Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-16


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e de e I s e 8 of f is s ♦ Twenty Years go Today ===- r - Chief Turf Events of May 16, 1904. J Racing at Morris Tark, Worth, Louisville, Kansas City, Union and Delmar Parks at St. Louis. The peerless Hamburg Belle is resting in her stall at Sheepshead Bay with her foreleg in bandages. She has been temporarily put out of training and it is not known exactly when she will be seen on the track again. The injury happened during a trial Friday morning. Arrangements had been made to ship part of the Joyner string to Westchester and these were given brief work. Hamburg Belle, which was being prepared for the Brooklyn, wa=? given a trial afterwards. When she pulled up it was noticed with some consternation that she was limping and at first it was thought she had broken down. An ex-I amination, however, showed that the injury was not of a permanent nature. She had struck herself during the gallop with considerable force, bruising her leg under the fetlock. She was at once taken back to the stable and remedies were applied to reduce the swelling, which was already noticeable. Toscan, Huzzah and Gilfain finished heads ; and noses apart in the 00 handicap over ! the mile and seventy yards route at Worth today, and the public applauded secretary Jaspers able adjustment of weights. The judges, however, were not altogether satisfied i with the finish. No statement was made by the officials to the members of the press with reference to their observations or deductions, but after the last race judges Morse and Richardson had a conversation with James Arthur, owner of Huzzah, in which expressions of dissatisfaction at jockey J. Mclutyres riding were made. As is indicated in the beting the race was a puzzle to the public. In fact, it was about as hard a proposition as has been presented here this spring. Toscan, Huzzah, Action and The Regent were all played, and there was also enough support for Louisville to cut her price from 40 to 25 to 1 at post time. At the start The Regent propped himself and was slow enough about starting to give the others a lead of about ten lengths, which was never made up. Huzzah ran much the same race as he did the previous outing. He was slow about beginning and really did not begin to run until they reached the stretch, where Action, Toscan and Gilfain turned wide and gave him clear sailing. From the last eighth post it was a four-horse drive, out of which Toscan came to the wire a short head to the good, with Huzzah no more than a nose the better of Gilfain and Action two lengths behind the Cunningham gelding. It was said that "Doc" Street had caused Sir Launcelot to be shipped from St. Louis for the purpose of making a killing with him in the second racs. The horse finished sixth. The rumor evidently was floated in jest.

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