Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-16


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! Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Sept. 16, 1904 Racing at Brighton Beach, Hawthorne, Buffalo, Highland Park and Delmar Park. "Walter Jennings will ship his horses to San Francisco at the end of the Gravesend meeting. He will forfeit the opportunity to earn some of the money hung up at Westchester in order to give his horses a needed rest before the California racing season begins. Jennings is one of the standbys of racing at San Francisco and would not think of giving up the season there. He was at the head of the list of winning owners there last winter and always has been among the big winners. Mr. Jennings has had fair success in the East this season, though he has been the victim of hard luck on more than one occasion. His success has been with the older horses in the stable entirely. He brought with him a number of highly tried youngsters, which went off and have not raced. They have been turned out at John Hynes farm in Connecticut. Mr. Jennings hopes to fare better with them during the winter. "It was a great disappointment to me that my two-year-olds went wrong," said Mr. Jennings. "Their early trials on the coast led me to believe that they would be real smashers. For that reason I did not race them there, but reserved them for the East. Next time I will know better. When they are- ready to race they will run and win purses at hand if they can rather than be reserved for big game."

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