Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of March 16, 1903, Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-16


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of March 16 1903 Racing at New Orleans and Oakland At New Orleans jockey Hicks landed two winners while Fuller rode a winner as usual The card at Oakland today was made up of selling races Jockeys Lewis and Birken ruth attracted the most attention of a dull day by riding a pair of winners apiece Lucien Lyne who will ride the Kecne horses in England this year gives glowing reports of the string at Newmarket In a recent letter to his brother Farrell Lyne the Kentucky rider says Newmarket is all right and the horses that Mr Keene has there are in good condition and will in my opinion beat more than will beat them this year on the English turf Lyne is with Matt Allen a past master of the art of preparing horses for future stakes and the Keene invasion this year will probably be more successful than ever before Gilfain well engaged in big stakes this year has wintered in perfect condition and his pres ¬ ent appearance has elicited words of a com ¬ plimentary nature from some of the shrewdest judges of horseflesh who have taken into con ¬ sideration the appearance of other American Derby candidates The fact that he lasted long enough in a mile handicap at Worth on November 1 last to beat McChesney by a neck has tended to boost the colts stock high this spring Gilfains races show that he is possessed of gameness in every instance where he has been called on to show it and being by Locohatchee he by Onondaga dam So phronia by Ten Broeck soine of the best strains are included in the blood of the colt It developed several days ago that the cause of Tichenor Co not sending their fast filly Flocarline to New Orleans to start in the Crescent City Derby was a bet of SSOO made by her owner against 4000 in the future book on the Montgomery Handicap The bet was made here and trainer Poole received instruc ¬ tions at the last moment to keep Flocarline at Memphis to bs prepared for the Montgomery Poole has been promised the services of C Kelly to ride Flocarline while Wonderly will ride Waswift the other Tichenor candidate candidateThe The California contingent has arrived at Bsnning Yellow Tail and his fellow travelers arc now safely stabled there eating their oats as placidly as if they had not taken a 3000 mile trip across the continent Imperious winner of the Burns Handicap of 1900 when the track was a sea of mud is with Yellow Tal So is Bon Mot a Haggin caston owned now by Dr Rowell It is the second time in bis career that Yellow Tail has gone East W L Oliver arrived on the same car with Dr Rowell Lord Badge Lone Fisherman and Gaviota are Olivers horses He also has sev ¬ eral fair twoycarclds

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