Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-12


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i. 0 o o o I o - o to 0 A t e o » 9 0 . j | • ; ; i , 1 i i i i i Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of May 12, 1903. Racing at Morris Park, Louisville, St. Louis and Worth. Ex-jockey W. Martin arrived at Worth today from Saratoga, N. Y., where he has been since his departure from New Orleans. His horses, including Old Hutch, which defeated Telamon, causing jockey Buchanans suspension at the time, are at the Worth track and being pre-: pared for a campaign this summer on the Chicago tracks. Deutschland ran five and a half furlongs in 1:09 1-4 over the St. Louis track to win the fifth race. The track was muddy and his speed was the most dazzling displayed by any sprinter on the local tracks this season. He is the most improved horse racing there and when they were going to the post for the race it started to drizzle. Deutschland, as everybody knows, runs best in the mud and the going today just suited him. He disposed of his opponents in the first half mile and came on to win off by himself. R. T. Wilsons Highlander, bay colt, four, by Ben Strome — Henrietta, accounted for the Harlem Stakes at Morris Park. The race was over the Withers mile and was for three year-olds and over. Five started, but Bon Mot was the only one that was ever close to Highlander after the start. Bon Mot came with a rush in th? final sixteenth and almost over- hauled Highlander at the finish, being only a head behind. Colonist trailed the leaders throughout, but got up in time to take third money from Nevermore. The latter ran well for three-quarters, but tired badly in the stretch. __

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