Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-04


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 4, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hot Springs. Jockeys Hildebrand and Mountain shared the spotlight at Ascot Park, the former riding three winners and Mountain two. Waterboy, the champion of 1903, was on a rac3 track today for the first time since his retirement last fall. All the other horses in the care of Mr. Joyner had been over the Sheepshead Bay course on Monday and Tuesday, but not until today was the greatest son of Watercress allowed upon the track. He had been previously restricted to shed work. Today he took his proud place at the head of the string with his old cxcrcis3 lad "Shorty" in the saddle. The horse looked the very perfection of health and he pranced and bucked in his very lust of life and good fesling. "I believe Dick Welles could circle this course in as fast time as Salvator made his straightaway mile at Monmouth Park," said Rome Respess- at Memphis recently. He is anxious for Dick Welles to try for the worlds straightaway record for a mile over the famous Billings trotting track at Memphis and visited the course for the first time. H. T. Griffin has notified the stewards at New Orleans, Messrs. Bryan and McDowell, that he had made no application for a rehearing of his case before the Western Jockey Club.

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