Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-09


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of May 9, 1903 Racing at Morris Park, St. Louis and Worth. Jockey W. Knapp, the midget rider, arrived in Chicago from California and will ride for Curl Bros. E. Trotter secured a one years contract for the services of L. Rutter. The boy is a brother to Frank Rutter and is a promising rider. A number of horsemen arrived in Chicago today from California with their horses. Among them were Curl Bros., H. J. Jones, J. Cochran, H. A. Cotton and J. H. Stevens. AH, with the exception of the last named, will stable at Hawthorne. For its Saturday attraction the New Louisville Jockey Club offered the Nursery Stake? of 16,000, at four and a half furlongs, for two year olds, and T. C. McDowell provided the winner in his brown filly Advantage, by Pirate of Penzance-Queenlike II. C. W. Moores White Plum was second and G. C. Bennetts Sanctum third. Prince Silverwings set the pace to the final furlong, then quit and Advantage went to the front, winning by half a length, with White Plume a head before Sanctum. Whde the field was going to the post in the second race at Louisville last Wednesday Jane Oaker and Joe Buckley acted as if they were inspired. Both appeared full of life and finally broke into a gallop. When the starting point was reached their riders, Helgesc n and W. Daly, could not pull th?m up. Finally, after going two miles and a half, they stopped. Joe Buckley was all out, but not so Jane Oaker. As soon as Helgeson turned around to go back to the post the mare took it in her head to run again, and she went a mile and a half; this time th3 wrong way of the track. The judges evidently thought that both Joe Buckley and Jane Oaker had been treated to a dose of the elixir of life, for an order was issued after the race that their future entries be refused.

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