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C C y fi r a e a s s J 11 A t a 1 s i t s 1 i i 1 i I 1 1 1 j , , , SOUTHERN RACING BETTER. WEATHER, TRACK AND FIELDS SHOW IMPROVEMENT AT NEW ORLEANS. t Ace High Defeats Refined, but Luckily Pete Vinegar Takes the Steeplechase Melange Surprises. New Orleans, La., November 27. By far the best racing of the present meeting took place this afternoon. The fast drying track encouraged owners to enter their charges, making the fields larger and of more even caliber. It remained for the steeplechase to result, in the first scandal of the season and the judges vigilance brought grief to jockey Pollock. He had the mount on Full of Fun, the well-backed favorite. Pollock seemingly did not make a strenuous effort to land him winner. When approaching the first hedge he dropped him to the rear of the others and when Full of Fun attempted to move up into a contending position, he deliberately steered him to the outside, thereby losing much ground. The same tactics were resorted to when going around all turns, with the result that at the finish, Full of Fun was beaten off, Pete Vinegar taking the purse after a short struggle to wear down Peter Becker. After the finish the judges announced Pollocks suspension for an indefinite period. Favorites fared badly during the day, only two, Al Mnller and Fay, both at odds-on, rewarded their backers confidence. Melange, iu the third, enabled S. Flynn to break into the ranks of winning riders and incidentally furnished the principal surprise of the afternoon by winning at long odds. The seven furlongs race was contested by a speedy band and furnished a good contest, but resulted in a fluky victory for Ace High ridden by P. Kelly, a promising apprentice. Refined, which finished second, was best and lost solely through the incompetent riding of Hufnagel. Jungle Imp, at a false price, repeated his good performance in his previous start and won ny a good margin from Belle-view, another long-priced one. The victory of Fay contributed a purse to II. McCarren, Jr., the first in many months. The filly was best and won all the way. W. H. Fizers prospective Derby candidate, Al Muller, made a show of his opponents in the opening race. He will show his heels to much better competitors than opposed him today. Although few layers were in lino today, the betting lias improved over twenty-five per cent. The bettors arc gradually mastering the new system and sending their money into circulation. Telegrams were received from owners J. Johnston and A. G. Weston, now at Hennlngs, that they would ship their horses here tomorrow. AVes-ton will bring fifteen head and Johnston sir, including two jumpers. T. E. Manuix got in today with fourteen horses from Benning. Burlew and ONeills Chapultepcc was given a stiff workout at the Fair Grounds track this morning. He had James Henuessy in the saddle and was weighted at about 100 pounds. He worked five furlongs rather easily iu 1:012, the fractions as follows: Furlong- in 115, quarter in 23?, three furlongs In 35i, half in 47J. The work was an eye-opener to many trainers who looked on and proves the foundation for the reported speed of the new course. II. J. Harris disposed of Lavatrina today to H. E. Clark for the reported price of 1,000. Quiun Brady died this morning as a result of the fever he contracted some time ago. Sig Levy arrived yesterday from Chicago and will operate from the ground for several days before joining the ranks of layers. Word was received from starter Cassidy that his wife is rapidly improving and that he will in all probability lie on. hand to do the starting for the opening of the Fair Grounds.