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NEW OELEANS RACING TAME • -— BIG FIELDS MADE UP OF INFERIOR RACERS THE ORDER OF THE TAY. Severus Wins the Main Race of the Afternoon — Prince Hohenlohe Wins His First Race — Handzarra Leads All the Way. New OridM, La.. February 4. — This was a banker day for the bookmaker*, ravoritos and well hacked chadeea going down to defeat repeatedly, Prosjier, in the opening race. iKinr the only out to finish in front. At that his victory by no means caused Hie layers lo sustain a loss, as the backing of Mascarol was of tremendous volume ami more lhan offset the support of Prosper. Todays card was given over to the selling plater division and furnished but mediocre sjMirt. Severus victory in the feature was due mainly to the well judged ride that Xotter gave him. Hitter Sir slatted out to spreadeaglc tin- others and for a while threatened to succeed, but lie tired in the last few strides, which enabled Severus to get up. The showing of Woodbine anrt K. T. Shipp hi the lace, was so poor as to call forth much adverse comment. Ilie sudden improvement also shown by Beatrice K. and John Smulski. which won their resi octive races, also canu* in for a gtKMl deal of criticism. Tea Beachs victory in the fifth rati- was in the nature of a big fluke, as .Miss Strouie was clearly the best. She was caught in the barrier at the start, causing h.v to be virtually left, but closed a tremendous gap and landed in third place. Handzarra found conditions exactly to her liking in ilie sixth race and led a good band of sprinters to i In- finish. Gilds failure to get a place in the dosing race was an extra hard jolt to his owners as well as to the public T. C. McDowells Prince Hohenlohe in the third race found opi onenis which he could lead to the finish and won with plenty in reserve. Jockey W. Ott showed improvement in his riding ami piloted three winners. Heidel also was in good form, winning ■with Beatrice K. and John Smulski. Jockey Farrow departed today for Ixws Angeles, where he will ride for t. Z. De Annan. Jack Bratton and Terns Rod pulled up lame after their respective races. Btirlew iV. ONeill have decided to start Angelus and Chapultepec in both of the Derbys. Jockey Liebert was suspended by the starter for live days for disobedience at the jMist. There were several departures today for Tampa. Fla.. where the Midwinter Fair meeting ! egins tomorrow.