Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-23

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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of November 23, 1902. There was no racing today, Sunday. The interruption to railway travel caused by floods in northeastern and eastern Texas has delayed the shipment of Texas horses to New Orleans. Jockey Lucien Lyne has returned to his fathers Larchmont Stud at Lexington, Ky. He has several offers to ride at New Orleans during the winter, one from John W. Schorr. G. C. Bennett shipped his stable of seventeen head from Memphis to New Orleans, where the winter season begins on Thanksgiving Day. Trainer Henry McDanicl haa charge of these horses. Enoch Wishard, acting for John A. Drake, has signed jockey Houbre to ride for the Drake stable. J. K. Hughes had a three-year contract on the boy and it is said he received a large sum for his release. The Seattle Racing Association of Seattle, Wash., announced that it would give a thirty-day meeting in the spring and another of the same duration in the fall of 1903 and hoped to induce judge Joseph A. Murphy of St. Louis Jto preside in the stand. I It was reported today that Perry Belmont had secured a long-term lease on J. C. Graves Arbondale Stock Farm of 250 acres near Lexington, Ky. George Hughes will bs manager of the stud and Mr. Belmonts stallions Ethcl-bert and Magician, together with ten brood mares, have been shipped from New Jersey to the new farm. A sensation was sprung at Lexington, Ky., when John Skain, the administrator of the deceased turfman James Murphy, opened his private box in a vault of the trust company there and discovered that it contained securities, cftsh and bank stock to the amount of 0,000, whereas it was believed that Murphy had squandered the larger portion of his fortune. Jockey Danny Maher, the famous American rider, is now on his way to this country from England, having sailed on the Celtic last Wednesday. Maher rode 106 winners out of 400 mounts this year. He won five of the most important English races with Rock Sand and never lost a race with him. Altogether Maher won in stakes and purses for the owners for whom he rode the imposing sum of 00,-000. Not a bad year for the little Yankee rider.

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