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PINK COATS GALLANT SON. PINKOLA MAKES IT SEVEN WINNING RACES IN A ROW. New Orleans Fair Grounds Meeting Opens with a Heavy Track Dainty !, Belle Scores Again. Xew Orleans, La., December 9. The opening of tlie "Xew" Fair Grounds was marred by bad weather and numerous withdrawals from the different races. Despite the unfavorable weather con- ditions a good crowd was in attendance. The Fizer luck still continues and that horseman captured two races liere today, including the In- augural Handicap, worth ,000 net to the winner. His itwo-year-old Tinkola was the victor in the fea- lure race, and his win was a. lucky one. as Keator, in the going, was liost and only lost out on account of the poor ride that Brussel gave him. Pinkola started favorite in the speculation, but the weight of money supiwrting Keator caused him to supplant the Fizer youngster towards post time. Pinkola broke from an outside position and, under vigorous riding, was sent into a long lead. He maintained a steady pace for the first half, but when straightened out for the stretch run began tiring fast, and Keator, which left the post slowly, was wearing him down with a good burst of speed. When it appeared that Keator was going to pass Pinkola, Brussel became rattled and allowed lilra to swerve to the inner rail, and before lie could get him fully straightened and settled again in his stride, the finish was reached with Keator a scant length behind. Lens, on his showing, considering that the track was unfavorable to Mm, put up a good performance. Tartar Maid, Sally Preston, The Bear, Prince Ahmed, Momentum, Chapultepec and Jack Atkin were withdrawn. De Oro and Grimaldi were added. At no stage did any in back of the placed horses figure strongly as contenders. The other Fizer victory came in tlie third race, when Al Mullcr made a show of his opponents and only had to canter all the way. Jockey Minder rode bofh of the Fizer horses. The tabulated history of the Inaugural Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 3S9S Abuse i...5 120 Songer. $ 050 1:15 IS!! Mizpah 5 123 Mason 025 1:151 1900 Sevoy 5 113 Vandusen .. 925 1:15 1101 Sevoy 0 115 Robertson . 1,730 l:13i 1902 W. J. Ieboe..4 101 Bobbins ... 1,800 1:14 l!o:i Irene Lindsey.5 110 L. Wilson. . 1,000 1:14 1904 Floral King... 3 US II. Phillips. 1,!K!5 1:13? 1905 Itapid Water. .4 12S Sewell 1,850 1:135 3!MM5 Belmere :3 10S Jas. Ilensy. 2,240 1:13 3907 Pinkola 2 105 Minder 2,000 1:19 It was only fitting that tlie first purse of the meeting should go to L. A. Cellas La Souer. The favorite. Donaldo, for a time threatened to spread-eagle tlie others, but ini tlie stretch run he tired fast and allowed La Souer to canter by him. Dainty Belle upset , the calculations of the talent by taking tlie second rather easily from a good field of platers. The poor showing of Druid, the odds-on favorite, was disappointing, as she failed to get a place. Another upset resulted with the running of the fifth, when Tileing, considered the best betting proposition of the afternoon, was beaten but by Mortiboy, backed extensively by a smart coterie. Tileing, under better riding, would have won. Te-rmaceos showing in this race was too bad to be a Krue line to his capabilities. Dr. McCluer, in the closing race, was the fourth outsider during the afternoon to win. Vincentio, tlie favorite, was distanced after going a quarter. For the first time since the rupture in turf ranks, which resulted in the formation of the American Turf Association, Edward Corrigans colors were invevidence at this track. He was represented by jMuren, in the first race, Goldway in tlie. second and Anna Day in the last. The recent severe rainy weather gave the workmen a setback and many minor details were In a crude state for the opening. Tlie judges stantl was not entirely finished and many of the workmen were still laboring during the afternoon to put it in pre-Kenjalde condition. Several shifts of workmen will lie kept at work during tlie night straightening out Ihe unfinished work. During the morning hours word was received from starter Cassldy stating that lie would remain in the east at least until Thursday. If his wifes condition is improved by that time he will leave for Xew Orleans and probably will lie handling the barrier next Monday. C. S. Bush acted as the Western Jockey Club steward. Fred Burlew said today that Dashaway had recovered sufficiently from his recent ailment to warrant putting him back in training. ,T. W. May has taken the fast filly. Please, out of training and will rest her up a couple of months. Bookmaker "Klondyke" was among todays arrivals. W. II. Chenault arrived this morning with his Hiring of racers from Lexington, Ky. II. Brulatour stated today that A. Hamel will return to Sheepshead Bay, where Xotasulga is at present wintering and give her light exercise in preparation for early training. Matt Byrnes, the eastern trainer, lias sent apprentice jockey T. Fuerst here to gain experience. C. U. Rowe will have him under contract during the winter, , , . .ju-Uum , s C o ii J, a l c t c ; i 1 i i i ; .