Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of February 7, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-07


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Twenty Years Ago Today I Chief Turf Events of February 7 1903 Racing at New Orleans Newport and Oak ¬ land The horse Alfred C the entry of which was refused some time ago for inconsistent run ¬ ning has been reinstated Frank Bain of Chicago has purchased him It is said than an eastern turfman has made an offer of 10000 for the services of jockey Walter Robbins who is considered by imany to be the best lightweight rider in the West The imported horse Corbletts Bay while being exercised several days ago got the better of his boy and ran away three miles When he pulled up it was found that he had bowed the middle tendon of his off foreleg Following the example of the Coney Island Jocke Club Philip J Dwyer president of the Brooklyn Jockey Club has cancelled all en ¬ gagements of E J Arnolds Cos Gold Heels in all the Brooklyn Jockey Club races in which he was entered three weeks ago So far the managers of the Fair Associa ¬ tion and Delmar Park Jockey Club have not made up their minds on a system of Parting races for the next racing season Though Manager Murphy of Kinloch opposes the no recall system it will prevail at Kinloch be ¬ cause Mr Murphy says the horsemen and pub ¬ lic bettors like it best bestJohn John Huggins has begun hard work on II B Duryeas Americanbred Acefull which was sent to England to run for this years Epsom Derby together with the other horses in his stable For some time past English turf writers have kept a close eye on the neigh ¬ borhood of Huggins training grounds in order to get a square look at the American and on account of the mild weather recently had a capital opportunity Without a single excep ¬ tion so far the opinion regarding the Yankee has been unfavorable Mr Whitneys horse Nasturtium they say which crossed for the event last year was a powerful galloper with a fine action but the impression created by Acefull seems to be totally opposite The turf expert of Sporting Life who saw the colt in one of his speedy workouts has the follow ¬ ing criticism No greater contrast could be imagined than that between Nasturtium sent over to win the Derby last year than Acefull sent over this year The former was a very grand horse in every respect big and powerful and one of the finest gallopers I ever remember to have seen This year we have a little muscular closelycoupled horse with action as quick and scrappy as the fivefurlong sprinter Greig and we shall require to see it lengthen out considerably before we shall cry peccavi to such a horse as that even though the Americans are content that he was about the best over there AcefuUs first appear ¬ ance on the English turf will probably occur in the City and Suburban to be run on April 22 It is a handicap of 2000 sovereigns about one mile and a quarter quarterEditors Editors note Acefull started in Epsom Derby and ran unplaced He started five times in England without winning then went amiss and was shipped back to this country

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