Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-05


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb. 5, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. "Kim" Patterson, a native of Lexington and a brother of Charlie Patterson of Ornament. May Hempstead and Hamburg fame, will look after Captain Browns western division of runners after the Louisville meeting. Patterson is handling Captain Browns eastern string, at present quartered at Shecpshead Bay, but he will be relieved by Tucker when Morris Park opens the regular eastern racing season. With Proceeds, Conjurer, Audience and others, Patterson will invade the West and confine his operations between St. Louis and the Windy City. "Captain" Fred Presgrave stopped off at Ben-ning last week white on his way to Cape Charles, the winter home of the horses owned by the Goughacres Stable, and engaged stable room for fifteen head. He reports that Dublin, Shorthose and others of the older division of his string have wintered finely. R. Bradley, with a string of twenty horses headed by Peter Paul, is expected to reach Benning soon. Frank jWeir expects to arrive about February 20 with thirty head, the property of Frank Farrell. In his lot are King Pepper, Unmasked, Juvenal Maxim and others of the older division, together with eighteen two-year-olds. The Jennings lot is due from Baltimore next week. A match race that was talked of a few days ago at New Orleans, when Hands Across beat De Reszke in a mile handicap in a drive, may be brought off during the coming week. The close finish resulted in an argument between Frank Brown, who had a bet on Hands Across, and Mr. Gilbert, a speculator who on occasion wagers heavily. Mr. Gilbert believed that with a stronger ride on the part of Hennessv De Reszke would have won, and Brown offered to run the race over again for ,500 a side. President Bush of the Jockey Club, when asked for permission to run the match, said that he did not think it advisable to have a race of that sort sandwiched into the regular program, but that the track would be available any morning for the purpose and that the regular stewards would place the finish. Gilbert finally drew out and now Morris Hayman, owner of De Reszke, says that he will accommodate Brown if the latter thinks Hands Across can beat his horse

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