Too Cold for Any Save the Regulars: Radtkes Riding a Feature at Old Track-B, Smith Under Investigation at City Park, Daily Racing Form, 1906-02-07


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TOO COLD TOR ANY SAVE THE REGULARS. Radtkos Riding a Feature at Old Track B, Smith Under Investigation at City Park. New Orleans, La., February . Only the regulars ventured out to either of the tracks this afternoon. The weather was bleak and cold. Clouds dark and heavy hung over the courses and there was a light rain until after the third race at Crescent rark and the fourth race at City lark. The Crescent lark track was rendered a trifle slow for the remainder of the afternoon, but there was only slight change In the condition of the track at the new plant. Jockey Radtkes skillful riding was the feature of the afternoon at the old track. He won with three mounts Van Ness, Lady Free Knight and Nine. On the latter he put up a ride that brought the onlookers to their feet in wonder and delight. The finishing powers of the youngster are marvelous aud when he put iton Sewell, the heretofore undisputed pet of the track, who was astride Charley Thompson, the crowd cheered lustily. The books bad much the worst of the days argument with the backers, as three favorites and as many second choices took down the purses. Alex Shields attempted a big coup in the last race with Depends. But for bad racing luck he would have cashed. The filly got away in the ruck and suffered from interference on the backstretch. When clear of the interference, however, she closed a big gap and finished fast. Todays arrivals included Manager C. A. Mangold, of the Dallas track. He took a keen interest in the racing during the afternoon. lroteus, winner of the first race, was bid up $:!00 over his entered price of 1906.sh00 and retained. The coming of the rain caused owner Williams to withdraw Rains Horn. The sport at City Park was good, a majority of the races resulting in keenly contested finishes. Favorites scored four times, so the public had the lest of their argument with the books. The colors of Edward Corrigan were seen in front in two of the races, Goldic aud Alma Dufout carrying the famous old green and white sash to victory in the first and fourth races. The stewards today began an investigation of the race run by Careless on Monday. On that day Careless was in with a poor lot and was ridden by It. Smith. He ran a wretched race, being beaten by Bensonhurst and two others. This morning James Devlin, owner of the horse, complained to the judges that he was not satisfied with the race and furthermore said that lie understood that an offer had been made to jockey Smith to pull the horse. Smith and two or three others were interrogated this afternoon. It is said that something sensational may be expected when the Investigation is concluded.

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