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IMPROVING AT iNE W ORLEANS TRACK MUCH BETTER WITH A PROSPECT OF BECOMING EAST IN A DAY OR TWO. Moscowa Stays Well and Wins the Long Distance Proteus Handicap with Ease— T. McTaggart Guides Three Winners — Pan Zareta Beaten. New Orleans. La., February 13. — .7. O. Krones "M MOWS joined the rank." vt stake winners today when lie aHOnnlrd for the Proteus Handicap of ,088 added and worth 78 net to the winner. Fair Orient finished in second place and I5rian I.oru was third. The race was at a mile and a half and the Ions; distance favored the winner, which was saved for the first three-quarters and came away in the stretch to win as his rider pleased. Fair Orient also showed a good performance and finished resolutely after being far hack in the early running. Herbert Temple and Cliff Field, the early leaders, quit in the last quarter and brought up far back. Close finishes were again the rule during the afternoon and the track showed decided improvement, the going bordering on pood and will, if no more Tain falls in the meantime, be almost fast for tomorrows racing. Jockey Tommy McTaggart figured prominently in the days results, accounting for three of the panes. lie started off with a victory on Henry R.. the latter carrying 125 pounds, and showing additional merit by running within two-fifths of a second of the track record. M.Taggarts other winning mounts were astride .1. .1. Murdock and Fruit Cake respectively, ill the fifth and sixth races. Pan Zareta started in the fifth race, set the early pare, and raced prominently to the last sixtenth. where Bate it Bradley passed her for second place. Fruit Cake showed plenty of speed and led for the entire way in the sixth race. favorite backer* had a slight shade the better f it during the afJteraaou, Henry U.. Moscowa. .1. -I. JL Mucdoik end Fruit Cake King choices to suc- jP* ci ed. The offending favorites were Ias de Chance. KoIm and Haiidfull. None of this trio was serious contenders at any part of their races. Biggest Week-Day Attendance. Cold but clear weather brought out the full race-going strength in these parte, to which was added a big Uat of fii-t-tinio visitors, making the biggest attendance that has been present on any midweek day. The lalm Garden action was again heavy. The judges today .Miiiounced the suspension of Jockey scli.iiin !:• ra for the r"st of the meeting for his seemiiigly Battens effort on Jem in Wednesdays fifth race M. Henderson today denied hi had disposed of Heaverkill. which be claimed out of Tuesdays racing. It would have been in contravention of the rules here to have disposed of him until after tin-expiration of thirty days. He will be shipped to Kentucky. There were 115 entries made to the racing for tomorrow. Twenty -four horses were excluded, eighteen of these out of the third race. See ret.n Jack Campbell has 618 horses listed for shipment to Hot Springs, with more applications coining in steadily. The late comers will probably be — ibte to secure stall space. Announcement was made that there will be no purse of less than S400. A number of the owners dislike the idea of no two-year-old racing at Oak-lawn and will try to persuade the Oakl iwn nian-ngcini-ir. to reacted its stand in the matter. Secretary McLennan announced this afternoon tie- weights for the Martin Bchrmnn Handicap at two miles with ,368 added, to tie run on Monday: Agon OR; I.illie taker, 112: fairly, MB; tab orient. 108; Flcuroii II.. !:.: Herbert Temple, 112: Jack Beeves, 100; Menlo Park. 102: Itoacawa, 111.: 1etlar. 101: Prime Mover, log; Stolen Ante, lit; Solid Rock, 100; Thanksgiving. ioi; Transport. 100; Yodeles. ll.s. The starters to be entered for a uniform claiming price of ,300 plus the stakes. The winner in allitiou to the stakes will receive a handsome silver imp.