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9 Twenty Years Ago Toj?ay Chief Turf Events of Jan. 9, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. Onatas, the first purchcase of E. R. Thomas when he entered the lists of owners last year, will have another chance to show his worth. Last year as a three-year-old Onatas was a distinct disappointment. In the course of last years racing Mrs. Frank Foster won more races than any other three-ycar-old and judiciously managed might have won still more. As it was she won eighteen times in sixty-five starts. Next to her, Bondage, Gregor K. and Our Bessie were tied with fourteen wins each, and Dick Welles, Witfull, Sylvia Talbot and-Warte Nicht each scored thirteen. Outside of Dick Welles and Claude the real stars of the year did not achieve double figures, such cracks as Africander, Irish Lad, Flying Ship, Hurstbourne, Golden Maxim, The Picket, Merry England and Proper being well down in the list because of not being sent to the post often. Of Flying Ship it may be said that she has never yet run unplaced. The three-year-olds that were always "in the money" were Flying Ship, Irish Lad, Virgin Soil, Captain Buckie and Reliable. Those sel-jdom unplaced were Dick Welles, Fossill, Bas dOr, Shot Gun, Mamie Worth, McGee, Orsman, Africander, Hurstbourne, Honiton, Santon, The Fog, Sovereign, Gimcrack, Golden Maxim, The Picket, Savable, Yardarm and Mexican, a list of mighty good horses. .