New Orleans Racing Dull: Chilly Weather Brings Discomfort and Cuts down Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-17


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NEW ORLEANS RACING DULL i CHILLY WEATHER BRINGS DISCOMFORT AND CUTS DOWN ATTENDANCE. Donna Takes the Long Distance Dash — Two Races to Corrigan, Two to Cella — Lady Leota Is Promising. N. w Orleans, La., January 10. — Weather conditions auain WK "•••ill ami disagreeable anil as a result todays attendance was meager and mainly «*«mi*|»-i~.«mJ at the regulars. Tin- racing was featureless, in ordinary lot of MHH conn si in-. Edward Corrigan and r.. A. Vila lied for honors during the afternoon, each sending two winners to tin- post. The first named was represented Ivy reel and Mm Carroll and the Cella successes were achieved by Tivoljii and Lady Leota. Only iwn favorites were successful and the layers reaped a rich harvest. The .liief incident was ihe indefinite suspension of jockey A. Pickens, brought ahesjt by Tivolinis victory. The rider had the mount on Tivolini in his last start whin a favorite, and he put up what appeared to lie a bad ride. being beaten out by Delphic, llawkama aiid Nancy. Some excuse was ottered fur the horses piioi showing i n that occasion, bv the fact thai he had been jumped M and slightly cut on oi f his legs. This matter was said li have been reported to ihe judges. Today Mud- Mdlanio! s riding, he displayed the mosi speeif all llic way and won liandiry. After his victory he •PU bin up to ,000, an advance of StiOO over Irs entered price, but was bid in. Otta showed up another promising two-year-old in I.ady Leota. a daughter of Voting — Dovecote, which won the three furlongs dash impressively after s-.-uiding a hard Mn fur a ipiarler nf a mile , to wear the early trailers down. Tom Holland, running a consistent race, too!; second place from Mrs. Sewall. • reel, in the thin! race, at a long price, showed decided improvement ly winning after a game srretch drive with Jack Witt, on which the Texans banked heavily. John Carroll, held at prohibitive odds, gave his 1 hackers :i big scare in ihe running of the fifth race by lieing forced out to the last ounce to wear Heine down and only did so in the last tew strides. Anol her case of improvement came wttb the run ning of the sixlh race, when Donna beat a good I band of selling platers, which included Granada, lier recent conqueror. GranadVs showing was in striking conlrast to their last previous race, Cranada i 1inisiijm; last today and DtBM winning as lier rider pleased. Flavigny. under a hard drive, managed to •get up in time to biiat Lancastrian, the heavily backed favorite, for second place. T. ». McDowells Variety was much the best of , the Mar racers which • w nt to the |M st in the . second race, and won from the suddenly improved Oeat«e II. White. Edward orrigan arrived today from Kentucky, and i meeting of the license committee of the American Turf Association will be held Saturday i:ei if Messrs. Parmer and Overton arrive. Both .•ire due to get here tonight or tomorrow. John Iiiiggins. the well-known trainer, who has . •rained some of the best-known racers on the Ameri-. an turf, was one of todays arrivals and will remain for some time.

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