Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-30


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 30, 1904 Racing at New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Judge Hamilton is confined to his room in Los Angeles with a severe cold. Associate judge Cole presided at Ascot Park today. Jockey Eugene Hildebrand must ride three winners today to score a total of 300 for the jcar. Whats the odds? Th a engagement of trainer R. E. Watkins means that all turf relations between E. R. Thomas and Alex Shields are at an end. Shields will race a small stable qf his own next year, while his son Willie, who trained the combinations st abb, will have his own string to lock sftcr in the future. If the eastern horsemen are looking for a real good prospect they should pick on "Pud-din" McDaniel instead of Kent, for on dope Mac has the other one beaten a block. Whenever he gets on a horse you are generally sure of a try for the front porch at least. Los Angeles Times. Jockey Munro, by order of the stewards today at New Orleans, is denied the privilege of riding at the track of the Crescent City Jockey Club. It is taken that this ruling is the end of the investigation of ths Joe Lesser case. If so, the finding is far from satisfactory to those interested in honest racing here. That Munro rode a bad race is patent. If it was a criminal ride, then the parties who prompted it should be punished. It is not the general opinion that the boy was alone in his wrongdoing, and the stewards evidently believe that there was wrongdoing. Munro, it is said, endeavored to shift the blame for the horses poor race to owner Patterson and in so doing made conflicting statements.

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