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AN OFF DAY AT OAKLAWN AFTERNOON DEVOTED TO GIVING THE SELLING FLATERS A CHANCE. Joo D. Defeats Mud Sill in an Exciting Finish — Sister Susie Heavily Backed and a Winner-Rose Juliette Beaten by Inches. Hot Springs. Ark.. March Tl An ordinary card provided with a view to giving the- poorer grade- of horses an opportunity for purse money was the-racing offering at Oaklawn this afternoon, hut it did not tend to affect the attendance or the enthu siasm for the- sport. The- crowd was again a large-one- and the- spe-eulative feature brisk, thirty-six: layers being in line an increase over yesterdays number. Se.me of the finishes were interesting and hard fought. That in the- fourth race was a thriller and was between Joe D., well backed by the public and Mud Sill, on which the- sharps and big bettors centered. Joe- D. had leeen the early lender, but was threatened after rounding into the- stretch hy the favorite.. In the final drive that ensued. Mild Sill gained steadily but Joe D. succeeded in crossing the- finish line- a head in advance, nccompunied by loud applause from the rank and file. The ring was given a severe drubbing in the second h.v Barter Susies victory. She was given confident support, causing a big drop in her odds. She- managed to outstay Stilly Night by a slight margin. After the finish. Jockey Buxton complained to the- Judges that Jockey Hong on the winner had impeded his mount hy taring him against the- inner rail. The- judges, however, did not displace the original placing. The opener Introduced a" poor hand of maiden-:, Nepotism just managing to outstay James ;., with the favorites Plunger am; Bx-Shc riir foUowiiag. Close Finish in the Third Race. Chad Diiford and Hose Juliette had a baasaser and tongs finish in the third. Chad Kuford just man-aging to outstay the- one time O re-en Morris "gift" mare. Milton Roblee upeet calculations in the fifth race when he won in easy style from Will Do and Hops, the choices. O. C. Laker today concluded arrangements with Jefferson Livingston, whereby the latter sec-ores second call on jockey Roscoe Gooses services for this year. Jo-key Ciump. who is now doing the principal riding for the- Livingston stable, will do most of the saddle work until his departure- for Canada, with his contract employer, B. W. Moore. Attorney Fred Middle-ton and A. Rouprich, who are extensively Interested in the- proposed Jefferson Parish Fair Association, were- visitors at the track tins afternoon, having come from New Orleans with a view to getting some ideas of the construetion of tin- Oaklawn plant and to discuss the project wtth soma- of the horse-men he re-. Mr. Rouprich state-d that it was the intention of the- promoters to open the new track Thanksgiving Day and close down for the opening of the- Business Mens Racing Association meeting. There will be no conflict of racing dates, as it is 1 1:-■ intention of the Jefferson Pariah people to open their track before the Fair Grounds begins and that there would alse be no racing at the Jefferson plant during the- period of le-nt. Will Do was claimed by W. Singleton after the fifth race- for *! . Jockey Carrolls apprentice allowance expired today.