Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-03


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Jan. 3, 1904 Sunday, no racing. Joe Pugh has in his string Bright Arch and Rain of Gold, two sons of Rainbow, and Prince Danger, a son of Prince of Monaco, which he purchased from W. S. Barnes. They are nominated for the big races at Louisville and Latonia, but have shown nothing in public or private, so far as is known, that would entitle them to consideration along with such horses as English Lad, Proceeds and Auditor. John E. Madden says. "As to the so-calhd intricate science of breeding in, so blending the blood of sire and dam that winners may be produced in numbers, though of absorbing interest to the student and theorist, the practical man need confine himself to the formula only of breeding a good mare to a great horse, taking into due consideration the varying qualities of each and putting his trust in like producing like, or the likeness of some good ancestor. He will have his share of winners, his good years and his bad years, and the experts will tack figures on the pedigrees of his winners, and tell how it all happened." Frederick G. Calhoun will join the ranks of owners with the biginning of the racing season of 1904, and he has already named the colt Tippecanoe, recently purchased, as his dependence in the Brooklyn Handicap. The other purchases thus far are two highly tried yearling fillies, and it is promised that they will be nominated in all the big two-year-old fixtures cf the coming season. It was intimated at Washington during the Benning meeting that Mr. Calhoun would likely purchase Tippecanoe. In his racing venture Mr. Calhoun will have Cornelius Fellcwes, Jr., associated with him, although it is the intention to race the horses in the name of Mr. Calhoun. Trainers of small stables and those whose connections with racing under Jockey Club control is confined to tracks like Benning and Baltimore should learn a lesson of value to themselves and their employers from the Nancy D. case at Washington. This filly, belonging to H. Rozier Dulany, was a starter in the Vestal Stakes, running second to Wild Thyme. It developed before the race that she was not handled by a licensed trainer, which is in direct violation of the rules of the Jockey Club. Entrance money had, however, been paid, and she was allowed to start, but under protest, the Washington Jockey Club refusing to pay second money to Mr. Dulany until the matter had been threshed out in Jockey Club council. Mr. Dulany got the money, but the circumstance is one that should be a warning to trainers. There were several cases similar to this during the Benning meeting and more than one horse was ordered withdrawn at the last minute because the man who was in charge could not Ehow a trainers license.

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