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CITY PARKS RACING DULL. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TEACK RESTRICTS STARTERS TO THE ORDINARY HORSES. Cooney K. Takes the Leading Race — Bcll-the-Cat a Surprise in the Steeplechase— Seven Races Daily After This Week. New Orleans. La.. January 23. — Over a trark which was in frightful condition, an ordinary lot of lacers 1urnislicd todays sport. Close finishes were in order throughout except in the third race. A steeplechase over the short course and two races for two-year-olds were the principal features. Favorites failed on live occasions. The only choice to win was Cooney K. His victory was a lucky one •pad he would have been liealen in another stride. The principal surprise of the afternoon occurred in the steeplechase when Bell-thc-Cat. in a desper ale drive, lipat Gold Circle l y the narrowest kind • pf a margin. Harney Schroiber started his California crack. Dr. Logan, in the race, but after showing superior form both as a juniper and racer tor the first turn of the MM, lie tired as if short and will no doubt reverse this running later ou. Another upset to shock the taleut came in the closing race when Redgauntlet. at a ridiculously false price, took the pnrse after a terrific stretch drive to beat Adesso. also at a long price. Detail", on which nearly all the feral students pinned their faith, again disappointed ibeni and. although run niug a good race, failed to finish better than third. Redgauntlcts owner neglected a good opportunity to even up some of bis receut heavv losses by allowing the horse to go to the post unbacked. Cooney K. and Posing, the latter making her first start in a long time, fought out the finish in the fourth race and the favorite barely lasted K ng enough to get by the judges in front, losing. but for suffering from much interference in the first quarter, would have won. Brougham, running in much improved form with blinkers, was backed extensively by his connections and spreadeagled his opponents in the third race, in which a good band of youngsters started. and verified his owners statements that Ik- is one of the best colts at the track. Hammock Boy gained second place from Servicencc. In the opener another baud of two-year-olds made up the field and Tony W. scrambled home before T-ddington. a first-time starter. A. Weber, owner ot Tony V.. also furnished the winner of the fifth |M in Bridge Whist. The latter was much the best and had to be to win. Joekev s Niiid and Lang were each suspended by the starter for six days for disobedience at the post in the third race. Announcement was made today that beginning with Saturday seven races would be the daily offering at both tracks. Bernard Corrigan, the well known Kansas City railway magnate and brother of Edward Corrigan. was among todays visitors. He will remain several days before going to Cuba. Joseph A. Murphy, who came here to testify in the Kabb trial, returned to St. Louis. He will likely be the presiding judge this spring and summer at Toronto. Kenihvortb. and, possibly, the Hamilton meetings. Jockey .7. YV. Murphy has severed his connections with .1. W. Burttschell and will return to his home in Teas. Captain J. il. Rees arrived today.