Cold as Well as Muddy: New Orleans Racing Folks Visited by the Edge of Our Blizzard., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-03


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COLD AS WELL AS MUDDY NEW ORLEANS RACING FOLKS VISITED BY THE EDGE OF OUR BLIZZARD. Jockey Robinson Captures Three of the Six Races — Prospect of Leoch.iros and Old Rosebud Meeting in a Sprint. New Orleans. La.. Feb. 2. — The coldest weather that has visited these parts in years greeted racegoers this afternoon and for the first time during thai meeting adverse conditions affected the attendance, the big grandstand being sparsely filled. Sheltered points of vantage were BBSch in demand, hut on the whole the crowd stood the chilling blasts in good fashion. The heavy gale that blew last night, coupled with the persistent labors of the track force, contributed in putting the course in better condition than it ban been for some time, the going being particularly solid along the inner rail. This portion of the course was much coveted by the riders during the running of the races. fhmM of the racing was spirited and close finishes marked the sport. There was nothing of an out--t Hiding feature programed. Jockey Frank Robinson was much in the limelight during the afternoon, piloting the winners of half of the card of six races. He had to display his best rktiag skill to win with two of his mounts. He began his victories on Rhymer in the third race. Thomas Callaway being regarded with most favor in it. Tiie latter was lucky to finish in third place. In the following race Woodv. ard was Hob insons winning mount and alertness on his part rained the rhrhsry, for the horse stumbled badly just before reaching the finish. Stolen Ante, in the closing race, was ids final winning mount. He timed his final rush with him to a nicety and overhauled the supposed good thing Cliff Field in the last seventy yards. The Kneblekamp stable scored a double during the aftomaon, Panfa V.. the extreme outsider in the youngster race assisting Khymer to the twin victory, fiati achieved the easiest victory of the lfternoon. winning as his rider pleased. About the worst collection of racers that has started in any one race at this meeting tried conclusions in the fifth race and School for Scandal managed to stagger down to the finish a half length in advance fpf Leialoha. The latter might have won but for being jumped on. Jockey Frank Murphy was suspended for four days by the judges as a result of his action in forcing the others close to the rail in the fourth race. Jack Campbell was advised this morning by Col. W. E. Applegate, now at Juarez, that Old Hosebud, which is also at the Mexican trail:, was working soundly and had been intended to be a starter if the racing had been on this week. Judge Murphy. when lie learned ef it. instructed Campbell to wire Mr. Applegate that he weill offer a ,600 purse for Old Rosebud and Leochares to meet here at hsree-oanarsers during M.irdi Bran week. Trainer John Powers signified his willingness to start Lee chares against Old Hosebud. The claim made by W. Hirnie for Rhymer was not allowed, en account of his failure to sign his name to the dales. Czar Michael will not lie allowed to start here in the future for bad post behavior.

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