Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-17


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1 1 ■ . j • 5 r 1 1 1 ■ I . Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 17, 1903 Racing at Aqueduct, Washington, St. Louis, Memphis and Lakeside. 1 1 Although a report went out that Sam Hil- 2 J 3 dreth was to retire Thane, the gelding started 4 4 in the daily handicap at Memphis and won it 5 c G easily. He was favored greatly by the start. 7 _ Potheen, also owned by Hildreth, Nitrate, South Breeze and Huzzah were all tangled i:p when the barrier went up and Thane stole a big lead before their jockeys could straighten 2 -them out. Nitrate was hard ridden all the 3 3 way. but he could not catch Thane and tired 4 4 in the last eighth, enabling Potheen to out- -stay him for second money. South Breeze C and Huzzah could never get up and had no chance. The fourth race at Oakland, which was the 1 1 feature of the afternoon, was an easy vie- 2 2 tory for Dr. Boy.e, with Princess Titania sec- . 3 ond and Annie Max third. Jockey Kelly rated 4 Dr. Boyle behind the pacemakers until entering the stretch, where he called on his mount and overhauled the leaders with ease and was C hard held from there to the finish. The good 1 7 handicap horse Kenilworth al.-o ran in this . ] 1 race, but he raced as if he were short. It is 2 , reported that he has done considerable stud 3 m duty and apparently was in no condition to race. Mocorito also started, but ran a dull 5 race. f C Much interest was centered in the first ap- 3 7 pearance of Owenton in his four year-old ca-1 reer at Lakeside. He appeared to be in ex- , cellent condition when going to the post, but t 2 if anything a trifle heavy. He was pitted 3 against such sprinters as Scorpio and Albula in the fourth race, a dash of three-quarters for four year olds and over. Scorpio, despite . his rather dull race of the opening day, was made favorite, but again met defeat. He was taken to the front at once today, but only lasted four and a half furlongs. Albula, which won a good race Wednesday, again scored in easy fashion, moving up to Scorpio at the head of the stretch and. easily passing into the lead when an eighth out, won under re- straint by two lengths from Dr. Stephens. which finished the same distance in front of Scorpio for second place. Scorpio was well . spent when an eighth out. He is a hard horse to guess.

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