary and Quatre finished on a line. The judges decided that Fitzbrillar had won by a nose. Fitzbrillar outclassed his opponents. He was pocketed and pulled up at the half-mile post, but came again and got up in the last stride to catch the judges eye. S. C. Hildreths C. B. Campbell and J. Arthurs W. J. Deboe were equal choices in the All-Age Handicap at New Orleans. The public could not choose between them, but J. Arthur made it a double for the afternoon Avhen W. J. Deboe came with a rush in the stretch and nosed out Hildreths horse at the finish. Moroni, J. Arthurs bay horse, won the second race at the Fair Grounds from a fair band of selling platers. W. H. Fizers If You Dare was the public choice, but the be3t he could do was land in third place. Moroni followed If You Dare to the stretch turn, came through on the inside and outgamed him in the final drive. Many of the old guard of racegoers will remember jockey "Johnnie" Tabor, who has just received an offer to ride in Russia, as the rider of Toano, with which S. C. Hildrcth pulled off one of the greatest, if not the largest, coups in this country during the winter of 1891-92 at Guttenberg. Toano was backed in every poolroom in the country and from 100 to 1 down to favoritism at post time. Manager Wagner of the Worth track has instructed secretary Jasper to prepare conditions for eight stakes, to be run at the spring meeting, which will commence April 30 and continue for twenty-one days. The total added money will be 3,500, an average of about ,700 per stake. It is secretary Jaspers present intention not to put on a stake exclusively for three-year-olds. Most of the stakes will be handicaps and the entries will close on March 1. S. C. Hildreth is undecided as to whether or not he secured a bargain when he purchased J. W. Schorrs New Orleans Stable for 2,000. "John Peters is worth all the rest of the string put together," said Mr. Hildreth. "This son of Lord Esterling is a right shifty horse; in fact, there is no telling how good he really is. Sarner and Harry Wilson are useful selling platers, but neither of them is sound. Nicol-lelte and Ravenspur are not worth feeding and I will not keep this pair very long."

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