Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-13


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: 1 Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of February 13, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. R. C. Brien, superintendent of Belle Meade Stud, has decided to train his mare, Annie Laurette, again this season. She is the winner of over thirty races, and, although nine years old, is sound as a dollar. i 1 i i : Scorpio finally suffered defeat after winning nine races in a row at the Crescent City course, when Roue beat him home by a length in the Da Soto Handicap at six furlongs today. Th old gelding was giving the winner twenty-three pounds actud weight and should have been the winner, but Fuller took him wide on the turns and he lost much ground. He started a top-heavy favorite while the books held the winner at 20 to 1. New York was third. Carrying top weight of 123 pounds, Claude was an easy winner of the one mile and an eighth Palace Hotel Stakes of ,000 added at the Ingleside course today. Th2 weather was clear, but the track deep in mud from the recent rains. The son of Lissak demonstrated that mud or high weights hold no terrors for him by finishing two and a half lengths before Lord Melbourne, the latter being three parts of a length in front of Kenilworth. The winner was responsible for much jamming at the quarter-post, causing Horatius to lose man lengths. He also interfered with Kenilworth, and Jockey Club knocked Fossil to his knees at the start. The net value of the stake to Claudes owner, M. J. Daly, was ,340. An unusual high-class band of two-year-olds is coming from Nashville this spring to carry the "tartan" "of George Hendrie in the various events on ths northern circuit, and many of them are entered in the biggest stakes that racing east or west will see during the year. All of them went fast trials as yearlings and trained Walters has been quoted as saying that of aall the bands of youngsters he has ever had under his care this band is the most promising. One of the best among the "Children" is The Rebounder, a Pessara colt which last year did a quarter in 24 1-4. The Gleam and The Foreman are also colts of unusual class, and, on the basis of recent work, Nat B. promises even better than either of the other two, in spite of the fact that the pair are thought good enough to start in the Futurity, for which they have long been entered. The Hendrie stable should be better than ever this year. Jockey Munro, who piloted Reservation in his winning race in the International Derby last spring, will have the mounts for the stable.

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