Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of June 4, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-04


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of June 4, 1904 Racing at Gravesend, Harlem, Toronto, La-tonia, Union and Delmar Parks at St. Louis. He came through the stretch with th? speed of a wild horse, leaving the others behind with an ease that created wonder. His margin at the end was four lengths. Trainer Johnny May-berry of the Ellison stable was kicked on the right leg and painfully injured by Judge Himes just before the horses left the paddock for the Harlem National Handicap. Bondage, the four year eld brown son of Halma and Miss Longford, carefully and splendidly ridden by jockey J. Mclntyre at the light weight of 96 pounds, ran a mile and three-sixteenths in 2:06% over a heavy track and won the Harlem National Handicap today, the feature race of the Harlem Jockey Clubs spring meeting, thereby enriching James Arthur, his owner and trainer, to the extent cf 1,835. the net sum accruing to the winner. The sec ond horse was Fonsoluca, the five year eld chestnut g.lding by Fonso Lucasta. owned by Joseph W. Pugh. chief of the department of police at Covington. Ky., trained by John Hall, formerly a member of the police force at Lex-irrrt n, Ky., and ridden at 100 pounds by jockey Niccl. the good lightweight und?r con tract to Fred Cook, the St. Louis bookmaker. The third horse was Gregor K., four year old bay gelding by Phoenix -Kola, owned by W. H. Hedges A Co., trained by W. M. Hedges and ridden at 101 pounds by McBride, the California lightweight. Starter Dwyer didnt keep them hmg at the post. At the end of two minutes he found them in good alignment and sprung the barrier. H. Callahan, the eastern boy on Lord Badge, was apparently not expecting the barrier to be released. The result was that Billy Olivers candidate, after coming out from New York cspecidy for the race, was a non-contestant. Gregor K. showed the way to the three quarters post, where PhuTpe Lugo displaced him and led until they had rounded the stretch turn, where Mclntyre called on Bondage for the first time and the way the son of Halma responded caused the stands to break forth in cheers. ▲ .

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