Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-13


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. Twenty Years Ago May Chief Turf Events -of Jan. 13. 1904. Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. Hands Across, Rainland and St. Tammany was the order of finish for the daily handicap at New Orleans. This race was at six and a half furlongs, for three-year-olds and upward. Hands Across ran in the colors of S. C. Hildreth and was ridden by Fuller, this making the second win for that jockey for the afternoon, he having previously piloted C. F. Foxs Ascension to victory in the second race. The feature race at Oakland resulted in a victory for that consistent colt Fauleonbridge, owned by F. Houseman. A crack band of racers went to the post and provided an exciting battle for first honors, Faulconbridg.? being put to a long and tremendous stretch drive by Orsman, Leader and Our Bessie, but the son of The Bard proved his gameness and staying power by downing all opposition to win by a gocd length. Orsman proved best of the others, beating Leader half a length for the second portion of the purse. Major Tcnny was thought to have a chance here, but finished last. The conditions were one land one-eighth miles, a handicap for four-; year-olds and upward. When the "all scarlet" of Messrs. A. II. and D. II. Morris is seen on the eastern turf again this year the horses will be entered and raced as the property of the Barbarity Stable. The selection of this name for the racing firm has been made by the grandsons of Francis Morris, and is a. fitting reminder of over a score of years ago, when that illustrious turfman occupied such a prominent place in both the racing and breeding world. It will also be a perpetuation in the third generation not only of the identical colors used by Francis Morris, but the selection of the name itself is a grateful tribute to the most famous of the early matrons of the Oakland Mills Stud down in Maryland. Barbarity, the English daughter of Simoon, won lasting fame, and her sturdy descendants are still making turf history. In those old days the "all scarlet" jacket and cap were known as the Barbarity colors, and year after year Barbarity youngsters brought fame to the matron.

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