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ALMA DUFOURS EASY RACE 1 K CORRIGANS OLD STAND-BY RUNS AWAY FROM BESTERLING. Avaunteer Heads Out Sally Preston In a Close Finish Dew of Dawn and Belle-View Furnish Surprises. Now Orleans, La., December 11. Todays featureless racing was mainly attributable to the poor class of horses entered in the different races. Five of the races were under selling conditions, and three of them allowed the winners to get la with a selling price of 00. The feature race, which only had three starters, was further marred by a poor send-off that practically left Besterling at the post. Besterling -was thought to have a good chance to beat Alma Dufour, the heavily backed1 tdds-on favorite. With the most dangerous contender eliminated, the Corrigan .mare only had to canter all the way under restraint to win the purse. Besterling, despite his bad start, closed up a big gap and was an easy second. The best finish of itlie afternoon came In the fifth race, when Avaunteer, Sally Preston and Koyal Onyx were closely in line, only heads separating the trio. Avaunteer was much the best, but Mountains restraining tactics almost brought about Ills rtofeat. Sally Preston was the favorite, and as Hit! race was run should have won. McDaniel made the mistake of going for the inner rail, thereby enabling Avaunteer to get through at a critical i time. Divorcee was the only other favorite except Alma Dnfour, to win during the afternoon. She was much the best and had matters practically her own way. Dew of Dawn, at a long price, furnished! the first surprise by taking the third race, from Miss Delaney. The latter was favorite and could not have lost with a stronger rider up. Vineentio again showed a reversal of form. He was a prominent contender from the start in the last race and barely failed to win, Belleview at a long price getting up in the last few strides to beat him out. In his last start Vineentio failed to 6how much speed and was beaten off. Ilusted defeated a bad lot in the opening race with much in reserve. Dclmore, the strongly backed favorite, had scant chance with the poor ride he received. Fifteen objectionable characters were ejected from the track this afternoon by Captain Jocobson and his men.- Jockey U. McDaniel was suspended for three days by the judges for his rough riding on Sally Preston in the fifth race. After the poor send-off in the fourth race,. Besterling and Mortiboy were placed on the schooling list by order of the starter. , The riding of jockey V. Powers has not been satisfactory of late and other riders have been given the mounts on the horses entered by L. A. Cella. Vestabella, which fell in the second race yesterday, sustained severe injuries which probably will vause her retirement from the turf. The veterinarian who is treating her, hopes to save her. Vesta-liella will go into the stud if she recovers. A party of New Yorkers . made up of Charlie Primrose, B, J. Quinn, Ed Brown, C. H. Davis and Claude Brownell, arrived this morning. They will put on two books Saturday. Primrose and Quinn will remain here until after the holidays, when they will leaves for Los Angeles. Jockey J. Lee was about today walking with the assistance of a cane. He will make an effort to ride on Friday. Jockey Fogartys injuries are far more serious than they were at first supposed and he is at present in a hospital.