Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-25


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j i j , . Twenty Years Ago Today CHief Turf Events of Oct. 25, 1903 Sunday, no racing. River Pirate, the colt for which. L. V. Bell paid somewhere in the neighborhood of ,000 i for Monday, is now so lame that his usefulness for the present is gone, and his injuries may result in his permanent retirement. E. E. Smathers will not race McChesney this winter, but will try for the New Orleans Stakes with Irene Lindsay, Grand Opera and possibly Dick Bernard, which promises to be one of the greatest three-year-olds next season. There are many reasons why Latonias present meeting should prove a record breaker, the chief one bzing that it will be the only race course in the West in operation, as Worth closes on October 31. This has produced a hegira among all ends of the racing game toward the Milldale track, and there will be many strange faces sesn among the owners, bookmakers and bettors. -The class of horses that will be seen this fall is away above what the patrons of Latonia have looked at in the past. The entries to the stakes, of which there are seven, represent the pick of the western horses, coming from owners like Rose Respess, Sam Hildreth, Fred Cook, Gorman and Bauer, J. W. Pugh, H. M. Ziegler, Charles Ellison, Ed Corrigan, George Hendrie, Ward and Harlan, S. E. Parmer, W. W. Darden and Co., W. Gcrst, George and Charles Rowen and many others. Besides having the pick of the horses, the stars of the saddle will also be at Latonia, some of them on their way to fill the winters engagements in the West and South. The feature of the meeting will be Dick Welles attempting to lower the record for a mile some day during the meeting.

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