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RAIN SPOILS THE RACING * c MANY WITHDRAWALS AT CITY PARK BECAUSE OF AN UNEXPECTED DOWNFALL. .■I 1 Brougham Meets Expectations in the First Race — Animus Takes the Main Feature of the Day " — Hasty Agnes Defeats Ketchemike. New Orleans. I.a., February 25. — Todays card. I which in its original state left nothing to enthuse t over, was further marred hy numerous withdrawals on account of a hard early morning rain. By post i time the weather was summer-like and tempted the i advance Mardi Gras visitors to come out in full i force. I Favorites again were tumbled over in six of the races and the thirty-six layers profited handsomely. The scarcity of good riders caused by suspensions i is having a tendency to keep the lietter class of horses in their staldes as their owners do not care i to intrust them to the hands of apprentice jockeys. This was partially responsible for the failure of todays handicap to fill. Five races at seven furlongs, having a top and bottom selling price clause of 00. enabled the cheapest class horses to run, and furnished but mediocre sport, interest in them developing mostly in the betting ring. The opening race, in which six youngsters met, resulted in a victory for Brougham, after Rose burg II.. under his heavy impost, had been subjected to all sorts of early interference. That he ■ finished second was due to Anne McGces dislike • for t lie going and her tiring in t lie last sixteenth. Devout, after many attempts, finally managed to i - meet h baud that he clearly could lieat and won by W a hi-ad from Flowaway. The third race went to Chancellor, one of the t-xtrotne outsiders in the betting. He came away fast after wearing Clifton Korge down in the first i half. Anlmlis repeated his recent good victory by taking the fourth from Merrick. N. Walker, owner of Heart of Hyacinth, later claimed Merrick for 75. The last three races were won by long shots. ridden by -J. W. Murphy. The judges concluded their investigation into the in-and-out running of Hawkama and gave out a ruling that in future W. Ott will only lie allowed to accept mounts from his contract employer, C. T. Brownneld. "Tiny" Moore, an old-time race rider, who had one of his legs amputated as the result of an injury in h 4ng run over by a street car. has instituted suit for 5.00o damages against the street car company. S. S. Howland sent a telegram today to Judge McDowell requesting that lie notify horsemen that entries to stakes for th • Westchester Racing Association will close March 5. Monere had to be excused from starting in the third race on account of l eing sick. Hancock pulled up very lame after bis race. Starter Cassidy is due to leave here March 14. and will be succeeded by A. B. Dade at the next City Park meeting.