New Orleans Track Gossip, Daily Racing Form, 1903-11-29


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NEW ORLEANS TRACK GOSSIP. The Crescent City Jockey Club has incorporated a new rule in its book this season. It is entitled Rule XIII, and reads as follows: "Horses will take their positions at the post according to their numbers on the program, which will be assigned by lot by the Stewards on the preceding day." This rule has been adopted to do away with all grumbling or grounds for complaint that any favoritism in the allotment of positions is shown. If the track becomes muddy overnight, and there should happen to be a path,-the horse getting the best position will have it through luck on the preceding day. The stable of John AAr. Schorr is now quartered on the other side of the track, almost opposite the grandstand. It is in charge of Louis Tauber, and is made up of the following horses: Duelist. Van Ness, Hexam, Esca-lera, Monastic II., Mordella, Mountebank, Burleigh, Oriel, Dutiful, Aolto and Leviathan. Jockeys Fisher and Leo Gangel will do the riding for the stable. The latter is an apprentice boy from Memphis, who has given Some promise. Starter Fitzgerald will use the Maxwell starting machine during the meeting. Calcutta, a three-year-old belonging to Bernhardt and Co., was to have been ridden by Minder in the seven furlongs race Thursday, but hit himself while being worked and had to be laid up. Frank Lightfoot, who is training New York for O. L. Richards, wired Bullman to Mr-come on from New York and ride the colt in the Inaugural, but received a reply from that jockey that he could not be in New Orleans in time. Tally H., the Hindoo of the Georgia tracks this fall, a four-year-old by Rancocas Myrt, and a sprinter of some ability, will race at New Orleans during the season. Dr. Stucke, which was to have started in the Inaugural, took a car fit on his way down from Latonia, and was badly bruised up. Jockey Charley McCafferty, son of Tony McCafferty, who had his leg broken while riding in the east this summer, has entirely recovered, and will take mounts at the meeting. Charlie Verplanck, otherwise known as "Monkey-Face Charlie," a dusky son of Ham, who used to ride before the racegoers of the last generation, is going to have his second time on earth. He says that he is forty-seven years old, but it might be added, "and then some." He has applied for a license to ride and is under contract to A: J. Bordes, a local man in the furniture business. The horses now in the Walden barn that will be raced at New Orleans are: the three-year-olds Invincible, Tristesse, the two-year-old Transmigration, Brown Monarch, Triste, Knowledge, Contention, Repeater and the following yearlings: bay colt, by Albert-Mamie Ellis; bay colt, by Galore Prestidigi-tatrice; black or brown filly, by Bowling Brook Lizzie Tabor; bay filly, by Galore Contenta, and a bay filly, by Filigrane Medusa. The stable of AVm. Gerst, the Nashville millionaire brewer, in charge of trainer George Ham, is quartered at the track, and consists of the following horses: Town Moor, Talhouet, Maltoferin, Port Warden, Sweetness and Light, and Chanley.

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