Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-03


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 3, 1902. Racing at New Orleans and Ingleside. Score two wins and a second for jockey Ranch at Ingleside. Favorites were in the limelight, sweeping the card from the third race on at Ingleside. The new Memphis Jockey Club today announced ten stakes to close for entries on January 3, 1903. The handicap at Ingleside fell to Corrigan. It was a duel between jockeys Ranch and Troxler, with Ranch finishing on top. A feature of the present Ingleside meeting to date has been the excellent work of starter Jake Holtman in dispatching the fields. E. Trotters Scorpio and J. W. Schorrs Ordnung furnished the best race of the day at New Orleans, only a neck separating the pair at the finish. From San Francisco came word today that a total of 1091 entries had been received for the stakes of the California Jockey Club, nominations for which close October 27. Oots Bros, today took up the first foal of the famous race mare Turtle Dove, regarded by more than one good judge as the finest yearling in Kentucky. He is by Farandole, sire of the Brooklyn Handicap winner Bana-star. Captain S. S. Brown of Pittsburg is spending thousands of dollars in improvements at his newly purchased breeding farm, Senorita Stud, near Lexington. Work is now under way and today carpenters began erecting a I mammoth training stable, with stalls for thirty-eight horses. The track was heavy at New Orleans and Jessie Jarboe from the Goldblatt stable made a show of her opponents in the feature handicap, the fourth race on the card. The third race was also a handicap for two-year-olds and F. M. Dicks Sweet Alice duplicated Jessie Jarboes victory when she won by four lengths in a canter. F. R. Hitchcock and H. R. Knapp, members of the Jockey Club, have drawn up a number of amendments to the rules of racing, which will be officially acted upon by the stewards shortly. One of the important changes Messrs. Hitchcock and Knapp will recommend applies to "doping" of horses, for which punishment is placed at "ruling off the turf." There was considerable complaint among the owners at New Orleans regarding the prevalence of lung disease at that track. After ; careful investigation it was shown conclusively that the disease did not originate at the Fair Grounds, but was brought by horses shipped to the Crescent City in catch-as-catch-can style and in cars not suitable for the transportation I of thoroughbreds.

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