view raw text
ALL AT A MILE OR MORE NEW ORLEANS WINTER CARD OF SEVEN LONG DISTANCE RACES A NOVELTY. Syrian Captures the Principal Race, in Which Hauberk Runs Poorly — Two Imported Horseu Win Races — Robinson Rides Well. Now Orleans. I.a.. January 10. — For the first time in the history of winter racing, lovers of the sport here were treated to the unusual speetaele of wit-M s-iii Km races at I mile or over, decided during MM alternoon. That the eard appealed strongly to the racing fans in this section was made patent from the fact that an exceptionally large Catherine made the journey to the Fair Grounds. Ideal weather and track conditions were factors in the spirited racinjr. Jefferson Livingstons colors afrain figured victor in a feature race, when Syrian led home a good hand in the mile Handicap. Hanovia landing in s cond place and Jim Wakely heading the others. Syrians showing this afternoon was in contrast to his last is-:; v. win n lie landed a distant last. He was ridden in faultless fashion by Lykes. who kept him close to Jim Wakely and. when the latter showed signs of tiring. Syrian to.,k the lead and outstayed Haiioia. which, .luring the last eighth, had offered a stubborn challenge. Hauberk was the favorite in this, and he proved a sad disappointment to the big crowd of easterners, who accorded him their solid support. Miller Hendersons Mikifula. emerged from the maiden ranks in the opening dash when he led an ordinary band to the finish, there came near being a bad fall while going to the first turn in this race. It was due to crowding. Robinson on Prim Harry was the near-victim and the mishap ef-fo lively disposed of any chances that the horse n. lght have had. P. M. Civills imported Perugino accounted for V the »• roud nice. Devil Fish in this showed an : crobatic effort, but it was probably due to his going lame. Another imported racer got home with a purse when Polroma outstayed Pockichoo, which was making his debut in W. . Clancys colors. Lady Powers had to be put to her best effort to outstay Balgce. an outsider, in the fifth race. The receding Hay oLight landing third. Jockey Lykes carried oft riding honors during the afternoon with two victories and being placed on two other occasions. After the finish of the second race, W. 0. Wcant claimed Baby Cal for ,000. Jockey A. Carroll was an arrival today from Juarez. Mexico, and will begin taking mounts here tomorrow. The petition now in circulation among the owners in regard to the selling race rules has for its object "all to be claimed and only those having starters in a race eligible to make claims." The petition is intended to be presented to the Business Mens Lacing Association stewards. Then wete many new arrivals today from the east, including Bod McMahon. of Buffalo. Stake blanks for the Churchill Downs events to be run next spring, and which close February 1, were distributed to horsemen this aft. -moon by J. B. Campbell. The 5,000 added Kentucky Derby is attracting widespread interest and the owners here will nominate liberally to the races. .lockiy Hoag was Mispt ndcd by the judges for ten days for rough riding in the opening race. Jockey Robinsons masterly ride on Turco. which won for that racer in the closing number, was enthusiastically cheered by the spectators.