Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-17


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 17, 1902 Racing at Inglesidc and New Orleans. E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin has sold part of his great Santa Anita Ranch for 00,000 to a land syndicate. The Inglesidc meeting, at which there are no big stakes being decided at the present time, is nevertheless furnishing interesting racing. The track has been heavy for the last two weeks and the mud larks are having a veritable monopoly of the purses. The New Orleans track is in bad condition at the present time. Many horsemen, who have good horses standing in their barns, are afraid to run them over the track, stating that it would be taking too much of a risk of injuring them. Peter Duryea, one of the eastern racing firm of Whitney and Duryea; T. Hitchcock, t Jr., one of the Easts most prominent polo players; John E. Madden, the Lexington turfman, and several other men interested in horses, visited Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., today. Kittaning, from the stable of F. M. Dick, likes the going at New Orleans, giving quite a beating to a high-class band of two-year-olds in the daily handicap. He followed the leaders under restraint to the last turn and, when called on took the lead with ease, winning by three lengths. The career of jockey W. Hicks probably came to an end Tuesday. Suspicious looking 1 rides on War Cry, Kiss Quick and Moabina led to his suspension pending investigation. Hatfield and Ownbey, who own Moabina and manage Hicks, were also suspended. The case is still under investigation.

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