Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-27


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Feb. 27, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Speed Handicap at New Orleans resulted in a victory for Autumn Leaves, which races in the colors of C. He.lebush. His winning margin was a nose, but it looked as if ha was beaten fifty feet from the finish line. He showed much gameness, however, and outstayed Roue, the latter beating Frank Bell by half a length. The distance, was three-quarters. S. C. Hildreth is beginning to realize that it is expensive to feed and carry about the country a lot of cripples. This is no new experience for him, as 80 per cent of the string he had at New Orleans was on tho dickey list, but his latest idea is to cast aside those that look like bad cases when they are not the topnotchers in his lot. Recently he presented to a friend Sarner and Friar Tuck, the latter being the two-year-old that hurt himself the other day while being galloped. This colt was -purchased from Captain Brown and promised great things before the accident. Now" it looks as if he will be all summer getting into shape, if he ever does, and Hildreth decided to let someone else pay expenses in the meantime.

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