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MEETING NEAR ITS CLOSE OWNERS AT NEW ORLEANS HAVE EIGHT MORE DAYS OF RACING THERE. Hoping For a Fast Track for the Remainder of the Meeting — Entries in the Important Stake Races Yet to Be Decided. New Orleans. La., Feb. 11. — With only eight days more remaining of the pn si at meeting, ow mis r the better grade of horses are showing a di -position to get them into action as shown by the fact that sixteen starters went to the post in the llott 1 Mens Handicap. This number in a contest is something unusual for a winter track, particularly on a COame that was heavy and lumpy. The Business Mens Racing Association is generously liberal with its purse distribution for the closing days, as the horsemen will get a chance at 1,800 during the remaining days of the meeting. 0,200 of this sum will be added to the five stakes that are to be decided daily beginning Thamday. This immense amount is a record f * winter track racing. F.ven though the track received several more dreachiaga after it had almost becaaae fist, there is every prospect that it will round to in a day or • o and hemes, which run beat on good going, will be giv-n opportunity ta earn the purses which they have been kept from contesting on account of tie adverse weather and track conditions. That the owners are figuring on a fast track from now on is indicated by the big entry list for Monday. Jeffeiaaa Livingston continues to lead the owners in amount won. and is now over the five -figure mark with 2,18 to his credit. Jockeys F. Uobin-son and W. Crump are still in a close fit for riding honors and only one mount separates the pair, llc-Tagjcart is also gaining and is riding at present at the lightest weight he has in years. Anti-Turf Agitation Qucscent. Mo.-ement in the agitation of the reform element against the raring bete was praili.aily at a Btaaal still all of last week, as far aa developments of which the public was informed were concerned. Miss Jean ioruon. howevi r. continues active and she visited the track Saturday morning and secured a list of the stockholders. The Memphis di legation, including Captain J. II. Baaa and Brinkley Snowden. returned today to their homes. They feel sanguine ;hat the racing me is ure to be presented to the Tennessee legislature will meet with success and that there will be an early ri sumption of the sport at Montgomery Park. Following are the entries for the Momus High Weight Handicap, at throe-purlers with ,000 added, to be run on Friday: llriimli y. Orunipy, Amazon. Marg; ;et V. Bqucehr. Cluilni rs. Whirling Dun. Shoddy. Othello. Aldebarran. Jack ODovvd. David Craig. Valerie West, ltobert Bradley, Pan Zareta. Leocharee, Bah lb Badey, Traction. Caae Baa. .1. J. Mill-dock. Wise Man. Fruit Cake. Cainer. The Rex Handicap with ,000 added, at one mile and an eighth, to be run on Saturday received the follow ing nominations: Orumpy. McAdoo. Pif Jr.. Fair Mac. Jacoha. Hanovia. Kilmer. Sands of Pleasure, Colonel Vennie. Julia L.. Syrian. Diamond, Candle. BryaUmah, Pleaaarcvlllc, Woodward. Robert Bradley, Hubbub. Hauberk, Thornkill. All Smiles. Tie- Martin Behrman Sidling Handicap, at two miles, with ,200 added, to be run on Monday, February 19. received the following entries: Fair Orient. Menlo Park. Herbert Temple. Fairly. Bfllle Bafcer, Thank 1 Wm Stolen Ante. Agon. Prime Mover. Moseowa. Solid Back, Jack Beeves, Pillar. Transport. Yodeb s. Flearaa II. The entries to the Crescent City Handicap at one and aae-aaari r asilea, with ,808 added, ta be ran on Tuesday, Febraary 20. are as follows; Mr Aden. Pif Jr.. Indian Chant. Indolence. Grumpy, Fair Mac Hanovia, Half Rock, Sands of Pleasure. Polroma. Hendron. Colonel ennie. Syrian. Diamond. Julia I... Brynlin ah. Ileaanrevillc, Candle. Pa v master. Woodward. Robert Bradley, Hubbub. Hauberk, Thorn-hill. Opportunity and All Smiles.