City Parks Good Racing: Close Finishes and Fast Time Render the Days Sport Pleasing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-20


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CITY PARKS GOOD RACING. CLOSE FINISHES AND FAST TIME RENDER THE DAYS SPORT PLEASING. Arionette Outspeeds Anne MeGee in the Opener — McAllister First in Steeplechase — Derby Horses Sharpened Up for Saturdays Race. New Oilcans. La.. March 10. — While there were T o special featured, todays racing was enjoyable and was again witnessed by a large crowd. The weather was summerlike and the track lightning fast". Favorites fared well, live of them being returned winners. The chief upset cauie with the running of the fourth race, in which E .T. Shipp lieai a good band of sprinters after a spiirted drive to outstay Toy lloy. Ariouette clearly demonstrated her superiority over Anne McGee in the first race by defeating her in easy fashion. C. H. Ellison attempted a coup in the race with his Yankee Daughter, but the best she could do was t linisli third. Edward Corrigan again won the steeplechase, this time Willi McAllister, which was given a perfect ride by Header, while Sobell on Ruckmnn gave a weird exhibition. It. however, did not escape the notice of the judges, and they warned him that a repetition would mean his instant suspension. Jockey Delaby piloted a pair of winners in Belle Slroine and Quadrille. l oth from the It. E. Watkins -table. On Quadrille Delaby acted badly while at the post, causing the starter to suspend him for the rest of the meeting. Qeraaeatoa victory in the sixth race was anticipated by the smart bettors and they profited handsomely. The finish in the race was the closest of the afternoou. Coruscate. Elfall and Gilfain coming to the line in the order named and only heads «part. Inder the perfect riding of jockey Nicol. Quagga proved himself much the best of the band that contested the closing race, and won with ease. Meelick. Chapultepec, Angelus and Pinkola, which are looked upon as certain starters in the Derby next Saturday, were given final preparations this morning. Nothing much was asked of anv of them. Pinkola was probably tested most by lieing sent a mile and a furlong, which he covered handily in 1 :.".4. Meelick was given a light work-out of a mile, going the distance in 1.4C. Chapultepec acted sour and was with difficulty sent on the track, and went a mile in 1:42J. Angelus covered a mile in 1:42 rather handily anc! now looms up as the most dangerous factor to meet Meelick. Edward Corrigan has secured the contract on jockey W. Ott from C. T. Browntield. Ott was recently restricted by the officials to riding the starters of las contract employer. The transfer of the contract to Mr. Corrigan practically assures Otfs reinstatement. S. C. Hildreth has. wired here to allow Dugan to mounts from the P. Dunne stable in fields not overlv large.

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