Twenty Years Ago Today: Twenty Years Ago, April 20, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-20


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— V 1 Twenty Years Ago Today Twenty Years Ago, April 20, 1904. Racing at Aqueduct, Memphis, San Francisco, Fair Grounds and Union Park at St. Louis. C. R. Thomas will sell his horses in the pad dock at Aqueduct Saturday. There are four in the stable, of which Scotch Thistle is the star. Thomas has had some private offers for Scotch Thistle, but as he desired to get rid of all the horses, concluded to sell him at auction with the others. The Goughacres Stable. Spring, which won the Arverne Stakes a few days ago, came right back today and captured the Peconic Stakes from a field of seven. It was an easy victory for the Atheling colt. He was away in the lead and maintained his advantage easily and was pulled up at the end. Jacquin was second and Monet third. The net value was ,180. In winning the Memphis Stakes with Lady Ellison, C. R. Ellison succeeded in making a clean sweep of every event offered in the way of a stake for juveniles at the Memphis meeting. This is a new record which has never been equaled in the twenty six years of racing of the New Memphis Jockey Club. Ellison has announced his line of campaign for up the line. It calls for the two year-olds, John Smulski and Lady Ellison, each winners of stakes, to proceed to Nashville. Judge Himes will be sent to Louisville on account of the soft track there, being regarded as a safe proposition for his crippled legs. Swedish Lad, Rathskeller, Miss Inez and Yestine Belle will accompany Judge Himes. The bulk of the Ellison stable will be shipped to Kansas City in charge of J. P. Mayberry. The Kansas City string includes Captain Arnold, the Elm Ridge candidate; Chicago Lad, Pawtucket and a host of good two-year olds. "I am inclined to think, said Peter Wim-mer recently, in discussing the three year olds of the current season, "that Captain Browns Conjuror will have a deal to do with the disposition of first money in any race for horses of his age in which he may run. Certainly nothing has appeared in the southwest capable of making him run. He can beat such horses as Ostrich, the winner of the Crescent City Derby; Auditor, his stable companion; Ralph Young, the winner of the Arkansas Derby, and Moharib, the colt that beat Auditor at Memphis recently, without half trying. The best evidence of my faith in the colt was my offer of ,500 to Captain Brown for him when I left his employ. I made this offer because Captain Brown did not seem to have much confidence in Conjuror, and I would have gone to 0,000. But when I made the offer Captain Brown evidently changed his mind. Conjuror did not show in public what he did in private because he was big and growthy." William Lakeland added his two year old filly, Gold Ten, to the Rose Stakes at post time at the Aqueduct track today and the filly got up in the last stride to br at Teacress for the major share of the stake. Sidney Paget s Fire Ruby was most fancied by the talent and she was installed as favorite, but at no time was she a contender. Teacress was the one that made all the running, closely pressed by Suzanne, Rocamora and Sweet Pepper. Turning into the stretch Gold Ten found an opening and, coming through fast, overhauled Teacress and outstayed her in a hard drive. Lady Frances took third place from Cotillion by a head. Twelve started, the net value of the stake being ,590.

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