Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-12


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 12, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hot Springs. Arisbe, Pinkcrton and Bose Elcy was the order of the finish for the Bell Stakes, ,000 added, at Oakland. The winner proved herself to be a superior mud horse when, after setting the pace for the first half-mile, she was overhauled and passed by the favorite, Pinkerton, but came again and wore him down in the stretch to win going away. Bose Eley outstayed Amy J. by a nose for third place. The conditions were allowances, for two-year-olds at five furlongs. Barney Schreibers Lacy Crawford, carrying 93 pounds, won the Ascot Cup Handicap of ,500 added over the long two-mile route at Ascot Park today. Jockey Booker kept the Sain colt within striking distance of the leaders until the last quarter, where he went to the front under urging and then stood a long stretch drive to beat Grail.. The latter ran a fine race and seemed a likely winner when turning home. In coming back to the judges stand it was seen that Grail was very lame. Nitrate, which captured third money, also ran a splendid race, setting the pace for the first mile and a half, but tired when brought to a hard drive. Eight started, and the net value of the stake to Mr. Schreiber was ,640 and a silver cup. This victory made it a double for the Schreiber colors and also for jockey Booker, Azelina winning the second race on the card. The much talked of Crescent City Derby was decided today under clear skies and over a fast track, and proved to be strictly a two-horse race all the way. The conditions of the Derby were one and cne-eighth miles, with ,500 added. Ostrict, bay celt, by Order-Plumage, owned by C. L. Richards, proved to be the best of the six that started with Auditor, which races for Capt. S. S. Brown, the only one able to give the Richards colt an argument. Auditor showed a high order of speed and set the pace to the stretch, where j he tired, and Ostrich, which had followed the pacemaker closely, took command and was going- away at the end. Auditor is probably short, tiring badly in the last sixteenth. Con-kling was best of the others and an easy third, twelve lengths before Rainland. The latter was deficient in speed and could never keep" up.

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