Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-16


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of January 16 1903 Racing at New Orleans Oakland and New ¬ port The St Louis Fair Association calls atten ¬ tion to the fact that the big list of stakes of ¬ fered by it will close for entries at mid ¬ night of today This list includes the 50000 j Worlds Fair Handicap and the St Louis Derby iof 1904 and 1905 as well as the fixtures that i are to be decided this year II M Zieger the Cincinnati theatrical man ¬ ager and turfman has offered John Welch Spring Station Ky 3500 for the chestnut twoyearold colt by The Commoner Rosa Masso by Rossington Welch asks 7000 This colt was a sensational yearling last fall working a quarter in 22 seconds He is no in Dan OBriens stable at the Kentucky As ¬ sociation track having been shipped there sev ¬ eral days ago He has many valuable en ¬ gagements Emil Herz has received a letter from Sire Brothers New York asking him to price Mc Chesney and Golden Rule He says that he did not make a pries because he did not think that Sire Brothers would consider any price he might make As matters have turned out recently it looks as though DurnelL Herz have about decided to keep McChesncy and take a chance of whining some big bets on him in the early spring events in the West the coming racing season W L Simmons of George Wilkes fame who bred the crack threeyearold Colonel Bill chief breadwinner of the older division of J E Maddens racing stable of 1902 and told by that successful turfman to L V Bell for a reported price of 14000 has a brother to the winner of the Belle Mead Stakes Ocean Omnium and Oriental Handicaps which from the high form he showed in his trials last fall as a yearling gives every indication of bang as good if not a superior horse to his sensa ¬ tional brother Unlike Colonel Bill which is a brown in color this twoyearold is a chest ¬ nut seemingly having bred back to his grand sire Prince Charlie as both his sire and dam arc an opposite color Steps have been taken to throw the Keuil worth race track owned by the Buffalo Rat ing Association into bankruptcy An official document has been filed in the Supreme Court by a majority of the directors of the associa ¬ tion setting forth that the stock effects and other property of the corporation arc not suf ¬ ficient to afford a reasonable security to those who may deal with it and that it will be bene ¬ ficial to the interests of the stockholders and creditors that the same be dissolved All per ¬ sons interested hi the corporation are called upon to show cause why the corporation should not be dissolved Whether as a result of this action the debts ot horsemen and officials as well as to the Jockey Club will thus be wiped out is a muchdiscussed question It is the second tune in about five years that owner of horses have been disappointed hi the mat ¬ ter of prompt and full payment of purses and stakes by racing associations hi or about Buf ¬ falo and it is beginning to become tiresome to them they declare

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