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COONEY L A STAKE WINNER IS AN ADDED STARTER TO THE SPEED HANDICAP AND DEFEATS AL MULLER. Marse Abe Finishes First, but Is Disqualified for Fouling: — Frank Lord Takes a Race— Javotte Cut Down. New Orleans. La.. January 11. — Todays disagreeable weather conditions, the worst this winter. Mnd a nofieeable shrinkage in the attendance. ■ad il una the smallest Saturday erowd of this season. Under favorable conditions, the card would have been considered one of the best offerings thai Secretary Magma baa arranged, but the bad track caused the Speed Stakes, the feature, to be riddled with withdrawals, those most likely to furnish a spirited contest being absentees. Cooney K. anil F.velyn S. were added to the stake. Burttsehells wisdom was manifest when his candidate was returned an easy winner, much to the chagrin of the •form" speculators, who had pinned their faith to A] Mullcr. The latter attempted to make a runaway race of it and did run into, what appeared a wl— llaj, had. but ii the stretcli run he began t« tire and. under punishment, swerved badly to the inner rail where the going was deepest. Cooney K. also swerved, hut recovered in plenty of time to win drawing away. Keator. a frequent disappoint-• nient. failed to show improvement, but was good enough to take third place. The net value of the ■take to the winner was ,200. Th" tabulated history of the Speed Handicap is n.s follow-: Year. Winner. A. Wl. Jockev. Val. Time. IsOO S. of Bethlehem! 17 Frost | 999 1:1.1 PtoO Triaditza ....: !M; Domini, k .. 00 1:141 Btol ,Ik- Martin 4 llo Dale 999 1:17 PHI2 St. Cuthb.it.. 8 lit! Odoiii 1.2.10 1:1-1 1908 Amigarl 4 02 Phillips ... 1,510 1:17 11MI4 Aut. Leaves...". 111 II. Callahan 1,400 1:191 lmv-Itnnis Horn..:: 117 Crbumtua .. 1,999 1:121 1905*141 Sorcierc . .:: 100 Sewell 1,040 1:10 l»W Juggle* :: US Nieo! 1.4.10 1:1:.+ J.t07 Not run this Near. 1909 Cooney K. ...4 100 J. Brants.. 1.200 1:1.»£ *Run twice t!iis year. The lirst disiiualitication of the year, in a two-year-old race, came witli the running of the first nee, when Marse AIk L. A. Vilas goad colt, was s.| hack after leading the other thirteen starters I" the finish. Jockey Sicol. who rode Irtaneh which finished second. lodged a complaint with the judges that he had been impeded through the stretch run. and tl ■•■ judges were of the same mind for tluv awarded the race to Irfanoi. The displacing of Marse Abe gave sicoud place to Mrs. Sowao, and third inoney to Hammock l.oy. The latter is evidently u colt of merit, for he was away poorly and .!• -•.. .I ■ tremendous gap. Be impresses one as being best over a looser distance. The layers again bad their innings, as favorites were downed in most of their races. In addition to the surprise furnished by Cooney K.s victory, Thomas Calhoun and Refined upset calculation by romping away with lirst money in their respective races. In the .losing BMC Sea Salt and Ace High divided the betting and the pair hid the I-sult between them . for ill,- last three furlongs. Dunnes .insistent tilly drawing away in the stretch to win with plenty in reserve. Wiliiani Lakeland, the well-known eastern owner and tiainir. was one of todays arrivals and will remain Bar several days liefore going to his home in Mobile, where he will rest up for a while be tore resuming charge of his string of racers now in winter quarters adjacent to Brighton Beach. Robert Tucker arrived today freai his home in Louisville, Ky.. and will rentals for tin- remainder of iii-. racing season. Mi. lacker ut edited hand soui.I by the disqualification of Marse Abe in the oaeaing race. Javoitc will be laid up for a long time as the i -nil of being jumped on and having her leg badly cut. Burlew Ic ONeill, who bet heavily on their Bel-Bjcre In yesterdays race, were so disgusted with his showing that they sold him to M. Ooldblatt lor the consideration of one dollar. He will lie shipped to California. Jioefcey 6. Swain, who bad the mount on Lthcl Carr in the third rsjBC today, and after the tilly had swer. -1 Into Thomas Calhoun and almost threw him dssrn, lodged si claim of foul against C. Henry on Thsssai Calhoun, but the judges ignored the claim. Lynrin J. Davis will arrive shortly to solicit entries to Stakes to be run for at lie boutsvllh Jockey Clubs spring meeting. While here. Mr. Davis will confer with CJeneral Manager Winn re sardJag the li-t of stakes that will be offered at the Empire City track. •lie disqualification of Marse Abe did not meet with general approval. To close observers it appeared as if Meal and Lee both were guilty of rough riding, and. under the conditions, the race should have been a Mowed to stand as the harass On lulled. Information from Hot Springs Is to the effect that acting Governor Pladall is still undecided about • ailing an extra session of the legislature and that in the event he decides to do so it will not be likely that the lawmakers will convene until late in February or early in March. Unless favorable legislation js enacted. Oaklawn will liot attempt a race meeting this year, is the general opinion.