Twenty Years Ago Today: Twenty Years Ago, April 17, 1904., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-17


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Twenty Years Ago Today Twenty Years Ago, April 17, 1904. _ — — — — — — — — — — ___ Racing at Aqueduct, Memphis, San Fran- I cisco, Fair Grounds and Union Park at St. ! Louis. The troubles of superintendent Gorman of i the Westchester course have already begun. With 1,185 stalls at the course, he has already . had to refus; stable room to a number of ap- j plicants. Every available stall has been engaged for ten days, and 300 more could be easily filled. Mr. Gorman is affording what relief he can to the late comers by securing; | any stables outside of the track that can be: | engaged for the season of racing there. . The Arverne Stakes at Aqueduct fell to the Goughacres Stables Spring, brown colt by ■ Atheling — Gala. The Columbia Stables Grazi-allo was second and D. C. Johnsons Jacquin third. Nine started. The last race on the program, a handicap at three-quarters of a mile for three year-olds and upward, attracted more attention than did the stake, chiefly because of the presence of All Gold. He was made an odds on favorite, but disappointed his admirer*, finishing third. San Nicholas was the winner over Sais, while Himself, the only other starter was close up to the first three at the end. The Union Jockey Clubs new starter has been doing excellent work at that track. His starts thus far have been amazingly fine. They resemble thoe of "Curly" Brown when the latter was at his very best. McKnight lets them go in all sorts of shape. When the barrier goes up the crowd often yells "Oh;" in l dismay. But the cry is invariably changed to one of admiration. By the time the fields go a hundred yards the horses are all fighting for the lead. McKnight is another "hurry-up" fel low, gets his fields off quickly and seems to ! know instinctively when the horses are on their feet, ready to fall into stride. It is a treat to watch his field* close up in the first six | teenth.

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