Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-09


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 9, 1904. Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hot Springs. Hildebrand rods Grail and Laureatea to victory in the last two races on the card at Ascot Park. Clifton Forge, Ed. Corrigans main Derby candidate and most recent purchase, reached Memphis last Monday, accompanied by Monte Sano, both coming from the Hawthorne track. Their addition to Corrigans string gives th2 Chicagoan much the largest, string in training on any southern track, numbering forty-four in all. M. II. Tichenor and Co.s Derby possibility, Flo Bob, has been retired temporarily from active training. Dr. Riddle, the Tichenor trainer, docs not think the colt will recover from his recent illness in time to be prepared for the Memphis meeting, and as he is a candidate for the American Derby Flo Bob will probably make his three-year-old debut in Chicago at Harlem or Hawthorne. There will be an associate judge to assist Clarence McDowell in the stand at Benning during the coming spring meeting, which opens on March 24. This will be Joseph A. Murphy, an official on the western courses, who has hitherto never- been farther east than Kenil-worth Park, Buffalo, where he was presiding judge and handicappcr. That was his first service within the jurisdiction of the Jockey Club, and his duties were so well performed that Mr. S. S. Howland, who is president of the Buffalo Racing Association and also of the Washington Jockey Club, has selected Mr. Murphy as an available official at Benning.

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