Still Bad at New Orleans: Weather and Track Conditions Adverse but Attendance Remains Good., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-17


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STILL BAD AT NEW ORLEANS WEATHER AND TRACK CONDITIONS ADVERSE BUT ATTENDANCE REMAINS GOOD. Gainer Runs a Good Race and Scores Easily— Roscoe Goose a Bad Failure — Henry R. Runs Well in the Mud. New Orleans. La.. January 10. — Racing conditions this afternoon were the most unpleasant of the meeting. Cold and threatening weather prevailed and it was remarkably surprising that such a big attendance turned out to witness the afternoons l port. Some of the races had several of the better grade l horses entered and the racing was fairly inter-ting. but upsets were frequent. The victory of Gainer was rather unexpected in view of his pear showings in two preceding starts here under similar track conditions. He displayed speed of a high order in the feature race this afternoon and led the others from start to finish. Another downfall that affected the form backers came in the second race, when Roscoe Goose failed even to get a place. He lacked his customary high rder of early speed and Talebearer led from barrier rise. Roscoe Goose quitting badly. Doubt as to Henry I.s ability to run in the going was responsible for his odds receding, but he showed a good performance to lead the others all the way and win easily. The change in riders lrom McAfee to Robinson worked a big improvement in the Clyde racer Warsaw, and he scored in the seven-eighths affair, the first at this distance at the meeting, over Diamond, with the favorite Fizer following. The Maiden Jockey race was uninteresting. Chil-ten King, much the best, winning under a bungling ride with 111 Savin and Leialoha finishing in the order named. Bad track conditions and owners antipathy for mile or over racing was responsible for only six races being filled on tomorrows card. Neverthe-h -s the custom of programing racing at a mile or over each Wednesday will be continued. Jockey Robinson is gaining weight rapidly and carried five pounds overweight on Warsaw, which had an original assignment of 100 pounds. The Supreme Court yesterday refused a rehearing to the Business Mens Bacing Association in the suit brought last year by Miss Jean Gordon for a receiver, and the case will go back to the lower court for a hearing on its merit. Al Adler. who arrived this morning from New York, distributed to owners here blanks for the Coaching Club Handicap to be run next spring at Belmont Iark and also the entry blanks for the same handicap to be run at the 191S spring meeting and for the Coaching Clubs American Oaks, to ..i decided at Belmont Park during the spring racing of 1919. Jockey Walter Andress. who had been riding in Havana, was among todays arrivals from the Cuban capitol. B. J. Mackenzie is among the latest arrivals here and will soon go back to Kentucky to inspect his n any racers wintering there under trainer Jack Adkias care. Secretary Edwards of the Jamaica Jockey Club was also an arrival this morning. Stake blanks for Lexington stakes to close Feb-maij lo. were distributed to owners this afternoon. Jockey Schamehorn. who fell with Early Morn, escaped injury but was given a bad shaking up.

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