Twenty Years Ago Today: Twenty Years Ago, May 21, 1904., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-21


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Twenty Years Ago Today Twenty Years Ago, May 21, 1904. Racing at Aqueduct, Nashville, San Francisco, Union Park and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. Every stall at the Jamaica track is engaged, reports secretary Jasper. i Mr. Edward Corrigan stated at Memphis last Tuesday that he intended giving McGee a rest until the Elm Ridge Handicap is run. "I consider McGea the best horse I ever owned," said" Mr. Corrigan. "He is royally bred, is game, can race over a distance of ground and if he does not prove the best handicap horse in the West this year I will miss my guess. After months of talk and speculation, tht Cumberland Derby was decided today at Nashville and fell to Mrs. M. Goldblatts Rainland. which beat Katie Powers under the wire by three lengths. It was the easiest kind of a victory for the Rainbow colt. Jockey Gray sent him to the front when the field was well straightened out on the backstretch and he was never in trouble thereafter and was pulled up at the end. Gerst W. Brancas was made the public choice, but lost his rider at the start. Seven went to the post, the net value being ,105. Always the most interesting of the western spring meetings is that given by the New Memphis Jockey Club, and in no respect ha« that of this year fallen behind its predecessors. Captain Sam Brown was the unchallenged leader in the list of winning owners, and with such an auspicious beginning it will not be surprising if he comes out at the head of American winning owners for 1904. His total money won is 2,150. The Tennessee Derby winner, Proceeds, was the leader among the winning horses with ,130, with the consistent handicap horse Little Scout second with ,635. — — ♦

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