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WETNESS IT NEW ORLEANS s i LONG CONTINUED SPOILS THE TRACK AND BRINGS DISCOMFORT. i l! Ohicf Hayes Captures the Main Race at the Fair , 1 Grounds — Debar Scores Easily — Gold- I quest Inflicts a Surprise. If i New Orleans, La.. January 6.— A more dreary day I for racing could not well be. imagined. Rain, ac- ] » ompanied by a cold wind, swept through the misfit grandstand, forcing the handful of spectators to | seek slieller in the. topmost part of the structure. and even there the rain penetrated and forced all , to keep on the move. The track was in a wretched condition and full of holes, many of the starters i stumbling repeatedly, and in the opener Saltram fell. It was natural that upsets should be frequent i under the existing conditions. Only one favorite managed to win. i The handicap at six furlongs was the featur? • offering, and it furnished the chief race of the day. i thief Hayes, smartly backed, winning it by a ] hard drive from HigginlH tham. with Platoon in . third place. Jacobite, under the steadying 1m- | peat of l::7 ]Hiunds. was made the choice, and he kept pace with the early leaders to the last furlong, where the weight told and he gave way to the lightweights. lMiar showed a return to good form when he ; spread-eagled the others in the second race and won as bis rider pleased from the extreme outsider, lrince of lless. Barney Schreibcrs colors were , lirst under the wire in two races. In the opening p race his Banrida was favorite anil led the others for the entire trip. Saincxaw. the choice in the | third race, also carried his colors, but succumbed in the last furlong to Third Rail, while the closing race went to his Donna, which showed a liking for the going and won with plenty in reserve. Goldquest. at a long price, showed sudden improvement and ran away from his opponents after attempting to run out on the stretch turn. Jockey V. Towers carried off the riding honors by piloting three of the winuers. Jockey J. Lee also showed skill by bringing Goldquest and thief Hayes home winners. John J. Ryans announced intention to depart to night lor his home in Cincinnati, did not come as a aarartei . The general inference is that he was re quested to leave. It is known that the executive committee of both tracks met in session yesterday for the pur|K se of discussing Ryan and the many tumors connecting Iiiui with methods dertimental to the best interests of racing here What decision the executive commit tees Jointly arrived at is unknown. Mid they steadfastly, for the present, refuse to commit themselves as to what transpired. On the other hand friends of Ryan contend that no official action was taken against hini and that his trip to Cincinnati at this time is for the purpose of being in attendance at the trial brought about by the suit for damages which I an Murphy instituted against Ryan sonic time aaa and which will begin tin re. Wednesday next. Bath l ooks that* 1 Ryan j- said to be interested in discontinued opera tions this afternoon and will not resume, at least, during the Fair .rounds two weeks of racing. kj an. before departing, voluiiteeted the informal ion that he would return ban next week. Bamey "Kid" Weller. returned from New York yesterday and resumed booking this afternoon. John V. dates, acoinpanbd by his sou Charles. is c|iee|.-d here from Texas tomorrow and will r«inain for several days. 1. King has derided to ship Kay Thompson to bis home in Dallas, Texas. The recent ruling barling the youngster from starting on any but fast . tracks, caused King to decide to ship him home. Although the ruling against jockey Detaby expired with the termination of the second weeks i racing at City Park, it is understood that his suspension will continue until the judges give him I permission to resume riding. Jo.-ke.- Mountain did not depart for Chicago Saturday last, as be announced he would, and said I today that be would soon resume riding shortly.