Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-29


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Jan. 29, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. The first foal by St. George of this season was dropped at Baker fc Gentrys Kingston Stud last Tuesday. It is a bay filly out of Lady Bramble and is a half sister to Bear-catcher and Grey Friar. Iredeus, the bay son of Golden Garter and Iris that races in the colors of Walter Jennings, is the most consistent sprinter in training today. The colt demonstrated in the fourth race at Oakland that at any distance up to a mile he is to be feared by the best in the land. Burdened by the handicapper with 115 pounds, Iredeus simply romped away from Princess Titania and Futurita, carrying 105 and 95 pounds respectively, in a six and a half furlongs handicap. Princess Titanias race was the best she has shown this year. Albula and Byron Rose made up the rest of the field, but lacked enough speed to be contenders. Lonnie Clayton, ths famous colored jockey, who rode The Commoner in most of his races and retired several seasons ago, is working hard to get in condition to ride at the coming Hot Springs meeting. Clayton has been living at thz home of his father and mother near Little Rock and the farm represents all that the once wealthy jockey retained from his carninp. , He is able to do 10S jounds at present and thinks he will hold his own with the present-day jockeys. Winnis OConnor is at West Baden, where he expects to remain for two or three weeks. He will sail for Europe on the Kronprinz Wilhelm February 23 to resume his connection with the racing establishment of Baron Rothschild.

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