Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-25


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. 1 i 5 j 1 , I Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb. 25, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thomas McDowell,, the well-known Blue Grass turfman has sixteen thoroughbreds in training for next seasons campaign. Among the better-known performers in the McDowell collection are Allan-a-Dale, Monarka, Bourbon, Woodlake and Geranium. In an article in the February 6 publication, London Sportsman says : It is with genuine regret that racegoers in England have learned that Lucien Lyne will not ride on this side in 1904. He was much liked here, his methods and manner of conducting himself proving tha a jockey can behave like a gentleman. Lynes contract is with Messrs. Keene, and it is the selling off of the Keene horses in England, that has necessitated our saying good-bye to a jockey who, in addition to his riding ability, has by his probity and personal character earned the respect of the entire racing community on this side of the Atlantic. John E. Madden seems to be unable to shake off the run of misfortune which his stable has encountered since last spring. It was a hard matter for him to reconcile himself to the death cf his stallion Mirthful, and it was also a severe blow to him when the two-year-old The Minute Man, which took McChesney": measure last summer in a special race, had to be destroyed at Brighton Beach. A greater misfortune perhaps was the recent death of the three-year-old Mirthful colt Aristocracy, with which Madden expected to clean up n wealth of prizes this year. But to cap the climax comes the story from Kentucky that ths big Top Gallant three-year-old Pulsus is on the sick list and may not train on. Pulsus was the biggest two-year-old, physicaly, on the eastern turf last year and when Madden bought him back from E. R. Thomas for 5,000 it was said that the colt continued to show unusual qualities. In fact, Madden predicted at the end of the racing season that in Aristocracy and Pulsus he would have two of the best three-year-olds in the country this year. Pulsus was taken East by "Bub" May last spring together with Highball and Wotan. Madden looked ths trio over and selected Pulsus for Mr. Thomas, the latter owning a half interest with Madden. Pulsus was regarded as nearly the best two-year-old of the year until Highball developed later and wrested the palm from him.

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