Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 22, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-22


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i Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 22, 1904 Racing at Aqueduct, Nashville, San Francisco, Union Park and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. Starter William Murray last Wednesday re-i ceived an offer from secretary Frazier of the Toronto club to do the starting at the Toronto meeting and accepted it. . The Morris Park track is a Mecca for the steeplechasers. About one hundred and fifty are quartered there and they are still coming. The only important string of jumpers that is not at Morris Park is that of J. W. Colt and they will be shipped here shortly. Judge Brady announced after W. B. Gates victory in the fourth race at Union Park, St. Louis, yesterday that jockey Lee Jackson, who rode the horse in his previous race, in which he was beaten off, would not be permitted to accept any more mounts on account of the horses sudden reversal of form. So far Gold Heels has trained soundly and there is a cheering prospect that the star horse of 1902 will be able to fill his engagement -this year. His work at Nashville has been fast and if the weather continues favorable he will be started at least once in the course of the present meeting. E. R. Thomas visited Aqueduct yesterday and after a long conference with Sidney Paget he purchased the two year olds St. Bellame, by St. Gatien Bellame, and Niblick, by St. Gatien Braw Lass, both of which won at the first crack out of the box on last Friday. Neither youngster has important stake engage ments and no prices were made public. The Flushing Stakes, a selling affair for three year elds and over, was the main attraction at Aqueduct. It resulted in a close fought finish, with F. Regans Namtor, by Hastings-Nineveh, the winner over W. L. Olivers All Gold. The distance was one mile and the winner was rated in third place from the start and as the field turned into the stretch he began to move up. It looked for a time as ♦hough All Gold would stick it out, but Nam tor slowly but surely wore him down and got his head in front almost under the wire. Much credit must be given to jockey Fuller, who rode a masterly race.

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