Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 25, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-25


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 25, 1904 Racing at Jamaica, Nashville, San Francisco, Union Park and Fair Grounds at St Louis. In the string which Phil T. Chinn brought to Worth from Lexington there is a two-year-old colt credited with a quarter in 23 seconds as a yearling. He is by Cayuga— Marie Decca and his name is Colonel Young, in honor of the master of McGrathiana Stud. Katie Powers, in a driving finish, held Fere and Aft safe today in the William Gerst Stakes of ,000 at Nashville and won by a head. This was one of the best contests witnessed at the southern track during the present meeting. Jordan was third. The recently closed Aqueduct meeting was productive to owners of a total of 7,255, a daUy average of ,156. Newton Bennington was an easy leader in the list of winning owners, with Sidney Paget a distant second. Through winning the Carter Handicap the good filly Beldame earned the distinction of leading the winning horses, having a total of ,580, far and away above the second horse, which was Spring. The latter had ,610 to his credit. The first day at Jamaica was featured by the running of the Excelsior Handicap, at on? mile and a sixteenth, with ,000 added. Rostand, owned by F. R. Doctor, was the winner, beating Red Knight, from the stable of P. S. P. Randclph, by one length. Lord Badge took third place, finishing a head in the rear of Red Knight. Twelve started and Rosetint, a recent stake winner at the Aqueduct meeting, set a I fast pace for th? first mile, then quit and finished far back. Going into the homestretch Rostand was in fourth place, but he gained gradually and steadily cut down the leaders until in the last hundred yards he was on even terms with them and then drawing clear won by a length.

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