Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-30


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 30, 1904 Racing at Washington, D. C, Memphis, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Dr. Hall, the veterinary surgeon, who saved the great Waterboy from permanent injury in 1902, is dead. Dr. Hall after setting a fractured leg kept Watcrboy in slings for three months, after which he was turned over to the trainer positively cured. Beldame will, barring accident, face the barrier in the Carter Handicap in the colors of Newton Bennington, and Frank ONeill will ride her. It is possible that Charles Ehvood will accompany her. Both horses arc rounding into form rapidly at Gravesend and Fred Burlew feels confident that they will be ready on April 15 to run seven-eighths of a mile in any company. The great race mare Sallie McClelland, winner of 567,764 on the turf and the last relic of the famous dead turfman Byron McClelland, being the only thoroughbred owned by his widow, has just been bred to Ed Corrigans Scintillant II. The latters stud book for this season was long since filled, but to accommodate Mrs. McClelland Corrigan threw out one of his own mares so that the famous stud matron, which raced so brilliantly in the McClelland colors, could be bred to his horse. Captain Browns horses are exceedingly fit these days, Auditor winning yesterday and today Proceeds captured a one-mile allowance race, the third on the program at Memphis. Only three horses went to the post, the Brown colt being a top-heavy favorite over S. C. Hil-drelhs Safety Light and M. J. Dalys Judge. The latter made the running until they were well straightened out in the stretch, where he tired and Proceeds, finishing fast, out-gamed Safety Light in a driving finish. Proceeds lost second money to Safety Light by a nose. Harry Payne Whitney has decided to sell those horses not already leased to Herman B. Duryea on May 7 at Morris Park. About one-half of the stable, as constituted at the time of William C. Whitneys death, will be disposed of. There are thirty-seven horses of all ages in the string and Mr. Duryea has contracted to race seventeen or eighteen of them, including Gunfire, Reliable, Inflexible, Mercury, Mineola, Mimosa, Irish Lad, Whorler and a lot of valuable two-year-olds. That Harry Payne Whitney will not permanently retire from the turf would seem to be indicated by the fact that he has just registered his fathers famous colors, "light blue jacket, brown cap," for life. It is generally understood that not one cf the Whitney horses will be sent to the races by Mr. Duryea until after the sale of Westchester. Among the two-year-olds to be seen in the Duryea colors, "green, white hoops on sleeves," are youngsters closely related to Algol, Mimosa, Stalwart, Ethelbert, Approval, Standing, The Kentuckian, Previous and others.

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