More Heavy Track Racing: Slow Time and Accidents Mark the Sport at New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-11


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MORE HEATY TRACK RACING SLOW TIME AND ACCIDENTS MARK THE SPORT AT NEW ORLEANS. Carthage Takes the Chief Race in Good Style Angelus in a Canter Two Long Shots Win. i New Oilcans, La., December 10. Serious accidents threatened to transpire in two races this, afternoon and for a time the crowd was In a high state of excitement in fear of several of the riders who had mounts in the second and fifth races having sustained fatal injuries. That they escaped with slight injuries was considered marvelous. The worst spill came in the second race when four put of twelve starters fell before going a quarter of the six furlongs sprint. The heavy track being liberally besprinkled with drying clods, was chielly to blame for the accident. In the scramble for positions at the half-mile post, some of the riders who were blinded by the mud and clods, lost control of their mounts, which caused a mix-up and Black Burn went to the ground, to be quickly followed by Flowaway, Prince Fortunatus and Vesta-bella. Mountain, on the latter, and Herbert, on Flowaway, escaped with a shaking up, but J. Lee, on Prince Fortunatus, was badly bruised and his legs were also lacerated by the kicking of the fallen horses. Fogarty, who had the mount on Black Burn, the first to fall, is supposed to have sustained in-eternal injuries and complained of pains in his back. The second accident came in the fifth race when Uelined. ridden by Hufnagel, and Ann Hill, ridden by J. Howard, fell in a heap nearly in the same spot where the previous mishap occurred. Neither of the riders was hurt. Cold; disagreeable weather marked the second day at the Fair Grounds, but a good crowd was again in attendance. Poor and large fields made up the card and the racing was tame and uninteresting. Surprises were numerous. The defeat of Approbation in the closing race by the extreme outsiders, . Nancy and Agile, left a bad taste in the mouth of the close observers. On recent races, the short price quoted against the Texas performer was justifiable and it was only natural that he should receive the bulk of the betting on the race. lie trailed distantly for three-quarters, was then taken wide into the stretch and. finished with a belated rush when the race was nearly over, to get up for third place. . In the feature only four started, with Carthage and Lajeunessc the most fancied. Carthage, at the weights, was much the best and would have achieved a hollow victory but for the poor riding of C. Koerner. He found numerous pockets to steer Carthage into in the first three-quarters and was finally forced to go wide and around the others on the stretch turn, but once clear, the horse easily passed into the lead. Lajeunessc, under a hard drive, took second place from Ed Kane. The sport began with a victory for Angelus, a new comer iu these parts from the stable of Burlew and ONeill. Coltness, favored by clear sailing and showing a liking for the going, had tilings his own way in the second. The third went to the suddenly improved Bickey, for which thero was a heavy backing. Bertha E,. under a skillful ride by the promising Texan, War--" ren, coming -with a fast rush through the stretch, easily won the fifth race. Dargin, the favorite, sulked most of the way and was never a serious contendci4. Charles Kiernan, who trains the steeplechase division of the stable which Thomas Ilitchcock, Jr., races, arrived here from Aiken; S. C, this morning. Kiernan will remain here until after the holidays. It is the first vacation that he has had In several years, but lie will Incidentally combine business with pleasure by keeping an- eye on anything that looks as if it might develop into good jumping .material. Michael Bay, one of the clubhouse commissioners on the metropolitan circuit, got in this morning and will remain for the remainder of the season. Bay will look after the horses iu the stable which W. C. Daly sent here. Thomas Murray has received word from his brother that his useful campaigner, Orbicular, was wintering well at the Morris Farm, near San Antonio, Texas. It is Murrays intention to have Orbicular shipped here about the first of February. He has a yearling brother to Orbicular and also a full brother to Approbation, which will bo sent along with Orbicular when he leaves the farm. S. Levys mare, Margaret M., by Woolsthorpe Espionage, will be bred to Smile next spring. J. J. Ogles reached here from Dallas this morning with four horses. They are stabled at the Oakland track. A smooth sharper benefited to the extent of 80 after the victory of Coltness by raising a 1 to 2 place ticket to one reading ISO to 100 straight. Tin; muthod employed was a simple one. The original ticket calling for 80 had a number of 009, where the ?. ticket was 60S. By pasting a nine cut from an old ticket over the figure S and getting into the paying line in nit advantageous position the cashier promptly paid the amount the ticket called for. Later the genuine ticket was presented and 11k; bookmaker had to pay it also. Jockeys B. Burtou, Stille and E. Griffin were each suspended for four days by the starter fox disobedience at the post. I

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