Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-20


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of January 20, 1904. Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. The great desire which residents of the East possess for thoroughbreds" that can win is amply proved by the option which J. W. Schorr has given to R. T. Wilson. An agent of Mr. Wilson recently visited Montgomery Park to purchase juveniles for the next campaign on the New York tracks. He saw Poll sters and asked for a price on five unnamed but highly tried two-year-olds in the Schorr barn, but returned east without buying anything. Negotiations were renewed recently by wire for the purchase of the juveniles and an option was given on a two-year-old, half brother to E. E. Smathers Grand Opera, highly tried son of Mincemeat, a colt by Jim Gore--Bagpiper, and two others.. The price is 50,-000 and horsemen regard it as ths biggest sale ever contemplated in Memphis horse circles. Tribes Hill scored an impressive victory today at New Orleans in the feature race on the program, a handicap at a mib for the older horses. Entering the stretch Tribes Hill was in third position, about four lengths in the rear of the leaders. Jockey Callaban, in order to get clear sailing, had to take the son of Clifford to the outside and, under vigorous urging, he finally got to the leaders, De Reszke and Lev Dorsey, and, outgaming them, . was going away at the end. De Reszke was used too much in racing Lev Dorsey into submission and tired in the last fifty yards, but hung on long enough to take second place. Lev Dorsey went to the front at the start and, setting a fast pace to the stretch, was a tired horse at the finish. Our Nugget and Jena also started, but out of their class and finished fifteen lengths behind the others. Jockeys Fuller and Phillips were very much in the limelight today, each scoring a win with two of their mounts.

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