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TEXAN HORSES AT NEW ORLEANS. Approbation Not Sam Louis Best Ray Thompson a Colt of Class. New Orleans, La., December 19. Texas horsemen who have always found New Orleans a profitable stamping ground, are here in force this season, and even at this early date they have been doing things. So far the honors belong to Sam Louis, who only has four or five of ills own. Louis started his Approbation early in the City Park meeting and won at 10 to 1, beating Flavigny and others in a drive. Two days later he tackled about the same lot again with the colt, including Flavigny. Many of the speculators thought the former race a fluke and so a profitable price was offered. A third time did Approbation beat Flavigny and other fair ones at City Park, but this time he was favorite. This is a well put up, sturdy, game looking colt and very likely one of the very best selling platers here. Besides Approbations three victories in a row, at the Fair Grounds Louis beat a good lot with his Miss Ferris at 2a to 1, winning some fair wagers on the race. An excellent beginning this, but hidden away somewhere in the Texas .collection is a colt which it is said can give Approbation ten pounds and a beating. J. J. Ogles and O. G. Parke have not yet got busy. When they do they will add more prestige to the colony of turfmen from the Lone Star State. Of the Texas horses that have shown to date, Phil Kings two-year-old bay colt, Ray Thompson, by Sorcerer Succasunna, is in a class by himself. This stout built colt has Derby material in him. He came here with a brilliant record behind him at the Texas meetings. In his first start he was beaten by so good a mud runner as Platoon, conceding one pound and scale weight to the latter, while his next essay, in the Crescent City Stakes, in which he carried 124 pounds to Al Mullers 112 in heavy going and was easily beaten by the latter, was a performance of more than ordinary merit.