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j i j Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 24, 1902 Racing at New Orleans, Ingleside and Newport. M. H. Tichenor, the Chicago turfman, intends to go into the breeding end of the sport and is thinking of buying a farm in Kentucky. Mr. Tichenor will place his good stallion Admonition at the head of his stud. Joe Ullmans colors will be seen on the turf again in 1903 for the first time since the mighty Raceland carried them to victories. A quintet of juveniles, all richly bred, for which fancy prices were paid at the lase June sales near Shcepshead Bay, are being watched by the bookmaker for good results and thus far none of them have failed to show speed in their preliminary work. J. J. Marklein, known as "the lucky Dutchman" on account of his penchant for picking up scrubs, which turn out to be swans, has again spent modest sums for a string of yearlings that will face the starter for the first time next year. When Mr. Marklein severed his connections wtih L. V. Bell, the wealthy New York turfman, he took with him the supposed-to-be "culls" of the stable, but which later turned out to be The Mecca and Garry Herrmann. According to a report from the East, Clifton Bonner, a little colored lightweight jockey, may be signed by Richard Croker, New Yorks big political boss, Avho races horses in England. If the boy secures the position, he will have to thank no less a person than Ma-or Julius Fleischman of Cincinnati, Ohio. He called the attention of Mr. Croker to the boy, who can ride at eighty-six pounds, and, as Mr. Croker needs a lightweight rider, it is very likely Bonner will be signed. Durnell and Herz have protested the payment to A. Simons of first money in the Crescent City Handicap, which was won by Moor last Saturday. After Saturdays entries were published it was found that Major Mansir was the only Simon entry. Simon calhd the entry clerks notice to the fact that he had entered Moor and had asked the judges permission to work both Major Mansii- and Moor the previous day, with the intention of entering them. The entry clerk added Moor to the eligible list. Pat Dunne, the well-known trainer, has invested a small fortune in yearling timber, most of which are bred on the same lines of former juveniles carrying his colors. A majority of the sires of the yearlings, which will race in Dunnes colors, are either owned by Edward Corrigan or are stationed in California. The most expensive youngster Dunne purchased is the bay colt by Star Ruby Bethulia, and the least expensive is the chestnut son of Golden Dawn Kiss Quick. The entire collection is richly bred and possible successors to Salvable are contained in the lot. All are colts, as Dunne rarely buys or races fillies. Clarence McDowell, presiding steward of the Crescent City Jockey Club, said recently that the rumor to the effect that Rice had been advised to quit riding at the meeting was incorrect. He admitted that the boy had been riding in bad form, but said the stewards had no desire to see him stop. It was rather their desire to encourage him, in the hope that he would display improved form in the near future. "The boy is somewhat rattled," said Mr. McDowell, "particularly because of the extraordinary success which his junior, Gannon, has been achieving, but he is honest and capable and will, no doubt, very soon get out of the streak of bad luck that seems to have jbeen following him."