Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-21


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i i | t i . , | i | , , , I t I Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 21, 1903 Racing at Aqueduct, St. Louis, Memphis, Oakland and Lakeside. Right and True scored a lucky victory in the Peconic Stakes at Aqueduct when Nevermore, which was best, was taken wide on the stretch turn and had to be whipped to get to the front. He bore out under punshment and jockey Haack had to stop riding, but he came fast when straightened out and was 1 catching the winner with every stride. Right I and True set a fast pace all the way, but tired i in the final eighth and swerved badly in the run to the finish. Embarrassment, which ran third, was interfered with at the start and I saved ground on all the turns and finished I fast. The distance was seven-eighths of a . mile. In a mile dash, the fourth race at Memphis, 1 Banter, in a hot finish, outstayed the tiring T Pericl?s by a head to take the lions share of the daily handicap purse. Only four started and Pericles was the first to show, but he was s immediately challenged by Jake Greenbcrg and, after racing the latter into defeat, had no 3 speed left to withstand Banters rush in the e last eighth and succumbed by a head. Banter r saved ground all the way and came through l next to the inner rail at the turn into the e stretch and outgamed Pericles in a furious s finish. Jake Greenberg, after racing well up all the way, tired and lost third place to Oronte by a neck. In a head finish The Lady Rhoesia, ridden a . by Frank ONeill and owned by Pierre Lcril-lard, l" was declared the winner over the crack k filly Hamburg Belle, with Redfern in the saddle. I- This race, the second on the program at * Aqueduct, was a dash of four and a half If furlongs for two-year-old fillies and brought lt out the best that could be mustered at the e , track. It was also the most exciting race of the day, overshadowing the Peconic Stakes. * , ONeill rode a skillful race and saved ground on all the turns with his mount and she finished j. fast under a strong hand ride. Hamburg 1- Belle, which had followed the pace- -- maker, Fickl?, to the turn into the homestretch, ;- lost ground by going wide, but was gaining at the end under punishment and would have won in two more strides. Fickle Ie set the pace to the last eighth and showed j " brilliant speed, but does not seem abb to ;o stay at the present time, finishing third four lr lengths in front of Termagant.

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