Twenty Years Ago Today: Twenty Years Ago, April 18, 1904., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-18


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Twenty Years Ago Today Twenty Years Ago, April 18, 1904. Racing at Aqueduct, Memphis, San Francisco, Fair Grounds and Union Park at St. Louis. Some of the steeplechase stables already at Westchester are Ralph Black, with twelve horses; Silas Veitch, with fourteen and Pat Meaney with seven. Later on the big stable of J. E. Widener will go over from Pennsylvania. English Lad, one of the Kentucky Derby candidates, was given a sensational workout j last Sunday at Louisville, with a pacemaker | for the last three quarters of a mile. The three year old went a mile in 1:42. With i a boy pulling his head sideways and his mouth jwide open he galloped the mile and an eighth in 1:56 flat and pulled almost to a walk, ; negotiating the mile and a quarter in 2:13Va- : "Jim" Baker, of the Lexington racing firm of J. H. Baker «fc Co., and who has generally! campagined the northern racing circuits, will start his stable for the first time this year at the Louisville meeting, and he is now getting ready to ship fourteen head to the falls city. The crack of the string is the four-year . old brother to Six Shooter, Sir Gallant. George L. Richards, of Boston, owner of i Ostrich, which won the Crescent City Derby at New Orleans, announces that he is ready to build a race track near Boston as soon as the Massachusetts legislature passes a liberal law in regard to horse racing. Mr. Richards is now endeavoring to get a bill similar to | the Percy-Gray bill in New York. His attor-1 neys are Bates A Armstrong, the former being | Governor John L. Bates, state executive. I I 1 I

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