Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-09


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb. 9, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, Los Angeles and Oakland. Sanford Lyne brands as a fake the story that his son, jockey Lucien Lyne, intends to leave the turf to study medicin?. J. B. Haggin has named 203 of the 799 entries for the S30,000 Produce Stakes, to be run at Brighton -Beach in 1906. C. C. McCafferty will again be allowed to start his horses at Inglesirie. The stable was suspended recently owing to the inconsistent running of Chickadee and Golden Light. A partnership was registered last week in a big string of horses by John Mackcy and W. B. Jennings. It was generally imagined that the horses which raced in the red and white stripes of Walter Jennings were of the numerous strings owned by J. B. Haggin, but it appears they belong to John Mackey, the well-known agent of Rancho del Paso. In a one mile and five-eighths race at New Orleans Sidney Sabath, ridden by jockey Phillips, after finishing four lengths before Compass, was disqualified for fouling the latter and the purse was given to the Walker racer. Compass was ridden all over the track. Aubuchon swung to the outside rail at every turn with her and covered more ground than any other horse in the race. Ha then attempted to go through on the outside at the turn out of the backstretch when going the second time around, but was shut off by Sidney Sabath and almost put over the fence, Sidney Sabath then winning off by himself. Aubuchon claimed foul, which was allowed. The stewards promptly suspended jockey Phillips for two weeks. It is interesting to note that the meeting at Ascot Park, Los Angeles, is now receiving a measure of patronage that seems to indicate the new Jockey Club has come to stay. An average daily attendance of 2,000 is now the order of things, and this is sufficient to afford a guarantee of better things as the years pass by and the population increases. In the daily handicap, which has proved so popular with the racegoers, Warte Nicht was forced to the limit to down Rag Tag by a head. The Wil-kcrson standard bearer was kept within striking distance of the leaders until the paddock was reached, then came fast, but had to be hard ridden to withstand Rag Tags determined challenge. The distance was one mile and a sixteenth.

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