Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 24, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-24


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 24, 1904 Sunday, no racing. E. R. Thomas horses, twelve in all, including the 160,000 Hermis, have been taken from Gravesend to Jamaica. Mr. Thomas has already stated that Hermis will hardly go to the post before the Suburban Handicap. McGee promises to be one of the greatest horses of the western turf this year, yet he only cost Mr. Corrigan 95 guineas as a yearling in England. His weight in the 0,000 Worlds Fair Handicap is 101 pounds and if he incurs no penalties and goes to the post as good as he is at present his chance of winning is second to none. Many horsemen and turf followers returned to Chicago from Memphis yesterday and were in evidenca around the downtown district, where the principal topic of conversation was the forthcoming meeting at Worth. Chicago is certainly one of the greatest racing centers in the country, for despite the fact that th; Worth Jockey Club did not decide to throw open its gates until about two werks ago and despite the fact that no stake races will be given at Chicago Ridge this year, yet in most cases many of the horsemen who have strings in the South and who had decided to send them to other racing points have changed their minds and will ship here at once.

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