Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of Jan. 2, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-02


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Jan 2 1903 Racing at New Orleans Ingleside and New ¬ port portGeorge George Cochran the steeplechase jockey who rode in France last year is in New Or ¬ leans looking for a lightweight to ride on the flat Alfred Hennen Morris asserts that be will be on the turf again in 1904 about the time that the new Belmont Park at Hempstead will be ready for racing racingDanny Danny Mahcrs father is ill at his home in Hartford and the jockey is in attendance upon him The youth has placed all tho members of his family beyond a possibility of want Steeplechase jockey J Johnson who rode in the West for Gwyn Tompkins last year has been engaged by L V Bell to pilot the extensive string of jumpers that he will cam ¬ paign during the coming year Jack Keene who is trying to regain pos ¬ session of jockey Grover Cleveland Fuller re ¬ ceived a letter from Fuller last Wednesday saying he would remain on the ground till the contract expired rather than return returnTod Tod Sloan will not return to this country this winter W H Cheppeau the bookmaker who recently returned from Paris has received word to the effect that Sloan has also aban ¬ doned his proposed trip to India and will re ¬ main in Paris for several months All but five horses of Tichenor Co will be shipped to Memphis today and rested up until the spring meeting at Montgomery Park Trainer Poole said that he had not given up hope that McChesney would wear the sable colors this year yearIt It is said that jockey Redfern will not ac ¬ cept mounts outside the Durnel Herz stable until the track gets into good condition again When he left New York Mr Whitneys in ¬ structions were that he take no chances riding in large fields or when the track was in bad condition Thoroughbreds belonging to T F Bar ¬ rett sheriff of Cook county 111 arrived today at Montgomery Park in charge of W Nutt the former jockey Included in the bunch are Delia Ostrand and Barrack The horses have gone into winter quarters and will be started here during the spring meeting meetingAt At J B Haggins Rancho del Paso the im ¬ ported stallion July has just died The horse was brought to this country on the strength of being a brother to Sir Modred Idalium and Cheviot but he failed to make much of a mark in the stud Galanthus Justice Jumper Nel ¬ lie Hawthorne Summer and Jugurtha were about the best he sired Dr J G Lyman the New York millionaire who bought a half interest in a number of thoroughbreds with Colonel James E Pepper and later sold out has sent a string of nine horses to the Iroquois Stud of Captain James B Clay Lexington Ky to be trained during the winter They will be raced in the East during the spring in charge of trainer Walter House Friends of racing everywhere will learn with pleasure that Mike Dwyer is improving in health That the popular turfman is much better is evidenced by the statement that he will start next week for his winter resort at Rock Lodge Fla and there endeavor to get into condition for the racing season of 1903 For some years now Mr Dwyer has been a great sufferer from locomotor ataxia so much so that at tunes his life has been despaired of Recently however he has thrived immensely and so great has been his improvement that he looks forward to the next racing season with all the hope and en ¬ thusiasm of a newcomer on the turf His horses at Gravesend in the care of Dick Miller are in excellent condition

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