Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of May 27, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-27


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r * h to ti t t t If ■ It n tl o " T g a a S j. " n 1 ■ r * Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of May 27, 1904. Racing at Gravesend, Hawthorne, Toronto, Latonia, Union and Delmar Parks at St. Louis. Riley Grannan is booking again. He has a stand in the Latonia ring. The Pickets weight for the Worlds Fair Handicap, by virtue of his victory in the Brooklyn, becomes 126 pounds. The Picket beat Irish Lad for the Brooklyn Handicap today in as exciting as finish as has been the good fortune of New York race fans witness in many years. Irish Lad and Hermis ran each other into the ground in the first part of the race, fighting for the lead, while Helgesen wisely rated the son of Falsetto just a few lengths behind the flying leaders. Entering the stretch Helgesen began moving up with The Picket and, coming through unperceived next to the inner rail, outstayed Irish Lad in the closing strides. His margin of victory was only a nose, while Irish Lad was two lengths before Proper, which got up to beat Hermis out of third money by length. Eugenia Burch, Highball, City Bank, Shorthose, Runnels, Lord Badge, Toboggan, Hurstbourne, Mizzen, Claude, McChesney and Africander also ran and finished in the order named. The net value to the winner was 5,800.

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