Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of June 17, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-17


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of June 17, 1904 Racing at Harlem, Coney I.-lund, Buffalo, and St. Louis. With the seventeenth running of the American Derby, a prize coveted by horsemen in all quarters of the country, as its first day feature, the Washington Park Jockey Club will open its gates on the South Side tomorrow, for a meeting which is scheduled to be of twenty five days duration. The forecast is for fair weather, and that there will be in attendance a gorgeously attir?d assemblage, numbering into the thousands goes without saying, and that these spectators will be amply repaid with a superb equine contest over a track hard as flint and lightning fast, is equally probable. But the opportunities to wager will be limited to finger and mouth bets among acquaintances. The betting ring has been fenced in and the following on mim?o-graph slips was distributed yesterday, under instructions from Secretary Howard. "Bookmakers are warned that all booking at the Washington Park Race Track will be positively prohibited on Derby Day, or any other day during the coming race meeting. This order will be absolutely enforced. Washington Park Club." When the entries clos?d at 1 oclock today, it was found that sixteen horses had been named as starters, though under the conditions of the Derby, any of the original 119 nominations may be withdrawn or added. The entries as officially posted are as follows: English Lad, Elwood, Moharib, Highball, Rapid Water. Fort Hunter. Bill Curtis, Proceeds, Merry Pioneer, Woodson, Brand New, Copper, Rainland. Proof Reader, Gus Straus and Volney.

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