Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-24


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of August 24, 1904 Racing at Saratoga, Hawthorne, Highland Park, Detroit, and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. The Adirondack Handicap at Saratoga, worth ,850 to the winner, resulted in a victory for Captain S. S. Browns two-year-old bay colt Broadcloth, which won by three lengths from Pasadena, pulling up at the end. There was not much to the race. Broadcloth indulging Blue Coat with the lead to the half-mile post, where he took command and won by as big a margin as his rider elected. Pasadena came with a rush in the stretch and got up in time to take second place from Blue Coat. In the secondary attraction E. R. Thomas Stalwart won by two lengths from Spring. The distance was one mile and an eighth, a handicap for three-year-olds and upward. Proceeds was a distant third. There was trouble in the fifth race at Hawthorne today, which was at one mile and a sixteenth. Apple was the odds-on choice, but what he had done to him would have beaten a Hindoo. Langford James got the lead on tha first turn and took the rail, with San Remo second, Exclamation third, Apple fourth and Farmer Jim trailing. They entered the back-stretch in this order and there was no change in their positions until the far turn was reached. Apple had begun to move up next to the inner rail about the half-mile ground and while going around the far turn Aubuchon tried him through between Langford James and San Remo. Greenfield, on San Remo, pulled toward the inside and prevented Apples going through. While this was transpiring Exclamation was moving up on the outside. Apple fell in behind Langford James and was pinned in with his mouth wide open until on the turn for home. There Aubuchon tried to come through next to the rail, but Greenfield, who had gained the lead with San Remo, cut him off again and as he tried to come around this horse Langford James interfered. Exclamation, with clear sailing on the outside, won by three lengths. The judges disqualified Langford James and San Remo, which had finished second and third, and gave second place to Apple. Jockeys Greenfield and Oregar were suspended for the remainder of the meeting and fined 0-for, their tactics."

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