Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-18


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I i 1 . I " e c :! r •- e y a t ti v h it e de e g i n i- ;s a a L Q it g . T or ir ■ to Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 18, 1903. Racing at Aqueduct, St. Louis, Memphis, Lakeside and Oakland. The Woodlands Trophy, a ,500 added purse and a cup donated by Barney Schreiber and named for his famous thoroughbred nurs- cry. was a lucky win for Scotch Dance, mainly because of the interference suffered by St. Agnes II., which ran second and was the best horse in the race. Scotch Dance ran around his opponents immediately after the start and quickly opened a big gap. He tired suddenly, however, and barely lasted long enough to win. St. Agnes II. was unluckly and cut off several times, but finally found an opening and came with a rush and only failed by a head to land the victory. Selected was third Barney Schreiber started Gus Heidorn, but the colt was never a contender. The conditions called for two-year-olds at four and a half furlongs. It was Kinloch Parks main attraction. In a rousing finish Dr. Saylor, running in the colors of F. J. Lantry, came from fourth place in the last fifty yards and took the winners portion of the Arverne Stakes. Aqueducts Saturday afternoon feature. The stakes was worth ,720 to his owner. Ahola should have won, but his jockey was watching Illyria and jockey Burns on Dr. Saylor slipped his mount through a small opening near the finish and he finished fast under the whip, his margin of victory being a head. Illyria weakened in the stretch after forcing the pace from the start and was third, a head in front of Durazzo. Pageant ran a game race after getting off to a poor start, but came with a rush in the stretch and had the distance b?en longer would have made it interesting for the first three. It was a dash of seven-eighths of a mile for three year olds and over. When the horses were at the post for the fifth race yesterday at Lakeside, chief of po- lice Cox of Hammond, Ind., served notice on John Condon and his business manager, C. J. Miers, and superintendent Welh that all book- making boxes in the Lakeside ring must be removed and that they must nof, allow further public bookmaking. Condon accepted the edict gracefully and said all the booths would be removed as soon as the next race, which was the last on the card, had been run. He gave the chief of police his word that the booths would not be put back in their old places on Monday and he undertook to stop public book- making, but he stated that the Sellers law allows fifteen days race meetings in Indiana and that he would have to keep faith with the large number of horsemen at the track by running through the program book issued for the meeting. "~ The Memphis Stakes for two-year-olds at five-eighths fell to E. Tierney, a brown colt by Montana, owned and trained by J. Fay. It was a decided surprise to the large crowd that turned out for Saturday afternoons racing at Memphis, as J. W. Schorrs crack Molinos and M. H. Tichcnors Flo Bob were also starters and it was expected that either one of the latter would be the winner. Dick Bernard also started but he could not concede the weight the handicapper assigned him 118 pounds and he finished a distant last. Molinos was the public choice, but jockey Bull man. in his anxiety to beat Flo Bob, made too much use of his mount and the two raced each other into defeat with the result that when near the finish they both tired, enabling E. Tierney to come from the rear and catch the judges eye by a nose. Molinos was second and Ho Bob third.

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