Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 30, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-30


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 30, 1904 Racing at Jamaica, Worth, Nashville, San Francisco, Kansas City, Union Park and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. The Tranquilla Handicap was the main attraction at the Fair Grounds, St. Louis, today and Barney Schreiber furnished the winner • in his bay colt Deutschland, which beat Pla toon home by half a length. The distance was six furlongs. Jamaicas Saturday afternoon card was replete with high class races, the best of which was the Kings County Handicap, for three-year-olds and over, at one mile and a sixteenth. Florham Queen, in with the light impost of 96 pounds, was the winner and was being eased up at the end. Ostrich, the Boston Stables candidate for the big three year old stakes in the East this season, showed that he is returning to his best form by finishing a good second. Sweet Alice was third after running well for seven furlongs. F. R. Doctors Rostand found the 116 pounds that he was asked to carry too much for him and be gave it up at about the three quarters post. Excellent sport was afforded in the inauguration of Chicagos racing season for 1904 at Worth today. The crowd was variously estimated at from 7,000 to 10.000. The weather was of the best and everybody was happy and in good spirits. The work of starter William Murray was good rnd the young mans first efforts here met with favorable comment generally. The mo3t popular victory of the day was that of Don Domo in the third race. Notwithstanding the fact that the bookmakers held Sam Hildreths Monastic II. at 1 to 2 and the money of the smart set went on him, Chicogoans stuck by the idol which they had chosen to call the "grey streak during the previous season and they played him liberally at threes. He had a world of speed and as he turned into the homestretch two lengths in the lead there was a shout of applause which became deafening when the Texas colt reached the wire a handy winner from the odds on Monastic II., which was struggling at his heels. Monastic II. is a good, game colt, but it was not in him to beat Don Domo today. The days feature, the ,500 handicap, fell to Wit-1 full, which was an easy winner, J

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