Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-11-13


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Nov. 13, 1903 Racing at Jamaica and Latonia. Sheriff Bell, Carbuncle and Ethics was the order of the finish of Jamaicas feature race, the Liberty Selling Stakes. The distance was one and one-sixteenth miles, for thres-year-olds and over. Trainer "Bill" Smith is giving Eugenia Burch a careful "prep" for her stake engagements at Washington, and he promises to send her to the post better than she has been at any time this season. Gunfires win at Jamaica last Wednesday put W. C. Whitney in advance of J. B. Hag-gin in the list of winning owners of 1903, and he will probably prove the head of the list when the seasons record is made up. Jockey Winkfield has promised to ride Dr. J. G. Lymans horses during tha Benning meeting. After the races at Washington he will stay at his home in Cincinnati until time to sail for Russia with J. O. Keene. "Big Bill" Knapp, the midget jockey at Agricultural Park, Los Angeles, covered him-s;lf all over with glory on last Thursday by bringing in two good winners, Fox Lake and Erne, they being his only two mounts that day. He is the lightest weight at the track, but he rides with the courage of a Fordham or an Archer. Matt Byrnes, the American trainer who left for Austria last January to handle the thoroughbreds of M. Eugene Boross, .has returned home. He expressed himself as well pleased with his experience abroad, but has no intention at present of repeating the experiment. Byrnes found Austria a great country for racing. It has many really good thoroughbreds. Byrnes also found that the people of Austria take very kindly to Americans and their racing methods. He says that the trainers and jockeys who go there succeed and do better each ensuing year. Of all the American jockeys riding in Austria Byrnes thought the record of Harry Lewis .the most remarkable. He added, though, that Fred Taral never rode in better form in his life than last summer..

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