Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-20


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Dec. 20, 1902 Racing at New Orleans, Newport and Ingle-side. While being galloped on the track at New Orleans, My Surprise collided with Jack De-mund and, runnmg into the fence, bruised her shoulder and has been retired to the stud. Clem Hellebrush of Cincinnati has arrived at Lexington, bringing his racing string, including Autumn Leaves, Lady Meddlesome, Clara Louise and Ilalcyondale. The horses will be located for the winter at Melbourne Stud. Durnell and Herz have arranged to ship Rolling Boer, Prince Blazes and Lucien Appleby to Louisville some time next week. All three will be fired and turned out at the Lon Jones farm until late in the spring. Jockey Charles Milburn, who rode in the East last summer, has left New Orleans for Detroit, where he will visit until after the holidays. He will sail for England with Matt Byrnes on January 3, and will ride for Byrnes next year. Jockey T. Walsh and W. H. Fizer have parted company. The split came as a result of the inconsistent running of the horse If You Dare. Walsh was blamed for the acrobatic performance of the horse, to which he took exception. Hence the parting. The "outlaw" track at Newport, Ky., opened today, under favorable weather conditions. Five races were carded for the opening program, furnishing exciting contests in the first and third races. Tour and Lathrop opened the meeting with a thrilling drive, lasting a half mile, Tour taking the big end of the purse. Incidentally Tour was only one of the favorites to win. According to "Virginia" Bradley, Robert Waddell, which wen the American Derby in 1901, may race again next year. The colt has been suffering for nearly a year now with a broken shoulder bone, but that has mended perfectly and Bradley says it will never hurt the colts chances again. The only a:lment now is in the ligaments, which have contracted, caused by the fact that the colts leg has been useless so long. Reports from the East say that the attendance at the sale of the Childwick Stud, held at the Horse Exchange in New York, was a large and represenattive one, but the prices realized hardly were up to expectations. Henry T. Oxnard paid 5,500 for five lots, while W. C. Pallins two purchases cost him ,100. Thej were the largest buyers at the sale. The top price, ,200 of the sale was paid by Henry T. Oxnard for Spanish Match.

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