Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-29


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. i i c i f I . £ t I I i l ! j , Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 29, 1903. Racing at Jamaica, St. Louis, Nashville Oakland and Worth. Julia M., a last minute entry for the Rose-dale Stakes at Jamaica, and owned by W. B. Leeds, was an easy winner by five lengths from Petunia. It was a five eighths dash for two-year old fillies and eight faced the barrier. When the start came Julia M. took the lead at once and, at every post increased her ad vantage, being pulled up at the finish. Petunia ran in third place to the final eighth, where she passed Mordella, but could never get to the winner. Miss Eugenia ran well for 9 half mile and then quit badly. Kilo duplicated his performance of last Friday at Nashville when he was the easiest kind of winner in the last race on the card at the same track today. All doubts as to the colts ability were dispelled in the minds of those that saw him win today. He is a rapid starter and can carry his speed much farther than he was asked to go in this race — five-eighths of a mile. He raced Bird Pond into submmission in the first half and then stood a challenge from Comora. shaking the latter off in the run down the stretch and was going away at the end. Silver Spinner ran third. The Worth Jockey Club was well favored in weather for its opening day, the clear sky and balmy air being instrumental in drawing out the largest first-day attendance in the history of the course. It was estimated gen-eraly that a crowd of at least 12,000 was on hand. The no-recall system of starting was commended on all sides. Starter Dwyer got th2 fields off on all sides with but little delay at the barrier and his flag work was all that could be desired. The feature event of the day was the Worth Handicap, a dash of one and one sixteenth miles for three year olds and over, with ,000 addded. Of the original seventeen scheduled to start, seven were withdrawn, leaving a field of ten to face the barrier. Owenton was given the betting post of honor, being held at about 2 to 1. Durnell and Herz entry, Nitrate and Rolling Boer, was fancied by a number of shrewd judges ,as was also the entry of Sam Hildreth, consisting of Thane and Potheen. To a good start, The Don jumped into the lead, closely pressed by Paul Whaley and Owenton, with the rest of the field well up. Little change took place in the positions until just before reaching the final quarter, where The Don resigned as pacemaker, giving way to Paul Whaley, which straightened for home one length before Nitrate, which led The Don two and a half lengths. Nearing the last eighth post Nitrate closed up fast on Paul Whaley and easily dashed to the front, winning well in hand by four lengths. Paul Whaley clug gamely to his work all through the stretch, finishing one length before Thane for second place. The latter was pocketed badly when an eighth out, but finished going fast when he got through in the last hundred yards. The Don finished lapped on Thane, with Owenton and Barrack right up. Owenton appeared to have a chance just before entering the stretch, but quit badly when he felt the whip. a

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