Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-16


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 16, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Oakland. Steeplechasing took so well at Nashville that the Cumberland Park people will, besides offering a stake for jumpers, provide liberally for the cross-country races in their program book. Last fall at a saven-day meeting five jumping races were given and each purse was for 00. This was not bad for the timber-toppers. Bank jumps will take the place of the plank ones before the spring meeting. Lady Fonso changed hands four times today at New Orleans between breakfast and her race and after she had won "Red" Walker and J. Wambsgans tried to make it five. First she was sold by Mose Goldblatt to Steve LHommedieu for 00. LHommedieu passed her to Willie Martin for 00 and Martin sold her to John W. Schorr for ,000. She was entered in the fifth race for 00 and by turns Walker and Wambsgans bid her up to ,100. Mr. Schorr protected her by the customary and then got hot in the collar. He intimated he will make things interesting in future selling races. Wambsgans had previously been a busy bidder on Aladdin, winner of the third race. The Bennett horse was entered for ,000 and Wambsgans took him up at ,300, trainer Mulholland sending the son of St. Gsorge back to his barn for ,305.

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