Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-27


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 27, 1903 Racing at Jamaica, St. Louis, Nashville, Lakeside and Oakland. Jockey Dominick continues to ride in good form at Lakeside, taking the first and second races on the card today with Lady Free Knight and Miss Liza, respectively. Glen Water. Boaster and Kittie Clyde finished so close together in the handicap at Kinloch Park that only the judges knew which had won. When the numbers were posted they were separated by the judges in the order named above. It was a stirring race from the start, with Glen Water, Boaster and Kittie Clyde running lapped on each other all the way. first one setting the pace and then the other. The old sprinter Scorpio was beaten again today at Lakeside when Burnie Bunton trimmed him by half a length in a five and a half furlong handicap, the best race on the card. Seven started, with Mimo having the call in the betting, but he never figured seriously, finishing far back. It was a two horse race all the way with Scorpio setting the pace and giving way right at the end to Burnie Bunton. The latter followed Scorpio closely right up to the final sixteenth, where her rider called on her and she easily moved up and took command to win easily. Jamaica inaugurated its spring meeting with the running of the Excelsior Handicap before an immense crowd of turf followers who have b?en hungry for the sight of real racing such as only the higher class of thoroughbreds can give. W. C. Whitney won the first big stake of the Metropolitan season when Blackstock, a bay son of Hanover--Mannie Himyar, defeated the best band of handicap horses that have gone to the post this year. Heno was second and Yellow Tail, winner of the Queens County Handicap last Saturday, was third. It was every post a winning one with Blackstock as far as the race was concerned. The colt was off to a good start and, taking the lead at the first turn, he was never headed, winning easily by a length and a half. Heno in turn was three lengths in front of Yellow Tail. The latter ran a remarkably good race, being far back when the start came, but gradually working his way up until the last turn, where he closed quite a big gap and was going fast at the end. Herbert, carrying the high weight of 120 pounds, ran well for a mile, then tired and finished seventh. Fourteen went to the post, among them were Dr. Saylor, Injunction. Surmise, Hunter Raine, Lord Badge, Daly. Ethics, Mackey, Dwyer and Articulate. The distance was a mile and a sixteenth and the net value to Mr. Whitney was ,6S0. The Bushwick Stakes, the race preceding the running of the Excelsior Handicap, provided a more interesting finish than the feature. It was won by Palmbearer from the first time starter Macedon, owned by G. A. Davis. It was a five eighths dash for two-year-olds. Macedon is a good one and for his first time under colors he ran a fine race, leading from the rise of the barrier and only tiring right at the end to lose by a head. Molinos scampered home a head in front of Race King to take the show money.

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