Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of May 1, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-01


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of May I, 1904 Racing at Jamaica, Worth, Kansas City, Louisville, Delmar and Union Park, at St. Louis. Mrs. M. Goldblatt led W. W. Darden and Company by the narrow margn of 10 for the honor of being the leading owner at the Nashville meeting. Her total of money won was ,590, while Darden and Compnay had ,480. Rainlands success in the Derby served to make him an easy winner in the list of winning horses. Monsieur Beaucaire leading the elder division and Oiseau the two-year olds. Elwoods name goes down in history as a winner of the Kentucky Derby. The bay son of Free Knight— Petticoat won todays renewal of the Kentucky classic by half a length from Ed Tierney. He demonstrated that he is to be feared in the future stakes for three year-olds on the western turf when he came from fifth place at the head of the stretch and disposed of Brancas and Prince Silverwings and then fought it out with Ed Tierney the length of the stretch, outgaming the latter. Only five went to the post, Batts being the only-one of the overnight entries to scratch. El-wood is owned by Mrs. C. E. Durnell. The net value to Mrs. Durnell being ,850. Brancas lasted long enough to stall off Prince Silver-wings for third place. Though he won his first race of this year by a very narrow margin, English Lad very effectually demonstrated his class at Worth today. He is, as he always was, a true thoroughbred — a real race horse. He overhauled the quick-breaking fleet foot ed Gregor K. on the backstretch and hung on to him with the tenacity of a bulldog, and might have had him conquered before the stretch had there been clear sailing. Henry brought Witfull up on the outsid2 along the backstretch and was leading English Lad around the far turn. Henry kept his eye on Nicol, and whenever the little fellow made a move he blocked him. Nicol saw there was no chance to get through and win, so he took back and pulled around Witfull. In changing positions he swung wida as they came into the stretch. When they straightened out for the run home it was a beautiful race. English Lad responded to Nicols urging with all the ganie-ness in his makeup and reached the wire first by a head, the same distance separating Witfull and Gregor K.

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