Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of May 3, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-03


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of May 3, 1904 Racing at Jamaica, Worth, Ixmisvdle, Kan sas City, Oakland, Delmar and Union Park at St. Ixmis. Lady Amelia and Jacquin ran a dead heat for the Williamsburg Handicap at Jamaica today. The two finished so close together that the judges declined to separate them. The distance was three quarters and Lady Amelia showed the most speed, setting the pace from the start, but her impost of 122 pounds told j I [ ! j I cn her and she tired in the last hundred yards, where Jacquin, coming with a rush, got on even terms with her as they flashed under the wire. It was as thrilling a finish as has been witnessed on the metropolitan circuit for some time. Tun Payne took third place after running well to the stretch, whrre he tired rapidly. The net value of the stake was ,705. Danny Maher held a field day at the Newmarket spring meeting. He was beaten by a neck in the first race and subsequently rode four winners out of seven races. He won twice for his patron, Sir J. Miller, once for Lord Derby. For Lord Derby he won the Newmar-I ket Biennial on His Majesty at 8 to 1, bating the favorite St. Amant, at 1 to S. St. Amain at the time was favorite for the oming Derby. When he found that His Majesty was getting the better of him in the home run he expended all his energies in trying to take a piece out of Maher s leg and his jockey was forced to beat him over the head to keep him from making a meal off American meat. The Derby favorite had evidently read the papers and learned that American meat is excellent. London Sportsman.

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