Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-19


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb. 19, 1904 . Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Bearcatchcr, considered by many the champion three-year-old of the coast and a candidate for the California Derby, to be run next Monday, has gone lame through stepping in a hole on the track and his owner, Garnett Ferguson, thinks he will be on the shelf for some time. He has refused an offer of 2,000 for the sen of St. George and regarded him as a sure winner of the Derby. Down at his stable at Kings Highway, Gravesend, J. L. Holland has . a bunch of two-year-olds which are, in the opinion of turf- men who have seen them, as promising a lot as can be found at any of the New York training establishments. A majority of them arc English bred from the consignment brought over by Douglass H. Grand and John Hanning. Matt Allen, who handled the horses of James R. Keene in England last season, has expressed surprise that Out of Reach, the imported four-year-old now in the stable of Mat-tie Corbett, was not more liberally engaged in the big stakes. "Dalesman is a wonderfully good horse right now," he said, "but with what I know of the imported colt I would have had a try at the big handicaps with him in preference to his American-bred stable companion. I will be greatly surprised if Out of Reach is not the best one in the Corbett string whsn the racing season is at its height."

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