Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of February 3, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-03


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of February 3 1903 Racing at New Orleans Newport and Oak ¬ land There is quite a lot of fever at the Fair Grounds Some of the Durnell Herz horses have it The twoyearold J Reiff is quite sick and Dick Bernard which ran second in the Debutante Stakes is also ailing ailingJ J Givens has bought from J Lewman the colt Maxialia which won a sensational race last Thursday The price paid was 2500 After the sale Curly Brown offered Givens 200 profit on the colt but Givens concluded to keep him H Stover has leased Agricultural Park Pasa ¬ dena Cal Stover announces that he will give a thirty days meeting during April and May of this year No particulars have been given out as to who is backing Stover but it is understood that several wealthy Californians are interested in the enterprise The plan is to catch the horsemen after racing at Oakland and Ingleside has closed and establish a regu ¬ lar meeting 0 H Chenault of Spendthrift Stud has the largest number of daughters of the dead Spendthrift of any breeder he now owning nine mares by the sire of Kingston Hasting and Lamplighter The Spendthrift mares have come into unusual prominence in the last year owing to the brilliant achievements of the good colt Hermis L V Bells colt being from a daughter of this horse The good filly Eva Russell is also from a Spendthrift mare as is Tillo which beat Ornament in the Su ¬ burban Handicap of 1898 1898Ten Ten head of good mares arrived at Lex ¬ ington from New York to be retired to the stud Six are the property of Perry Belmont and were bought at the dispersal sale of the Roderick estate on Staten Island They were taken out to Arbordale Stud where they will be hi charge of J C Graves The other four are the property of J R F P Keene and were taken to Castleton Stud and put in charge of Major Baingerfield The Keene mares have been racing in England and were brought back to this country for breeding purposes A meeting at New York of the heads of several racing associations was held to con ¬ sider the question of longdistance races An effort to bring about a conference on this feature of the sport was made by Colonel C Fellowes secretary of the Coney Island Jockey Club last month but the business of the spring races interfered and the matter had to be deferred It is the intention of these officials to do something handsome in the way of purses for the longdistance runners The committee took up the matter and the result of their decision will be looked for with in ¬ terest by the public who are especially in ¬ terested in longdistance racing

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