Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 15, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-15


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 15, 1904 j It is estimated that ,200,000 will be raced for over the Jockey Club tracks this year. Racing at Aqueduct, Memphis. San Francisco, Fair Grounds and Union Park at St. Louis. Indications point to a big field for the Ex -celsior Handicap at Jamaica. McChesney, Grand Opera. Hermis, Charles Elwood, Major DaingerfielJ, Buttons, Duke of Kendall and Bardolph are some of the more prominent candidates still eligible. — Jockey J. Martin, who has been riding in brilliant style in California the past winter, arrived at Gravesend last Wednesday and reported to Tom Welsh, who will manage him this year. W. B. Ieds and Andrew M Her have first call on the services of Martin. Nashville turfnrn do not think that the , Brown stable will h?e so much of a walkover for the Cumberland Derby. Already they are picking a Nashville horse to win the event, and the Gert entries are rather favored. Gerst has Mizzen Mast, Council and Bruncas to pick from. | Willie Martin, formerly a jockey, but now a trainer, arrived at Iexington from Memphis to take up the racing string of C. H. Smith, the Chicago turfman, and which has been under the care and training of Dan 0"Brien at the old Association track in Lexington. The. Htring will be shipped to Chicago. , | St. Louis opened its spring racing season with two tracks in operation, the Fair Grounds and Union Park. The Union Jet key Club, the outlaw organization, has for its official* V. A. Brady as presiding judjre. Arthur McKnight as starter and Ralph Toier as racing secretary, whib the Fair Grounds has J| e;-h A. Murphy as presiding steward. A. B. I%!e. starter, and E. W. Maginn, racing secret :|y. Pat Civill started the season there in great style by winning the Kinlock Inaugural Handicap at the Fair Grounds with his bay horse Sambo. Barney Schreibers Deutschland was the favor-its for the race, but never figured seriou.-l in the running and finished fourth. Fatalist was second and Paul Wh alley took third money.

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