Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-05


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Sept. 5, 1904 Racing at Coney Island, Buffalo, Harlem, St. Louis and Highland Park. In the presence of a cheering throng of 15,-000 people at Harlem today J. W. Fullers three-. year-old Tammany filly, Tokalon, weighted at 108 pounds and ridden by jockey Aubuchon, showed her heels in convincing fashion to a field of eight over the mile and three-sixteenths route and won the Twentieth Century Handicap in a common canter, adding ,775 to the exchequer of the popular Texan who so proudly possesses her. The feature race on the card at Coney Island today was the Ocean Handicap, run as the fourth race. The conditions called for three-year-olds and over, with ,500 added. W. B. Jennings Dainty got up in the last strides to win by a neck from AlIan-a-Dals, while Dolly Spanker was third. Behind them were such good ones as Colonial Girl, High Chancellor and McChesney. Hildebrand rode the winner. The race was worth S3, 180. The field as carded numbered ten: Tokalon, Huzzah, Miss Crawford, Prince Silverwings, Six Shooter, McGee, Brancas, Gregor K., Judge Himes and Claude. The last named four, the latter of which was never shipped from Buffalo, being second in the feature race at Kenilworth yesterday, were withdrawn. Copper, Peter Paul and Haviland, the last mentioned being a stable companion of McGee, were added, bringing the field to the number of nine. Behind her, after being far out of it until the big bend had been rounded and running all the way on the outside, Huzzah responded gamely to the call of the nearly exhausted Mclntyre and nipped the plac3 from Miss Crawford by a nose. Mclntyres handling of Huzzah was really a skillful piece of horsemanship and that the spectators fully appreciated what they saw was evident in the ovation tendered the lad on his return to the judges stand. It was quite as forceful as had been that for the victorious filly on her return.

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