Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of February 19, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-19


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of February 19 1903 Racing at New Orleans and Ingleside InglesideThe The racing stable of the Cincinnati turfman Clem Hellebush Jr including Autumn Leaves and the g ood threeyearold filly Lady Matchless which has been wintering at the Melbourne Stud was shipped to Memphis last Friday where they will be trained for the coming campaign Autumn Leaves has im ¬ proved wonderfully by her long rest and both she and Lady Matchless promise to be good winners this year yearJ J E Madden will take a big string of twoyearolds East this year according to his annual custom He has seventyeight young ¬ sters the get of Mirthful Plaudit Sandring I ham and Ogden and forty of them are already in training at Churchill Downs Among them is a sister to Aceful but nobody but Madden has a line on the fillys quality A recent visitor to Hamburg Place says that the Mad ¬ den breeding establishment is complete in all its appointments It contains 1900 acres of valuable land and there are 315 horses in the barns including fortyfive yearlings choicely bred bredThere There is an unusually big demand for stabh room at all the Long Island tracks Stables j have been requested for more than 2000 horses and there are not that number available Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach will be overtaxed The wealthy owners have their own stables but the poor turfman complains of the lack of accommodations They say that while the racing associations have dis played marked liberality in the hanging up of jrich purses and stakes they have forgotten all about increased stable accommodations which are greatly needed The poorer class of horse ¬ men want to race at the eastern tracks be cause the purses and stakes are more attrac jtive than elsewhere but most of them are financially unable to psy for private stable room far removed from the track trackIt It is reported that Foxhall Kscne is to take a much more active interest in racing in this country this year than he has for a long time past In addition to the horses that have already sported silk in the Keene colors the stabh has the amazing number of forty two twoyearolds that have shown such good i trials at Brookdale as to induce trainer Rowe I to put them in training for the coming racing season Most of these youngsters were bred at Castleton Lexington Ky and some of them are foals of imported mares by English sires which were bought and brought to this thiscountry country by the Messrs Kecnc But some of the most promising of them according to Mr MrRowe Rowe arc the offspring of the stout old Kings ¬ ton which is still at the head of the Castle ton stud In the band are a remarkably good goodHooking Hooking and racy group of fillies by this sire

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