Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of February 21, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-21


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of February 21 1903 Racing at New Orleans and Ingleside Jockey Winslett has been ordered to accept no mounts other than for his employer Mr Corrigan CorriganAlbert Albert Simons has decided upon a change of plans for the coming racing season He 1 will ship his entire stable from New Orleans to Benning at the close of the meeting Last year he took in the western circuit and did not go East until late in the summer The fact that John A Drake intends racing at Memphis and Louisville this spring may have something to do with Simons determination to go East earlier than he contemplated There has been considerable friction between these two owners for a year and both have been boosting each others horses in selling races racesFrom From San Francisco comes the announce ¬ ment that Clarence II Mackay will resume his former place in eastern turf circles during the Saratoga meeting this summer when the customary period of mourning will have ex ¬ pired Mr Mackays father died in July last It is reported that Mr Mackay has given in ¬ structions to his agents to keep their eyes open for any promising youngsters that may develop and that the string of racers now in charge of trainer Charles Hill at Silver Brook Farm in New Jersey will be largely reinforced by the time Mr Mackays colors are seen again It has been known all along that Mr Mackays retirement from the turf was only temporary but it was not believed by his friends in the East that he would resume the sport this year The report that he will do so however will be welcome news to turfmen as the loss of so good a sportsman as Mr Mackay is always keenly felt feltMajor Major DaingerCeld C A Drapers fouryear old Handspring Mon Droit colt has been de dared out of the Brooklyn Handicap together with F Cooks Bessie Spahr and Linguist H D Mclntyre secretary of the Brooklyn Jockey Club made this official announcement They are the first declarations from the Brook ¬ lyn and that of Major Daingcrfield comes in the nature of a surprise inasmuch as it was recently reported that Mr Draper would espe ¬ cially prepare him for the Brooklyn Handi ¬ cap Last summer after winning the Reali ¬ zation and Tidal Stakes and also the Brooklyn Derby Major Daingerfield was beaten by Hy ¬ phen in the Brighton Derby During the race he struck himself and it was reported later on that he had broken down But when Mr Draper purchased him at the McLewee sale the colt was apparently sound and went into winter quarters in good condition In the Brooklyn weight allotment Major Daingerfield received 122 pounds a concession of six pounds from Hermis the top weight In the winter books the Handspring colt was third choice He has not yet been declared out of the Suburban but probably will be The first declarations from the Suburban were also an ¬ nounced by Cornelius Fellowes secretary of the Coney Island Jockey Club They were F Cooks Linguist and Lendon

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