Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-28


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i i I * 1 1 j I * j t | j Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 28, 1903. Racing at Jamaica, St. Louis, Nashville, Lakeside and Oakland. J. A. Drakes Savable, the winter book favorite for the American Derby, made his first appearance of the season under colors and gave a game exhibition in winning a five-eighths dash for three-year-olds and over, the last race on the card at Nashville. Although his winning margin was only a nos?, it is probable that the colt was not exactly up to a hard race, but it speaks volumes for his gameness when he came from far in the rear to overhaul and out game J. Sidney Walker in the last stride. Claude also ran, but his showing was disappointing to his owner, M. J. Daly. Carl Kahler set the pace from the start, followed by J. Sidney Walker, but the former tired after his early effort and dropped back after the field had turned into the stretch. Savable had gradually improved his position and in the last fifty yards he caught J. Sidney Walker and outgamed him, to win by a nose. Carl Kahler, after dropping back at the turn for home, came again and went over the finish line only a nose behind J. Sidney Walker.

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