City Park Racing Again: Jacobite Wins the Chief Race of the Day in Easy Fashion, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-24


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CITY PARK RACING AGAIN JACOBITE WINS THE CHIEF RACE OF THE DAY IN EASY FASHION. Lens Adds to His Long List of Successes Gee Whiz in a Close Finish Small Riders Disciplined. U Now Orleans, La., December 23. Jockey Delabys unsatisfactory riding and his suspension by the judges for the remainder of the present meeting, furnished the chief incident at City Park, which begun its second period of racing this afternoon. Delaby of late has given some timid exhibitions, but the climax was reached wheji-lie was astride Okenite in the fourth race iiud Approbation in the fifth. On both lie rode poorly, restraining them until beyond any possible chance of winning. The judges also handed down a ruling against P. Bailey for his listless effort on Vincentio in the closing race. In contrast to the mild punishment given Delaby, Bailey was suspended indefinitely. Todays racing was attended by good weather, but withdrawals marred the program considerably, the heavy rain of yesterday causing the going to lecome sticky and holding. Short priced favorites were successful in three instances, Jacobite, being the easiest winner of the afternoon. His owner, C. K. Ellison, also won a purse with Grace Larsen, the receding favorite in the closing race. Lens, confidently supported, took the feature sprint from a good band of short distance racers, which included Al Muller. The latter was the betting choice and showed his customary high order of speed for a half, but tired as if a trifle short ami allowed Lens to win drawing clear. Higgin-ltotham, ut odds-ou, had to stand a mild drive through the stretch run to get home a scant half length in advance of Javanese. The surprise of this race was furnished by Abington at 100 to 1, which threatened for a period to spreadeagle the others. The closest contest came with the running of the fifth race, when Itio Grande and Mortibov put up a spirited struggle through the stretch and came to the finish heads apart, Bio Grande being in tbe van. Approbation, which finished third, was much the best and with good riding, would have won. Gee Whiz, at a false price, was neglected in the opening race and made good after a sharp drive lo wear down Himalaya and Alsatian. That Delaby is totally unfit to be riding was plainly seen today, when he rode this afternoon with Ills head bandaged. He is threatened, with blood poison. Many expected the judges to tike action against IV Bailey after his ride on Pedro in the third race. That horse was kept a distant trailer for a half and came with a tremendous rush in the stretch when free from restraint. Starter Mars Cassidy. who will be the regular starter from now on, arrived six hours later than expected and did not reach the track until after the horses had gone to the post in the third race. Harry Morrissey, his assistant, handled the barrier in the first three races and dispatched the fields promptly and in perfect order. Cassidy watched the start of the third race from the judges stand, and complimented Morrissey on his good work. Mr. Cassidy stated that Mrs. Cassidy was much improved, but is still in a dangerous condition after her trying operation. J. Itowe disposed today of Judith MacBride on private terms to II. Brulatour. B. J. Kid Weller left last night for New York, where lie will spend the holidays with his fainilv. Matt J. Winn left tonight for Louisville to spend Christinas with his family. While there he will be joined by James Butler, owner of -the Empire City track. Plans for stakes and other matters pertaining to the Yonkers track will lie discussed. Messrs. Winn and Butler will arrive here next Monday. M. Daly, who is training for J. W. Colt, came on today from New York. Steeplechase jockey Mcln-erney accompanied him. Steeplechase jockey Archibald got in this morning from Chicago. T. 1. Hayes came this; morning from Louisville. His horses reached here last Saturday. II. Avis, one .of the old-Mine guard of trainers, reached here fromvKansas City and will remain for the balance of the season. J. K. Lane made the trip with starter Cassidy from Washington and will be here for some time.

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