Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of Jan. 24, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-24


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Jan 24 1903 Racing at New Orleans Oakland and New ¬ port portHenry Henry McDaniel trainer for G C Bennett has announced that he would ship the horses that he has in training at New Orleans back to Memphis on Saturday McDaniel has been unfortunate at New Orleans this winter All his horses liked a fast track The weather has been bad and the going in wretched condi ¬ tion most of the whiter This prevented him from getting most of his string fit and the result has been that he has not won a race at the meeting The first foal of 1903 at John E Maddens Hamburg Place was reported Monday morn ¬ ing being a bay colt by the Futurity winner Ogden Myrtle Harkness winner of ths Ash ¬ land Oaks by Strathmore Papoose sister to Parole by Leamington This youngster is a half brother to Aceful winner of the Junior Championship Stakes last year and H B Dur yeas present Epsom Derby candidate and is the first foal in Kentucky by Ogden which won the Futurity Stakes in the cclora of the lte Marcus Daly To settle a muchdisputed point as to which is the taller horse Kingston or the Suburban winner Ben Brush Major F A Daingerfield had the two great stars of Castleton Stud measured again Kingston stands fifteen hands two and a half inches high and Ben Brush is fifteen hands two inches The latter horse however is much heavier and his frame more massive than the sire of Admiration and Ballyhoo Bey hence the supposition of many horsemen that standing side by side Ben Brush was the taller of the two Such a pah of great little giants were probably never before together on one farm farmSeven Seven English twoyearolds which were recently purchased from H E Leigh by T Welsh the trainer of Julius Fleischmanns stable have arrived in this country They will be sent at once to East Millstone and will be raced this year in the colors of Mr Fleischmann if they turn out well The best of the band is the Kendal Marquay colt Frank Leigh brought these twoyearolds over here He has been acting as assistant trainer to his brother Eugene on the other side and says that the latter will have about sixty horses in France when the racing season opens They will be run in the colors of Frank Gard ¬ ner Richard Croker and H E Leigh Frank Leigh also states that his brothers horses were not fairly treated by the English handi cappers and for that reason the campaign in France was undertaken Affairs are proceeding smoothly at the Fair Grounds It is said that the Carr gate is to be backed into the threequarters chute and given a thorough trial It will be used to start all the threequarters dashes of which there are about two each day If it proves successful it will be used at all points The scheme is a good one The gate could not be given a trial at a better point The first turn is over a quarter of a mile from it so there will not be any bumping crossing etc after the start Mr Tilles of the Fair Association said recently that if gentlemens races were demanded he would be glad to give them All I desire said Mr Tilles is that the riders be sureenough amateurs and men of business and that there would not be any chance for professional boys ringers or such to drop into them I would like to have such races with riders confined to recognized country golf polo and hunt clubs gentle ¬ men known among riders all over the coun ¬ try men of Eome age and weight

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