Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-03


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 3, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hot Springs. It is announced that judge Joseph A. Murphy will be presiding judge this year at the St. Louis Fair Grounds, Delmar and Kinloch. No more competent or experienced official is in active service at the present time. That there are many horses now racing in this country that have been saddled with foolish, meaningless names has long been a subject of criticism, but we are much better off than in New Zealand, where a horse actually raced as "Here-I-Ccme-With-My-Eye-Knocked-Out." Last spring John E. Madden let Baker and Gentry breed ten mares to Frankfort on shares and now has reports that nine of the number arc believed to" be sure to drop foals this season. This will be the first of the get of this horse, which is distinguished by being a full brother to Hamburg. Mose Goldblatt has not started his Crescent City Derby colt Itainland in some iime, as -it is his policy, according to reports from New Orleans, to build the colt up tnd send him to the post strong and fresh on Derby day. He will probably be seen, however, in one or two purse races before the Derby running. In the county clerks office in Brooklyn last Tuesday was filed a paper certifying that the consent of stockholders of at least two-thirds of the capital stock of the Coney Island Jockey Club had been given in writing for the extension of the Jockey Club for twenty-five years beyond the time specified in the original certificate of incorporation. The certificate was signed by William K. Vanderbilt as president and C. Fcllowes as secretary.

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