Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of March 7, 1903., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-07


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 7 1903 Racing at New Orleans and Oakland OaklandTelamon Telamon came right back fresh from his victory the other day and beat eight other horses in the Oakland Handicap at one and onequarter miles the main race at New Or ¬ leans Hildreth also had Major Tenny in this race and they were backed to the exclusion of all others Telamon jumped into the lead at once and was pulled up to win by three lengths Jockeys are becoming so scarce at Memphis that several owners are trying to develop youngsters from the crop of stable and exer ¬ cise boys Young Arthur Robbins brother of Walter Robbins the crack lightweight now riding at New Orleans is being taught the fine points of piloting a horse each day at Mont ¬ gomery Park He is under the tutelage of psistant trainer Walker who has charge of James Arthurs string Young Robbins hails from Chicago and like his brother shows a natural disposition to handle a horse He is under contract to Mrs Hazel Arthur for the coming season and will have his first mount soon He can do eightyfive pounds and shows no inclination to take on weight The Waterhouse Cup with 2500 added at two and a quarter miles filled the New Cali ¬ fornia Jockey Clubs plant at Oakland to over ¬ flowing Of the four horses that went to the post Siddons was the only sound and healthy horse in the quartet Cunard broke down when it looked as though he had third money safely tucked away and finished last Nones which finished second was sore and in bad condition before the race labored almost from the start going very dicky but ran a game race in spite of the fact that he appeared to have fallen lame at the end of the first mile Colonel Ballantyne also went lame after the start but finished out the journey and out ¬ stayed Cunard in the last fifty yards to gain third money The winner Siddons simply cantered the entire distance distanceJockey Jockey Buchanan asked for a hearing in his case and the hearing took place last Wednes ¬ day at New Orleans Questioned by the stew ¬ ards as to several of his rides Buchanan would not admit there was anything wrong with them He said that he knew he had been riding in bad form He laid the defeat of Telamon to riding instructions given by Hil ¬ dreth but Hildreth when questioned denied that he had given any instructions Buchanan had every opportunity to make explanations That he did not have anything to say that was of any satisfactory nature may be taken to mean that the stewards will be in no hurry j to reinstate him even if they reinstate him at all The stewards also questioned Buchanan about running around at nights while riding there Hildreth intimated that he thought the jockey erred in not making a clean breast of matters to the stewards Buchanans case nppears to be in about the same position as it was before He is indefinitely suspended and will not be admitted to the track

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