Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of January 31, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-31


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of January 31 1903 j Racing at New Orleans Newport and Oak Barney Schreiber has telegraphed to New Orleans to Dr Rexford to leave at once for Little Rock where Schreibers crack three yearold filly Goheimniss and seven promising twoyearolds are dangerously sick sickMatt Matt Foster has sold Count Em Out to Ed Trotter As soon as he sells Fake his remain ¬ ing horse he will leave for New York and will sail early in February for the other aide where he will train the coming season Sam Hildreth to whom Buchanan is under engagement for the New Orleans meeting has now secured the services of a lightweight rider Mr Hildreth has bought from Archie Zimmer first call on Fuller for the remainder of the present meeting 0 L Richards fouryearold Kantaka horse Lor Pepper is in a serious way While at the post in his last start he was kicked on the hock by Chickadee The marc had on corks and the kick laid open the bone Lockjaw set in last Monday and the veterinary in at ¬ tendance has little hope of his recovery recoveryAlready Already much speculation is being indulged in relative to the Derbys in the West for this year The Southern Turf and Climax Nashville poolrooms will open future books on the American Derby when entries are an ¬ nounced the Tennessee Cumberland Park and Kentucky Derbys Citizens and Montgomery Handicaps when weights are announced Both future books will have ample backing and the booking will be on a liberal basis Enoch Wishard arrived at Cumberland Park Nashville Tenn today from Hot Springs and took charge of hia stable W H Bissett agent for the stable in the absence of Wishard left for his home in Chicago however not before carrying out John A Drakes instruc ¬ tions to increase the wages of every man on the payroll from the Chinese cooks on up to the foreman of the stable Drake hires noth ¬ ing but the best help and he pays them well for their services In consequence there are few changes in the household His men are well dressed and well behaved

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