Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-02


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w tj J. j C. e in i] I L f I 8 j J [ . j 5 I j t ] | 1 , . • » - I v y Twenty Years Ago Today j Chief Turf Events of May 2, 1903 H Racing at Jamaica, St. Louis, Nashvifl Louisville and Worth. M Before the largest attendance that has eH witnessed a running of the Kentucky I criH the twenty-ninth renewal fell to Judge IlimH chestnut colt, by Esher— Lullaby, trained H P. Mayberry and running in the colors I R. Ellison. The net value of the race ul ,850 and jockey Bookers name goes doM history as the rider of a winner of tiH famous race. The favorite, Early, was tflj unfortunate victim of a misjudged ride aiH ran second. Speculation before the race wH keen and as predicted Early was installed H an odds -on favorite, with the McDowell entrM Bourbon and Woodlake. second choice. BaH News was also well thought of by many conH petent judges, being well backed to win thH big fixture. Judge Himes and Treacy, the i nJ other starters, paid better than 15 to 1 tH win. Dan McKenna and The Picket were senH cut in the overnight entries, but were scratcheH before post time. The track was fast, thH sun shining brightly all morning and as farlH as twelve oclock the stands were already conH fortably filled, it being hard to find a vacanH space. The Derby was carded as the fourtfl race and not much attention was paid to thH first three races, everybody speculating as ifl the outcome of the big race. Finally at fouH oclock the bugle call rang out clear and sharp™ calling the Derby candidates to the test foflj which they had been pointed for months. Sb horses answered the call and in the paradi to the post Bad News was number one, fol lowed by Early. Woodlake, Judge Himes, Bour bon and Treacy. They faced the barrier am when it was sprung starter Holtman had not caught them on even terms, part of the fielc being faced sideways, with Woodlake gaining an early advantage of two lengths. At the quarter post Woodlake still held this advantage, with Bad News second, closely followed by the rest. When the half-mile post was reached the order was the same, but jockey Winkfield had begun to move up with the favorite Early and opposite the three quarters he drove him into the lead, with jockey Booker taking Judge Himes into second place about a half a length behind. Woodlake gave it up here and fell far to the rear. Turning into the stretch it was seen that Judge Himes was moving up with every stride and a hundred yards from the finish he was on even terms with Early and going two strides to the latters one. Early tired badly here and Judge Himes went under the wire with three-quarters of a length to spare. Early, in turn, was six lengths before Bourbon, which ran a good race to take the third portion of the stake. Winkfield made his move with Early too soon and when Judge Himes challenged he had nothing left to withstand the winners rush. Treacy was never a contender.

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