Twenty Year Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-17


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Oct 17, 1903 Racing at Brighton Beach, Worth and St Louis. J. C. Yeagers recent purchase, His Eminence, winner of the Kentucky Derby of 1901, is performing far below his owners expectations. The Hot Springs Jockey Club will not charge . any entrance fee to its stakes that close on November 14 next. No liability will be incurred by horsemen that enter unless they send horses to the post, when there will bs the usual starting fee. This was decided on after mature consideration at a meeting held in this city between the officials. The first half of the Produce Stakes, with a value of ,000, for two-year-old fillies, three-quarters of a mile, at Brighton Beach, fell to Audience, owned by Captain S. S. Brown, second place going to Perry Belmonts Algonquin, with Fine Art taking third money through the disqualification of the added starter, Cantaloupe. The latter was disqualified because of crossing Fine Art at the far turn. The fourth race was the Wave Handicap, at one mile and a sixteenth, for three-year-olds and over, with ,500 added. W. B. Leeds Hurstbourne was the winner by one and a half lengths from Rostand, the latter finishing one length before Salvatella. Nine started. The racing at Worth today was by far the best of the meeting, several of the finishes being of the hair-line order. The feature attraction of the days sport was the Columbia Handicap, a dash of one and a quarter miles, for three-year-olds and over, with ,000 added. .The Hildreth entry, consisting of Potheen, Wit-full and Major Tenny, was made an 8 to 5 favorite, but the only one of the trio to finish in the first three was Potheen, which ran sec-ond. The winner turned up in Incubator, .quoted in the books at 10 to 1. Bondage was third. The next race, the fourth, an all-aged handicap, at three-quarters of a mile, provided an exciting finish when Gregor K. beat Topsoil by a head and the latter finished the same distance before Satchel Topsoil made a game finish, coming from fifth place at the head of the stretch," but fell short by the nar-row margin of a head.

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