New Orleans Track Filled: Capacity Crowd Turns Out in Honor of the Only Ladies Day, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-01


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NEW ORLEANS TRACK FILLED CAPACITY CROWD TURNS OUT IN HONOR OF THE ONLY LADIES DAY. Going: Still Difficult and Races Hard to Fill — Mr. Billin rs Takes His First Purse — No Manager Victor ia the Chief Race of the Day. New Orh-.ins. La.. January 31. — All attendance records at the Fair Grounds were broken this afternoon, this being Ladies day. the only one that will be given this winter. The huge grand stand was treaded, every available inch of apace being occupied by some member of the fair sex. Half of the immi use throng were only able to get a fleeting glance of the racers in action, but they remained just the same until the final dash was decided. The enthusiasm and interest that the fair visitors evinced in the sport bordered at times on the hysterical. The card was de-cieic-dly ordinary, limited fields of the poorer class furnishing the contests. The track was still in frightful condition, keeping the better horses in their respective stalls. Only six races we re- provided Bad this only after a trying effort on the part of secretary Me-I/-nnan and his staff of assistants to secure enough entries to make up this number of dashes. The rat tag began with a victory for C. K. C. Killings Qnsady, the first success credited tet this own r during the meeting. Orunely was in with an ordinary band and his victory was an easy one. Carlton O. was in a running mood this afternoon aad lie accounted for the second rait-. Transport in this, the favorite, never figured seriously. Jockeys Crump and F. Robinson hooked up in a riding tilt in the third and Crump rallied off the honors by landing Haiuliemar the winner by a nose. Peteltts, on which Robinson had the mount, might have won but for Crumps action in riding Haiidiemar over and bump. Petelus. No Manager took the feature race from Turco. Both horses stumbled frequently during O* running. Kilday managed to gallop home in fro..i in the- fifth race- and the final dash went to Villas, whii-h won in a canter. Alex Qeta just men aging to outstay Disturber. Charles F. Price, who officiates as presiding steward at Louisville. 1 Steals. Windsor and Juarez, was an arrival from El Iaso last night and spent the day tit th" track before going to Naples, Florida, where he will spend his vacation with C.eorge M. Hendrie. Mr. Price stated that the closedown of the Juarez track became imperative on account of the strict anmiaattee established on the border. The track is said to have booked a deficit of about 0,000, but at the time of closing matters SNad going along well rnil the mutuel system of betting w: - beeasntag familiar to an ex teat that the betting dally shewed a substantial taerea n . .loekey Frank Murphy was tin absentee from the saddle this afternoon, due to illness. Al M. Dick, well known in Kentucky turf circles, arrived this morning from Lexington. M. C. Moore, whose big string of horses are here in charge of trainer William Perkins, came from Dayton. Ohio. I*. M. Civills IVrugino. carded to start in the closing race, was excits-cl bc-caus • of coining out of his race yesterday in a bad way. Cash em II. li e-r; . Kris Kringle. Lady Small, Until Stotem and Perth Rock are listed for sale by auction tomorrow. Weights for the fll— I WaVI Hotel Handicap was assign-el to tin- twenty horses entered by secretary MoLi-niain this afte-nioon. Jockey J. Williams was sasaaaated for six days by the starter for ensebedheaee while at the post in the- fourth race. Jockey K. Herbert has had his suspension BSOdJ* fie-el and will Ik- allowed to take mounts beginning tomorrow.

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