Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-10


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events cf Dec. 10, 1924. Racing at San Francisco, New Orleans and Los Angeles. Despite the fact that there are some 1,500 horses at New Orleans, reinforcements still continue to arrive. A carload got in this morning from Nashville. After the last .ace today at New Orleans two horses, Idh Tears and Welcome Light, collided while at exercise and both were so badly injured that they will be laid up for some time and it is feared that they may have to be destroyed. The track at Montgomery Park is said to be in fine condition for this season of the year and the horses quartered at Memphis arc getting their exercise oyer it regularly. There are a few there which are being prepped for the Hot Springs meeting. The crowd today at Ascot Park was the best of the meeting. The betting was good anr spirited. Tod Sloan was an arrival and says that he will remain throughout the meeting The feature race was an all-aged handicap and fell to Elie, which won easily. Luckett wa3 second and Hans Wagner third. W. H. Snyders Trapper demonstrated that he was much the best of the band that opposed him in the fourth race at New Orleans, the Preliminary Derby. The conditions were six furlongs for two-year-olrb. Jockey Phillips took the Snyder color bearer back in the early running and waited with him until the stretch turn, where he sent him into the lead and he easily held it to. the end. Matador was much the best of the others and finished second, six lengths before Ranger. Ten started.

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