Twenty Years Ago Today: Twenty Years Ago, April 16, 1904., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-16


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Twenty Years Ago Today | Twenty Years Ago, April 16, 1904. j Racing at Aqueduct, San Francisco, Mem-, phis, Fair Grounds and Union Park at St. ! Louis. The Memphis meeting will be over in a few days and many of the stables now racing I there will ship their horses to the Worth track. I j Memories, Woodford Clays good filly, is back in training. Outcome, an Oaks filly in the Clay stable, is going along again, and both will be especially prepared for the Kentucky Oaks at Louisville. Reports from the east state because of the large numbers of parents who have been apply ing to W. C. Daly to take their lightweight sons and make jockeys of them he has concluded to open a school to educate boys to j become jockeys. He received the first regular pupil several days ago in the person of Ernest Lefevre, of Baltimore. Daly charged the youngsters mother a tuition fee of 00, and, in accordance with the old mans business prin ciples, the money was paid in cash and in advance. The second day of racing at Aqueduct provided interesting racing and was notable because of the fast filly that the stable of James R. Keene sent to the post in the third race, a half-mile dash for two year olds. This filly, J Augur, a daughter of St. Leonards, fairly smothered her opponents with her great speed and drew away at the end easily. A good band went to the post, numbering among them frequent winners at the winter tracks. The first three in the money were all making their initial starts, Augur, Amberjack and Cedar-strome. The stewards of the English Jockey Club have withdrawn their sentence warning Lester Reiff, the American jockey, off the turf. The stewards of the Jockey Club revoked Keiffs license in October, 1901, on the ground of his having lost a race by design. Later they is-i8ued an order warning Reiff off Newmarket Heath. The race which Reiff w a.s accused of j having lost w as for the New Barnes Plate. j Reiff rode Mr. Whitneys horse le Lacy and finished second to Richard Crokers Minnie Dee, ridden by his brother, "Johnny Reiff." The impression at the time among all the American owners, trainers and jockeys iu England was that the charges against Reiff were wholly unsupported.

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