Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-18


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 18, 1904 Sunday, no racing. It is reliably stated that David Gideon will ship his stud of thirty brood mares and stallions, including His Highness, to E. L. Davis farm in Woodford County, Kentucky. Approximately seventy-five bonafide and alleged jockeys have been seen, in the saddle during the first -months racing at Oakland, of which ten are moderately skilled t horsemen, no first-raters - since Hildebrandff departure, perhaps forty apprentices, some of them promising material, and the others bush riders and odds and ends. J. C. Milam, the young Keutuckian who in the last few years has come to be one of the most successful owners on the western turf, said while at New Orleans on his return from his wedding trip to California that he has given up winter racing entirely. "While I was in Frisco they wanted me to ship horses there, but shipping expenses are too great. It will cost a man ,000 to take any sort of a serviceable racing string to the coast and bring them back, so that an owner from this section who races there starts off with a big handicap. Neither will I send any horses to New Orleans. The. last time I raced at New Orleans I brought down twenty-three horses and wound up with three. But for the fact that I had 00 on Albertvale when he won the Bush Cup I would have been compelled to borrow money to get back home. I can find enough racing in the summer season to suit me."

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