Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of May 6, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-06


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of May 6, 1904 Racing at Morris Park, Worth, Louisville, Kansas City, San Francisco, Delmar and Union Park at St. Louis. James Brady of New York received word recently from a friend out West that his Suburban and Brighton Handicap winner. Gold Heels, was training famously and bade fair to be a great horse this year. "My letter tells me," Mr. Brady said, "that Gold Heels has al ready worked a mile in 1 :40 and is not nearly ready to do his best yet." Irish Lad won the Metropolitan Handicap yesterday, May 5. the opening day of Morris Park. Turf critics pronounce the field that went to the post for the famous race as one of the best that has ever paraded on an American course. Mr. Duryeas colt is in grand form and, leading all the way of the Withers mile, was a winner by two lengths from Toboggan, the latter beating Beldame the same distance for second place. Highball finished fourth, half a length in the rear of the filly. It was Irish Lad from start to finish and that is all there was to the race. Among the also rans were Red Knight, Buttons, Stalwart, Damon, Orthodox, Eugenia Burch, Lux Casta, Lord of the Valley, Careless, Ingold, Mamie Worth, City Bank and Lord Badge, the latter falling right after the start. By Irish Lads victory Mr. Duryea is enriched by the sum of 0,880, the net value. Racing at Morris Park was of the interesting variety today, with the Larchmont Stakes featuring the card. The conditions of the Larchmont call for three year olds over the last seven eighths of the Withers mile, with allowances. Bryn Mawr won today in the colors of the Goughacres Stable, but the brown colt had to give all he had to win. He was off in second place, with Fine Art showing the way to the stretch, where Bryn Mawr, after slight urging, took the lead and then had to be driven out to withstand Gettysburgs determined challenge. The bay son of Atheling stuck to his task gamely, however, and went under the wire with his head showing in front. R. H. McC. Potters Buckley a. a first time starter and also added at post time, took third place easily. The net value of the stake was ,630. Aside from the victory of Bryn Mawr in the feature race interest centered in the I appearance of Runnels in the fifth race over S the same distance as the Larchmont. Mr. Drakes horse won and won easily, but he was tiring in the last hundred yards and had to be ridden out. He will be hard to beat in the future, however. Hippocrates was best of the others that started, beating Ulyria by fifteen lengths for third money.

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