Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-29


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chievf Turf Events of Aug. 30, 1904 Racing at Coney Island, Harlem, Highland Park, Detroit, and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. Broomstick and Lady Amelia, both, carrying the crushing impost of 129 pounds, staged a speed duel of three-quarters of a mile for the Flying Handicap, which was the feature race on the Coney Island program. Six went to the post, but the others never figured as serious contenders at any time, the race being between the colt and the filly. Lady Amelia has great early speed and she quickly opsned up a big lead on Broomstick immediately after the start, but the weight told on her and she tired in the stretch and Broomstick, coming with a rush, caught and passed her to win going away by three lengths. The filly held on well and her long early lead was enough to see her land second place safely from Mine-ola by two and a half lengths. Broomstick was the favorite, with Mincola next in demand, the students of form holding that Lady Amelias heavy weight would stop her.

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