Juarez Card is Riddled: Mexican Course is Again Visited by Rain and Sport Suffers, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-20


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JUAREZ CAKD IS RIDDLED MEXICAN COURSE IS AGAIN VISITED BY RAIN AND SPORT SUFFERS. Field for One Race Is Reduced from Fifteen to Four Starters and Furnishes Days Only Winning Favorite. El Paso, Tex., December IS. When racing was resumed at Juarez this afternoon after a one-day suspension in tribute to the memory of John Grant Follansbee, deceased president of the Jockey Club Juarez, it was over a muddy track. Rain, which began early this morning, fell steadily all day anu gave tUe mud runners an unexpected opportunity to win purses. As was to have been expected, the card was riddled by scratches. The opening dasli went to a long shot when Eva Pad wick, quoted at 3 to 1 in the betting, disposed of the early pacemaker, Huss Sand, and went on to win by herself. The other placed horses, Luke Van Zandt and Amity, were likewise quoted at long odds. The three choices monopolized the places in the si Ot iid race. Stolen Ante, from the stable of A. O. Dunlap, came from behind to beat the favorite. W. O. ankos Knight of Iythias. for tirst money and John Spolm, a first-time starter from the stable of .leirerson J.ivingstoii, and well fancied by his connections, was a close up third. Of fifteen originally entered for the third race, only four went to the post. Bertha V. was installed ah odds-ou favorite and led from start to finish. Kooster, the only other starter backed to any great extent, was second. Curlicue ruled at short odds for the fourth, but weakened after setting the pace to the stretch and allowed Voladay Jr. to score an easy victory. Florin got up in the last few strides to beat the favorite for second money. Safranor and Phyllis Antoinette figured in a head and head finish in the fifth, with the former victorious. Stella Graine was a well-backed favorite and failed to place after making the early pace. Anna Itced was the disappointment of the closing dash. She had early speed, but failed to stay and, Dryad, taking the lead when slie weakened, won off lu-Utitttself, with the w-dl-backeel long shot, Rose kOhclLsocuul. This was tlw wmtifflBilWill f-iJtt day that radioes have experienced UevomuljUiil-4i. The rain Started at seven oclock tht."f nufnlng and continued all day in drizzling fashion.- It held the attendance down to the smallest that the Jockey Club Juarez has had this season, but withal the betting was brisk. Frank Shannon now makes the opening prices in the betting ring, Izzy Ham having retired. Jockey Stevens was suspended by the stewards for live days for rough riding in the third race. Hecent arrivals at Juarez include T. Cul.en, with Art Kick, and J. Smyth, with two horses.

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