Alma Dufours Fast Time.: Runs a Mile and a Quarter at City Park in 2:05 3-5., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-18


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ALMA DUFOURS FAST TIME. / A. RUNS A MILE AND A QUARTER AT CITY PARK IN 2:05 3-5. i o of Lee Crest Also Establishes a New Track 7| Record for Three-Eiqhths of a Mile — 1 Jockey Mountain Is Injured. , t n New Orleans, La., January t7. — With the assist i mice of IkC pacemaking of Judge Post, whirh RM of the first mile in 1 :3Sj, two fifths of a second I t tter than the record -breaking mile of Minnie Adams on Tuesday, a new track mark was set at h City Park this afternoon by Alma Dufour in the mile and a quarter handicap that served as the fea- • lure f the program of seven races. Kdward or- ■ ligiius marc won the race easing up hi —: »-"•*. which lowered the previous record l y four tilths of a sec- jj ond. Had there been anything to give her argu- t incut at the finish she might have made even a better a record. Five started and Alma Dufour was favorite, with Peter Sterling second choice and Judge Post * next in demand. Mamie Algol and Big Bow being not at nil considered in such compauy. It was a I fair test Tor Judge Post, a three-year-old. at such a distance and the Kurlew and ONeill colt received quite as much credit for the manner in which he sei the pace and carried Peter Sterling at a clip that was entirely too much for him. all of which f was just to the liking of Alma Dufour. After the . first mile Judge Post tired. Alma Dufour went to j the front and in the last quarter had it all her own • way. Burlew has long claimed that Judge Post , Is as good, if not better, than Juggler, and this race seems to justify that belief, so far as racing at a j distance up to a mile is concerned. Here the three-year-old was a very tired colt and. having lost his whip. Hennessy was forced to the use of his rap as a persuasive to keep Judge Post going to save second . place when he staggered at the finish. Another new track record was set when Lee Crest, making his debut in the two year-old race, ran the . three-eighths of a mile in IB seconds. This youngster was a surprise even to Fred Burlew. Jockey Mountain, who had announced his intention oi going to Hot Springs, will not be able to attend the oi ening of that meeting. While riding Anna Day in the first race he met with an accident that will lay him up for some time. Turning into the stretch in a good position Mountain was forced to take his mount back to go around the leaders and there Anna Day fell. Mountains right forearm was broken, in addition to the twisting of bis left thumb, from which he suffered greatly. For misbehavior at the post in the sixth race jockey Mitchell was suspended for two days by the starter.

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