Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-06


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Sept. 6, 1904 Racing at Coney Island, St. Louis, Harlem, Highland Park and Buffalo. The Autumn Stakes at the Futurity course distance was the outstanding feature on the card at Coney Island today and it fell to J. E. Maddens Waterside, ridden by F. ONeill. Pase-dena and the favorite, Jack Lory, finished second and third respectively. Jockey ONeill came back in the fifth race with the long shot Lindsay Gordon. His mount just lasted, getting the verdict by only a nose. The season of seventy-three days of racing at the St. Louis Fair Grounds track produced for winning owners the aggregate sum of 89,158, a daily average of ,961, and the best in the history of the track for such an extended period. By reason of Colonial Girls victory in the Worlds Fair Handicap, C. E. Rowe and Co. stands far in front of the other winning owners with 0,400. Barney Schrei-ber comes next with 8,437. Go back to John Smulskis winning of the Junior Handicap and it will be readily understood why Ellison instructed Helgesen to wait with the colt yesterday and why the judges suspended the boy for not doing so. After his ride of yesterday there appears to be considerable basis, for talk among horsemen to the effect that Helgesen seems to have goae wrcng mentally. He has done a lot of qseer things lately. It is current talk that Bob Tucker advised Captain Brown to let him go because of his disregard for inshuctions.

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