Ralberts Runaway Speed: Improves Suddenly and Leads by a Wide Margin Throughout, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-25


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RALBERTS RUNAWAY SPEED : _ i IMPROVES SUDDENLY AND LEADS BY A WIDE MARGIN THROUGHOUT. Paul aiid Lady Alicia Take the Long Distance Races — Rustic Wins from Sainesaw — A Bookmaker Ejected. New Orleans, l.a.. January 24. — The program effurcd by tbf City Park Club toda.v was one that race-goers could not enthuse over. The six mm had selling conditions and the fields were made lip of the cheapest sol! of platers. There was a hi;: improvement in track conditions, although the MflMJ was still far from good, the footing next to the inside rail being deep and treacherous. • Form was better conserved in the races loday than during the previous days of the present meeting. Kour of the favorites were in front as the winning mark was passed. The only excitement of he afternoon occurred in the belting i in:; when a couple of track policemen grabbed bookmaker Jack Sturgis and escorted hiir off ihc grounds. A few nights ago Sturgis followed Tied Cook out of the St. Charles Hotel and started ■ tight villi Cook, only to be badly bruised. There has been a lot of bad feeliug between the two men ever since. Toda.v they drew adjoining stands In the ring and a couple of policemen were stationed between them to prevent disorder. After the third race Sturgis left his stand and rushed around the ring to bet on Black Hum. Be tried to pass between his own book and Cooks ami. a iHdiccmau. thinking Unit Sturgis intended to avaiii UMtJtt »o"k, grabbed hhu and" led him to the gate. When matters were explained. Sturgis was permitted to go back to his Itook and resume business. In the closing r: which was won by Lady Alicia, jockey Ott drew the finish tine and almost threw the race away. I.ady Alicia was winning easily at the sixteenth post and Ott then took hei under restraint. Near the end Milshora and .lohn McBridc came fast and wen- overtaking the hadei at every stride. Ott realized his mistake in time, however, and went to the whip and Ijidy Alicia increased her speed and won by a half length. The judge- cautioned Ott lo ride his horses out in the future. Another jockey came in for official censure during the afternoon, the starter suspendiag J. W. Murphy for six days for disobedience at the post on Bonart in the second race. The officials concluded their investigation of the Youthful race of Saturday last and ordered the secretary not to accept any more entries from the Valentine stable. John J. Kyau arrived froni Cincinnati tonight and will remain here until next Friday, when he will wind up his racing career for the present, by discing of his entire stable, which includes among others Dr. McCluer and Oily.

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