Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-20


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events cf March 20, 1904 Sunday, no racing. Green B. Morris arrived at his home in Gravesend from California, where he spent the winter. He stopped off at Elmendorf Farm on his way home, but brought no horses away with him. He has two fine-looking youngsters at his place at Gravesend. This so far comprises the racing stable of Mr. Morris, who has for three or four years had one of the largest strings in training with which to begin the season. Although several of the most prominent racing establishments in the West now quartered at Montgomery Park, Memphis, begin the season minus a jockey of the first class, in scanning the list of riders whose employers have entries in the rich stakes and have signified their intention of racing here, it can be observed that there will be no dearth of capable saddle artists. Besides the boys who will be under contracts to various owners during the Memphis meeting, any number of experienced jockeys will be on hand who have signified their intention of riding free lance. In the latter category arc Coburn, Crowhurst and Landry. When Coburn rode for G. C. Bennett for two years he enjoyed the largest following of any of the riders dr,ring the local meetings. ""Monk" is now riding at Hot Springs. He has gone to work and is making 107 .and 10S pounds and appears to be endeavoring to return to the paths of rectitude. Crowhurst is also trying to relieve himself of superfluous weight.

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