Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-13


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 13, 1904. Sunday; no racing. John E. Madden has just added sixteen acres more to. his Hamburg Place, which he purchased from Earl Sellers for the sum of ,760. It is elegant pasture land and adjoin Maddens large breeding farm. Trainer William Phillips, who is preparing English Lad at Churchill Downs for the American Derby, has written to a friend at Nashville that English Lad will not start in a stake race prior to the American Derby. Phillips letter indicates that English Lad will not be a starter for the Kentucky Derby. Belmont Park, which will be the finest race track in the world, has been laid out and in a few days work on the various enormous buildings will begin. All the courses, five in number, together with an exercise track, have been graded, but there is still much filling in to be done before .they can be pronounced completed. It is the intention to run the races at Belmont Park in the reverse way. Milton Young of McGrathiana Stud closed a deal last Tuesday with O. G. Parke of Kyle, Tex., leasing for a long price for the next two years the very successful stallion Gallantry, by Gallopin Jennie B., by Longfellow. Young desired to buy the horse outright, but Parke refused to consider the sale of the horse at any price. Gallantry was bred by A. H. and D. H. Morris in England, they. having sent the marc Jennie B., later the dam of the Realization winner, The Friar, to England to be mated with Gallopin. She was bred to the famous Derby winner and Gallantry was the result. I

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