Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-07


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of June 7, 1904 Racing at Gravesend, Harlem, Latonia, Hamilton, Buffalo, Union and Delmar Parks at St. Louis. The Clay Bros. entry of Outcome and Memories ran one two in the Latonia Oaks, beating the only other starter, Variora, by two lengths. The latter is owned by George J. Long. The distance was one mile and a quarter, with ,250 added. The net value today was ,750. J. B. Respess shipped nineteen horses today to St. Louis, including Dick Welles, Bernays, Collonade, Copp?rfield. Belles Commoner and Harding. If rumors which are going the rounds at Harlem are founded on fact, Bernays will be Respess reliance for the Worlds Fair Handicap and Dick Welles will stay in the barn. According to a person who isnt given to romancing, Bernays worked a mile and an eighth at Latonia in 1 :53 with weight up and finished fresh. "Since then," said the gentleman, "Res pess has been scouring the country for a rider. He failed in an effort to get Hild?brand and now has a party in the East trying to engage Jack Martin, Shaw or Cormack. If there was ever a doubt about the game-ness of Gregor K. th? person entertaining such notion needed but to have seen the performance of the little son of Phoenix in the seven furlongs event at Harlem today to have the vagary dispelled. Besides Gregor K. the field comprised Sourfriere, Foncasta, Sioux Chief and The Meteor. Gregor K. was the natural favorite and well supported at odds-on, though quite as much money went to Sourfriere for the place, she being regarded as having a good chance to win. They were sent away to a good start the instant they lined up to the barrier. Sourfriere was the first to show, but in a twinkling Gregor K. was in front, with Sioux Chief at his throatlatch. They raced head and head to the far turn, where Sioux Chief drew away from the little gelding and Soufriere gained fast, taking second position just before the turn to the stretch was made. As they came into the stretch with Sioux Chief l?ading Soufriere a length and a half, Gregor K. seemed hopelessly beaten, but as they straightened out for the wire Robbins called on the little gelding. He rallied as the last sixteenth post was reached and in a terrific drive won from Soufriere by a margin of not more than a dozen inches. Sioux Chief tired in the stretch and finished out of the money, while Foncasta was third, only half a length behind Soufriere.

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