Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-21


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; Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of August 22, 1904 Racing at Saratoga, Hawthorne, Highland Park, Detroit, and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. As to Beldame being a great filly, there is no question and for the remainder of the season she is to have a try at the colts. Thus far her campaign has been against the fillies almost exclusively, but she will now take on all comere and there are many who will back her when she meets Delhi, Broomstick and Ort Wells, which are unquestionably the best of the colts. The best race on the Saratoga Monday program was thb Amsterdam Stakes, for three-year-olds and upward, at one mile. M. L. Hay-mans Dj Re3zke was a head winner over John A. Drakes Bobadil after a stretch duel which lasted from the head of the stretch to the finish. The winner was in fifth place all the way, but at the turn into the stretch moved up simultaneously with Bobadil and ths two raced as a team for the remainder of the distance, but De Rezske managed to have his head in front as they flashed past the line. Gay Boy was third, but at no time was his chance to win very bright and he was beaten by three lengths. There is any amount of speculation as to tho name of James R. Keenes great Sysonby. It may be said that the name was given to the colt under a misapprehension by Mr. Keene: It happened like this: Melton, the sire, did not get his name from Melton Mowbray, as so many supposs and from which hunting center Mr. Keene culled the name of a village, in which is Sysonby Hall, the house leased by Foxhall Keene. That village is in Leicestershire, whereas Melton was in the County of Norfolk and was bought as a yearling by Lord Hastings, in whose colors he ran and won the Derby and St. Leger. It would have been very easy to have found a village in Norfolk with a suitable name, but. owing to this misapprehension at least it would seem so this was not done.

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