Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-08


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! j . j - - i Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb. 8, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. Of the two-year-olds thus far shown at New Orleans since the start of the year, Arch Oldham, owned by O. G. Parke, has proved himself .to be a colt of some class. He has won over fast and muddy tracks and has handled high weights easily. In the second race today he defeated Friar Tuck, a reputed crack, which has won two of his three starts and finished second in the other. There is some excuse for Friar Tuck, because the colt showed a pronounced dislike for the muddy going, but Arch Oldham reveled in the soft mud and, quickly opening up a lead of about ten lengths, jockey Hicks was forced to take a restraining hold on the son of Gallantry and from the quarter post to the finish he was under a strong pull. This was the second consecutive win for Arch Oldham, making his score two out of three. Jockey Gannon, who was injured in a fall last Thursday at New Orleans when Urchin was caught in a jam directly after the start of the first race, causing Gannons mount, Free Admission, to fall and throw him heavily, is reported to be resting easily. The fracture of the collarbone was not so serious as at first supposed and all apprehensions of . concussion of the brain are removed by the statements of the attending physicians. Gannon talked rationally enough, but he was under the impression that he had been injured Thursday morning and that he had ridden four winners. The first foal ever dropped to Nasturtium, for which the late William C. Whitney paid 550,000, was foaled at James B. Haggins El-mendorf Stud last Saturday. It is a chestnut filly out of Thorn Blossom, by Matenhurst.

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