Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-19


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of June 19, 1904 Sunday, no racing. Jockey T. Knight, who came here from St. Louis to ride Copperfield in the Derby, stated that Dick Welles is coming around, but would be an absentee in the Worlds Fair Handicap. L. B. Dickerson was a happy man after the Derby. "Woodson couldnt get the big end of it, but he brought me a piece of the pie." he said. Jockey Henry gave him the best ride he ever had and one of these days the same combination may do a little business with the big end of a juicy handicap." He might have added that Woodson is in the Drexel and Sheridan Stakes. Owner Cook told jockey Dominick before the running of the Derby that if English Lad won he would give him enough money to make him comfortable for the rest of his life. Cook had implicit confidence in his colt and supported him well. Cook took his defeat stoically, but is firm in his belief that English Lad can defeat Highball under the same conditions. Three future books were made on the American Derby in Chicago. James Leary made this announcement last night : "The winning of Highball was an expensive one to my book. The book handled 20,000 on the race and paid out on Highball 60,000. If English Lad had won the pay would have been 95,-000. Had Woodson won the book would have cleaned up 10,000. The Suburban Handicap book took in 30,000 and paid out 15,000." , __ — » , __

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