Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 5, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-05


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 5, 1904 Racing at Washington, D. C, Memphis, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.. has concluded to run Trinity Bell on the flat two or three times before starting her over the jumps again. Trinity B?ll made a fair showing in her debut over the country and Mr. Hitchcock believes that a race or two on the flat will do her good. Arrangements have been made to dispose at public auction of one half of the stable l?ft by the late William C. Whitney, which was recently leased to Herman B. Duryea by Harry Payne Whitney, executor. The sale will take place at Morris Park Saturday. May 7. and will be conducted by the Fasig-Tipton Company. English Lad, the winter favorite for the Kentucky Derby, was worked a mile and an eighth Tuesday, and here is how the watches caught the fractional time: One quarter. 25; three-eighths, 37; half mile, 51; five-eighths, 1:04; three quarters, 1:17; aeven-eighths, 1:31V-.; mile, 1:45, and a mile and an eighth in 1 :59. EngL.-h Lads mile in 1 :45 this early in the season is considered remarkable. The colt cantered the last eighth and at the finish he never took a hard breath. Reports come from the East again that "Virginia" Bradley is without a trainer again. Frank Rector, who has had charge of the racing establishment of the breeder owner from the Tidewater country for two years, has stepped down and out. It is said that Bradleys desire to race his horses continuously and practically without a let up was the reason for Rectors leaving. Rector is a western man and has had much success with the Bradley horses. Before going with Bradley he trained for C. K. Burdeau in the Wot. and prepared Eva Bice for many of her winning races. ,

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