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GRUMPY DEFEATS HANOVIA TAKES THE RED CROSS HANDICAP FROM GOOD HORSES IN GALLANT FASHION. System of Betting Used at the Track Pronounced Lawful by the Grand Jury Once More — Rex Handicap Weights. New Orleans. T.a.. February 14. — The sturdy Gmmpg again figured iu a winning performance this afternoon when he accounted for the Red Cross Handicap at one mile and beat Hanovia. Syrian and other good ones. The horse was given a superb ride by Obert. who kept him in the best going for the entire way and saved him sufficiently to successfully resist the challenge of Hanovia.. Another banner attendance was on hand to view the Fair Grounds racing, a card of seven races at a mile or over being particularly magnetic to them. While the track was still dull and heavy, the racing was interesting and in some instances the finishes were of the close variety. Ialm Garden action was voluminous, but the backers suffered from tin-failure of five of the chorees to score. The only pronounced favorites that rewarded confidence were Stololiff and Billie Baker respectively, in the first an 1 concluding races and both ridden by MoTaggart. The overthrow of choices began with the second race, when Wat and Rhymer, on Which the talent centered, were beaten by Dan: letlar was the next favorite. Buzz around and Hops finishing in front of him. Syrian suffered next Mid quickly followed the overthrow of David Craig and Candle in the fifth. First Star and Fuzzy Wuzzy. respective choices in the sixth, succumbed to High Dorse and Hildas Brother, High Horse was somewhat of a good thing and I llanaliell backed. Leochares and Pif Jr. on Exhibition. After Dans victory in the second race he was claimed by Sam Louis for 30. The spectators were treated to speed exhibitions during the racing by I.eochares and Iif Jr. The former worked three-quarters in easy fashion in 1:14-. and Iif Jr. galloped a mile in l:43-~. Both did their trials easily. If the track be lea good Iif Jr. will go to the post in the Crescent City Handicap. Trainee Khu Patterson and Archie Zimmer will ship their horses from here. Secretary Mcbonaun dstributed stakes blank; for Havre d" Grace and Aqueduct among the horsemen this afternoon. The stakes close tomorrow. Preparations are going on steadily for the trans -fer of a big band of horses to Hot Springs, following the close of racing here. If all those intending to ship to Hot Springs do so. there will I. a shortage of stabling accommodations at Oak-lawn and Fssex Iark. Nearly all the riders who have been in the saddle at this track will go to Hot Springs. The grand jury, for the third successive year, voted "no true bill" on the system of betting carried on here. Phis probably ends all controversy in respect to racing until the legislature meets in May. 191S. 1nder the decision of the Supreme Court in the Boasberg case here, it xvas held that to the grand jury and the district attorney alone, was delegated the power to say whether an information or indictment should lie. This gave both the powers of a trial court. Legality of Betting System Upheld. As District Attorney Luzenberg lias held that the system of betting is legal and three grand juries have Ik hi the same thing, it practically establishes the legality of the method. George Arvin has purchased from S. M. Henderson the colt Beaverkill, that the latter claimed out of the second race yesterday, at an advance over the .9." 0 claiming price. Four horses were sold at auction in the paddock previous to todays racing. Bombast was purchased by Sam Louis for . Trelawney also by him for ggag, May Star by II. J. Seidenei k for !7." . and Mm of Honor by Eugene Lutz for :M. York Lad and Kiltie were offered, but there were no buyers for them. Stilly Night was disposed of at private sale. Former Jockey Willie Martin has been appointed official timer for O.rklawn. The weights in the Rex Handicap, with ..000 added, to be run Saturday, for three year olds and over at one mile and an eighth are: All Sniil.s. Mg; Brynlimah. lgg; Col. Veiinie. 139; Candle. |gg; l i;1 mond, M; Fair Mac. Hi: Grumpy. 107: Hauberk. 11." : Hubbub, lor.: Hanovia. Ill; Jacobi. 101; Julia I... 101: Kilmer. 9S; McAdoo. 103: Pif Jr.. IIS; Ileasureville. 100 Robert Bradley, lgg; Sands of Pleasure, ltd; Syrian, lag; Thai ah HI. 112; Woodward, lgg.