More Mud at New Orleans: Weather More Pleasant but Rain Continues to Keep the Going Heavy., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-19


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MORE MUD AT NEW ORLEANS WEATHER MORE PLEASANT BUT RAIN CON-TINUES TO KEEP THE GOING HEAVY. Squeeler Captures the Principal Race of the Afternoon — Ornery Belies Her Name — Brizz Wins and Is Claimed — Track Talk. New Orleans, La.. January IS. — Todays racing was again under anything hut favorable conditions, the weather, While not as cold as the last few days, was threatening, culminating into a fine shower just before the last race. The track was leavy an 1 required a sturdily built racer to make : ny progress over it. In most of the races tne calibre of the starters was mediocre, and the contests were listless. Considering the unfavorable conditions a remarkable large attendance viewed the decisions of the six races. The chief offering was a spring handicap at three-■piarters which brought to the post a gootl band. I:. J. Hrannons Squeeler. turned up as the winner i ver Mars Casshty with All Smiles heading the ethers. Dr. Larriek. because of his known ability as a mutt runner, was gives a call in the betting, but he disappointed badly, although he weald have lien a more serious factor but for jockey Murphys timidity at the barrier coupled with Hanovers action of steering S piecler across at the start which caused Dr. Larriek to be taken back iu the early running, and the effort to get into a contending iMisition later told on iiiui when tin- final drive came. The talent was again sadly astray in their calculations, only two favorites being returned winners. They began proceedings by selecting Mildred Eu-retta as the one most likely to win in the opener, but J. O. Tulbotts H. P. Whitney bred Ornery showed a smart performance had led the others to the finish by a big margin. Mildred Euretta finished second, and her owner promptly claimed the winner for ,000. T. McTaggarts presence in the saddle on Ilandi-mar in the second race accounted for support accorded him. but Tioga, the receding favorite, won from Cuneo. with Ilandiemar in third place. JaBMS Arthur and his connections had serious designs on the third race with Shrapnel, but Mr. Mack, running wtdl in tic going, came away when called on ami won in decisive fashion. Disturber, which D. S. Fountain bought previous to the race from II. ;. Hedwell. landed in second place. Hrizz. which Johnny Schorr tried his utmost during the Morning hours to have excused from starting, on the score that he ditl not like mudtly going. made a shew of tin- starters in the fifth race, and after the finish J. M. Booker claimed him for ,000. J. M. Basket also claimed Alex Gets, winner of the closing race, for .Svmi. The program book for next weeks racing was distribated to owners this afternoon. It shows a i i iuinium purse offering of 1917.sh00. Todays visitors included former senator Lorimer of Illinois. The receiver suit of Miss Jean Gordon will be started tomorrow in one of the local courts. Leialoha. which was a carded starter in the closing race, had to be withdrawn because of ill-ress. The following have been nominated to the Monte-leune Handicap, three-quarters. ,000 added, to be :un mxt Thursday: Mars Cassidy. Hars and Stars. Amazon. Squeeler. Indian Chant. Grumpy. El Pato, Ilandimar. AYhirling Dun. Hlackie Daw. J. Kiyas. David Craig. Prince of Cease, Col Ycnnie. Julia L.. Jail. OPowtl. Marion Goosby. Pan Zaretta. Hoi Iiensley. Dr. Larriek. Cane Kun. J. .1. Munlock, Hauberk, Opi ortuiiity and Fruit Cake.

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