Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of March 20, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-20


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 20 1903 Racing at New Orleans and Oakland At New Orleans Fuller had two winners to his credit and Gannon one oneMaltster Maltster gave the form followers a shock at New Orleans in the daily handicap when he won at odds of 11 to 1 De Reszke was in ¬ stalled the favorite because of his good per ¬ formance in the St Patricks Handicap and with Fuller up his chances looked bright Six horses answered the bugle call and they got off to an even start Mrs Frank Foster set the pace up to the quarter post with Maltster second The latter took the lead at this stage of the race and was never headed Mauser tock second money and De Reszke took the small end of the purse All plans of horsemen located at Memphis for taking part in the Little Rock meeting have been abandoned and whera there were several cars of horses that were to have been shipped none will go The high water in the inlands of Arkansas en the route of travel between Memphis and Little Rock has caused total suspension of railroad traffic and the only course open to the horsemen was to ship via St Louis James Arthur S S Bender J S Bratton G C Bennett C E Mahon Ed Trotter each of whom have a Derby candi ¬ date besides other horses have announced that they would remain at Memphis MemphisComparing Comparing Witfull Modesty and May Hemp stead winners of the Anierican and Tcnnsssee Derbys S C Ilildreth said Modesty and May Hempstead were large mares Witfull is small They proved that they could carry weight Witfull has never packed more than 112 pounds and won She may improve and I hope she will but I have other hopes for the American Derby It is a wellknown fact at Memphis that Hildreth will give most of his time to preparing Topsoil He was taken out on the track and Hildreth saw him work a slow threequarters for the first time this winter The colt is in good condition forj faster work which his trainer will give him from now on onThe The daily handicap at Oakland was won by Walter Jennings fast filly Dainty which showed improved form when she beat some of the best sprinters at the track The dis ¬ tance was threequarters and Sad Sam taoked all over the winner until right into the stretch where he was leading by two lengths with Americano second Dainty was in fourth po ¬ sition right behind Princess Titania L Wilson on Dainty called on her and she responded with a rush that eventually placed her in front of the three leaders Princess Titania should have won but Birkcnruth was caught napping by the winners final dash Sad Sam and Americano after leading right up to the final sixteenth tired badly and finished fifth and sixth

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