Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-27


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Jan. 27, 1904. Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. The victory of the first-time starter Mo-dredlaw created a sensation at New Orleans today. This colt, owned by Anthony L. Aste, was held in the books at odds of 100 to 1 and his victor, coming as it did in the Debutante Stakes, was all the more sensational. The conditions were two-year-olds, allowances, with ,000 added. The Morris and Walden and 0. G. Parke entries, consisting of Viperinc and All Scarlet, Arch Oldham and Stella Allen, were staunch favorites, especially the latter named pair, which were at odds-on. It was the Morris and Walden entry which furnished the most contention for the winner, however, Vipcrine running second and All Scarlet third. Viperine is an undersized filly, but as quick as a cat on her feet and she was first away from the barrier, closely pursued by Stella Allsn and All Scarlet. They ran in this position to the last turn, where. Modredlaw moved up fast and, getting on even terms with Viperine, raced her into submission and at the finish was one iength clear. All Scarlet just lasted long enough to save third place from the fast-finishing Hannibal Bey, which closed with a tremendous rush. The latter is sure to be heard from when the distances for the baby racers are increased. There was much crowding and jostling during the first sixteenth, Stella Allen and Hannibal Bey being the chief sufferers. The net value of the stake to Mr. Aste was ,200. The winner is a bay colt by BasscUaw and Miss Modred. Under an able ride by Fuller the old Hanover gelding Hands Across, which races for S. "C. Hildreth, was returned the winner of the usual daily handi- cap at one mile. De Reszke, which was in under the impost of 102 pounds, found the light weight to his liking and finished a good, second, five lengths before Port Royal.

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