Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of March 13, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-13


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 13 1903 Racing at New Orleans and Oakland Jockey Gannon was the outstanding star at i the Fair Grounds today He started with the thefourth fourth race and swept the board of ths last lastI three races In the fourth race he rode S C CiHildrcths I iHildrcths Censor to victory in the overnight handicap Gannon put up a brilliant ride to score with Censor in this race The horse was away none too well and was badly outrun in inthe the first half mile but he stuck to his task and wearing the others down made a great effort in the stretch and won going away Latson from the Goldblatt stable was Gan ¬ nons next winning mount Nine horses started in this race with Denny Duffy having the call in the betting After running in third posi ¬ tion with Latson Gannon took the lead at the quarter post and won easily by six lengths Winning became a habit with Gannon who was overflowing with confidence after having J won two races He rode Velasquez with the sureness and polish of a Sloan There were ten good sprinters entered here but the crowd backed Velasquez into favoritism by post time j jTheir Their selection was right for Arelasquez fol ¬ lowed the pacemaker to the head of the stretch and there Gannon called on him and he rushed to the front but was doing his best to stall off Bummer II The latter was nearly left at the post and closed a big gap to finish second secondThat That McChesney is the best horse on the turf today is thoroughly believed by George Ehr lich a St Louis turfman who has been ope rating for some time at New Orleans During la trip to his home Ehrlich gave an interview about Big Mac that will prove of interest to eastern horse followers He said He is as kind as a lamb gentle as a dove and sound as the proverbial dollar There is no danger of his breaking down He comes to the post stands perfectly still then gets off with the best of the quick starters If you want him to run the first sixth of eighth in 11 seconds just ask him to do it If you want fo have it run in 18 seconds he will do it You can ride him with a silk thread He needs no holding and no urging He just does as you bid him He can run on any kind of track carry all kinds of weight and bzsi of all overcome all obstacles such as hard luck interference etc They sent speed wonders like LEntrenne out to run him off his feet He ran with them and when he got ready left them They let him et the pace and tried to beat him with stretch runners like Federal He set the pace and had lots left to win with when they got to him He can carry a ton of had take up a child and win from good horses Ilermis He wil beat him sure Why Hermis is a good horse but he is a rank one He wants to run in front Now McChesney can beat any horse constituted like this Sent them over ona mila and a half then take Hermis back McChes ¬ ney will lay right with him The boy on Mc Chesneys back can go cluck cluck git up git up McChesney will not mind that as long as the boy does not hunch him with his hands or heels But it will set Hermis to fighting for his head Hence if they want to rate him they will choke him If they let him run Big Mac will lay with him to the final sixteenth and then come on Chuctanunda might beat him at seveneighths Outside of that they have no horse East or West that can make him run He eats well works well and has not a bad characteristic or a bad fault You can tiptoe stake horses with him or rate him to crabs Above all he possesses thai wonderful ability to take all the worst of the luck and the worst of the conditions and win by a nose in a drive or by ten lengths in a canter Wealth and LEntrenne are 1 13 mares for threequarters He can beat them at any part of it There is no longdistance horse at New Orleans capable of giving him an argument so we cannot prove what he can cando do there I would like to see him hook up 1 1with with Chuctanunda Major Daingerfield and Hermis with the understanding that the other three were to take turns at him That is Chuctanunda to set the pace for the first five eighths Daingerfield the second five and let the j other two battle out in the last quarter

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