Fair Grounds Thronged: Crowd Of Record-Breaking Proportions Sees Racing At New Orleans.; Old Timers Declare That Never Before Were So Many People Within Enclosure--Judge Wright Wins Handicap in Track Record Time., Daily Racing Form, 1915-02-10


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FAIR GllOUXDS THRONGED CROWD OF RECORDBREAKING PROPORTIONS SEES RACING AT NEW ORLEANS Old Timers Declare That Never Before Were So SoMany Many People Within Enclosure Judge Wright WrightWins Wins Handicap in Track Accord Time New Orleans La February 0 All former attend ¬ ance figures at the Fair Grounds wore surpassed today when over six thousand ladies look advantage of tin managements invitation to view tho sport without cost The stonier sex was also almndautlv represented and the gathering uncomfortably crowd ¬ ed the spacious grandstand Not more tlinu half the spretators were aide to see the racing clearly but all seemid well satislied with the Heeling glimpses they secured of the struggling thoroughbreds livery vestige of space in the stand was occupied long bef re the opening race and late comers had to shift at best they could on thu steps lawns and promen ¬ ade In the rear of the grandstand The palm garden was a seething mass wliile the paddock was jam ¬ med Old timers held to the opinion that it was unniitstionably the biggest gathering that ever witnessed the spurt at the Fair Grounds Secretary McLennans experiment of six raes at one mile r over turned out successfully for the sport was wholesome and immensely enjoyed The poorer grade of horses furnished the contests in live of tlii races lint their even calibre went far towards contributing to closely rim contests from barrier rise to linish linishThe The outstanding feature was the mile and seventy yards handicap in which some of the better horses at the course were engaged It developed a big sur ¬ prise in the victory of ludge Wright which dis ¬ played a Hush of his old time form and ran the dis ¬ tance after leading throughout in the remarkably fast time of 14 This equalled the track mark for the distance made by 1inkola on March 11 190S Judge Wrights pood showing was a surprise to even his trainer John L Paul PaulHifort Hifort the races Jake Markleiu disposed of Cin ¬ cinnati and Jefferson at auction Sam Louis ac ¬ quired both on his respective bids of 70 and 275 Theresa Bethel also was sod at auction going to L A Coid win for 330 Ftri SuVc rsn which hart attended ladies duysnieo and a desire by the management to adhere to its policy is instrumental in having next Tuesday the lilial ladles day The racing will come to a close here on twt day It is also Mardi Gras day and to enable racing enthusiasts an opportunity of wit ¬ nessing the his parade the pnst time for the lirst race will be deferred to I oclock oclockNada Nada Mas was purchased today by T II McCarreu from L A Seregui SereguiIt It K Watkins will keep his horses at the Fair rounds for a month after the meeting closes be ¬ fore shipping to Ilaltimore Other owners will al o remain for a considerable time at the Fair Grounds before KentuckyThe shipping east or to Kentucky The best workouts noted todav vcr a fast track at the Fair Grounds were as follows followsAds Ads Fiveeighths in 10 10lien lien Loyal Threequarters in I1 I1Hilly Hilly Joe Tlireeiiuartcrs in 117 117Cannock Cannock Threequarters in 118 118I I ire Devil Threequarters in 115 115Harebell Harebell Threequarters In 11 Lady Moonct Fiveeighths in 104 104Linda Linda Payne Half mile in 4 4Nimbus Nimbus Threequarters in 115 115Old Old Hen Mile iu 140 140Sands Sands Diamond Threeeighths in oUrs oUrsScbago Scbago Quarter mio in 2Tf 2TfKunni Kunni Fiveeighths in 1 Test Threeeighths in Theresa Bethel Threequarters In 115 115Thesieres Thesieres Threeiiuarters in i17 i17Toddling Toddling Fiveeighths in 102 102Transportation Transportation Mile in 145

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