Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-22


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb., 22, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Jockey Hildcbrand was in good form today and was astride three of th2 six winners at Ascot Park. He also rode Rag Tag in the Riverside Handicap, Rag Tag finishing second. Oarsman was the victor, his winning margin being a nose. This race was at one mile, with ,000 added. In a stirring finish M. L. Haymans D? Reszke just lasted long enough to stall off Mausers closing rush and capture the George Washington Handicap, run as the feature race at New Orleans. Mauser was catching the winner with every stride, but failed by a neck of overtaking him. Nine started and at the risa of the barrier Floral King was first to show, closely trailed by De Reszke and New York. They maintained their positions to the stretch turn, where Dc Reszke took command and Floral King tired suddenly and dropped back. Mauser, under hard riding, came charging out of the rear band and, finishing fast, appeared as if he would overhaul De Reszke; the distance was too short, however, and he had to be content with second place, two lengths before Tribes Hill. The distance was one mile and twenty yards, with 5 1,000 added, the net value being ,450. The California Derby of ,500 added, at one mile and a quarter, attracted four starters and resulted in an upset when F. Skinners Bombardier, an astonishingly improved colt, decisively outpaced and outstayed his opponents to win with plenty in reserve. The New California Jockey Club was unfortunate as regards weather, the day being showery, and, as a consequence, the track sloppy. Bombardier was regarded as the outsider in the hotting, Judge, which ran second, being installed favorite, but Bombardier made every post a winning one. After the finish the judges interrogated jockeys Daly and Bullman and, after hearing their story, disqualified Judge and placed him last, moving Formaster into second place and giving third money to Toledo. In turning for home Judge bore out toward the outer rail, carrying Formaster with him, almost causing the latter to fall. Formaster was then pulled up almost to a standstill, but Bullman got him going again and he finished fast. Toledo was palpably unfit, being last throughout.

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