Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of March 2, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-02


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 2 1903 Jockey Bullmau rode two winners at Oak ¬ land Robbins scored a double at New Or Noblesse the dam of Red Robe the winner of the Cumberland Park and Canadian Derbys and also the dam of Spriugwells will be bred this spring to The Commoner at Belle Msade MsadeThe The horses owned by the wellknown Cali ¬ fornia firm of Burns Waterhouse will be raced this year in the name of the junior member C P Waterhouse who will bring a strong stable East this year The most notable of the changes of betting on the Brooklyn Handicap is the cut price against Himself Tather Bill Dalys candi ¬ date Quite a number of bets have been re ¬ corded and the price about the son of Himyar has in consequence been cut from 100 to 50 Spencer Belf the Schorr candidate also has quite a following and his price in consequence has been cut from 100 to 60 60To To manager and secretary Harry Kuhl has fallen the honor of being first to announce weights for a handicap to be run in Chicago in 1903 Considering that the form of most of the horses engaged in the Hawthorne Han ¬ dicap is largely a matter of conjecture it must be said that he has apportioned the weights equitably and with good judgment The handi ¬ cap division of western horses is strong this year on paper Especially is this true of the fouryearolds McChesney Lucien Appleby AIlanaDale Belles Commoner Owenton Run ¬ nels Wyeth Otis Glen Water Abe Frank Aladdin Terra Firma Bessie Sphar Inventor Old Hutch and others constitute a band of that age handicapped at 110 pounds or over that alone would suffice to furnish a grand race of doubtful result resultI I want to make a prediction said J W Russwurm secretary of the Tennessee Breed ¬ ers Association as he stood looking at the blooded animals doing slow gallons on the choppy track at Nashville My prediction is that the Cumberland Park Derby will be won by a maiden from Hayesville which has never been to the post This sounds as wild as a March hare when such horses as Bardolph are in the field but it stands just as I stated it You have my prediction Haysville which the genial secretary names as the home of the Derby winner is the home of Messrs T P and William Hayes and it is also the home of their prominent stable of racers The Hayes Brothers have two cottages and two stable on a knoll in plain view of the clubhouse at Cumberland Park and the horsemen have dubbed the abode Hayesville There are a number of fine horses in the barn there and it is something that no one can tell whether or not Mr Russwurm is right in his forecast If he does make good he will be in a nice position to say I told you so but that is something which he like all good horsemen has cut out

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