Clearing at New Orlenas: Track Improving but Still Slow and Fields Small, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-27


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CLEARING AT NEW ORLEANS TRACK IMPROVING BUT STILL SLOW AND FIELDS SMALL. Jack Atkin Makes His Debut and Wins Cantering Pinkola Scores Again FJavigny Overlooked. New Orleans, La., November 21. Small fields were again the order at City Park this afternoon, a ho sport on account of the improved track was enjoyable, but most of the contests were won in an easy manner. Jack Atkin and Pinkola, both held at prohibitive odds, outclassed their Opponents and won with ridiculous ease. The closest finish of the afternoon was in the closing race when Tinker, favorite, Relwunder and Goldway came to the finish in such close alignment as to leave the result In doubt until the official placing. The judges award of the purse in the above order met with approval. Jack Atkin Jiail things his own way in the feature race, containing a good field of all aged sprinters. He ran into the lead when called on and won as his rider pleased. John Carroll was a starter in the same race, but acted as a whipper-in after going a quarter. Pinkola scored his fifth successive victory when he landed the purse in the third race. Like Jack Atkin he outclassed his, opponents and won cantering. Goldquest, owned by H. B. Duryea, was the recipient of confident support in this race! but a poor ride on the part of Sumter, who allowed the colt to go wide in the stretch, enabled Listerine to beat him out for second place. Agiles defeat in the fifth race by Flavigny cost the smart contingent a good sum. Agile, through the early stages, threatened to spreadeagie the others, but after going three-quarters Flavigny headed him and near the end Sea Salt also got up in time to take second place. Pink Cap was intended to be the medium of a betting coup in the opening race, but sulked most of the way and failed to land, the purse going to P. Dunnes Severus, slightly considered in the speculation. Glamor proved best in the second and won ji well-earned victory over No Quarter, Coon, the betting choice, barely staving off defeat for third place. Lack of preparation of horses is causing a scarcity of racing material, and Secretary Maginn has hard work filling races. With a return of the track to good shape the fields will gradually be built up and some of the better class of racers will be seen in action. There was a noticeable improvement in the betting, but many of the layers are still complaining of the small transactions tha are being indulged In. Only twenty bookmakers were in line in the big ring. "Kid" Weller and Fred Cook were the latest to drop out of the ranks. The Louisana Driving and Racing Clnb, which suspended racing at its half-mile track yesterday, announced tonight that it would resume racing at the merry-go-round every Saturday and Sunday. Heretofore Suburban Park, at Algiers, lias had a clear field in the matter of Sunday racing. It is said that the contemplated project of holding Sunday racing on this side of the river is done with a view to causing a racing snarl, bound to be taken cognizance of by the legislature. Gold Enamel was excused from starting in the last race. He was found to be broken down on returning to his stable after participating In the firth race Monday. He will be shipped to Mexico to be used by that government for stud purposes. Quinn Brady, owned by J. P. Mayberry, is In a serious condition and hopes for his recovery have been given up. Henry Broulatour, who jointly with Albert Hamel owns Notasulga, arrived yesterday from New York. Steeplechase jockey E. Holder and T. Meade also arrived this morning from New York.

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