Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-06


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Jan. 6. 1904. Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. The noted race mare Cap and Bells, by Domino-Ben My Chree, owned by J. R. and F. P. Keene, has arrived at Lexington to be retired to the stud at Castleton Farm. Cap and Bells was sent to England by the Keenes in 1900 and the following year won the Oaks at Epsom. She is the only Oaks winner in America. She will be mated the coming season to Ben Brush. W. P. Maxwell, who has been associated with S. W. Sireett as assistant trainer for the last two years, expects to sever his relations with Streett shortly and start out on his own account as a public trainer. Maxwell is ono of the oldest trainers in the country. He was a well-known figure on the California turf years ago and has trained many good horses. He is noted as a clever man in handling horses with bad feet, and not a little of Streetts success has been diie, it is said, to his association with the stable: W. C. Whitney, though importuned by the heirs of the late Gen. W. H. Jackson to buy the famous Belle Meade Farm, has decided on keeping his horses in Kentucky and though, communications passed recently between lawyers of the late W. H. Jackson, Jr., and his sisters and the eastern racing men, the latter has called off all negotiations owing to the fact that the great farm, for his pleasure, is too far from the metropolis. It is rumored that H. T. Oxnard may buy Belle Meade and revive all its glories in the near future.

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