Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-10


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of August 1 I, 1904 Racing at Saratoga, Harlem, Fort Erie and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. The poor riding of "Big Bill" Knapp has come to be a matter of general comment. His intimates endeavor to excuse his bad form with the excuse that he has become unsettled through lectures from judge Hamilton at Harlem, which the boy believes are unwarranted, but the majority of trainers and owners who have watched him closely are of the opinion that he is suffering chiefly from an aggravated case of swelled head. Molly Brant staged a brilliant finish to take Saratogas feature race yesterday, the Delaware Handicap. The eight starters were off to a good start for their one mile journey and Light Brigade made the pace from the rise of the barrier until the half post had been passed, where Molly Brant, far back in the early running, came like a whirlwind and, outgaming Stalwart in a stretch drive, won going away by two lengths. Light Brigade finished far in the ruck. Graziallo came fast at the end to get up in time to down De Reszke for third place. In accordance with the intentions announced some months ago by the executor of the late William C. Whitneys estate, his son, Harry Payne Whitney, will sell, during the Sheepshead Bay meeting, or perhaps on Futurity day, all the horses now in training or racing under the colors of Herman B. Duryea. Some time during the meeting all the older horses owned by Frank H, Hitchcock will be sold. Toward the close of the Saratoga meeting many of Newton Benningtons horses will be sold.

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