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ACCIDENT AT iNEW ORLEANS. AUBUCHON IS CROWDED OFF OF SIR VAGRANT AND BADLY BRUISED. Scramblinq for the Path the Cause — Coups with Lucky Charm and Decklaw — No Favorite Finishes First. New Orleans. La.. January 2.— The eonidtion of the Fair Grounds track was somewhat improve. 1 this .•iftei-iKN.il. hut the ] ath was still there and the Jaekeys, as on the previous day. steered their 111 ■*■ for the strip of good going, causing imieh jamming and interferenee. ]n the first raee this s.-raml.liiiu tor inside positions caused a gutlll lniii| at tlie three furlongs past, and when the tanule was Sl r.iightcned out. Sir Vagrant was rider h-ss and Auliiiclioii, the unseaUsl hoy. had a badly bruised face. There was nothing alH.ut the card tliat was more than ordinarily attractive. Outsiders teak all the purses, yet in two instances, the fail in.- of the favorites was not to the profit of the IxKikmakers. -imr big coups were made on Ducky Charm and Decklaw. The failure of Toy Bay and ladre lo win uave tlie layers a chance to retrieve some of their losses. The riding of Nicol and .1. Martin was a feature of the racim-. Both displaved their liest skill and landed Matador and Judge Davo.v. resju-ctiveiy winners, after they wele W||B .eaten. J. Heiinessy ro ie two winners, but he was clearly on tlie beat horses. Jockey Mountain rode Lady Fllison to Sl ai place an«l brought Lucky Charm home a liaudv winner over- St. Va 1. -utile-. The latter was »n overwhelming favorite and Bright have won hut for the action of Ferret, on Florizel. in whipping St. Valentino over tlie head. This caused the favorite to sulk. Ierret was fined 886 and. suspended for ilie remainder of this meeting. Jockey Seder, who rode Hilly Vertnss in the firth raee. will also have to pay a fine of 886 for cutting across tlie track at tlie start. ■I. H. McCormick has given np hone of savins Monet, which was injured yesterday. Jockey Garner is improving and will accepi mounts in a few days. Kxjie.-t to-Sec. injured by a fall Monday, is now raaaiikiid out at danger, bait will lie thrown out of training for some time. Tin. mi, ,n Moore, owner of Debar, wired W. T. WoiMiard. Jr.. to turn tlie horse over to J. S. Ward, who will handle him in future. Iaddock Judge Mall will in future go to th* stretch turn to obartvt the actions of the riders. This is with a view to suppress tough riding an.i crowding, which genet ally ocean at that Jxiint. The owneis failure to secure a rider after Aubu-ehon was injured, caused tlie indues lo order Cohl mates withdrawal. Betting on the race had bee* in pragma for some lime before the notification, lint a new book was made.