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CLOSE FINISHES ALL DAY. ■ ■ L YESTERDAYS NEW ORLEANS RACING OF THE DOUBTFUL AND EXCITING ORDER. ai * Green Seal Defeats Juggler and Tokalon in Fast Time— Marse Abe Takes Another Race— Funi- g. culaire Outstays Hannibal Bey. oi of New Orleans, La.. March 5. — Todays sport was .j spectacular, many of the races resulting in hard- . fought contests, with small margins separating the h by winners from their nearest opponents. An immense attendance was again in evidence. Only twenty-nine g layers operated. The heavy losses they have sus- . tainedj,was responsible for the shrinkage in numbers. s The mile and a sixteenth race, in which Juggler. Green Seal, Tokalon and Convolo measured strides, -. was the feature, and it resulted in an upset in the . by defeat of the favorite. Juggler, Green Seal being — his conqueror, but to encompass Jugglers defeat lie had to travel the distance in track record time. . Green Seal showed superior speed throughout, and J in the final drive stayed with rare gameness. Juggler made several resolute efforts to overhaul the winner, but the heavy weight told on him in the final stretch and his lightly weighted rival was drawing away in the closing strides. Tokalon. although at ° of no time a dangerous contender, was good enough to laud third place. The pick of the youngsters here went to the post in the opening race at a half mile, the longest distance any of them has been asked to go. It again demonstrated the superiority of Marse Abe. which l won in decisive fashion after standing a hard drive n from the start to keep in tie van of the others. Brougham, by virtue of saving much ground, took " second place in the final stride from Little Mose. The latter ran a splendid race and with better racing luck would have given the winner an argu- 1 ment. Anne McGees showing was disappointing. ° she tiring badly, after maintaining a forward posi- I tion for three furlongs. I L. A. Telia took down another purse when Mon- 1 della, favored by a good send-off. led her opponents for the entire trip in the third race. Banrida was much the best, but is a notoriously slow beginner t and was away from the post last and in a tangle. but closed an immense gap and would have beaten the winner in a few more strides. I R. E. Watkins and his following supported Escutcheon confidently in the second race and he 1 landed the purse after a strenuous stretch drive to shake off Big Ben. t ] The closest finish came in the sixth race when Kuniculaire and Hannibal Bey fought it out stride for stride daring the entire stretch, Kuniculaire getting the decision in the last stride. There was considerable bumping in the final furlong between , the pair and Powers lodged a claim of foul, hut it was not allowed. Lady Vincent, another heavily harked choice of the easterners, won the closing race by a narrow • margin from Artful Dodger. Miss Mazzoni had things practically her own way in the fifth race and won from the long shot. Lotus Brandt. Lady Souffle, a joint favorite with Miss Mazzoni, ran a bad race and was never a formidable factor. For disobedience at the post. Jockey J. Lee was suspended for the remainder of the present meeting , by the starter. , Jockey Nieol has been secured to ride Angelus in the Crescent City Derby. . Jockey C. Koerner was taken suddenly ill after dismounting from Spion as a result of hard reducing and had to cancel tb remainder of Ml engagements. Ella ONeill died this morning at the Fair Grounds as a result of blood poisoning. She was owned by Burlew and• ONeill. M. Goldblatt wired word from California today that he would return some time next week and race his horses here for the remainder of the local season. Glorificr grabbed himself badly hiring the running of the Rex Handicap and is showing decided lameness. It. A. Smith dKposed of Masson. after his race yesterday for a consideration of 00. J. C. Milam sold the two-year-olds, Suda Clem, by Coutestor — The Broom, and Aunt Kit, by Con-testor — Sweepalong. to Walstrom and Bauer. The reported price for the pair was ,750. i Fifty-three horses will be shipped next Saturday on the steamer Chalmette to Havana, where they go to engage in the racing at the Cuban track. J. W. Burttschells consignment of twelve, including Oooney K.. will be the stars of the shipment. Jockeys J. W. Murphy. Mulrahy. Oaugel and Huf uagel also depart for Havana next Saturday. Fred Burlew fe-ls confident of annexing the Cro. out City Derby, to be ran a week from Saturday, and today offered to tiet any part of ,000 that , either Chapultepec or Angelus would be returned the winner.